Texas Children's Hospital welcomes new chief of otolaryngology

HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce Dr. Ellis M. Arjmand as the new chief of otolaryngology. Arjmand, whose appointment is effective today, has also been appointed the Bobby Alford Endowed Chair in pediatric otolaryngology, and the director of practice standards and faculty development for the department of surgery at Texas Children's. Arjmand will also be professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. For more information about Texas Children's Otolaryngology Division, visit texaschildrens.org/ent.

"Dr. Arjmand is bringing an exciting vision to the surgery team, with plans to grow the otolaryngology division to better serve our patients and their families," said Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's and professor of pediatrics and chief of congenital heart surgery at Baylor. "We're confident that his leadership will continue to advance the national prominence of our otolaryngology team as well as assist our entire faculty in meeting their career aspirations."

Arjmand's clinical interests include pediatric ear disease, congenital and acquired hearing loss, airway disorders and sinus disease. He is internationally known for his research on pediatric hearing loss and for his expertise in the areas of health economics and health care quality improvement.

Arjmand previously served as professor of otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He joins Texas Children's from Cincinnati Children's Hospital where he was director of their Ear and Hearing Center and Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, medical director of the Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and chair of the hospital's peer review committee. He earned his bachelor's degree, medical degree and his doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. Arjmand completed his otolaryngology residency and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Louis Children's Hospital. He also holds a master of medical management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Texas Children's Otolaryngology Division evaluates and treats children from birth to 18 years of age who have common problems, as well as those with complex medical conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. The team has specialized training to diagnose and treat the full array of conditions affecting infants and children including hearing loss, allergy and sinus diseases, airway problems, voice and swallowing disorders, and acquired and congenital head and neck masses, among other issues.

About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children's hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children's has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women's health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation's first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that's channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children's Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Contact: Elizabeth Shackouls
832-824-2108
ehshacko@texaschildrens.org 

SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital



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