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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

May 2019

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Professional Background

Dr. Emily Tignor Patton earned her medical degree in 2013 at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield. In 2018, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in 2019, Dr. Patton cared for patients at Texas Sinus and Snoring in Spring, Texas.

Professional Associations

Dr. Patton is a member of the American Medical Association, Christian Medical & Dental Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Texas Medical Association, and American Academy of Otolaryngology Allergy.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Patton enjoys gardening, baking, church, spinning, hiking, photography, flute, sewing, and gourmet and unique foods.

Fun Facts

The most interesting place Dr. Patton has resided is Berlin, where she lived for several months during medical school for a research project. She also recently participated in a surgical mission trip to the Philippines and plans to go on many more.

Dr. Patton’s guilty pleasure is baking a cake and making extra frosting so she can eat it all week long.

As a child, Dr. Patton wanted to be an astronaut. “I didn’t quite get there, but I did get to Houston, which is close enough.”

​I strive to employ the newest technologies and provide the most up-to-date care available. My goal is to provide service at the highest level of care for all my patients.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Texas Association for Otolaryngology Resident Research Award First Place, 2017

  • Houston Society for Otolaryngology Resident Research Presentation Second Place, 2016

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Phi Betta Kappa 


  • Rossi, N., Tignor, E., Coblens, O. (2019). Giant cystic lesion in the floor of mouth. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. (pending submission). Mouse otolith organs in the cleared temporal bone. JARO.

  • Tignor, E., LeConte, B., Young, D., & Makishima, T. ( 2017). Chapter 1: Update on the management of otitis media. Recent Advances in Pediatric Medicine; Synopsis of Current General Pediatrics Practice.

  • Tignor, E., Qiu, S., & Siddiqui, F (2016). Posterior nasal mass causing nasal obstruction, Otolaryngology Online Journal, 6(3).

  • Tignor, E., Qiu, S., & Mukerji, S. (2015) Auricular mass in a child. JAMA 

Poster presentations

  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. Mouse Otolith Organs in the Cleared Temporal Bone. Neuroscience, San Diego, 2016.     

  • Tignor, E., Caspary, D. Structural and functional changes in the thalamus with aging. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, 2013.