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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2015

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​​​​​Profe​​ssional Background 

Dr. Etan Weinstock is Chief of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
​Before joining Kelsey-Seybold, Dr. Weinstock served as chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at LBJ Hospital in Houston. In that role, he established a comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Center where patient survival from these malignancies exceeded national levels.  He held a joint appointment as an assistant professor for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and in the Department of Oncology. He has trained in advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and served as a general surgery intern at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  

Professional Asso​​ciations 

Dr. Weinstock is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Head and Neck Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 

Hob​​​bies and Interests

Dr. Weinstock enjoys playing guitar, photography, cycling and yoga.

Fun F​​acts

Dr. Weinstock’s father is his role model. He knew as early as kindergarten he wanted to be a physician. His guilty pleasure is frozen fudge pops. His favorite band is Pearl Jam, and his favorite historical figure is Benjamin Franklin - they even share the same birthday.​​

​Patients should be the primary decision maker in their care.  My role is to educate patients about available options and assist them in determining which is best for them, considering all aspects of their condition and life. I’m a strong advocate for individualized patient care. No one person completely fits the ‘textbook’ and no one particular standardized management usually fits the patient.


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Awards & Recognitions

Dr. Weinstock is a recipient of the Innovation Trailblazer Award at LBJ Hospital, the UT Physicians Best Employee Award and Resident of the Year at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He also received the Faculty of the Year Award for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the highest departmental honor.  He has also been named to the Super Doctors – Rising Stars list annually since 2012 and to Houstonia Magazine’s Top Doctors list in 2015. Dr. Weinstock also received the Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013, ServiceFIRST Hero from LBJ Hospital, Physician Recognition for Excellence in Collaborative Medical Care and first place in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Competition. 


  • Weinstock YE, Myssiorek D, Cai N, Morgenstern N. Pathology Quiz case: Sarcomatoid Carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 129:1243, 2003.
  • Pereira KD, Weinstock, YE. Bronchoscopic Assisted Neonatal Tracheostomy. Int J Pediatr Otohinolartngol. 71(2):211-5, 2007.
  • Holsinger FC, Kies MS, Weinstock YE, Lewin JS, Hajibashi S, Nolen DD, Weber RS, Laccourreye O. Videos in Clinical Medicine. Examination of the Larynx and Pharynx. N Engl J Med. 17;358(3):e2, 2008.
  • Kupferman ME, Weinstock YE, Santillan AA, Mishra A, Roberts D, Clayman GL, Weber RS. Predictors of Level V metastasis in well-differentiated thyroid cancer. Head and Neck. 30(11):1469-74, 2008.
  • Hanasono M, Weinstock YE, Yu P. Reconstructon of extensive head and neck defects with multiple simultaneous free flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 122(6):1739-46, 2008.
  • Butler MR, Prospero Ponce CM, Weinstock YE, Orengo-Nania S, Cheves-Barrios P, Frankfort BJ. Topical silver nanoparticles result in improved bleb function by increasing filtration and reducing fibrosis in a rabbit model of filtration surgery. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  54(7):4982-90, 2013. 
  • Mahmood L, Demian N, Weinstock YE, Weissferdt A. Mandibular nerve schwannoma resection using sagittal split ramus osteotomy. J Oral ​ Maxillofac Surg.  71(11):1861-72, 2013.
  • Weinstock YE, Alava I, Dierks EJ.  Pitfalls in determining head and neck surgical margins. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin N Am. 26;151-162, 2014.​


  • Throat infections. In: Goddard & Hildyard (Eds.). Diseases and Disorders. The Brown Reference Group.Vol. 3, 843-844. Marshall Cavendish, NY 2007.