Specialty Ear, Nose and Throat Language(s) Spoken English; French; Arabic Joined Kelsey-Seybold August 2021 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional Background Dr. Samer Fakhri is a fellowship-trained rhinologist and an internationally recognized sinus surgeon and educator with a leadership record in healthcare institutions and specialty societies nationally and internationally. He has practiced in the Houston area for over 15 years and established the division of sinonasal and skull base surgery at UT Houston. Dr. Fakhri has served as the Chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and as Residency Program Director, Vice-Chair, and co-director of Rhinology Fellowship in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas McGovern medical school at Houston. He has trained many residents and fellow surgeons.Dr. Fakhri received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his residency training at McGill University Health Center and pursued fellowship training in Rhinology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also completed a research fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories of McGill University. Dr. Fakhri is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.Dr. Fakhri is a frequently invited national and international panelist and speaker on the management of complex sinus disease and sinonasal tumors. He has served as chair or director to international CME-accredited Rhinology meetings. He also served as chair of the Rhinology education committee of the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Fakhri has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters, including descriptions of new minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat complex sinus conditions.Professional AssociationsDr. Fakhri is a fellow of the American Rhinology Society and American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Hobbies and InterestsDr. Fakhri enjoys fitness training, cycling, sailing, hiking, and history. Fun FactThe most exotic place that Dr. Fakhri has visited is Greenland and the arctic circle.