Eric Powitzky

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Eric S. Powitzky, MD, F.A.C.S. trained at Baylor College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University. He received specialized training at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. The scope of his practice includes all areas of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. His clinical interest include Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Care of the Professional Voice, and Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas Medical Branch. He has been President of the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Education

Undergraduate

  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1992

Medical

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas Doctor of Medicine, 1996

Internship

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee General Surgery, 1996-1997

Residency

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee John S. Odess Center for Head and Neck Surgery Bill Wilkerson Center for Communicative Disorders The Vanderbilt Voice Center

Board Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Awards

  • “Best Doctors in America” Woodward and White
  • “America’s Top Physicians” Consumers Research Council of America
  • “Texas Super Docs” Texas Monthly Magazine
  • “Top Doc” H Texas Magazine

Professional Organizations

  • Director, Voice Research Institute, Houston, Texas
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • Board of Governors 2009-2010
  • Houston Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • President 2010-2011
    • Vice-President 2009-2010
    • Secretary/Treasurer 2008-2009
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Thyroid Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Publications

  • “Singers’ Phonation Threshold Pressure and Ratings of Self­Perceived Effort on Vocal Tasks.” Journal of Voice 27(3):295­298, May 2013. McHenry, Monica; Evans, Joseph; Powitzky, Eric MD.
  • “Liposarcoma of the Larynx.” Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 116(6):425-429, June 2007. Powitzky, Rosser MD; Powitzky, Eric S. MD; Garcia, Rafael MD
  • “High-Resolution Computed Tomography of Temporal Bone: Part III: Axial Postoperative Anatomy.” Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 30(2):337- 343, March/April 2006. Powitzky, Eric S. MD *+; Hayman, L. Anne MD ++; Bartling, Soenke H. MD [S]; Chau, Jason MD **; Gupta, Rajiv PhD, MD [P]; Shukla, Vershalee MD ++
  • “High-Resolution Computed Tomography of Temporal Bone: Part IV: Coronal Postoperative Anatomy.” Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 30(2):337- 343, March/April 2006. Powitzky, Eric S. MD *+; Hayman, L. Anne MD ++; Bartling, Soenke H. MD [S]; Chau, Jason MD **; Gupta, Rajiv PhD, MD [P]; Shukla, Vershalee MD ++
  • “Symptoms, Quality of Life, Videolaryngoscopy, and 24-hour Triple Probe Monitoring in Patients with Typical and Extra-esophageal Reflux.” Annals of Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, 2003 Oct;112(10):859-65. Powitzky E, Khaitan L, Garrett G, Richards W, Courey M. Presented at COSM 2002, Boca Raton, Florida
  • “Extra-esophageal Reflux: its Role in Laryngeal Disease.” Current Opinion in Otolaryngology 2002; 10(6). Powitzky, Eric S. MD
  • “Reflux Patterns in Patients with Extra-esophageal Reflux and Typical Gastroesophageal Reflux.” Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2001. Khaitan L, Powitzky E, Richards W, Courey M
  • “Is one episode enough?” Gastroenterology 2001;101(4):531. Khaitan L, Powitzky E, Cohen J, Courey M, Holzman M, Richards WO
  • “Clinical Outcomes for the Surgical Treatment of Rhinogenic Headache.” Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 129:217-221. September 2003. Harley, David MD;Powitzky Erics S. MD; Duncavage, James MD
  • “Regression of Laryngeal Dysplasia following Serial Microflap Excision.” Annals of Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology September 2001;110(9):811-814. Schweinfurth J, Powitzky E, Ossoff RH. . 1st Place American Laryngologic Association Young Investigator Award, 2001
  • Lasers in Facial Plastic Surgery (Book Chapter). Ries R, Powitzky E. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Ira Papel, et al (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers 2002
  • “Cervical Manifestations of Blastomycosis.” American Journal of Otolaryngology March 2001; 22(2):157-159. Schweinfurth J, Powitzky E

Presentations

  • McHenry, M., Evans, J., & Powitzky, E. (2014). Vocal measures of highly trained singers before, after, and the day after performance.
    Presented at the 43th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Evans, J., McHenry, M., & Powitzky, E. (2014). The effects of vocal training on acoustic and aerodynamic vocal measures.
    Presented at the 43th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.
  • “Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis” Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Baylor College of Medicine. April 2005
  • “Laryngopharyngeal Reflux” Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, Otolaryngology Section. May 2004
  • “ENT for the Primary Care Physician.” E Powitzky, Program Chair. St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital CME Program. March 2004
  • “Common Laryngeal Injuries in Cardiac Surgery Patients.” E Powitzky. Texas Heart Institute Department of Cardiology Conference, 2003“Symptoms, quality of life, videolaryngoscopy, and 24-hour triple probe monitoring in patients with typical and extra-esophageal reflux.” Powitzky E, Khaitan L, Garrett G, Richards W, Courey M. Presented at COSM 2002, Boca Raton, Florida
  • “Clinical Outcomes for the surgical treatment of rhinogenic headache.” Powitzky E, Duncavage J. Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Fall Meeting. Denver, Colorado, 2001
  • “Regression of laryngeal dysplasia following serial microflap excision.” Schweinfurth J, Powitzky E, Ossoff RH. Paper awarded 1st Place American Laryngologic Association Young Investigator Award, 2001
  • “Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula Repair.” E Powitzky. Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 2000
  • “Allergic Fungal Sinusitis.” E Powitzky Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 1999
  • “Melanoma of the Head and Neck.” E Powitzky Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Outstanding Resident at Vanderbilt (2001, Department of Surgical Sciences)
  • House Staff Advisory Board
  • Representative of the Office of Alumni Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dean’s List, Baylor University
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-medical Honor Society

Hospital Committee Participation

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Physician Advisory Board 2013.
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Peer Review Committee, 2012­2014.
  • St. Luke’s IPA Clinical Integration Committee, 2009­2011
  • Infection Control, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2003­2007. Information Management, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2003­2007.. Emergency Services, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2004.
  • Intensive Care, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2004.
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2004.

Hospital Affiliations