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Gretchen Champion, M.D.

Ears Nose & Throat Doctors | Our Physicians | Gretchen Champion, M.D. | McKinney TX | Allen TXDr Gretchen Champion specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and treats both pediatric and adult patients with ear, nose, throat and allergy disorders. She is board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Champion completed her otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at Washington University in St Louis where she trained at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals. The ENT program is one of the busiest surgical programs in the country and routinely ranked in the top ten by US News and World Report. While in training, she served as head and neck surgery chief resident and received several awards including the prestigious Head and Neck Surgery Teaching Award from her fellow residents. Prior her surgical residency training, Dr. Champion obtained her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Alpha Omega Alpha honors graduate and received the Robert Carter Award for excellence in research and academics. She graduated with straight A’s from the honors program at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

She is active in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Association for Otolarynic Allergy. Her research interests include neonatal hearing loss, head and neck cancer, and microbiology. Her clinical interests include pediatric surgery, recurrent tonsillitis, and hearing loss. She has been recognized as a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and voted by her peers “Best Doctor” in D Magazine from 2009-2013.  She was recognized in Dallas Child Magazine as “Mom-Recommended” pediatric ENT in 2014.

Beyond her practice, Dr. Champion served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen 2011-12.

She performs surgeries at Texas Health Presbyterian Plano, Texas Health Resources at Craig Ranch and Children’s Medical Center at Legacy.

Richard Thrasher, M.D.

Ears Nose & Throat Doctors | Our Physicians | Richard Thrasher, M.D. | McKinney TX | Allen TXDr. Richard Thrasher seeks out and thrives on leading-edge medical technologies. Among the first in the country to utilize balloon sinuplasty and among the first ENTs in North Texas to be certified on the DaVinci Robot, he advances his practice and the health of his patients through pioneering and breakthrough procedures. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and brings each patient a distinctive blend of brilliant surgical acumen and a ready smile. He is a frequent lecturer at industry events and is the Chief of Surgery and Vice-Chief of Staff at the new Baylor Medical Center of McKinney as well as several other positions listed on his LinkedIn page. He served as a Major in the United States Air Force and has authored several publications as well as having been featured on NBC news and in local magazines. A resident of McKinney, he is the father of two and devoted to his family and community. He will admit to playing several sports poorly, enjoys photography some of which you can by clicking the link, and is a self-proclaimed technology geek who covets anything with a microchip in it.

Shane Pahlavan, M.D.

Ears Nose & Throat Doctors | Our Physicians | Shane Pahlavan, M.D. | McKinney TX | Allen TX
Dr. Shane Pahlavan works diligently with his patients to determine the optimal course of treatment, formulating a plan that lets them know exactly what to expect. Board certified and specializing in otolaryngology for both children and adults, Dr. Pahlavan performs cutting-edge balloon sinusplasties in the office that comfortably and easily alleviate chronic sinusitis. Patients appreciate his affable, relatable bedside manner along with his progressive surgical expertise. His clinical specialties include head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, pediatrics, endoscopic sinus surgery and complex ear disorders. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University, graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. His research has been published in multiple medical journals. An avid sports fan, Dr. Pahlavan lives with his wife and two sons in McKinney.

Kenneth Hsu, M.D.

Ears Nose & Throat Doctors | Our Physicians | Kenneth Hsu, M.D. | McKinney TX | Allen TX

Dr. Hsu is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in a broad range of both adult and pediatric disorders involving the ear, nose, throat, face, and sinus. He received his training through one of the best ENT programs in the nation at Washington University in St Louis where he gained extensive experience with all aspects of adult and pediatric sinus surgery, pediatric ENT, otologic and lateral skull base surgery, hearing rehabilitation, nasal/sinus tumors, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer surgery. During his last year of training, he served as chief resident and was awarded the Medical Student Teaching Award. Born and raised in Dallas, Dr. Hsu graduated valedictorian of Saint Mark’s School of Texas, magna cum laude in Biochemistry at Harvard College, and Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Hsu has a tremendous family legacy of serving the Greater Dallas community. His wife and his sister are both OB/Gyn doctors in Plano. His father and uncle are also both otolaryngologists. His mother is a retired pathologist, and his brother-in-law is a spine surgeon. Dr. Hsu is a classically trained violinist and has a special interest in hearing and the musical arts.

Joshua C. James, M.D.


Dr. James is native of Plano, TX and graduated from Plano East Senior High School in 1995. He earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors. He completed medical school in 2003 from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he remained for his residency training in Otolaryngology. He is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

During his residency training, Dr. James completed and published multiple research studies in the field of Voice and Laryngology. He was recognized at the annual Otolaryngology Conference for his efforts in the advancement of laryngeal surgery. He still holds a special interest in voice disorders and treatment.

Dr. James spends much of his free time serving on the board and volunteering at the Collin County Children's and Family Health Clinic. He is also the Vice President for the Collin-Fannin Medical Society, and currently serves as volunteer medical director for Project Access, a healthcare venue for low income families with medical needs. Dr. James has a passion for ensuring that quality healthcare is available to all people, and uses that voice as a delegate in the goverming body of the Texas Medical Association.

Ben Brindley, M.D.

Ears Nose & Throat Doctors | Our Physicians | Ben Brindley, M.D. | McKinney TX | Allen TX

Dr. Ben Brindley specializes in pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat disorders. He works closely with each patient to deliver exceptional, cutting-edge care along with his signature warmth, kindness and compassion. Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, his clinical interests include pediatric ENT, sinonasal surgery, endocrine surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. One of his specialties is sialoendoscopy, a new, minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of obstructive salivary disease. A Texas native raised in Waco, Dr. Brindley graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Texas A&M University and went on to University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Outside of work, he enjoys pursing his hobbies of travel and scuba diving.

Katrina Chaung, M.D.

Dr. Katrina Chaung strives to customize the best treatment to the individual.  With her trademark compassion and smile, she is dedicated to helping each patient achieve a better understanding of his or her condition.  Her clinical interests include thyroid and parathyroid disorders.  She specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques that not only decrease the cosmetic impact of surgical procedures but also shorten the post-operative recovery period.

Dr. Chaung completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University as part of the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education and went on to graduate from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  She then succeeded in her Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency also at Northwestern University, serving as chief resident.  Dr. Chaung completed a fellowship specializing in Endocrine and Head and Neck Surgery.  During this year of intensive training with the world-renowned Dr. David Terris, she performed over 300 cases, honing her skills in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Chaung has extensive basic science and clinical research experience and has numerous peer-reviewed journal and book publications, ranging from sinonasal to thyroid and parathyroid disorders.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Chaung was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  She is a classically trained pianist and violinist and enjoys traveling, surfing and learning to golf.

 

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