Gretchen Champion, M.D.
Dr 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.
Dr. 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 Staff of Baylor Scott & White McKinney and has held many other physician leadership 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 Prosper, 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.
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 three sons in McKinney.
Kenneth Hsu, M.D.
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.
Nimish Patel, M.D.
Dr Patel is a board certified otolaryngologist and is one of only a few fellowship-trained rhinologists in the DFW metroplex. Rhinologists specifically receive additional training in disorders of the nose and paranasal sinuses including both advanced medical and minimally invasive surgical care. He has also received additional training in the care of patients with difficult-to-treat allergies. He has performed extensive research and is widely published in the medical literature for his sinus work. Dr. Patel also sees all other patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders including head and neck cancer, thyroid disorders, and ear disease.
A native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Patel received his medical degree from Texas Tech before completing his residency at the University of Florida. His fellowship was at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh. Following his training, Dr. Patel returned to Texas to work for Baylor Scott & White as a divisional director of otolaryngology over the Austin area. He has now joined the ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas to be closer to family and join one of the fastest growing practices in North Texas. Dr. Patel lives in McKinney with his wife and 2 children.