Ben Brindley, M.D.
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.
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 the 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, the American Rhinologic Society, 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.
Beyond her practice, Dr. Champion served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen 2011-12.
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.
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 high 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 child in McKinney.
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 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, and is a self-proclaimed technology geek who covets anything with a microchip in it.