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. 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.
Dr. Champion is active in several professional societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Association for Otolaryngic Allergy. Her research interests include neonatal hearing loss, head and neck cancer, and microbiology.
Her clinical interests include pediatric surgery, recurrent tonsillitis, diseases of the salivary glands, sinusitis and hearing loss. Dr. Champion also focuses on allergic diseases and their role in sinusitis and ear disorders. She has been recognized as a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and is the medical director of the Allergy Department. She was featured in Dallas Child Magazine as a “Mom-Recommended” pediatric ENT. Dr. Champion was also voted by her peers “Best Doctor” in D Magazine from 2009-2022.
Beyond her practice, Dr. Champion served as Chair of the Department of Surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen 2011-12.
Dr. Champion is originally from the Chicagoland area but very proud to be a Texan for over ten years. When not working, Dr. Champion enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband and two children.
She performs surgeries at Texas Health Presbyterian Plano, Texas Health Resources at Craig Ranch and Children’s Medical Center at Legacy.