Ear, Nose and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) Team
The division of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology provides comprehensive management of infants and children with all types of problems of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.
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Kevin Pereira, MD, MS (ORL)
Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Dr. Kevin Pereira joined the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2007 and is director of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Prior to coming to UMMC, Dr. Pereira was the chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston and director of the Texas Pediatric Sleep Team at the University of Texas Physicians group. He was also professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics and vice chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pereira was a six-time recipient of the Dean's award for teaching excellence at the University. He received an honor award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2006.
Dr. Pereira received his medical degree at St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India. He completed Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery residencies in India and at the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.
Dr. Pereira is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), the Inter American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the Society of University Otolaryngologists.
He is a well-known expert in the pediatric airway and specializes in managing sleep apnea and nasal obstruction in toddlers and infants. Dr. Pereira's research on the effect of body position on sleep apnea in children has received national and international attention. His other areas of interest and expertise are pediatric sinusitis and neck masses in newborns and children. He has published several journal articles and written chapters for textbooks on these subjects.
Amal Isaiah, MD, DPhil
Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr Amal Isaiah graduated from St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India. He was elected a Rhodes Scholar in 2006, following which he completed a DPhil (PhD) in Neurophysiology at Oxford University, England, focusing on developmental plasticity associated with cochlear implantation. Dr Isaiah then completed residency training in Otolaryngology at University of Maryland, and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Children's Health Dallas. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr Isaiah's clinical interests span the management of upper airway obstruction in infants and children, with an emphasis on treatment of persistent pediatric sleep apnea. In addition, he has also developed technologies for precise localization of airway obstruction. His other clinical interests are surgical management of speech disorders and hearing loss in children, and has published widely in these areas. Dr Isaiah received an Early Career Award for Pediatric Research from the Gerber Foundation in 2016.