ASO Meeting July 2016

Please join us for our next meeting:

“Allergic Fungal Sinusitis: What have we learned from this journey?”

Presented by Dr. Bradley Marple

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Otolaryngology
Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
UT Southwestern

When: July 21, 2016
6:30pm cocktails
7:00pm speaker and dinner

Olive and June
3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX 78703

Sponsored by Intersect ENT

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

ASO 2016 Spring Meeting

Please join us for our first meeting of 2016!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Gary Clayman, Chief of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He will be discussing the “Contemporary surgical management of differentiated thyroid cancer.”

When: Thursday, March 31st
6:30 Cocktails
7:00 Presentation

Where: Trulucks North Austin
10225 Research Blvd, Suite 4000
Austin, TX 78759
(In the Arboretum at 183 and Great Hills Trail)

Sponsored by Meda Pharmaceuticals

Please note that 2016 membership renewals and new memberships are due by March 31st. The fee of $150 can be paid online using the following link:

Alternatively, you can bring a check to the meeting, or mail to:
Austin Society of Otolaryngology
11105 S Bay Ln

ASO 2015 Fall Meeting

Please Join ASO for a Night of Education

Wednesday, October 28th 

Max’s Wine Dive 

207 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Endoscopic management of the Frontal Sinus

Philip Chen, MD

Assistant Professor

Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

7:00 cocktails

7:20 business meeting (ASO members only)

7:30 speaker

Sponsored by Acclarent

2015 June CME Meeting at North By Northwest – 6/23/15

Please join us Tuesday June 23rd, 2015, for our next meeting.  We are excited to have the following 2 speakers:

Dr. Sam Hassibi, Neuroradiologist, will be presenting
“Cholesteatoma Protocol: Diagnosis Using New Diffusion Technique”
Sponsored by Austin Radiological Association.
(CME 0.75 hour)
Dr. Patrick Slater, Neuro-otologist, will be discussing “Surgical Management of Pulsatile Tinnitus”
When: Tues 6/23/15 at 6:30pm
Where: North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery
10010 Capital of TX Highway
Austin, TX 78759
Please bring your 2015 dues to the meeting. If you cannot attend, feel free to pay by paypal at our website
You may also send your dues of $150 to:
Austin Society of Otolaryngology
11105 South Bay Ln.
Austin, TX 78739
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

2015 Spring Meeting at Sullivan’s Steakhouse – 3/25/15

Please join us Wednesday March 25th, 2015, for our Spring meeting.

Dr. Joseph Han, from Eastern Virginia Medical School, will be discussing
“Factors to Consider in the Diagnosis and Management of Allergic Rhinitis”
Sponsored by Merck
When: Wed 3/25/15 at 6:30pm
Where: Sullivan’s Steakhouse
300 Colorado St, Ste 200
Please bring your 2015 dues to the meeting. If you cannot attend, feel free to pay by paypal at our website
You may also send your dues of $150 to:
Austin Society of Otolaryngology
11105 South Bay Ln.
Austin, TX 78739
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Save the date for our holiday party December 12!

ASO Members!

Please join us on Friday, December 12th at 7pm for the ASO Holiday Party as we celebrate another year of the Austin Society of Otolaryngology! More details will follow in the coming weeks. 
We value your continued membership and commitment to our new organization. Our goal is to increase communication and foster camaraderie among our specialty as well as create a forum for education in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Thank you all for attending our last business meeting and elections. Please welcome your new (and continuing) officers of ASO for 2015-2016:

Esther Cheung-Phillips, President (elected for a second term)

Mark Dammert, Vice President
Lindsay Young, Secretary
Nimish Patel, Treasurer
In this next year we hope to continue providing these forums for education and communication. Please email us any time if you have any suggestions for speakers or topics you would like to see or if you have any comments that would help us make ASO better work for you. And please encourage your colleagues who are not members of ASO to join us. Thanks again and see you in December!


Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD
Austin Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery


Dinner and Round Table Discussion Regarding Managing LPR

Physicians of Austin Society of Otolaryngology,
Mary Es Beaver, MD, (Director, Texas Center for Voice & Swallowing) and F. Paul (Tripp) Buckley, MD (Director, Division of General Surgery, Scott & White Healthcare Round Rock, Surgical Director of HARC) invite you to a dinner and round table discussion on the newest evidence-based approaches to managing laryngopharyngeal reflux in your patients.

Attached is an invitation with full details. Please feel free to invite other physicians in your practice to RSVP.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner program & discussion

Jasper’s Restaurant
The Domain Austin
11506 Century Oaks Terrace

Please RSVP to me (Bree Fisk) at 858.353.2948 or by October 17th.

We hope you can join us!

Best Regards,


Bree Fisk
Director, Regional Development
M: 858.353.2948

Fall Meeting: The Affordable Care Act

(was September 4th, now October 16th)


Please join us for our yearly business meeting, elections and a program on
The Affordable Care Act
Speaker: Douglas Waddell, Director, MHC and Government Markets, Meda Pharmaceuticals
When: Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Location: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 11600 Century Oaks Terrace Austin, TX 78758

Cocktails at 6:30 pm

Business meeting and officer elections starts at 6:45 pm

Program to follow at 7:00 pm.

*Valet parking will be taken care of generously by Meda Pharmaceuticals.

Please RSVP by 10/13/2014

Please email us if you have a nomination for an ASO officer (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) or you if are interested in taking part in ASO leadership for 2015-2016! Nominations must be received by 9/3/2014 8 am. Email us at 

This program is free for ASO members. To join, please visit the membership dues page or bring your membership dues to the program.

Save the date for the ASO Holiday Party

Dear ASO members,

Please mark your calendars for the first ever
Austin Society of Otolaryngology Holiday Party
Friday, December 6 
7 – 10 pm
Place: TBA
Spouses/significant others welcome!
More information to follow!

See you then!

Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD
President, Austin Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery