MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Thomas J. Clegg, M.D.
Thomas J. Clegg, M.D., earned his under graduate degree at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Upon graduation, he entered the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Following an Internship in General Surgery, he entered his Residency in Otolaryngology. Dr. Clegg served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, where he was Chief of Otolaryngology.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and member of numerous professional organizations in the area of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Clegg is a participating of most insurance plans and currently accepting new patients.
Andrew Courson, M.D.
Dr. Courson is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Andrew Courson was born and raised in Houston. After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree. He then went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and finished near the top of his class. Dr. Courson completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and then a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto with Dr. Peter Adamson, a prominent leader in the field. Dr. Courson is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. Courson enjoys golf, tennis, travel, and spending time with his family. Dr. Courson works in our Kingwood office and is accepting new patients.
John D Edwards, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Edwards is a native Texan and moved to Houston after practicing in his hometown of San Antonio. He attended the University of Texas at Austin as a Dedman Distinguished Scholar and graduated from the Plan II Honors program with a B.A. with Honors in Liberal Arts. He matriculated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 2000 and completed his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005.
Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Edwards clinical interests in general Otolaryngology include disorders of the sinuses, sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tubes, sleep apnea, and parotid surgery. He has a special interest in pediatric Otolaryngology that includes surgery of the adenoids and tonsils, tube placements for ear infections, removal of neck masses and sleep apnea.
Always involved in the community, Dr. Edwards is active in the Texas Medical Association, is the 2020-2021 President of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology and is a Director in the Texas Lyceum.
A lifelong supporter of the Texas Longhorns, he is looking forward to cheering on the Astros and the Texans but will forever remain a San Antonio Spurs fan. He also has a passion for craft beers and cocktails which you can learn more about here.
Tracy Jakob, M.D.
Tracy F. Jakob, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1987. She stayed in Dallas completing her general surgery internship and otolaryngology- head and neck surgery residency training at Southwestern in 1993. Dr. Jakob is back in Houston, her home town, practicing all aspects of otolaryngology with particular interests in pediatrics and head and neck/sinus disease.
She holds memberships in several professional societies and is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Patricia Leonard, M.D.
Patricia A Leonard, MD is Board Certified in Allergy and Immunology, and has been practicing allergy treatments in the Houston community for 10 years. She completed her training in Internal Medicine, and Allergy & Immunology at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. She received her BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and a Masters Degree in Management from The London School of Economics in London, England. Following a short career in international finance, she remained in Europe to attend medical school and graduated from theUniversity of Ireland Medical School in Galway.
Dr. Leonard specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions such as nasal allergies, asthma, and allergic skin disorders. She also evaluates drug, insect, and food allergies.
She holds memberships in local, state, and national allergy organizations, and is a Fellow of the American College of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Leonard resides in the Memorial area with her husband and three young children.
Dr. Leonard is a participating provider of most insurance plans and is currently accepting new patients.
Town & Country Office
Patricia A. Maeso, M.D.
Dr. Patricia A. Maeso is an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician who is fellowship trained in Rhinology. Her clinical interests include general adult and pediatric Otolaryngology including allergies, sleep apnea, throat problems, and salivary gland disorders with specialized training in complex nasal and sinus disorders. Additionally, she is interested in new technologies and in-office procedures.
Dr. Maeso is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. She completed medical school where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed an internship in General Surgery and residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Following residency, she completed further subspecialty training in Rhinology at the prestigious Georgia Health Sciences University.
Dr. Maeso joins Houston Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she worked since 2008 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the UTMB Texas Nasal and Sinus Center. She has been actively involved in clinical research, with multiple publications and presentations nationally. She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Rhinologic Society.
Memorial City Office
Vasudha Mantravadi, M.D.
Vasudha Mantravadi, M.D. is an allergist/immunologist who joined Houston ENT and Allergy in October 2021. She graduated from Rice University in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and French studies, then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she earned a Doctor of Medicine degree with Distinction in Research. She completed pediatrics residency as well as allergy/immunology fellowship training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Mantravadi is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Her clinical interests include environmental allergies, asthma, food allergies, eczema, hives, angioedema, and immune deficiency. She sees both adult and pediatric patients at the Sugar Land location. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Sugar Land Office
Kathleen R. McDonald, M.D.
Kathleen McDonald, M.D., is the first female Otolaryngologist to join Houston ENT. She is one of eight children who grew up on a farm in Nebraska. Two of her sisters are also physicians. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska. She then went to Galveston Texas to complete a residency in Otolaryngology.
She married an oil & gas man from Houston and has since made it her home. They have one son and one daughter. She enjoys sports and plays tournament volleyball on a regular basis. Some of her favorite past times are taking extended trips riding on the back of her husband's Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Becky McGraw-Wall, M.D.
Becky McGraw-Wall, M.D. completed medical school in 1984 from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, after graduating Summa Cum Laud from Texas A&M University. She is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is a Clinical Associate Professor associated with the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, and former vice-chairman of the UT Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Since 2004, she has been affiliated with the Houston Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, and the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. McGraw-Wall has served as president of both the Texas Association of Otolaryngology and the Houston Otolaryngology Society. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Diplomat of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She holds memberships in multiple local, state and national specialty societies.
She has been privileged to be named one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and has received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology. In addition, she has been honored as one of Texas Monthly Magazine’s Super Doctors in the state of Texas, as well as H-Texas Magazine’s Top Docs for the city of Houston. She is the author of dozens of medical articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Journal of Otolaryngology. She has been a board examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology.
While trained in all areas of facial plastics and otolaryngology, her particular clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, nasal airway management, and facial plastic surgery, with a special interest in both functional and cosmetic nasal surgery, facial filler and Botox injections.
Southwest Houston Office
G. Walter McReynolds, M.D.
G. Walter McReynolds, M.D., is a 1965, graduate of Rice University, Houston, Texas. After receiving his Bachelors degree, he entered the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree. He continued his post graduate medical education with an internship at Herman Hospital in Houston, then back to the University of Texas Medical Branch for residencies in General Surgery, and Otolaryngology. Dr. McReynolds currently holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor in Otolaryngology, at UTMB. Upon completion of his medical education in 1974, Dr. McReynolds joined the staff of Houston Ear Nose and Throat Clinic.
He is Board Certified in Otorhinolaryngology, as well as Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In addition to his career in medicine, Dr. McReynolds has served as Chairman of the Otolaryngological Head and Neck section of Memorial Southwest Hospital, and as President of both the Houston Otolaryngologic Society, and the Alumni Association of Rice University.
Southwest Houston Office
Tara Morrison, M.D.
Tara M. Morrison, M.D., while she was raised in Connecticut, she got to Texas as fast as she could! But, she took a couple detours along the way. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She moved to North Carolina to attend the Wake Forest University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She then went on to complete her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston in 2001. She was board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 2003. She was in private practice in the Heights area for 5 years after residency and joined Houston Ear, Nose and Throat in February 2007 in the Katy area. Dr. Morrison has a special interest in pediatric otolaryngology, as well as all aspects of diseases of the head and neck in adults, including allergy, sinusitis, thyroid disease, and sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea. She performs a wide range of surgical procedures including adenotonsillectomy, placement of ear tubes, nasal and sinus surgery, thyroidectomy, parotidectomy and removal of benign neck masses.
Dr. Morrison is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, the Texas Medical Association, as well as the American Medical Association.
She is married to an anesthesiologist and has two children. She is looking forward to many years ahead practicing in the Katy area.
Mark Nichols, M.D. P.A
Mark Lynn Nichols, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Pharmacy in 1983, prior to his entering the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honors. Following his Internship in General Surgery, and Residency in Otolaryngology at UTMB, Dr. Nichols did a Fellowship in Otology-Neurology at the Ear Research Foundation, in Sarasota, Florida.
He is a member of several professional associations, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Memorial City Office
Bradford Patt, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Bradford Stewart Patt, M.D., graduated in 1982, Magna Cum Laude from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1986. Upon graduation from medical school, he entered a General Surgery Internship followed by a Residency Program in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Patt extended his medical education with a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois, in Chicago. This Fellowship has provided Dr. Patt and HENT with the extra dimension of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, along with Laser treatment of facial wrinkles, hair removal, and various other skin related problems. He joined the Houston Ear Nose and Throat Clinic in July 1993.
Dr. Patt is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Patt is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
Memorial City Office
Sanjeev J. Shah, M.D.
Sanjeev J. Shah, M.D. is a native Houstonian who was raised in Sugar Land, TX. In 2006, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from William P. Clements High School just down the road from our Sugar Land office. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and graduated with High Honors in 2010. From there, he moved to Dallas, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2014. In 2019, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. While he grew to love the Florida life, he could not resist the urge to return to his home state.
Dr. Shah believes that the art of medicine lies not only in being knowledgeable and skilled, but also in engaging patients in their medical decision making by educating them in ways that are informative and easy to understand. He enjoys spending time communicating with and listening to his patients as well as establishing interpersonal relationships. He also feels that patients deserve a physician who will be honest, respectful, and transparent.
Dr. Shah is interested in the medical and surgical care of a wide variety of ENT conditions in adults and children.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Shah enjoys spending time with his wife Palak, a native Texan and pediatrician in the Houston area, as well as his family and friends. He and his wife love to travel, try new restaurants, play board games, and watch movies. He stays active through basketball, biking, swimming, and hiking. He is also a car enthusiast as well as an avid supporter of the Houston Rockets and Houston Texans.
Sugar Land Office
Jing Shen, M.D.
Jing Shen, M.D. was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. She moved to Texas in 1992 with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with high honors in biochemistry and molecular biology. She then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas where she graduated with AOA honors.
In June 2007, Dr. Shen completed her residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Upon completing her residency program, she was invited to join the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology at UTMB. She joins Houston ENT in 2009. She is board certified by American Board of Otolaryngology. She is interested in all aspects of adult and pediatric Otolaryngology.
Stanford Shoss, M.D.
Stanford Marvin Shoss, M.D., was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in July 1981. His Internship in General Surgery was done at Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, and then back to Baylor College of Medicine for his Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He became a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology in October 1986. In 1988, Dr. Shoss became a member of the HENT medical staff. His interest in education has led him to teaching positions in area medical schools along with his medical practice.
Dr. Shoss holds memberships in several professional and honor societies, and has served three individual terms as Otolaryngology Section Chairman at Memorial Southwest Hospital.
Sugar Land Office
Pavlina Suchanova, M.D.
Dr. Pavlina Suchanova believes that being a successful physician is a calling, not just a profession. She is a strong communicator and easily connects with both children and adults of all ages, aiming to treat the entire family. Her excellent training and drive for continued learning enables her to treat her patients with the latest techniques and treatment protocols available, especially in the treatment of sinus problems with in-office balloon sinuplasties and in-office turbinate reductions. She also enjoys being an educator and her patients benefit from her detailed explanations of the clinical problems and treatment options.
Dr. Pavlina Suchanova was born in the Czech Republic, a proud daughter of a classical pianist mother and a civic engineer father. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she initially studied classical piano but she always wanted to pursue medicine. Facing limited educational opportunities in her country, she immigrated into the United States as a teenager, learned English and was accepted at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she earned a BA in anthropology and art history.
She enthusiastically continued in her studies at the University of Michigan Medical School where she also received several commendations for communication skills, bedside manner and The Art of Medicine Award. During her medical school years, Dr. Suchanova was a very active member of her community and created an anti-smoking campaign for high school students, art therapy projects for hospitalized children, and also helped to organize two medical missions to India and Cuba. She has completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and proudly received the Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award during her training. She is very excited to share her training, skills and enthusiasm with her patients and colleagues. Dr. Suchanova is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Suchanova loves to stay active with swimming and weight lifting, enjoys cooking ethnic cuisines of the world, volunteering in her community and exploring Houston’s rich art and music scene. She is fluent in English, Czech, Slovak and conversational in Spanish.
Sugar Land Office
Neelima Tammareddi, M.D.
Neelima Tammareddi, M.D. is a board certified otolaryngologist and a native Texan. After growing up in Beaumont, Texas, she attended Rice University where she completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology in 2005. She then went on to pursue her medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and completed residency in otolaryngology-head & neck surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA.
Her clinical interests span the spectrum of both adult and pediatric otolaryngology, including allergy, sinonasal disorders, snoring and sleep apnea, voice disorders, thyroid and parotid pathologies and hearing loss.
Dr. Tammareddi joined Houston Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy in 2017 and practices in the Southwest location.
Southwest Houston Office & Sugar Land Office
Cynthia Tarver, M.D.
Cynthia P. Tarver, M.D., graduated from Austin College, Sherman, TX, where she was awarded the Robinson Medal for being one of the top two graduates in 1985. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Staying in San Antonio, she completed a general surgery internship followed by otolaryngology - head and neck surgery residency training in 1994. She was in private practice in Seguin, TX for eleven years before moving to Houston in 2005. Dr. Tarver is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Tarver has a strong background in the full spectrum of general otolaryngology - head & neck surgery, including the medical and surgical treatment of all ear, nose, and throat disorders. In addition, she has special interests in endoscopic sinus surgery, allergy, and pediatric otolaryngology. Her other interests include music, soccer, and a variety of other activities with her two children and husband.
Clear Lake Office
Michael P. Underbrink, M.D., M.B.A, F.A.C.S
Dr. Underbrink is a voice, swallowing, and airway disorders specialist at Houston ENT and Allergy.
Michael P. Underbrink, MD earned his undergrad degree at Texas A&M. With an interest in Business Administration he then went on to attaining his MBA at the University of Houston.
Dr. Underbrink attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. He then completed his residency at UTMB in Galveston. He also completed a Clinical Laryngeal Fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center located in Seattle, Washington. Ultimately completing his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the acclaimed Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial City Office
Laura van de Laar, M.D.
Laura van de Laar, MD is an otolaryngologist who is fellowship trained in sinus and skull base surgery. While born in Canada, she moved to the Houston area as a child and considers Houston home.
Dr. van de Laar attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree and graduated summa cum laude. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she graduated at the top of her class and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She remained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency training and was named “Resident of the Year” three years in a row, including her final year of residency. From there she sought additional specialty training, completing the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery fellowship at the prestigious Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
Dr. van de Laar practices both adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, with a special focus in sinus and skull base surgery including primary and revision sinus surgery, complex frontal sinus disease, sinonasal cerebrospinal fluid leak repairs and sinonasal tumors.
Sugar Land Office
John K. Yoo, M.D.
John K. Yoo, M.D. is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine where he graduated with a Doctorate of Medicine with Honors. Dr. Yoo then completed his residency training in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, before joining the Houston Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic.
Dr. Yoo practices all aspects of otolaryngology, though he has a special interest in allergy and sinus disease, pediatric otolaryngology, sleep disorders including snoring and sleep apnea, head and neck surgery including thyroid and parotid pathology, and hearing loss.
Dr. Yoo is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Yoo also holds membership in the American Rhinologic Society, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Houston Society of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Yoo provides patient care at our Space Center Boulevard/Clear Lake office which is convenient to patients in the Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte and South Houston areas. Dr. Yoo is accepting new patients and is participating provider of most insurance plans.
Clear Lake Office
Erica Han, PA-C
Erica Han, PA-C joined Houston ENT & Allergy in August 2015. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ms. Han welcomes all allergy, asthma and immunology patients of all ages. She strives to help treat and manage patients with allergic diseases, asthma, allergic skin disorders, food allergies, immunodeficiency, drug allergies and insect allergies..
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, as well from its distinguished Honors Commonwealth College. After her college education, Ms. Han volunteered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in an underserved hospital where she became passionate to pursue medicine. In 2010, Ms. Han graduated with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Worcester, MA.
Prior to relocating to Houston, Ms. Han practiced for over 4 years in allergy and asthma. She also served as a sub investigator to multiple ongoing clinical research studies in Central Texas. Working with board certified allergist, Dr. Patricia Leonard, Ms. Han practices at our Kingwood location.
Jared D. Marks, PA-C
Jared D. Marks, PA-C joined Houston ENT & Allergy in January 2019. He has worked as an allergy, asthma & immunology physician assistant for over 18 years. He is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) . He earned his Master of Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies in August 2000 at the University of South Alabama. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants.
Jared works alongside board certified allergist Dr. Patricia Leonard. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of nasal allergies, asthma, allergic skin disorders, drug allergies, insect allergies, food allergies and immune deficiencies.
Town & Country Office