Texas Association of Otolaryngology

Established in 1959, the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is  the primary statewide professional organization dedicated to the practice of otolaryngology for Texas Physicians. The TAO provides a strong resource for education, networking, leadership and advocacy specifically targeted to otolaryngologists and the practice of otolaryngology.

TAO holds an annual meeting in association with the Texas Medical Association’s annual conference each year in the spring. This meeting offers high quality, up-to-date continuing medical education (CME) programs on a variety of clinical, scientific, and other related medical topics. This program offers affordable CME credit and networking opportunities.

Welcome to the Board!

Newly Elected 2022-23
TAO President
Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD

Incoming Board Members

Abib Agbetoba, MD
Alison Kartush, MD
Denna Zebda, MD

TAO Legislative Advocacy



TAO Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Ellen Friedman, MD

Thanks to our 2022 Annual Meeting

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