Masayoshi Takashima, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology, Academic Institute
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

After obtaining his bachelor’s at Rice University, Dr. Takashima received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine where he also served his general surgery internship and residency in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery.

He spent several years in Denver at National Jewish Medical Center, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and 14 years at Baylor College of Medicine before taking the leadership role of chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at Houston Methodist Hospital. 

Dr. Takashima is double boarded in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine, and also received advanced training in rhinology, sinus and anterior skull base surgery.

Description of Research

Dr. Takashima specializes in minimally-invasive sinus procedures, sleep apnea surgery, and endoscopic skull base surgery. His research focuses on chronic rhinosinusitis, primarily to identify how alterations in the sinus biome may affect overall sinus health.

As department chair, Dr. Takashima leads a group of otolaryngologists with expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck cancers, hearing and balance diseases, anterior and lateral skull base tumors, and voice and swallowing disorders. His focus is to enhance collaboration with clinicians and researchers across the hospital system, as well as improve surgical training and translational research opportunities through technological and digital innovations.

Publications

New Medical Device and Therapeutic Approvals in Otolaryngology: State of the Art Review of 2021
Choi, AM, Brenner, MJ, Gorelik, D, Erbele, ID, Crowson, MG, Kadkade, P, Takashima, M, Santa Maria, PL, Hong, RS, Rose, AS, Ostrander, BT, Rabbani, CC, Morrison, RJ, Weissbrod, PA, Tate, AD, Kain, JJ, Lina, IA, Shaffer, SR & Ahmed, OG 2022, , OTO Open, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 2473974X221126495. https://doi.org/10.1177/2473974X221126495

Orbital Ependymoma
Tsimchi, IM, Malik, AI, Takashima, M & Lee, AG 2022, , Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. E51-E54. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000002095

Orbital Ependymoma
Tsimchi, IM, Malik, AI, Takashima, M & Lee, AG 2022, , Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000002095

Indirect comparison of the efficacy of radiofrequency neurolysis and cryotherapy in the treatment of chronic rhinitis
Gorelik, D, Choi, A, Desisto, N, Ordonez, A, Takashima, M, Rowan, NR, Tang, DM, Syed, T, Yim, MT & Ahmed, OG 2022, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23068

Is Posterior Nasal Nerve Ablation Effective in Treating Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?
Davies, C, Gorelik, D, Lane, AP, Takashima, M & Ahmed, OG 2022, , Laryngoscope. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.30337

Temperature-controlled radiofrequency neurolysis for treatment of chronic rhinitis: 12-month outcomes after treatment in a randomized controlled trial
Takashima, M, Stolovitzky, JP, Ow, RA, Silvers, SL, Bikhazi, NB & Johnson, CD 2022, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23047

Correlation between middle turbinate insertion in relation to sphenopalatine foramen and failure rates of cryotherapy and radiofrequency treatment for chronic rhinitis
Fan, T, Chandna, M, Gorelik, D, Takashima, M, Yim, MT, Rowan, NR, Dubey, P, Garner, JJ, Ohlstein, JF, Wu, AW & Ahmed, OG 2022, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23058

Vidian canal diameter: A possible link to chronic rhinitis diagnosis
Chandna, M, Gorelik, D, Takashima, M, Ordonez, A, Rowan, NR, Jafari, A, Razmi, SE, Newstrom, E, Choi, A, Dubey, P, Syed, T & Ahmed, OG 2022, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23091

Telemedicine in Otolaryngology in the COVID-19 Era: A Year Out
Ohlstein, JF, Ahmed, OG, Garner, J & Takashima, M 2021, , Cureus, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. e20794. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.20794

Effect of Radiofrequency Neurolysis on the Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Stolovitzky, JP, Ow, RA, Silvers, SL, Bikhazi, NB, Johnson, CD & Takashima, M 2021, , OTO Open, vol. 5, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1177/2473974X211041124

New Medical Device and Therapeutic Approvals in Otolaryngology: State of the Art Review 2020
Brenner, MJ, Shenson, JA, Rose, AS, Valdez, TA, Takashima, M, Ahmed, OG, Weissbrod, PA, Hong, RS, Djalilian, H, Wolf, JS, Morrison, RJ, Santa Maria, PL & Erbele, ID 2021, , OTO Open, vol. 5, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.1177/2473974X211057035

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Lin, K & Takashima, M 2020, . in RD Kellerman & D Rakel (eds), Conn’s Current Therapy 2021. 1 edn, Elsevier.

A Remarkable Response of Granulomatous Hypophysitis to Infliximab in a Patient With a Background of Crohn's Disease—A Case Report
Force, BK, Vogel, TP, Nguyen, DM, Heck, KA, Sebastian, S, Takashima, M, Yoshor, D & Samson, SL 2020, , Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 11, 350. https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2020.00350

An Effective and Practical Fluid Restriction Protocol to Decrease the Risk of Hyponatremia and Readmissions After Transsphenoidal Surgery
Winograd, D, Staggers, KA, Sebastian, S, Takashima, M, Yoshor, D & Samson, SL 2020, , Neurosurgery, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 761-769. https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyz555

Telemedicine in Otolaryngology in the COVID-19 Era: Initial Lessons Learned
Ohlstein, JF, Garner, J & Takashima, M 2020, , Laryngoscope, vol. 130, no. 11, pp. 2568-2573. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29030

Real-time hemodynamic effects of 1:100,000 and 1:200,000 injectable epinephrine and placement of topical 1:1000 epinephrine pledgets in patients undergoing endoscopic sinus and skull-base surgery: a randomized, prospective study
Ahmed, OG, Yu, J, Choi, JS, Yim, MT, Yoshor, D & Takashima, M 2019, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 141-146. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.22493

Evaluating real-time effects of topical 1:1000 epinephrine in endoscopic sinus and skull-base surgery on hemodynamic parameters through intraoperative arterial line monitoring
Yim, MT, Ahmed, OG & Takashima, M 2017, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 1065-1069. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.22012

In Reference to Hyoid surgery alone for obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Fox, DP & Takashima, M 2017, , Laryngoscope, vol. 127, no. 1, pp. E53. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.26164

Interventional Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy: A novel technique to guide surgical planning for obstructive sleep apnea
Victores, AJ, Olson, K & Takashima, M 2017, , Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 169-174. https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.6438

Role of intraoperative ropivacaine in adult post-tonsillectomy pain control: A randomized controlled trial
Yao, WC, Corbitt, CA & Takashima, M 2017, , Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 96, no. 4-5, pp. E39.