Masayoshi Takashima, MD, FACS

Sylvia and James E. Norton Distinguished New Century Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
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

Modified technique improves efficacy for in-office posterior nasal nerve ablation
Gorelik, D, Dhanda, AK, Choi, A, Takashima, M, Khan, NS, Rowan, NR, Jafari, A, Syed, T & Ahmed, OG 2024, , Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, vol. 9, no. 2, e1238, pp. e1238. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.1238

New Medical Device and Therapeutic Approvals in Otolaryngology: State of the Art Review of 2022
Wu, FM, Gorelik, D, Brenner, MJ, Takashima, M, Goyal, A, Kita, AE, Rose, AS, Hong, RS, Abuzeid, WM, Maria, PS, Al-Sayed, AA, Dunham, ME, Kadkade, P, Schaffer, SR, Johnson, AW, Eshraghi, AA, Samargandy, S, Morrison, RJ, Weissbrod, PA, Mitchell, MB, Rabbani, CC, Futran, N & Ahmed, OG 2024, , OTO Open, vol. 8, no. 1, e105. https://doi.org/10.1002/oto2.105

Posterior Nasal Nerve Ablation as a Viable Treatment Option for the Primary Symptom of Postnasal Drip
Dhanda, AK, Gorelik, D, Khan, N, Takashima, M, Bishara, P, McCoul, ED, Jafari, A & Ahmed, OG 2024, , American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. https://doi.org/10.1177/19458924241247107

Severe epistaxis after posterior nasal nerve ablation requiring surgical intervention: A multi-center case series
Khan, NS, Yoshiyasu, Y, Wang, BS, Khoudari, A, Clerico, DM, King, JM, Steele, TO, Dhanda, AK, Takashima, M & Ahmed, OG 2024, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23339

Multi-Institutional Analysis of Insurance Denial Patterns Within Rhinology *
Janz, TA, Khan, NS, Dhanda, AK, Takashima, M, Wu, AW, Tang, DM, Higgins, TS, Ramanathan, M & Ahmed, OG 2024, , American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. https://doi.org/10.1177/19458924241242856

Temperature-controlled radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of chronic rhinitis: Two-year outcomes from a prospective multicenter trial
Takashima, M, Stolovitzky, JP, Ow, RA, Silvers, SL, McDuffie, CM, Dean, M, Sedaghat, AR & Tajudeen, BA 2024, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23315

Climate change, the environment, and rhinologic disease
Kim, J, Waugh, DW, Zaitchik, BF, Luong, A, Bergmark, R, Lam, K, Roland, L, Levy, J, Lee, JT, Cho, DY, Ramanathan, M, Baroody, F, Takashima, M, OBrien, D, Lin, SY, Joe, S, Chaaban, MR, Butrymowicz, A, Smith, S & Mullings, W 2023, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 865-876. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23128

International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: Allergic rhinitis – 2023
Wise, SK, Damask, C, Roland, LT, Ebert, C, Levy, JM, Lin, S, Luong, A, Rodriguez, K, Sedaghat, AR, Toskala, E, Villwock, J, Abdullah, B, Akdis, C, Alt, JA, Ansotegui, IJ, Azar, A, Baroody, F, Benninger, MS, Bernstein, J, Brook, C, Campbell, R, Casale, T, Chaaban, M, Chew, FT, Chambliss, J, Cianferoni, A, Custovic, A, Davis, EM, DelGaudio, JM, Ellis, AK, Flanagan, C, Fokkens, WJ, Franzese, C, Greenhawt, M, Gill, A, Halderman, A, Hohlfeld, JM, Incorvaia, C, Joe, SA, Joshi, S, Kuruvilla, ME, Kim, J, Klein, AM, Krouse, HJ, Kuan, EC, Lang, D, Larenas-Linnemann, D, Laury, AM, Lechner, M, Lee, SE, Lee, VS, Loftus, P, Marcus, S, Marzouk, H, Mattos, J, McCoul, E, Melen, E, Mims, JW, Mullol, J, Nayak, JV, Oppenheimer, J, Orlandi, RR, Phillips, K, Platt, M, Ramanathan, M, Raymond, M, Rhee, CS, Reitsma, S, Ryan, M, Sastre, J, Schlosser, RJ, Schuman, TA, Shaker, MS, Sheikh, A, Smith, KA, Soyka, MB, Takashima, M, Tang, M, Tantilipikorn, P, Taw, MB, Tversky, J, Tyler, MA, Veling, MC, Wallace, D, Wang, DY, White, A, Zhang, L, Ahmed, OG, Arianpour, K, Barrow, E, Cavaliere, C, Cantu, JCC, Chaskes, MB, Chua, AJK, Daggumati, S, Daines, L, Daraei, P, Edwards, T, Gigliotti, D, Gore, M, Goshtasbi, K, Han, DH, Hossenbaccus, L, Jolicoeur, M, Kanjanawasee, D, Kilic, S, Linton, S, Liu, D, Low, C, Mahomva, C, Malenke, JA, Miglani, A, Nagy, P, Park, JA, Paz-Lansberg, M, Pfeffer, P, Ryan, M, Saraswathula, A, Sheehan, C, Struss, N, Tie, K, Torabi, S, Tsai, EF, Velasquez, N, Vuncannon, J, Watley, D & Xu, X 2023, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 293-859. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23090

GPT-4 accuracy and completeness against International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis
Yoshiyasu, Y, Wu, F, Dhanda, AK, Gorelik, D, Takashima, M & Ahmed, OG 2023, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 2231-2234. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23201

Endotype evaluation of Hispanic/Latinx-American patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Wu, AW, Tang, DM, Hur, K, Jafari, A, Chen, PG, Takashima, M, Chang, EE, Balzer, B, Mathew, A, Divatia, M, Xu, H, Robledo, J, Amin, L, Tam, B, Cvancara, DJ, Kinua, AG, Syed, TA, Paderin, DL, Vasquez, M & Ahmed, OG 2024, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 981-985. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23298

Epidural Interlay Graft for Pituitary Surgery: A 4-Year Institutional Experience
Snyder, R, Lee, S, Athukuri, P, Ngo, E, Fox, M, Fakhri, S, Takashima, M, Force, B, Samson, S, Gallagher, K, Yoshor, D & Jalali, A 2023, , Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-2175-8181

Optimization of diagnostic and procedural codes to identify patients with acute invasive fungal sinusitis
Munyemana, MA, Ahmed, OG, Takashima, M, Dhanda, AK, Tang, D, Wu, A, Wu, MJ, Kallogjeri, D, Piccirillo, JF & Roland, LT 2024, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 728-731. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23253

Postnasal drip and chronic cough in patients with chronic rhinitis treated with temperature-controlled radiofrequency neurolysis
Gorelik, D, Ahmad, JG, Razmi, SE, Takashima, M, Yiu, Y, Thekdi, A, Ramanathan, M, Dhanda, AK, Yim, MT & Ahmed, OG 2024, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 621-629. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.23238

Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Patients with Prolactinomas: Indications and Outcomes
Force, BK, Staggers, K, Sebastian, S, Takashima, M, Yoshor, D & Samson, SL 2022, , World neurosurgery, vol. 168, pp. e626-e635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2022.10.043

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

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. 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, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. E51-E54. 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 2023, , International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 175-178. 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, vol. 132, no. 12, pp. 2295-2298. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.30337