Stephanie Y. Chen, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Stephanie Y. Chen is a board-certified otolaryngologist and native Texan. After growing up in Austin, she completed her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School while taking classes at Columbia University through the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange. While there, she discovered her passion for medicine. After graduating, she completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Chen obtained her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons before completing residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She then completed a year of advanced fellowship training in head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction at Emory University prior to returning to Texas.

Description of Research

Dr. Chen maintains broad clinical interests and practices within the full breadth of the specialty. She is passionate about caring for patients with benign and malignant head and neck masses, salivary gland disorders, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, allergy and sinus complaints and obstructive sleep apnea. She also has a particular interest in minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery for the appropriate patients.


Cognitive Assessment in Elderly Cochlear Implant Recipients: Long-Term Analysis
Herzog, JA, Buchman, CA, Kallogjeri, D, Chen, S, Wick, C, Durakovic, N & Shew, MA 2023, , Laryngoscope, vol. 133, no. 9, pp. 2379-2387.

Predictors of Short-Term Changes in Quality of Life after Cochlear Implantation
Walia, A, Bao, J, Dwyer, N, Rathgeb, S, Chen, S, Shew, MA, Durakovic, N, Herzog, JA, Buchman, CA & Wick, CC 2023, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. E146-E154.

Development of second primary malignancies after transoral surgery in human papilloma virus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Stepan, K, Craig, E, Skillington, SA, Deutsch, BC, Chen, S, Wamkpah, NS, Bollig, CA, Kallogjeri, D, Thorstad, WL, Puram, SV, Pipkorn, P & Jackson, RS 2022, , Head and Neck, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 1069-1078.

The Impact of Age on Noise Sensitivity in Cochlear Implant Recipients
Shew, MA, Herzog, JA, Kallogjeri, D, Chen, S, Wick, C, Durakovic, N, McJunkin, J & Buchman, CA 2022, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 72-79.

Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: A 30-Year Review of Pathology Practice and Possible Utility of the DiffQuik® Stain
Gonzalez, ML, Chen, S, Mazaheri, P, Schneider, J & Chernock, R 2021, , Head and Neck Pathology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 852-858.

Low-risk human papilloma virus positive oropharyngeal cancer with one positive lymph node: Equivalent outcomes in patients treated with surgery and radiation therapy versus surgery alone
Sample, RA, Wood, CB, Mazul, AL, Barrett, TF, Paniello, RC, Rich, JT, Kang, SY, Zevallos, J, Daly, MD, Thorstad, WL, Chen, SY, Pipkorn, P, Jackson, RS & Puram, SV 2021, , Head and Neck, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 1759-1768.

20 pack-year smoking history as strongest smoking metric predictive of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer outcomes
Chen, SY, Last, A, Ettyreddy, A, Kallogjeri, D, Wahle, B, Chidambaram, S, Mazul, A, Thorstad, W, Jackson, RS, Zevallos, JP & Pipkorn, P 2021, , American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 42, no. 3, 102915.

Outcomes of Patients with Single-Node Metastasis of Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer Treated with Transoral Surgery
Chen, SY, Sinha, P, Last, A, Ettyreddy, A, Kallogjeri, D, Pipkorn, P, Rich, JT, Zevallos, JP, Paniello, R, Puram, SV, Van Abel, K, Moore, EJ, Oppelt, P, Palka, K, Adkins, D, Daly, M, Gay, H, Thorstad, WL & Jackson, RS 2021, , JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 147, no. 1, pp. 16-22.

The Utility of Diffusion-weighted Imaging Sequences to Differentiate Aggressive From Benign Intracranial Neoplasms
Chen, SY, Shew, M, Durakovic, N, Buchman, C & Herzog, J 2020, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. E1069-E1071.

The association of smoking and outcomes in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer: A systematic review
Chen, SY, Massa, S, Mazul, AL, Kallogjeri, D, Yaeger, L, Jackson, RS, Zevallos, J & Pipkorn, P 2020, , American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 41, no. 5, 102592.

Prognostic Significance of Smoking in Human Papillomavirus–Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer Under American Joint Committee on Cancer Eighth Edition Stage
Chidambaram, S, Nakken, ER, Kennedy, W, Thorstad, WL, Chen, SY, Pipkorn, P, Zevallos, JP & Mazul, AL 2020, , Laryngoscope, vol. 130, no. 8, pp. 1961-1966.

Non-Neural (S-100 Negative) Bronchial Granular Cell Tumor Causing Acute Respiratory Failure
Chen, SY, Sadanand, A, Dillon, PA, He, M, Dehner, LP & Leonard, DS 2020, , Fetal and Pediatric Pathology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 85-89.

Risk and rate of occult contralateral nodal disease in surgically treated patients with human papillomavirus-related squamous cell carcinoma of the base of the tongue
Last, AS, Pipkorn, P, Chen, S, Kallogjeri, D, Zenga, J, Rich, JT, Paniello, R, Zevallos, J, Chernock, R, Adkins, D, Oppelt, P, Gay, H, Daly, M, Thorstad, W & Jackson, RS 2020, , JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 146, no. 1, pp. 50-56.

Multi-institutional analysis of outcomes following transoral surgery for HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in elderly patients
Jackson, RS, Chen, S, Last, A, Khan, A, Kallogjeri, D, Van Abel, KM, Moore, EJ & Pipkorn, P 2019, , Head and Neck, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 3933-3939.

Internal carotid artery dissection causing pulsatile tinnitus
Chen, SY, Zipfel, GJ & Wick, CC 2019, , American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 121-123.

Music enjoyment with cochlear implantation
Prevoteau, C, Chen, SY & Lalwani, AK 2018, , Auris Nasus Larynx, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 895-902.

The development and validation of the speech quality instrument
Chen, SY, Griffin, BM, Mancuso, D, Shiau, S, DiMattia, M, Cellum, I, Harvey Boyd, K, Prevoteau, C, Kohlberg, GD, Spitzer, JB & Lalwani, AK 2018, , Laryngoscope, vol. 128, no. 7, pp. 1622-1627.

Assessing cochlear implant performance in older adults using a single, universal outcome measure created with imputation in HERMES
Sharma, RK, Chen, SY, Grisel, J & Golub, JS 2018, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 987-994.

Assessing cochlear implant outcomes in older adults using HERMES: A national web-based database
Chen, SY, Grisel, JJ, Lam, A & Golub, JS 2017, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. e405-e412.

Response to "Letter to Editor" Skin Necrosis After Implantation with the Baha Attract: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Chen, SY, Mancuso, DM & Lalwani, AK 2017, , Otology and Neurotology, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 1383.