ENT Interest Group

ENT IG Team Profiles

Fuad Baroody M.D.

Fuad Baroody M.D.

ENT IG Faculty Mentor, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, and Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UChicago Medicine

Dr. Baroody is an expert pediatric head and neck surgeon who specializes in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and other pediatric disorders, including recurrent ear infections, airway narrowing and obstructive sleep apnea. He is regularly featured in the Chicago metro area top doctors publications and listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors Inc.

He is a reviewer for and on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals, including Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryArchives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryLaryngoscopeAnnals of Allergy, Asthma, and ImmunologyJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; and American Journal of Rhinology. Dr. Baroody has written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 25 book chapters on allergic diseases. He also co-edited a textbook that offers a comprehensive review of the current causes and treatments available for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). A gifted speaker, he has been invited to give lectures across the country and around the world.

Dr. Baroody’s research interests include various treatment options for allergic rhinitis and sinusitis, and investigations into the causes of obstructive sleep apnea in children. His previous research has been funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Douglas Zhang

Douglas Zhang

ENT IG Co-Leader - M1 Douglas.Zhang@uchospitals.edu

Douglas hails from San Francisco and the Bay Area, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley. His interest in ENT stems from his experiences studying neurobiology, his previous clinical and research experiences, and his enjoyment of the head and neck module of anatomy. Besides otolaryngology, his interests in medicine also encompass topics related to healthcare disparities, health care delivery science, and tech. Outside of his medical school activities, he enjoys traveling, trying new foods, exploring the city, and going to concerts.

Phil Ang

Phil Ang

ENT IG Co-Leader - M1 Phillip.Ang@uchospitals.edu

Phillip (Phil) Ang is also a first year medical student. He hails from Weymouth, MA in the South Shore of Massachusetts. He graduated Harvard University in 2017 with bachelor’s in Molecular and Cell Biology with and a citation in Spanish Language. Despite being highly interested in Otolaryngology, he is also interested in Neurology, Hematology/Oncology, and Interventional Radiology. Additionally, he is aspiring to become a physician scientist in an academic teaching hospital. When not studying or working on medical school things, he enjoys reading novels, working out, traveling, and learning about the resturaunt/bar industry.

Mahesh Kumar

Mahesh Kumar

ENT IG Co-Leader - M1 MaheshKrishna.Kumar@uchospitals.edu

Mahesh Kumar is a first year medical student from Willowbrook, IL, though he’s split the last decade between NH, NJ, and DC. He graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and taught before coming to Pritzker. In addition to Otolaryngology, he is interested in Neurology and Psychiatry as well as interventions related to the accessibility of healthcare programming. Outside of a med school context Mahesh enjoys hiking, biking, rock climbing, and (in the long winters) a solid binge-watching marathon; if you have any show recommendations, he’d love to hear them!

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