Education

1998 – 2002 Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas Dallas, TX
Doctor of Medicine
GPA 3.9/4.0
Alpha Omega Alpha

1994 – 1998 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Honors
GPA 3.9/4.0
Engineering Honors Program
Specialization in Biomedical Engineering

Postgraduate Training

07/2007 – 06/2008 Fellowship
American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstruction
Fellowship Director: William Silver, MD

2003 – 06/2007 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
Department of Otolaryngology
Residency
Chairman: Peter S. Roland, MD

2002 – 2003 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
Department of Surgery
Internship
Chairman: Robert Rege, MD

Hospital Affiliations

Northside-Cherokee Hospital
Staff, 07/2007 – 08/2008
Atlanta, GA

Northside Hospital
Staff, 07/2007 – 08/2008
Atlanta, GA

Veteren’s Affairs Hospital
Staff, 10/2007 – 08/2008
Atlanta, GA

Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital
Volunteer faculty, 06/2007 – present
Atlanta, GA

Memorial Hermann Southeast
Staff, 08/2008 – present
Houston, TX

Clear Lake Regional Hospital
Staff, 08/2008 – present
Webster, TX

Triumph Medical Center
Staff, 09/2008 – present
Webster, TX

Academic Affiliation

Associate Clinical Professor of Facial Plastics
Dept. of Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, TX
Jan. 2009 – present

Licenses

State of Texas License # M4701
Georgia License 058678
DEA (FA0030724) and Texas DPS license current

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology (Head/Neck Surgery)
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association
American Academy of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Texas Medical Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Research and Publications

  • Guest Editor of Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
    2007 September;18(3)
  • Facial Filler Agents
    Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
    2007 September;18(3):243-47
    Athre, R
  • The Effect of a Peroxide Wound Care Regimen on Tensile Strength of Suture
    Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2007 July-August
    Athre, R, Park, J, and J Leach
  • The Four Suture Tip Rhinoplasty – A powerful tool for controlling tip dynamics
    Otolaryngology – Head/Neck Surgery. 2006 Aug;135(2):227-31
    Leach, J and R Athre
  • Evaluation of fibula free flap donor site morbidity
    American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2006 Jan-Feb;27(1):29-32.
    Garrett, A, Ducic, Y, Athre, RS, Motley, T, and Carpenter, B.
  • Hamartomas of the frontal sinus – Case presentation and review of literature
    American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2005 Nov-Dec; 26(6):419-21.
    Athre, R. and Ducic, Y.
  • The Split Orbicularis Myomucosal Flap for Lower Lip Reconstruction
    Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. 2005 Sep-Oct; 7(5):347-52.
    Ducic, Y., Athre, R., Cochran, C.S.
  • Osteosarcoma of the larynx – Case presentation and review of literature
    Laryngoscope. 2005 Jan; 115(1):74-7.
    Athre, R., Vories, A., Mudrovich, S., Ducic, Y.

Book Chapters

  • Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis – Surgical Management
    Raghu S. Athre and Bradley F. Marple
    Chapter 11 – Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques
    Stilianos E. Kountakis and Metin Onerci (editors)
  • Cellular Biology and the Immune System
    Raghu S. Athre and Bradley F. Marple
    Ballinger’s Otolaryngology
    Accepted for publication

Research at the University of Texas at Austin College of Engineering

  • Economic feasibility analysis and characterization of flow through artificial heart valves
    A long term economic analysis that forecasted the ideal type of artificial valve to be used in reconstruction of aortic stenosis as a function of projected lifetime. Also, flow parameters through artificial valves were measured on a bench top model of the human circulatory system to affect valve design.

Presentations

National Meetings

  • May 2006, Las Vegas Nevada
    International Symposium of Facial Plastics
    Athre, R., Park, J., and J. Leach
    Effect of Wound Care Regimen on Tensile Strength of Sutures
    In-vitro pilot study of the effect of peroxide and water on the tensile strength of prolene, nylon and fast-absorbing gut
  • September 2005. Los Angeles, CA
    American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Leach, J. and Athre, R.
    The Four Suture Tip Rhinoplasty–A Powerful Tool for Controlling Tip Dynamics
    Explains usage of a four suture baseball diamond suture to control tip dynamics, and results of 77 patients undergoing open rhinoplasty with the aforementioned technique.

Grand Rounds

  • March 2009
    University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
    Rhinoplasty: The Basics and the Pearls
  • May 2007
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies and Caustic Ingestion
  • April 2006
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Frontal Sinus Fractures
  • December 2005
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Pediatric Facial Fractures
  • August 2005
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Head and Neck Manifestations of HIV Disease
  • May 2005
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Basic Concepts in Orthognathic Surgery
  • November 2004
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Vocal Rehabilitation Following Laryngectomy
  • May 2004
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Caustic Ingestion – What do I do?
  • January 2004
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
    Basic Head and Neck Embryology for the ENT Surgeon

Presentations

  • October 2006
    University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering Department
    The Role of Biomedical Engineering in the Modern Practice of Surgery
  • September 2005
    University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering Department
    Engineering and Medicine…Bridging the Divide
  • September 2005
    University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering Department
    A Primer for Admission to Medical School…Personal Experiences

Awards

  • Texas Academy of Otolaryngology
    2007
    Research Publication Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    2002
  • Hudson-Penn award for top medical student in surgery
    2002
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
    1996
  • Undergraduate Collegiate Scholar
    1996
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
    1995
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    1995
  • Dedman’s Memorial Scholarship
    1994-1998
  • National Merit Scholar
    1994

Work Experience

July 2005-September 2005
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Dallas, TX
Provided otologic exams for children applying for state-funded hearing aids

1999-2000
UT Southwestern Student Activities
Dallas, TX
Part-time assistant for special events

Summer 1996
Mobil Chemical Company
Houston, TX
Process engineer
Designed waste water recycling and treatment system

Summer 1995
Mobil Chemical Company
Beaumont, TX
Process engineer
Conducted hazardous operations study for one complete plant unit

Summer 1994
Exxon Upstream Technical Computing Company
Houston, TX
Support engineer
Provided hardware and software support for 150 users on DOS, Windows and UNIX platforms

Community Service

  • Nightlights Respite Care Program
    Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Austin, TX and Dallas, TX