Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology
Craniofacial Team of Texas
11412 Bee Cave Road, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78738
Hours for scheduled appointments:
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Robert Nason, MD – Biography
Dr. Robert Nason is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (“ENT”), with unique fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Nason is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of diagnoses which impact the head and neck region, and specifically the airway. Dr. Nason’s unique training in Pediatrics positions him to be able to treat children with the most severe perinatal and childhood diagnoses.
He has participated in research throughout his training, beginning in college. During his residency training in Otorhinolaryngology, he spent 3 years performing full-time NIH-funded research in inflammatory bone destruction, a condition which greatly impacts the head and neck region, and is particularly relevant to chronic middle ear disease and facial sinusitis..
Although he has had a large amount of research experience, his passion remains patient care. He loves the interaction associated with the doctor-patient relationship and being able to directly intervene on the individual level to eliminate and/or lessen the severity of disease.
He has two children, Max and Natalia. He is married to Diane, a teacher. Hobbies include cycling, running, traveling, playing tennis, and ultimate Frisbee.
Robert Nason, MD – Curriculum Vitae
Research Assistant, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology (Dr. Richard Chole) 2003- 2005
Postgraduate Specialty Training
Fellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California, 2012-2013
Residency, Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2005-2012
MD with High Honors, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1999-2003
B.A., Chemistry Magna cum Laude, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1995-1999
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
- Austin Society of Otolaryngology
- Travis County Medical Society
- Texas Medical Association
- State of Texas
- State of California
- State of Missouri
Honors & Awards
- National Merit Scholar, 1995
- Zevi and Bertha Salzburg Award for Achievement in Chemistry, Rice University, 1999
- Golden Key National Honor Society, 1999
- Class commencement speaker, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2003
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2003
- Edward Randall Medal for Academic Excellence, 2003
- Michael Paparella Resident Research Award, Department of Otolaryngology, 2007
- AAO-HNS Resident Leadership Grant, 2011
- ENT Specialists of Austin, June 2014 – present
- Comprehensive ENT Center of Texas, Austin, Texas, July 2013 – March 2014
- Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Mediated Bone Destruction
- Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology (Dr. Richard Chole) 2003- 2005
Peer Reviewed Manuscripts
- Jae Y. Jung, Dong H. Lee, Eric W. Wang, Robert Nason, Toni M. Sinnwell, Joseph P. Vogel and Richard A. Chole. P. aeruginosa infection increases morbidity in experimental cholesteatomas. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov; 121(11): 2449–2454.
- Nason R, Jung JY, Chole RA. Lipopolysaccharide-induced osteoclastogenesis from mononuclear precursors: a mechanism for osteolysis in chronic otitis. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2009 Jun;10(2):151-60.
- Nason R, Lee DH, Jung JY, Chole RA. Radiographic and micro-computed tomographic imaging of lipopolysaccharide-mediated bone resorption. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 May;118(5):391-6.
- Robert Nason and Richard Chole. Bacterial biofilms may explain chronicity in osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Dec;28(8):1026-8.
- Wang EW, Jung JY, Pashia ME, Nason R, Scholnick S, Chole RA. Otopathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains as competent biofilm formers. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Nov; 131(11):983-9.
- Vertrees RA, Nason R, Hold MD, Leeth AM, Schmalstieg FC, Boor PJ, Zwischenberger JB. Smoke/burn injury-induced respiratory failure elicits apoptosis in ovine lungs and cultured lung cells, ameliorated with arteriovenous CO2 removal. Chest. 2004 Apr; 125(4):1472-82.
- Pou AM, Weems J, Deskin RW, Nason R, Payne DA. Molecular characterization of mutations in patients with benign and aggressive recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a preliminary study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2004 Mar; 113(3 Pt 1):180-6.
- Nason R, Carrau RL. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma to the nasal cavity.
- Am J Otolaryngol. 2004 Jan-Feb; 25(1):54-7.
- Gaytan O, Nason R, Alagugurusamy R, Swann A, Dafny N. MK-801 blocks the development of sensitization to the locomotor effects of methylphenidate.
- Brain Res Bull. 2000 Apr; 51(6):485-92.
- Robert Nason and Richard A. Chole. Chapter 17: “Chronic Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma”. Ballenger’s Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 17th edition.Edited by James Snow and P. Ashley Wackym. 2008.
- Robert Nason and Ravindra Uppaluri, “Approach to Consultation”, ENT section. Washington Manual Intern Survival Guide, 4th edition. Edited by Thomas de Fer, Eric Knoche, and Gina La Rossa. 2013.
- Nason R, Jung J, Wang E, Pashia M, Scholnick S, Chole R. Invasion of human keratinocytes by otopathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, New Orleans, LA, February 2005.
- Nason R. and Chole R. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Osteoclastogenesis, an MyD88- and Toll-Like Receptor 4 – Dependent Process. 9th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Otitis Media, St. Pete Beach, FL, June 2007.
- Zhuang L, Nason R, Chole R. Pseudomonas Lipopolysaccharide-mediated Osteoclastogenesis. Annual AAO-HNS Academy Meeting, Washington DC, September 2007.
- Nason R, Lee, DH, Pashia-Basse M, Chole RA. Pseudomonas aeruginosa LPS-mediated Bone Resorption – Requirement for Intact TLR2, TLR4, and MyD88 Signaling. Annual AAO-HNS Academy Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 2008.