Meet Dr. Emily Tignor

Ear Nose and Throat- Head and Neck Surgeon – Spring, Houston, The Woodlands

Dr. Emily Tignor | Texas Sinus and SnoringEmily S. Tignor, MD, is an otolaryngologist who completed her training at University of Texas Medical Branch and uniquely trained to deal with complex issues involving the head and neck as well as sinuses and throat. She is highly interested in complex thyroid cases as well as salivary tumors and has performed these surgeries overseas on surgical missions to those in need. Skull base surgery and complex sinus cases are also of interest to her as she received fellowship level training during her residency in endoscopic sinus surgery.

She graduated with high honors from Furman University for her undergraduate education– a beautiful university nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She gained dual majors in Neuroscience and German Studies. She was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious national honor society.

She went on to excel in medical school at Southern Illinois University, being elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, which is considered the highest honor for medical students across the country.

During residency, Dr. Tignor excelled in her surgical studies and, simultaneously, was recognized for outstanding research by winning second place in the Houston Society for Otolaryngology Resident Research Competition. The next year, she won first place in the state of Texas at the Texas State of Otolaryngology Resident Research competition.

Dr. Tignor is a member of the American Academy for Otolaryngology as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Association. She loves learning and spends her free time perfecting new culinary creations, gardening, improving her classical flute repertoire, and being involved at her church.


CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston 07/13-estimated graduation 06/18
    Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency
  • Medical School: Southern Illinois School of Medicine 08/09-05/13
    Doctor of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Furman University 08/2005-05/2009
    BS Neuroscience and German Studies, Magna Cum Laude

RESEARCH

Publications
  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. (pending submission). Mouse otolith organs in the cleared temporal bone. JARO.
  • Tignor, E., LeConte, B., Young, D., & Makishima, T. ( 2017). Chapter 1: Update on the management of otitis media. Recent Advances in Pediatric Medicine; Synopsis of Current General Pediatrics Practice.
  • Tignor, E., Qiu, S., & Siddiqui, F (2016). Posterior nasal mass causing nasal obstruction, Otolaryng Online J, 6(3).
  • Tignor, E., Qiu, S., & Mukerji, S. (2015) Auricular mass in a child. JAMA Oto HNS, 141(8): 761-2. PMID: 26067152
Oral presentations
  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. Mouse Otolith Organs in the Cleared Temporal Bone. UTMB Bailey Society, Galveston, TX 06/2016
  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. Mouse Otolith Organs in the Cleared Temporal Bone. Houston Society for Otolaryngology Resident Research, Houston, TX 05/2016
  • Tignor, E., Caspary, D. Structural and functional change in the thalamus with aging, SIUSOM Otolaryngology research day, 2012
  • Tignor, E., Smith, T. Public health and medical students, Springfield Center for Public Health, 2012
  • Tignor, E., Dubiel, W., Rau, B. Mitomycin C influence over tumor suppressor proteins in HT29 cell lines, SIUSOM medical student research symposium, 2010
Poster presentations
  • Tignor, E., Cook, R., Perachio, A., Makishima, T. Mouse Otolith Organs in the Cleared Temporal Bone. Neuroscience, San Diego, 2016.
  • Tignor, E., Caspary, D. Structural and functional changes in the thalamus with aging. Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, 2013.
Lectures
  • Sialendoscopy, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 9/2017
  • Outcomes in Sleep Surgery, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 3/2017
  • Sinonasal Headaches: from Basics to Controversy, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 12/2016
  • Microtia, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 04/2016
  • Source Filter Theory, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 12/2015
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 10/2015
  • Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 05/2015
  • Use of Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Masses in the Head and Neck, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 11/2014
  • Embryology and Anatomy of the Larynx, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 09/2014
  • Laryngeal Infections, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 09/2014
  • NonMelanoma Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck, UTMB Otolaryngology Grand Rounds 08/2014

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Texas Association for Otolaryngology Resident Research Award First Place 2017
  • Houston Society for Otolaryngology Resident Research Presentation Second Place 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Betta Kappa

COURSES ATTENDED

  • American Acadamy of Otolaryngologic Allergy 02/2016

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

  • UTMB Credentials Committee 07/2016-current

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Medical Association, Christian Medical & Dental Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society,
  • American Academy for Otolaryngology, Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Gardening, Running, Church, Spinning, Hiking, Photography, Flute, Sewing, Gourmet and unique food


OTOLARYNGOLOGIC INTERESTS

I enjoy clinic and the operating room and have worked hard throughout residency to develop expertise in both. I would love to have the opportunity to use my surgical skills in nasal surgery, otology and head and neck surgery in my future practice. I am comfortable working independently in challenging situations and hope to find a place where I can provide patients with high quality care both in the clinical and operative settings.

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