TTUHSC School of Medicine
HomeSchool of MedicineOtolaryngology (ENT)People

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Joehassin Cordero 

Dr. Joehassin Cordero

Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, and a Board Certified Head and Neck surgeon specializes in the treatment and surgical care of patients dealing with common ENT issues to more complex surgical problems, such as cancer of the head and neck, facial trauma and reconstruction, voice and airway disorders, and many hearing and speech issues.  A 1994 graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Cordero completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1999. Dr. Cordero joined the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center that same year as a Faculty Surgeon in the Division of Otolaryngology.  The Division transitioned into a full Department on September 1, 2015 at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with the addition of more faculty and significant growth in the clinical, research, and educational aspects of the Department.

ACADEMIC BIO

 

Dr. Joshua C. Demke 

Dr. Joshua Demke

An Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Demke joined Texas Tech Physicians in 2009.  Dr. Demke completed his medical school education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2003, and went on to complete his Surgical Residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2008. He is a Fellowship-trained surgeon in Facial Plastic and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.  Dr. Demke, specializing in pediatric and adult congenital deformities, has specialized interest in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Ear Surgery, Nasal Surgery, Eyelid Surgery, Jaw Surgery, and in reconstruction of facial defects from traumatic injury.  In addition to these special interests, Dr. Demke provides multiple facial cosmetic procedures to improve the effect of aging, including Botox treatment.

ACADEMIC BIO

 

Dr. Tam Nguyen 

Dr. Tam Nguyen 

An Associate Professor of Surgery, joining Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2005 and graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1998. He completed his Otolaryngology Residency in 2003. Dr. Nguyen is a Fellowship-trained surgeon in Otology and Neurotology from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Advanced Rhinology from Rush University. He is also completing a PhD in electrical engineering specializing in wireless and wearable biosensors technologies.

ACADEMIC BIO

 

Dr. Winslo Idicula 

Dr. Winslo Idicula 

An Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Idicula joined Texas Tech Physicians in 2016. Dr. Idicula completed his medical school education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2010, and completed Residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in 2015. He is a Fellowship-trained surgeon in Pediatric Otolaryngology from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Dr. Idicula specializes in the complete treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders for the pediatric population including airway evaluation/reconstruction surgery, cleft lip/palate, congenital masses, pediatric endocrine surgery, ear surgery, sleep disorders, sinus surgery, and voice disorders/velopharyngeal insufficiency.

ACADEMIC BIO

 

Clinical Faculty Appointments

Philip Anthony, M.D.

Dr. Anthony specialized in Otology and Neurotology.  A native of Fort Worth, he grew up around hearing healthcare.  Dr. Anthony’s father began practicing otology in Fort Worth in 1951.  In 1978, he took over his father’s practice and has been providing ear care to North Texas since that time.  Dr. Anthony brought hearing nerve tumor surgery and pediatric cochlear implants to Fort Worth and is the national leader in the area of laser surgery of the inner ear.  Dr. Anthony received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.  After completing his residency program from Baylor College, he did his fellowship training at the Ear International Foundation in Los Angeles, California.

 

Ricardo Cristobal, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Cristobal specializes in neurotology and joined Texas Health Care from the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas were he completed a fellowship in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery.  He completed his otolaryngology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a general surgery internship at the University of California Los Angeles Department of Surgery.  Dr. Cristobal received his doctoral degree from the University of California Los Angeles and his medical degree from the University of Navarra School of Medicine in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.  Dr. Cristobal enjoys educating patients about their diseases, engaging them in treatment and helping to direct their focus towards getting better.  

 

Marc Dean, M.D.

Dr. Marc Dean is a board certified otolaryngologist, practicing full time in private practice in Ft. Worth, Texas, specializing in ear and sinus disease and disorders of the eustacian tube.  He attended Baylor University for his undergraduate studies in bioinformatics, attended Texas Tech for his medical training and completed his residency program at LSU- Shreveport and remains on the LSU facility as a clinical professor.

As President and CEO of Otorhinologic Research Institute, a non-profit organization focusing on the development of new treatments for ear, sinus and eustachian tube disorders, Dr. Dean hopes to raise the awareness of these conditions in local medical communities around the world.  In that capacity, he has taught, lectured and lead mission trips to multiple countries providing free information to doctors and necessary medical treatment to those in need.  New endeavors include the development of a cochlear implant program in northern Iraq and a head and neck program in Vietnam.

 

William Fell, M.D.

Dr. William Feel completed his Ear, Nose & Throat specialty training in 1997, having trained at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas from 1991-1997.  He grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, attended college at The University of California, Santa Barbara and medical school at Oregon Health Science University in Portland.  Since completing his residency training, Dr. Fell and his family have traveled and practiced in Wyoming, Alaska, Guam and Delaware.

Dr. Fell’s travels, different work environments and patient experiences have allowed him to develop knowledge, experience and a multitude of different subspecialties in the field of ear, nose and throat.  Not all ENT problems have a simple solution.  Dr. Fell has extensive experience performing surgery for chronic ear disease including cholesteatoma, and he is skilled in complex and revision sinus surgery.  Dr. Fell also has a great deal of experience providing surgical treatment for head and neck tumors and cancer.  

 

Stan Potocki, M.D.

Dr. Potocki graduated from Baylor University in 1990.  He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1994.  After completing his Otolaryngology Residency, he and his family moved to Lubbock.  Dr. Potocki chose the Ear, Nose and Throat specialty early in his training.  He quickly became interested in the complexity of the anatomy and function of that part of the body.  He finds the variety of ENT practice to be very satisfying, including the ability to help people of all ages.  Quickly relieving a child’s ear infection with tubes, or lessening sore throats by tonsillectomy is rewarding.  Improving quality of life for patients by helping with voice disorders, dizziness and sinusitis also makes his work enriching.  Dr. Potocki has been excited to incorporate recent advances in sinus surgery by adding balloon sinuplasty to his practice.  This has allowed more patients to be treated in the office with less discomfort and a shorter recovery period compared with other sinus surgery techniques that require general anesthesia.  

 

Philip Scolaro, M.D.

Dr. Scolaro is a board-certified otolaryngologist servicing the South Plains area and is currently associated with Covenant Medical Center.  He has been practicing in Lubbock since 1990.  In his current practice, Dr. Scolaro focuses on ear, nose and throat-related illnesses, as well as head and neck surgeries.  He treats a broad range of patients across all age groups for problems such as ear infections, chronic tonsillitis, septal deviations, sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease and cancers of the head, neck and mouth and is adept at assisting neurosurgery for the resection of transsphenoidal tumors. 

Prior to practicing in Lubbock, Dr. Scolaro received his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin before completing his medical degree and residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.  

©