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Dr. Gopi Shah on the BackTable ENT Podcast

Dr. Gopi Shah

Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Gopi Shah is a practicing ENT at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

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Ep 171 Workforce Analysis & Why It’s Important with Dr. Andrew Tompkins
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About Dr. Gopi Shah

Dr. Gopi Shah is a co-founder of BackTable, co-host of the BackTable ENT series, and a practicing Otolaryngologist with UT Southwestern. Dr. Shah is Director of UTSW’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship and Co-director of UTSW’s Airway Simulation Lab for residents. In additions, she serves as the surgical representative-at-large for the Medical Executive Committee at Children’s Health in Dallas.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Episode #171

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss the ENT workforce with Dr. Andrew (“AJ”) Tompkins, an Ohio-based comprehensive otolaryngologist and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s socioeconomic task force.

Episode #169

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In this episode, Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim, pediatric airway surgeon and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, joins host Dr. Gopi Shah to review laryngeal clefts in children.

Episode #168

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In this episode, Dr. Mark Royer, private practice otolaryngologist and medical director of ENTLocums.com, joins BackTable to discuss salary negotiation for physicians.

Episode #165

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In this episode, pediatric speech language pathologist (SLP) Olivia Brooks (University of Florida Shands Hospital) shares her experience performing inpatient fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) with host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #164

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In this episode, Dr. Ashleigh Halderman, Rhinologist and Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses chronic invasive fungal sinusitis with hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan,

Episode #163

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In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Villwock, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Kansas University Medical Center, discusses career transitions with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #162

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In this episode, Dr. Sohit Kanotra, director of UCLA’s Complex Pediatric Airway Program, discusses open airway surgery in children with host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #161

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan talk to Dr. Stephen Schoeff, laryngologist at Kaiser Permanente (Tacoma, WA), about subglottic stenosis in adults.

Episode #160

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In this episode, hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah discuss the transition from residency to private practice with Dr. Christopher Gentile of Northeast Atlanta ENT.

Episode #158

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In this episode, Dr. Nora Perkins (Albany ENT & Allergy Services), discusses in-office procedural management of nasal airway obstruction with hosts Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #157

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In this episode, Dr. Anita Jeyakumar, pediatric ENT at Mercy Health (Youngstown, Ohio) discusses language for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) children with podcast host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #153

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah welcomes Dr. Elton Lambert, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, to discuss the use of ultrasound in pediatric otolaryngology.

Episode #152

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In this episode, Dr. Kevin Sykes, PhD, MPH, director of clinical research at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, explores health equity research in otolaryngology with host Dr. Gopi Shah.

Episode #150

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah discusses the role of ENT in gender-affirming care with facial plastic surgeons Dr. Daniel Knott of UCSF and Dr. Rahul Seth of Golden State Plastic Surgery. This episode is the second half of a two-part series featuring Drs. Knott and Seth.

Episode #149

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In this episode of Back Table ENT, host Dr. Gopi Shah explores the entrepreneurial journey of Dr. Rohan Walvekar, an otolaryngologist at Louisiana State University-New Orleans and innovator/CEO of nDorse, a team engagement software application.

Episode #148

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah discusses facial masculinization surgery with facial plastic surgeons Dr. P. Daniel Knott of UCSF and Dr. Rahul Seth of Golden State Plastic Surgery.

Episode #147

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In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Ashley Agan invite Dr. Omar Ahmed, rhinologist at Houston Methodist Hospital, to discuss innovative treatments for chronic rhinitis.

Episode #146

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In this episode, Dr. Ashley Agan and Dr. Gopi Shah cover in-office laryngology procedures with Dr. Lesley Childs, Associate Professor of Laryngology, Neuro-Laryngology, and Professional Voice at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Episode #145

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In this podcast, Dr. Gopi Shah invites Dr. Nicole Schmitt, an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University to discuss drug repurposing for head and neck cancer.

Episode #142

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Jens Andersson, practicing ENT at Sweden’s Skåne University Hospital, tackle chronic frontal sinusitis.

Episode #141

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Briac Thierry, Pediatric ENT at Necker Hospital for Sick Children in Paris, France, review stridor in newborns, with a special emphasis on laryngomalacia.

Episode #140

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah sits down with pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Erynne Faucett at the University California Davis-Sacramento to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field of otolaryngology and its importance.

Episode #139

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. David Goldenberg, head and neck surgeon and department chair at PennState Health in Pennsylvania, discuss radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of thyroid nodules.

Episode #138

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In this episode of BackTable ENT, Dr. Gopi Shah sits down with Dr. Anthony Sheyn, associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Tennesse-Memphis and Dr. Jennifer Lavin, associate professor of otolaryngology at Northwestern University-Feinberg, to talk about what clinical care pathways are and their usage in the field of pediatric otolaryngology.

Articles Featuring Dr. Gopi Shah

Navigating Single-Sided Deafness in Children

Single-sided deafness (SSD) in children can result from congenital CMV or anatomic abnormalities. After audiometric and imaging workup, either surgical or non-surgical options can restore hearing for these patients. Keep reading to learn more about this common condition.

Microtia Ear Surgery Closure Technique & Postoperative Management

Pediatric Otolaryngologist Dr. Mai Thy Truong walks through her microtia ear surgery techniques, offering insight into the finishing details that lead to successful outcomes.

Room to Breathe: In-Office Procedures for Nasal Airway Obstruction

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of excess nasal tissue can alleviate nasal airway obstruction. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to learn about the anesthesia protocol, procedure steps, and patient counseling involved when RFA is done in the office setting.

Nasal Airway Obstruction Symptoms & Treatment

While not life-threatening, nasal airway obstruction causes difficulty breathing through the nose, sleep disturbances, dysphagia, and aural fullness; these symptoms decrease patients’ quality of life. Join BackTable ENT to learn how to identify and treat this condition.

Planning Free Flap Surgery: Patient Counseling, History-Taking & Imaging

Free tissue transfer, commonly known as “free flap surgery,” represents a major technical challenge to the head and neck surgeon. Join BackTable ENT as we learn about how one expert plans for these operations.

Free Flap Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer: Strategies for Success

A successful free flap surgery in head and neck cancer requires ICU level care and effective collaboration between nursing & surgical teams. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to acquire expert insight with BackTable ENT.

The Finer Points of Microtia Ear Surgery

Rib harvesting and construction of the skin pocket are two techniques in microtia ear reconstruction surgery that require precision and skill. Learn more about microtia ear surgery from pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Mai Thy Truong.

Microtia Surgery: From Diagnosis to Reconstruction

Microtia surgery embodies a remarkable blend of technical innovation and empathetic patient care. Central to this approach is the early, comprehensive engagement with families, ensuring they are fully informed and supported from diagnosis through to surgical planning and follow-up.

How to Perform Balloon Sinuplasty in the Office Setting

With appropriate planning and a few procedural modifications, balloon sinuplasty can successfully float from the OR to the office. Keep reading to learn more about how to perform balloon sinuplasty in the office setting

Balloon Sinuplasty: A Valuable Tool in the ENT Toolbox

Balloon sinuplasty offers a minimally invasive, in-office alternative to functional endoscopic sinus surgery in select cases. Join BackTable ENT to learn about the applications of this common procedure.

Working Up Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Though rarely deadly, cutaneous “squames” can have devastating cosmetic and functional consequences. Join BackTable ENT to gain a surgeon’s perspective on how to work up this condition.

Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment

Treatment options for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) include surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. Join BackTable ENT to learn more about when to consider each option.

Hard To Swallow: Assessing Pediatric Dysphagia

Pediatric dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) threatens the overall health and nutritional status of affected children. Learn more about how to evaluate pediatric dysphagia with BackTable ENT.

Tympanoplasty 101: How to Fix a Tympanic Membrane Perforation

As one of the most common (and successful) otologic surgeries, tympanoplasty remains an essential tool for treating tympanic membrane perforation. This article from Backtable ENT provides insight into how two leading otologists approach this surgery in children.

Pediatric Tympanic Membrane Perforation: Operative & Non-Operative Management

While tympanic membrane perforation occurs commonly in younger children, tympanoplasty is not indicated in all situations. Learn more about etiologies and management of this common complaint with BackTable ENT.

Infant Laryngomalacia: Diagnosis, Clinical Management & Advanced Therapies

Otolaryngologists Briac Thierry and Gopi Shah unravel the complexities of laryngomalacia in infants, providing information on diagnostic criteria, clinical decision making, and various treatment options.

Comprehensive Evaluation of Infant Stridor

Otolaryngologists Gopi Shah and Briac Thierry provide a comprehensive guide to assess and diagnose infants presenting with stridor. The presentation, differential diagnosis, and a thorough history, encompassing respiratory signs, feeding patterns, and growth indicators, are vital in moving towards a targeted treatment for the infant’s specific condition.

Complex Airway Disorders in Infants with Stridor: Diagnosis & Surgical Strategies

Otolaryngologists Dr. Gopi Shah and Dr. Briac Thierry discuss the intricacies of complex airway disorders in infants with persistent stridor, including diagnosis, surgical approaches, and tracheostomy considerations. Various challenging conditions are highlighted spanning from vallecular cysts to bilateral vocal fold immobility.

Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis Treatment: Clearing Out the “Peanut Butter”

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a form of chronic rhinosinusitis that can cause orbital/intracranial spread and distortion of sinonasal anatomy if untreated. Learn more about allergic fungal rhinosinusitis treatment, sinus rinses, and endoscopic sinus surgery.

Evaluating Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis (ARFS): Focus on Symptoms & Diagnostic Criteria

Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a subset of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Learn more about AFRS symptoms and diagnostic criteria.

Odontogenic Sinusitis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Odontogenic sinusitis is a maxillary sinus disease of dental origin. It presents with unilateral sinusitis symptoms and foul odor. Learn more about the symptoms and diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis.

Odontogenic Sinusitis Treatment

Odontogenic sinusitis is the result of dental infection spreading to the maxillary sinus. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this disease, a combination of medical, surgical, and dental treatment strategies enable cure in 95% of affected patients.

Neurogenic Cough Treatment

Neurogenic cough is a diagnosis of exclusion commonly observed after illness or laryngeal insult. Learn more about the diagnosis, symptoms, medical therapies, and in-office procedures for neurogenic cough treatment.

Chronic Cough Diagnosis: Definitions, Differentials, Physical Exam & Functional Tests

Chronic cough affects one in twenty American adults, many of whom will end up with an ENT referral. Learn about chronic cough diagnosis, differentials, physical exam, and tests.

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Workforce Analysis & Why It’s Important with Dr. Andrew Tompkins on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Navigating Type I Laryngeal Clefts in Children with Dr. Hamdy El-Hakim on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
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Implementing FEES for Infants in CVICU & NICU with Olivia Brooks, SLP on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
Chronic Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: Diagnosis & Management with Dr. Ashleigh Halderman on the BackTable ENT Podcast)
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