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Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Rare Tumors Program
Head and Neck Tumor Program
Texas Medical Center
Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540
Houston, TX 77030
Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair
11777 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77065
Daniel C. Chelius, MD
Attending Surgeon, Otolaryngology
Associate Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
|Children's Mercy Hospital||Fellowship||Pediatric Otolaryngology||2011|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Residency||Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surg||2010|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Internship||General Surgery||2006|
|Baylor College of Medicine||Medical School||Doctor of Medicine||2005|
In addition to general pediatric otolaryngology, my primary interest is in pediatric head and neck surgery including acquired and congenital head and neck masses, head and neck cancers, and thyroid disease as well as in the head and neck sequellae of immunocompromise and cancer treatment. My goal is to bring the highest quality care to each individual child as a partner with their family. To that end, I lead a high volume, focused, multidisciplinary Pediatric Head and Neck Tumor Team in collaboration with colleagues from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Speech and Language Pathology, Oral Surgery, and Oncology. I am also a Pediatric Thyroid Surgeon in Texas Children’s Pediatric Thyroid Tumor Program where I collaborate with a team including several other high volume thyroid surgeons and a focused team of thyroid experts from oncology, endocrinology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, genetics, and nuclear medicine.
Houston teen smiling again after surgery for rare gum tumor
Dr. Daniel Chelius has been recently board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology, a new board exam in which he was a part of the inaugural class along with 14 other Texas Children's Hospital ENT physicians.
|Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society||Chapter Councilor, Baylor College of Medicine|
|American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery||Annual Meeting Coordinator, 2020-2024 Past Chair, Young Physicians Section|
|American Academy of Pediatrics Subspecialty||Fellow|
|American College of Surgeons||Fellow|
|American Head and Neck Society||Member|
|American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology||Member|
|Houston Society of Otolaryngology||Past President|
Potter SL, Reuther J, Chandramohan R, Gandhi I, Hollingsworth F, Sayeed H, Voicu H, Kakkar N, Baksi KS, Sarabia SF, Lopez ME, Chelius DC, Athanassaki ID, Mahajan P, Venkatramani R, Quintanilla NM, Lopez-Terrada DH, Roy A, Parsons DW. Integrated DNA and RNA sequencing reveals targetable alterations in metastatic pediatric papillary thyroid carcinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2021 Jan;68(1):e28741.
You P, Dimachkieh AL, Chelius DC Jr. Diagnosis and management of pediatric epithelial salivary gland malignancy. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Dec;28(6):443-448.
Bertot BE, Presti ML, Stormes K, Raskin JS, Jea A, Chelius D, Lam S. Trigeminal schwannoma presenting with malocclusion: A case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int 2020 Aug 8;11:230.
Niles D, Boguniewicz J, Shakeel O, Margolin J, Chelius D, Gupta M, Paul D, King KY, McNeil JC. Candida tropicalis Thyroiditis Presenting with Thyroid Storm in a Pediatric Patient with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 Oct; 38(10):1051-1053.
Dimachkih AL, Kazahaya K, Chelius D. Assessment and Management of Thyroid Disease in Children. Otolaryngology Clin North Am 2019 Oct; 52(5):957-967.
Dempsey RF, Chelius Jr DC, Pederson WC, Maricevich M, Dimachkieh AL, Kupferman ME, Weiner HL, Hollier Jr LH, Buchanan EP. Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Oncologic Reconstruction. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2019; 46(2):261-273.
Cruz, A and Chelius, Daniel. "Infectious Lymphadenopathy." Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Ed. T. Valdez, Ed. J. Vallejo. New York: Springer, 2016.
Nguyen A, Chelius DC, Baker KA, Weatherly RA. Optimal positioning techniques with fiberoptic laser excision in the treatment of congenital tongue base lesions. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun: 123(6):1552-5.
Galer C, Santillan AA, Chelius D, Huh W, El-Naggar A, Hanna E, Weber RS, Kupferman MB. Minor salivary gland malignancies in the pediatric population. Head Neck. 2012 Nov;34(11):1648-51.
Roehm C, Chelius D, Larrier D, Hicks J, Albright J, Valdez T. Postcricoid vascular lesions: histopathological and immunohistochemical diagnosis. Laryngoscope. 2011 Feb; 121(2):397-403.
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