Mary Frances Musso, DO


  • Texas Medical Center
  • West Campus



Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Phone: 832-227-1420 (West) | 832-822-3250 (Main)
Fax: 832-825-9070

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, Suite 450
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 2011
Metro Health Hospital residency Otolaryngology 2010
Metro Health Hospital internship Otolaryngology 2006
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school Doctor of Osteopathy 2005


Dr. Musso is the surgical sleep director at Texas Children's Hospital. She leads specialty clinics for persistent obstructive sleep apnea and Down Syndrome. Texas Children's Hospital has recently been selected as one of 10 Sites within the United States to pilot the insertion of the hypoglossal nerve stimulator in pediatrics, Dr. Musso is the lead physician on this FDA funded project. She is also the Director of Otolaryngology Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Services at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Dr. Musso recently completed the following:  

Master Teacher Fellowship Program Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (September 2013 to June 2015)

Texas Children’s Hospital Safety Course Program (4 hour program), 2015

Simulation Center Instructor Course Texas Children's Hospital October 2017 (2 day course)

Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (Te4Q).

Texas Children’s Hospital: Medically Speaking

Watch Sleep Apnea After Tonsillectomy featuring Dr. Musso

A look at the comprehensive treatment of children experiencing breathing issues and snoring resulting from sleep apnea.

View News Articles:

Can sleep apnea affect your children? 

Why do some children suffer from strep throat over and over again? 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Member
American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Member
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Member (2016 - Present)
Harris County Medical Society Member
Houston Society of Otolaryngology Member
International Surgical Sleep Society Member (2018 - Present)
Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children Member (2016 - Present)
Texas Medical Association Member

Selected Publications

Ethan B, Musso MF. Otolaryngologic management of Down Syndrome patients: What is new? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2017, 25:493-497.

Musso MF, Rouillard-Bazinet N, Hunter JV, Glaze DG, Wilde EA, Wu T, Black G, Biekman B, Wei Z, Zhu H, Friedman EM. Volumetric Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Submitted. 

Shelby R, Stein F, Wilson P, Musso MF. Scurvy Presenting as Obstructive Oral Cavity Hemorrhagic Bullae. Submitted 

Gitomer SA, Rambie H, Jones JK, Manish K, Musso MF. Periopearive Management of undiagnosed Bleeding Disorders in post tonsillectomy bleed patients-submitted

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