Ronald Jason Vilela, MD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
- West Campus
- Specialty Care
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-827-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire) | 281-661-4858 (THI)
Associate Director of Perioperative Services
Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
|University of Minnesota Medical School at Minneapolis||fellowship||Pediatric Otolaryngology||2008|
|Tulane University School of Medicine||residency||Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surg||2007|
|Tulane University School of Medicine||internship||General Surgery||2003|
|University of Texas at Houston||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||2002|
Dr. Vilela came to us following completion of his pediatric otolaryngology training at The Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to fellowship training, Dr. Vilela graduated from medical school at the University of Texas-Houston and completed his otolaryngology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.
Dr. Vilela is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is also a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society. He is interested in a wide variety of pediatric otolaryngology disciplines including chronic ear disease and hearing loss, cochlear implantation, sinonasal problems, diseases of the airway including airway reconstruction, tonsil and adenoid surgery and surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency. He believes patient care is best approached by a team that includes your primary care physician, other subspecialists, if need be, and, most importantly, parents and/or caretakers.
|American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery||Member|
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Fellow|
|American Board of Otolaryngology||Diplomate|
|American Cochlear Implant Alliance||Member|
|American College of Surgeons||Fellow|
|American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology||Member|
|Harris County Medical Society||Member|
|Houston Society of Otolaryngology||Member|
|Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advancements in Children||Member|
|Texas Medical Association||Member|
Vilela RJ, “Nasal Soft Tissue Infections.” In: Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Otolaryngology: A Practical Guide. Valdez TA, Vallejo JG. (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015) 85-91.
Cunningham CL, Vilela RJ, Roy S. Radiofrequency ablation as a novel treatment for lingual thyroid. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2010 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print].
Vilela RJ, Black A, Sidman JS. Treatment of Velopharyngeal Inadequacy. In: Advanced Therapy in Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. Thomas JR. (Shelton, CT: PMPH-USA, 2010) 119-25.
Anand A, Vilela RJ, Guarisco JL. Intracapsular versus Standard Tonsillectomy: Review of the Literature. Journal of Louisiana State Medical Society 2005 Sept/Oct; 157(5):259-61.
Druzgal CH, Chen Z, Yeh NT, Thomas GR, Ondrey FG, Duffey DC, Vilela RJ, Ende K, McCullagh L, Rudy SF, Muir C, Herscher LL, Morris JC, Albert PS, Van Waes C. A pilot study of longitudinal serum cytokine and angiogenesis factor levels as markers of therapeutic response and survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Head & Neck 2005 Sept; 27(9):771-84.
Vilela RJ, Langford C, McCullagh L, Kass ES. Cocaine-Induced Oronasal Fistula with External Nasal Erosion But Without Palate Involvement. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal 2002 Aug; 81(8):562-3.
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