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The Woodlands
Specialty Care

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, Outpatient Building, Third Floor
The Woodlands, TX 77584

Texas Children's Specialty Care - Eagle Springs
5514 Atascocita Road, Suite 190
Atascocita, TX 77346

Sonal V. Saraiya, MD

Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 2010
Topiwala National Medical College Masters Master of Surgery, Otolaryngology 2007
Topiwala National Medical College Mumbai University MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2003


I believe in treating children as I would my own, with compassion, respecting their space and making the experience the least intimidating. When the parents trust me with the care of their child, the onus to deliver the highest quality of care in a timely manner lies with me. I believe in partnering with the parents in formulating an effective treatment plan for their child, giving them an opportunity to voice their concerns while I can integrate their knowledge of their child with my scientific knowledge and experience.

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric hearing loss and treatment including BAHA and cochlear implants, chronic ear diseases, general pediatric otolaryngology including otitis media, tonsillitis, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, chronic and recurrent sinusitis, airway disorders, masses of the head and neck, drooling, dysphagia, patients with complex disorders and tracheotomy care and medical teaching.

Research Interests:

Hearing loss, quality of care and patient outcomes, international health

Honors or Awards

Top Doc Hour Magazine Detroit 2014
Ig Nobel Prize at Harvard University 2014


Organization Name Role
American Association of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery Fellow
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Member
Houston Otolaryngology Society Member
Michigan Otolaryngology Society Member

Selected Publications

Grewal DS, Hathiram BT, Saraiya SV*: Canal wall down tympanomastoidectomy: the ‘on-disease’ approach for retraction pockets and cholesteatoma. Journal Laryngology Otology 121, 832-9: 2007 (PMID 17295937).

Holsinger FC, Nussenbaum B, Nakayama M, Saraiya S*, Sewnaik A, Ark N, Ferris RL, Tufano RP, McWhorter AJ: Current concepts and new horizons in conservation laryngeal surgery: an important part of multidisciplinary care. Head Neck 32(5), 656-65; 2010 (PMID 19672871).

Dworkin JP, Thottam PJ*, Madgy DN, Saraiya S., Pathologies that threaten the pediatric airway. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology 21(2): 91-106, 2014.

Humphreys I*., Saraiya S., Belenky WM, Dworkin, J.: Nasal packing with strips of cured pork as treatment for uncontrollable epistaxis in a patient with Glanzmann thrombasthenia.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 120(11): 732-6, Nov 2011. (PMID 22224315).

Dyer S.R*., Saraiya S., Sirigiri R*., Dworkin J., Landolfi E., Belenky W. Congenital lobular capillary hemangioma of the larynx: A case report International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra, 6 (4): 339-345, 2011.

Dyer S.R*., Thottam PJ*, Saraiya S, Haupert M, Acute sphenoid sinusitis leading to contralateral cavernous sinus thrombosis: a case report. J Laryngol Otol 2013 Aug; 127(8):814-6. doi 10.1017/S0022215113001527. Epub 2013 Jul 24. (PMID: 23883649).

Kumar N., Haupert M., Durvasula P., Saraiya S Type IV laryngotracheoesophageal cleft with associated pulmonary foregut malformation : A case report International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra, 9 (4): 153-156, Dec 2014.

Thottam, PJ, Haupert MN, Saraiya S, Dworkin J, Sirigiri R, Belenky WM. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) alone versus balloon catheter sinuplasty (BS) and Ethmoidectomy: A comparative outcome analysis in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology 76(9): 1355-60, 2012 (PMID: 22770596).

Aurora R., Saraiya S, Niu X., Robert RL, Kannikeswaran N. Post tonsillectomy hemorrhage, who needs intervention? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Feb;79(2):165-9. 2015 (PMID: 25547960).

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