Dr. Ford D. Albritton IV, MD

Otolaryngology/Ear, Nose, Throat

A pioneer in the treatment of sinus conditions.

Dr. Ford Albritton is an expert in many areas within the ENT field, including:

  • Sinus & Rhinology
  • Minimally Invasive Sinus and Septal Surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

He's driven by his passion to deliver the most successful outcomes in a safe and caring way NOT in an assembly line manner. 

Dr. Albritton is one of the nation’s most experienced surgeons with the specialty balloon sinuplasty sinus surgery. Albritton frequently gives lectures on the topic and consults on the design of new medical devices.  He authored the preeminent publication regarding awake in-office procedures, and has trained numerous physicians in the region and beyond.  In fact, many of Dallas' best ENT doctors were were tutored by Dr. Albritton in the use of balloon sinus instruments and techniques.

 

His education includes:

  • B.S.; Texas A&M University; Cum Laude (through early admittance combined BA/MD program at A&M)
  • M.D.; Texas A&M University College of Medicine; With Honors (graduated 3rd in his class)
  • Internship and Residency;  Emory University School of Medicine 

He is the current Board Chairman of Texas Institute for Surgery and Chairman of Otolaryngology at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. He is board certified in Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A Dallas native, he has been recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best ENT doctors in Dallas every year from 2006 through 2014.

Specifically within the sinus and rhinology fields, Dr. Albritton’s professional interests include molecular and inflammatory pathways in sinusitis subtypes and cellular protection strategies, therapies and techniques.

During his free time, Dr. Albritton enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, traveling, cycling, painting, cooking, and listening to music. A man of many interests and talents, he even helps manage an independent record label, Misra Records.

Publications

American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

Albritton FD, Casiano R, Sillers M. Feasibility of in-office endoscopic sinus surgery with balloon sinus dilation. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2012; 26(3):243-48.

Albritton FD; Kingdom TT; DelGaudio JM.Malleable registration mask: application of a novel registration method in image guided sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology. 2001; 15(4): 219-24

Albritton FD; Kingdom TT. Endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with cystic fibrosis: an analysis of complications. American Journal of Rhinology. 2000; 14(6): 379-85

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Albritton, FD, Levine, H, Smith, J, Rowe-Jones, J, Zahurullah, F, Armstrong, M, Duplan, D, Gershow, J, Leopold, DA, Kuhn F. Surgeon Radiation Exposure in ESS Using Balloon Catheters.   Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 2009; 140(6):834-40.

DelGaudio JM, Dillard DG, Albritton FD, Hudgins P, Wallace VC, Lewis MM. Computed tomography--guided needle biopsy of head and neck lesions. Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 2000 Mar; 126(3):366-70.

Medscape Respiratory Care

Albritton, FD, Kingdom, TT. Cystic Fibrosis and Nasal Polyposis. Medscape Respiratory Care. Volume 4, Number 1; January/February 2000. Read Article »

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 

Behar, PM, Albritton, FD, Muller, S, Todd, NW.  Multicentric infantile myofibromatosis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 1998 Oct 15; 45(3):249-54.

Ear Nose Throat Journal

Albritton, FD, Lenis, AX. (1994) Cavernous Hemangioma of Tympanic Membrane. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 1994 Nov; 73(11):808.

Albritton, FD, Lenis, AX. (1994) Mixed Adenoma of the Middle Ear. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 1994 Dec; 73(12):882. 

Drug Delivery

Schwade, NP, Albritton, FD, Liu, SXL, Chiou, GCY. Comparison of Systemic Absorption of Insulin via Conjunctiva with Punctum Sealed and via Normal Eye with Punctum Open. Drug Delivery. 1993; 1:139

Academic Meeting Research Presentations

Ars

Albritton FD, Casiano R, Sillers M. Safety, feasibility and cost comparison of endoscopic sinus surgery: office balloon versus operating room.
(Presented at ARS Fall meeting October 3, 2009 San Diego, CA) 

Albritton, FD; Kingdom, TT; DelGaudio, JM.Malleable Registration Mask:
Application of a Novel Registration Method in Image Guided Sinus Surgery.
(Presented at ARS Spring meeting 2000, Orlando, FL)

Albritton, FD, Kingdom, TT.Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: An Analysis of Complications.
(Presented at ARS Fall meeting 1999, New Orleans, LA)

American Academy Otolaryngology

Albritton, FD, Levine, H, Smith, J, Rowe-Jones, J, Zahurullah, F, Armstrong, M, Duplan, D, Gershow, J, Leopold, DA, Kuhn F. Surgeon Radiation Exposure in ESS Using Balloon Catheters.
(American Academy Otolaryngology –HNS, 2008 Chicago, IL)

Lectures

Gathering of UK Rhinologists

Interventional Rhinology: Early Intervention and the NHS
Invited guest/ Keynote Lecturer
Gathering of UK Rhinologists (a collaborative, informal dinner meeting between selected rhinologists from around Britain) July 2013
London, UK 

97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO

Interventional Rhinology: Matching Treatment to Disease
Rhinology Keynote Lecturer
97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS Foundation May 8-12, 2013 - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL 

Rhinology/Sinus Panel and Case Discussions
Panelist
97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS Foundation May 8-12, 2013 - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

Sinus/Allergy Workshop
Workshop leader with: Mahmoud M. Ghaderi, DO (Drexel, Philadelphia COM, Philadelphia, PA),
97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS Foundation May 8-12, 2013 - Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL 

The Open Forum

Drug delivery: The future is NOW (0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
Panelist with co-panelists David Conley, MD (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL), John DelGaudio, MD (Emory University, Atlanta, GA), Bruce Tan, MD (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL), Ashtoush Kacker, MD (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY ), Rohan Wijewickrama, MD (St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA)
The Open Forum 2012, Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY 7/2012 

The "interventional" doctor's barometer: What to do and when to do it (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
Panelist With co-panelists Peter Catalano, MD (St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA), Leonardo Balsalobre, MD (Edmundo Vasconcelos Hospital,Sao Paulo, Brazil), Martin Hopp, MD (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA), Barry Schaitkin, MD (UPMC-Dept of Otolaryngology Pittsburgh, PA), Reuben Setliff III, MD (Setliff Sinus Institute, Sioux Falls)
The Open Forum 2012, Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY 7/2012 

The Sinus Forum

Interventional rhinology: A novel concept for maximizing medical therapy?
Panelist With co-panelists Fred Kuhn, MD (Savannah, GA), Reuben Setliff, MD (Sioux Falls, SD), Prof. A. Simon Carney, MD (Adelaide ,AU) Ray Weiss, MD (Biloxi, MS) Brian Weeks, MD (San Diego, CA)
The Sinus Forum 2011, Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY 7/2011

Office cookbook: Effective recipes for patient preparation and essential equipment
Lecturer
The Sinus Forum 2011, Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom, New York City, NY 7/2011

Office balloon dilation: The future for treatment is now
Lecturer & Workshop leader
The Sinus Forum 2011, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, NY 7/2011 

Live Surgical Cases: focus on functional endoscopic dilational maxillary antrostomy and total ethmoidectomy with uncinate preservation
Live Surgeon
Sinus Forum, Washington D.C. 7/2009 

Use of lighted guidewire in FESS with sinuplasty
Panelist
Sinus Forum, Chicago, IL 7/2008 

Rhinology World

The Maxillary Sinus in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Technique
Symposium Lecturer and Panelist
Rhinology World 2009 (Combined Meeting of the International Societies of Rhinology),
Philadelphia, PA 4/2009 

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