Dr. Raza Pasha has the unique distinction of being both Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology as well as having specialty certification in Sleep Medicine. He has several academic appointments, including Clinical Assistant Professor at UTMB School of Medicine.
Although Dr. Pasha is trained in all fields of Ears, Nose, and Throat Medicine (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery, he has a special interest specifically with sleep apnea, snoring, allergy, and sinus-related disorders. Coined as Houston’s “Snoring Doctor,” Dr. Pasha has performed over 3,400 procedures for sleep apnea and sinus/nasal disorders.
Dr. Pasha is a nationally recognized leader and innovator in the latest methods for treating snoring and sinus disease. He has helped pioneer several minimally invasive methods to address sinusitis, including performing the first in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure in Houston (2010) and the first in-office Propel™ steroid eluding stent in the United States. Dr. Pasha is also a leader for more advanced surgical procedures such as the application of the da Vinci robot for sleep apnea.
Because of his experience, Dr. Pasha has had the privilege to lecture (>65 times) throughout the country to peers, residents, medical students, and other healthcare providers in academic settings as a paneled expert or featured speaker. He often has colleagues, residents, and other students rotate through his clinic to learn his technique and approach. Dr. Pasha has also worked as an acknowledged consultant for a number of medical research companies.
Dr. Pasha’s current research interests include the use of in-office balloon dilation techniques for the treatment of chronic sinusitis, rhinogenic headaches (headaches caused by the nose or sinuses), and advanced surgical techniques to address advanced obstructive sleep apnea.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Pasha is a prolific author, having published several original journal articles from various institutions like The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University, Wayne State University, and the University of Texas – Houston. He is, however, best known for his pocket review book, now in its fifth edition, which has become a staple for residents in training.
Dr. Pasha is a strong advocate for patient education and outreach. He has created the entire content for this website for visitors to be informed about their health. He has been an invited guest to several health related public programming and is frequently featured on KHOU Channel 11, KPRC Channel 2, The Learning Channel (TLC), and several radio stations. He also has a featured segment on Great Day Houston and Houston Life.
Dr. Pasha is a leader of patient and physician advocacy, as he is a co-founder and medical director of Altus Health Management Systems, a consortium of physician owned medical facilities located throughout Texas. He also is a founder of Altus Accountable Care Entity (ACE), a value-based, managed care product specifically aimed at the aged, blind, and disabled populous. Dr. Pasha is also affiliated with the Texas Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and others.
Aside from taking care of patients, Dr. Pasha also takes pleasure in music as a keyboardist for a local doc-vested rock band and partakes in the occasional leisure scuba dive wherever his travels take him. He may also be spotted in the bike trails of Memorial Park or a Mixed Martial Arts hot spot supporting his favorite fighter.