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Kountakis, Stilianos Emmanuel, MD, PhD

Administrative Title: 
Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

Fellowship Director, Georgia Sinus Center
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Sleep Medicine
Office 706-721-6100

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Faculty Title

  • Chairman and Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Porubsky Professor and Chairman, Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Degree

  • University of Texas - Houston
  • University of Houston


  • University of Texas - Houston


  • Pathophysiology and pathogenesis of sinusitis,
  • Surgical outcomes,
  • Immune parameters in sinusitis,
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis,
  • Pathophysiology of nasal polyps,
  • Leukotrienes in chronic sinusitis


  • English

Philosophy of Care

  • Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

Board Info

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Certified

Dr. Kountakis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas and his medical degree from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He completed his otolaryngology residency training at the UT-Houston Medical School affiliated hospitals and received a PhD degree from the University of Crete Medical School.  He came to Augusta University in 2003 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he was Director of the Division of Rhinology and Virginia Sinus Center. Dr. Kountakis is Vice President of the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (aka Triological Society), and a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and received the society’s 2011 Golden Mirror Teaching Award. He is Editor-in-Chief of the first encyclopedia of otolaryngology, the five-volume “Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery”.  His research interests include pathophysiology and pathogenesis of sinusitis, medical and surgical outcomes, immune parameters in sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis, pathophysiology of nasal polyps, and leukotrienes in chronic sinusitis. He is consistently ranked among America’s Best Doctors. 

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