Stilianos Emmanuel Kountakis, MD, PhD


Stilianos Emmanuel Kountakis, MD, PhD

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
Sleep Medicine

Stilianos Emmanuel Kountakis, MD, PhD

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.

  • Clinical Interests

    Diseases of the nose and sinuses, acute and chronic sinusitis, rhinology, endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction, deviated nasal septum, nasal allergies, nasal and sinus tumors.

  • Research Interests

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

  • Other Info

    Dr. Kountakis specializes in diseases of the nose and sinus, including chronic sinusitis, anterior skull bases tumors (such as olfactory neuroblastoma, encephalocele), sleep apnea, and septal defects such as those requiring a septoplasty.

  • 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.

  • Specialties

    Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)


    Sleep Medicine

  • Language(s)



Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

Fellowship Director, Georgia Sinus Center

Chairman and Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Porubsky Professor and Chairman, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


American Board of Otolaryngology - Certified

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Texas - Houston

Residency: University of Texas - Houston

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Dr. Kountakis’s Reviews

September, 24 2022

Very informative. A true professional.

August, 19 2022

Dr. Kountakis is one of my favorite doctors, and I have several. He is caring and friendly and I seem to be the only thing on his mind when he is talking about my care.

May, 5 2022

Dr. Kountakis is very open and cares for his patient. He listens and is attentive and gives details as to what is happening and explains clearly what he is going to do. He makes us leave with hope and feel good that in time we will feel better.

February, 17 2022

Great experience!

February, 11 2022

Dr Still is the best ENT doctor. He has compassion for his patients, great customer service, and give awesome advice about his parents health.

February, 10 2022

Excellent. Very good tapport

January, 28 2022


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