Stil E. Kountakis, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical College
of Georgia
Augusta University



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. He completed a general surgery residency at UT-Houston Medical School, Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hospital System of the Texas Heart Institute, and an otolaryngology residency at UT-Houston Medical School, Hermann Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, and MacGregor Medical Associates. He completed a PhD at the University of Crete Medical School. He came to MCG in 2003 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he was director of the Division of Rhinology and Virginia Sinus Center. Dr. Kountakis has served as Vice President of the Southern Section of the Triological Society, and as member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-HNS. He is Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and received the society’s 2015 Golden Head Mirror Teaching Award. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Dr. Kountakis is Editor-in-Chief of the first “Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology-HNS” and has edited 3 additional textbooks, “The Frontal Sinus 2nd edition”, “Rhinologic and Sleep Apnea Surgical Techniques” and “Revision Sinus Surgery”. Dr. Kountakis has published extensively and his research interests include pathophysiology and pathogenesis of sinusitis and polyps, medical and surgical outcomes, and allergic fungal sinusitis. He is consistently ranked among America’s Best Doctors. 

Clinical Interests

Diseases of the Nose and Sinuses
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis
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

 Selected Publications 



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Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Office Building


1120 15th Street, BP 4109 Augusta, GA 30912

706-721-6100-Academic Office

706-721-4400- For Appointments