Dr. Masayoshi Takashima MD ENT-Otolaryngologist

Dr. Masayoshi Takashima is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Houston, Texas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ben Taub General Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 18 years. Dr. Takashima accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 22 doctors at Ben Taub General Hospital and one of 77 at Houston Methodist Hospital who specialize in Otolaryngology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Japanese.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

ENT-Otolaryngologist: Otolaryngic Allergy, Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease, Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests: Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms, sinus infections, sinus disease, Sinusitis, skull base tumors, Pituitary Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Texas Children's Hospital

Ben Taub General Hospital

Houston Methodist Hospital
High performing in Ear, Nose & Throat

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

St. Luke's Medical Center
High performing in Ear, Nose & Throat

Other Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1996–1998

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1998–2002

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 1996

Rice University
Other Training, Biochemistry, 1988–1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified 11 years in Otolaryngology

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified 0 years in Sleep Medicine

TX State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Fellow (FAAO-HNS), American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology
2013

Doctor’s Choice Award – Top Allergist voted by their peers, Health and Fitness Magazine
2012

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2009

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2010

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2011

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2012

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2013

The Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors
2014

Doctor’s Choice Award – Top ENT physician voted by their peers, Health and Fitness Magazine
2008

Doctor’s Choice Award – Top ENT physician voted by their peers, Health and Fitness Magazine
2010

Publications & Presentations

Learning in the electronic age
2013 11 15

Leadership in Publications and the Media
2013 11 15

Leave of absence in residency
2013 11 15

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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