HOUSTON (August 26, 2009)

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems are common in young children, but they are not always easy to treat. In fact, more than 75 percent of children experience an ear infection before their first birthday.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, at noon (CDT), you can chat with Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, pediatric ENT specialist at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, about your child's ENT conditions such as chronic ear infections, sinus problems, breathing issues, and hearing and voice difficulties.

Dr. Roy is director of pediatric otorhinolaryngology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and associate professor of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Roy is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Roy has given hundreds of lectures around the country on pediatric ENT subjects and published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and national research presentations. He has received awards for teaching, clinical care, and original scientific research, including the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award, recognizing his contributions to education and research.