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

    Castle Connolly Top Doctor

  • 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

February 4, 2024

Keep up the good work

August 10, 2023

Great visit.

May 24, 2023


April 20, 2023

Dr. Kountakis is an excellent physician who provided excellent care and shows genuine concern for my health care need.

March 11, 2023

I have recommended this doctor to many people already. I highly recommend this droctor and his office.

February 24, 2023

I have many doctors, Dr. Kauntakis is one of my favorites!

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