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Paul W. Gidley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement


Dr. Paul Gidley attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and graduated in 1990. He then completed a residency program in Otolaryngology through the University of Texas, Houston in 1995. In 1997, he completed a fellowship at the University of Iowa in Otology-Neurotology.

Currently, Dr. Gidley is an Associate Professor of Otology-Neurology in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Otology-Neurotology. He is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American Neurotology Society, and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Gidley specializes in hearing loss, ear infections, and lateral skull base tumors.  He has special interests in temporal bone cancers and acoustic neuromas.



You can learn more about ear and temporal bone cancer from Dr. Gidley's Cancerwise blog post.

Learn more about acoustic neuroma by listening to Dr. Gidley's podcast, on the condition, or by reading his Cancerwise blog post.

Research Interests

Temporal bone cancer
Skull base tumors
Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Room Number: FCT10.6024
Phone: (713) 792-1687

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1990 UT Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, MD, Doctor of Medicine
1986 Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, BS, Cum Laude, Biology

Board Certifications

2005 American Board of Otolaryngology-Subspecialty of Neurotology
1996 American Board of Otolaryngology


Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2005-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1997-2002
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 1995-1996

Honors and Awards

1988 Teagle Foundation Scholarship

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Walker GV, Shihadeh F, Kantarjian H, Allen P, Rondon G, Kebriaei P, O'Brien S, Kedir A, Said M, Grant JD, Thomas DA, Gidley PW, Arzu I, Pinnix C, Reed V, Dabaja BS. Comprehensive craniospinal radiation for controlling central nervous system leukemia. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90(5):1119-25, 12/1/2014. PMID: 25539370.
2. Lambert EM, Garden AS, DeMonte F, Roberts DB, Gidley PW. Radiation-associated malignancies of the ear canal and temporal bone. Laryngoscope. e-Pub 12/2014. PMID: 25476255.
3. Womack AM, Hayes-Jordan A, Pratihar R, Barringer DA, Hall JH, Gidley PW, Lewin JS. Evaluation of ototoxicity in patients treated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with cisplatin and sodium thiosulfate. Ear Hear. e-Pub 8/2014. NIHMSID: NIHMS589398.
4. Nader ME, Bell D, Sturgis EM, Ginsberg LE, Gidley PW. Facial nerve paralysis due to a pleomorphic adenoma with the imaging characteristics of a facial nerve schwannoma. J Neurol Surg Rep 75(1):e84-8, 8/2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMCID: PMC4110139.
5. Ahmed S, Gupta N, Hamilton JD, Garden AS, Gidley PW, Ginsberg LE. CT findings in temporal bone osteoradionecrosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. e-Pub 5/2014. PMID: 24834883.
6. Gidley PW, DeMonte F. Temporal bone malignancies. Neurosurg Clin N Am 24(1):97-110, 1/2013. PMID: 23174361.
7. Hanasono MM, Silva AK, Yu P, Skoracki RJ, Sturgis EM, Gidley PW . Comprehensive management of temporal bone defects after oncologic resection. Laryngoscope, 10/2012. e-Pub 10/2012. PMID: 23070792.
8. Demonte F, Gidley PW. Hearing preservation surgery for vestibular schwannoma: experience with the middle fossa approach. Neurosurg Focus 33(3):E10, 9/2012. PMID: 22937844.
9. Guha-Thakurta N, Deavers M, Demonte F, Gidley PW. The natural history of primary temporal bone myxoma. Ann Diagn Pathol. e-Pub 4/2012. PMID: 22483549.
10. Gidley PW, Thompson CR, Roberts DB, DeMonte F, Hanna EY. The oncology of otology. Laryngoscope 122(2):393-400, 2/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMID: 22252464.
11. Walker GV, Ahmed S, Allen P, Gidley PW, Woo SY, DeMonte F, Chang EL, Mahajan A,. Radiation-induced middle ear and mastoid opacification in skull base tumors treated with radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol 81(5):e819-23, 12/2011. PMID: 21277110.
12. Hanasono MM, Silva A, Skoracki RJ, Gidley PW, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Chang DW, Yu P. Skull base reconstruction: an updated approach. Plast Reconstr Surg 128(3):675-86, 9/2011. PMID: 21572377.
13. Gidley PW, Thompson C, Roberts DB, Weber RS. The results of temporal bone surgery for advanced or recurrent tumors of the parotid gland. Laryngoscope 121(8):1702-7, 8/2011. PMID: 21792957.
14. Moeller BJ, Chintagumpala M, Philip JJ, Grosshans DR, McAleer MF, Woo SY, Gidley PW, Vats TS, Mahajan A. Low early ototoxicity rates for pediatric medulloblastoma patients treated with proton radiotherapy. Radiation Oncology 6(58), 6/2011. PMCID: PMCPMC3123575.
15. Bell D, Gidley PW, Levine N, Fuller GN. Endolymphatic sac tumor (aggressive papillary tumor of middle ear and temporal bone): Sine qua non radiology-pathology and the University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center experience. Ann Diagn Pathol 15(2):117-123, 4/2011. e-Pub 4/2011. PMID: 21167761.

Last updated: 7/19/2016