About Dr. Kuperan

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About Dr. Kuperan

Dr. Arjuna Kuperan is a Rhinologist specializing in the treatment of sinus, nasal, and skull base disorders and a board certified Otolaryngologist (ENT). To achieve this rare distinction, a Rhinologist must be selected for an extra sixth year of advanced specialized fellowship training in treating sinus, nasal, and skull base diseases beyond what is required of a general ENT doctor. He is one of a select few elite fellowship certified Rhinologists in all of Texas, and the only one in the Woodlands. As an Ivy League graduate of Brown University and a certified diplomate of the premier University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Rhinology Fellowship, Dr. Kuperan has always set the highest standards for himself and patient satisfaction.

Since starting practice in Houston in 2014, he has quickly developed a reputation as the “go to” super-specialist for both simple and complicated sinus, nasal, and skull base problems. His warm bedside manner and superb diagnostic and surgical skills have many physicians referring to him regularly for their patients’ rhinology needs. He strongly believes that “if you don’t listen to your patients, you will never hear them. The desire and special ability to connect with a person is critical to building a genuine trust; the ultimate foundation of healing all human illness.”

He has over 20 peer reviewed scientific publications, book chapters and surgical technique papers. He has published novel surgical techniques for smell improvement in chronic sinusitis patients. He is an active member of the American Rhinologic Society and has given nearly 30 presentations at their national conferences over the past decade. In the last 2 years he has been an invited guest lecturer to the ENT departments at the University of California at Davis, Loyola University in Chicago, Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of Miami. Dr. Kuperan is passionate about delivering his unique highly specialized cutting-edge expertise in the care of sinus, nasal, and skull base problems to Houston and beyond.

Spectrum of Specialized Rhinology Services

Spectrum of Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Services

  • Meningocele/Meningoencephalocele Repair
  • Pituitary Tumors (Adenoma, Craniopharyngioma, Rathke’s Cleft Cysts)
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA)
  • Chordoma
  • Many Other Skull Base Tumors

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PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journals

1-    Friedel ME, Kuperan AB, Liu JK, Eloy JA,. Modified Draf IIB with Frontal Intersinus Septectomy for Contralateral Frontal Sinus Disease: A Cadaveric Study. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun;121(S4):229.

2-    Harirchian S, Kuperan AB, Ghesani NV, Mirani NM, Cohen EG, Baredes S. Esthesioneuroblastoma: Correlating FDG Uptake on PET/CT with Tumor Histologic Grade. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun;121(S4):120.

3-    Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Kuperan AB, Govindaraj S, Folbe AJ, Liu JK. Modified Mini-Lothrop/Extended Draf IIB Procedure for Contralateral Frontal Sinus Disease: A Cadaveric Feasibility Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jan;146(1):165-8.

4-    Kuperan AB, Gaffey M, Eloy JA. Nasoseptal Cholesterol Granuloma: A Case Report and Review of Pathogenesis. Arch Otol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jan;138(1):83-6

5-    Eloy JA, Choudhry O, Kuperan AB, Friedel ME, Liu JK. Endoscopic Nasoseptal Flap Repair of Skull Base Defects: Is Addition of a Dural Sealant Necessary? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jul;147(1):161-6.

6-    Eloy JA, Kuperan AB, Friedel ME, Choudhry O, Liu JK. Modified Hemi-Lothrop Procedure for Supraorbital Frontal Sinus Access: A Case Series. Otol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jul;147(1):167-9.

7-    Eloy JA, Choudhry O, Shukla P, Kuperan AB, Friedel ME, Liu JK. Nasoseptal Flap Repair After Endoscopic Transsellar Versus Expanded Endonasal Approaches: Is There an Increased Risk of CSF Leak? Laryngoscope. 2012 Jun;122(6):1219-25.

8-    Vazquez A, Ramchand T, Kuperan AB, Liu JK, Eloy JA. Prepontine Abscess: A Rare Complication of Bacterial Rhinosinusitis. Arch Otol Head Neck Surg. 2012 May;138(5):512-4.

9-    Eloy JA, Friedel ME, Kuperan AB, Govindaraj S, Folbe A, Liu JK. Modified Mini-Lothrop/Extended Draf IIB Procedure for Contralateral Frontal Sinus Disease: A Case Series. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2012 Jul-Aug;2(4):321-4.

10-    Eloy JA, Kuperan AB, Choudhry O, Harirchian S, Liu JK. Efficacy of the Pedicled Nasoseptal Flap without Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion for Repair of Skull Base Defects: Incidence of Postoperative CSF Leaks. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. 2012 Sep-Oct;2(5):397-401.

11-    Kuperan AB, Harirchian S, Mirani NM, Quraishi HA. Case Report of a Congenital Lingual Leiomyomatous Hamartoma: New Epidemiologic Findings and a Review of the Literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Oct;76(10):1528-30.

12-    Ramchand T, Choudhry OJ, Shukla PA, Tomovic S, Kuperan AB, Eloy JA. Management of Hyoid Bone Fractures: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 May; 138(5):512-4.

13-    Harirchian, S, Kuperan AB, Shah AR. Safety of Cranial Fixation in Endoscopic Brow Lift. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Nov;34(6):690-4.

14-    Harirchian S, Kuperan AB, Ghesani NV, Cohen EG. Dual Time Point Imaging in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Otol Rhinol. 2013(2):1-6.

15-    Patel SK, Husain Q, Kuperan AB, Eloy JA, Liu JK. Utility of a Rotation-Suction Microdebrider for Tumor Removal in Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2013.

16-    Harirchian S, Carniol PJ, Kuperan AB, Baredes S. Serial computed tomography evaluation of the aging midface. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2013.

17-    Kuperan AB. Normal Sinonasal Anatomic Landmarks and Sinus Outflow Anatomy. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology 2014(2): 144-8.

18-    Al-Bar M, Kuperan AB, Casiano RR. Should topical antibiotics be routinely used following sinus surgery? Triological Society Best Practice Laryngoscope 00: Month 2014.

19-    Lemonnier LA, Kuperan AB, Tessema B, Jourdy DN, Telischi FF, Morcos JJ, Casiano RR. Managing cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea after lateral skull base surgery via endoscopic endonasal Eustachian tube closure. Am J Rhinol Allergy 2015 May-Jun; 29(3):207-10.

20-    Kuperan AB, Lieberman SM, Jourdy DN, Goldstein BA, Al-Bar MH, Casiano RR. The Effect of Endoscopic Olfactory Cleft Polyp Removal on Olfaction. Am J Rhinol Allergy 2015 Jul-Aug;29(4):309-13.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1-    Kuperan AB, Eloy JA, Casiano RR. Innovations in Optics and Instrumentation. Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology.