Amber Luong, MD, PhD, serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology with a joint appointment within the Center of Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases at the Institute of Molecular Medicine. She currently serves as the Chair of the Women in Rhinology group and a Consultant to the Board of Directors for the American Rhinologic Society. Dr. Luong obtained her MD/PhD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas through the NIH sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program. She obtained her Ph.D. under the Nobel laureates Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein for the identification and biochemical characterization of a novel human enzyme, acetyl coA synthetase. She then completed her residency training at UT Southwestern and rhinology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Luong has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of the 2017 Women in Otolaryngology Helen F. Krause, MD Memorial Trailblazer Award and the 2017 Women Faculty Forum Excellence Award. Her primary research interest focuses on understanding the role of the innate immune response in the pathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis, with a particular interest in the role of environmental fungi in initiating these innate immune responses. She receives external funding from the NIH, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, The Triological Society, and is actively involved in several industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials. Dr. Luong’s clinical interest parallels her research interest in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis as well as the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, CSF leak repairs, and endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.