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New Mexico’s Only Fellowship Trained Rhinologist Joins BreatheAmerica

Contact: Ashley Gudgel agudgel@breatheamerica.com

505-883-2574

New Mexico’s Only Fellowship Trained Rhinologist Joins BreatheAmerica

Albuquerque, NM 1/20/2014Dr. Roland Gerencer, the most recent addition to BreatheAmerica Albuquerque, is a practicing board-certified ENT physician. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and earned his M.D. with distinction from the University of Alberta. Having completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Alberta, Gerencer traveled extensively, going on to complete a Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology at Rush University in Chicago, followed by a Preceptorship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in Graz, Austria.

Dr. Gerencer is a fervent believer in the idea that helping people breathe easier changes lives and transforms patients’ lifestyles. Dr. Gerencer, who is active in the local community and has been in practice in New Mexico since 1999, takes pride in the gratifying work of facilitating those changes. As the only fellowship trained rhinologist in New Mexico, he has remained at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical techniques for sinus surgery, having co-authored the largest single-institution review of MRSA sinusitis in the country in 2005, before introducing the Balloon Sinuplasty procedure to New Mexico in 2006, and the FinESSE procedure in 2007.

A native of Kelowna, a city on Okanagan Lake in the southern interior of British Columbia, Dr. Gerencer developed a love of the outdoors while hiking through the clean, crisp air of the Canadian Rockies and fly fishing for steelhead and rainbow trout. According to Gerencer, “Being able to breathe easily is fundamental to living a full, active, and enjoyable life.” When not practicing medicine he still enjoys the occasional trip to the San Juan or Rio Grande Rivers to fish locally, and plans later this year to hike in the Glacier National Park.

About BreatheAmerica, Inc.

Founded in 2006, BreatheAmerica is a privately held company that operates airway disease centers for patients of all ages that suffer from asthma, sinusitis, rhinitis, COPD and other respiratory disease, as well as their allergic and non-allergic causes. The operating and clinical model is based upon principles developed over ten years in a leading university medical center setting. BreatheAmerica employs a chronic disease management program which is uniquely disease and patient-centric. BreatheAmerica Airway Disease Centers are located in Albuquerque, NM; El Paso, TX; Tulsa, OK; Shreveport, LA; Columbus, OH; and Richmond, VA, with expansion plans for new markets underway.

UPDATE: BreatheAmerica centers in Richmond, Columbus, and Tulsa have closed. Please visit our location page for information on our Albuquerque, El Paso, and Shreveport clinics.