Roland Gerencer, MD, is a physician at BreatheAmerica that brings with him highly specialized and extensive experience in the field and study of Rhinology. The core motivation behind his work is to improve the quality of life for every patient he treats.
Dr. Gerencer graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Medical Science in 1989, then went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in 1993 and finished his Otolaryngology residency there, too, in 1998. His fellowship in Rhinology brought him to the United States, specifically to Rush Medical College in Chicago, from 1998 to 1999.
He remained in the US until 2003, serving as a physician for New Mexico ENT Associates in Albuquerque. He then earned his preceptorship in Rhinology/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University Ear, Nose, & Throat Hospital of Graz, Austria in 2004, then returned to the States to create the first sinus-dedicated ENT practice in Seattle later that year.
He then returned to Albuquerque for years of excellent, specialized work, ultimately finding himself in his current position as a physician at BreatheAmerica Albuquerque!
Dr. Gerencer’s international education and insatiable interest in all disorders of the nose and paranasal sinuses has greatly benefitted our operation here at BreatheAmerica. He is the only Fellowship-trained Rhinologist with experience in the state of New Mexico! He was also the first in New Mexico to use steroid-eluting implants following sinus surgery.
He says that he was drawn to this career path because of how fascinating Rhinology’s combination of medical and surgical treatments can be and how these two methods can be used either separately or together to provide real, satisfying results to a wide array of disorders.
His passion for producing these results has driven him to be a pioneer in the practices involved in doing just that. He introduced and pioneered the use of adjunctive office procedures like endoscopic debridements following sinus surgery to ensure long-term results in 1999, and he also pioneered minimally-invasive techniques for sinus surgery with the introduction of balloon sinuplasty to New Mexico in 2006.
When he’s not finding the next innovation in nose and paranasal sinus treatment, Dr. Gerencer loves international fly-fishing, mountaineering, photography, and classical music.
We at BreatheAmerica are beyond proud to offer his tremendous talent and thoughtful care to all of our patients!