Our Staff of ENTs and Audiologists
Dr. Robert H. Stroud
Dr. Stroud was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. At age 16, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Crowley High School. He then attended Texas A&M University graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. In August 1992, he enrolled at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated with high honors in May 1996. He was accepted into the residency program in otolaryngology/ head & neck surgery in Galveston, completing this in 2001. He then moved to Amarillo where he has been in private practice.
He and his wife Kristin were married in 1995. They have four sons, Will, Jack, Bear and Charlie. Aside from spending time with his family, Dr. Stroud enjoys hunting, fishing, running and weight training.
Dr. Stroud’s practice includes all areas of otolaryngology but his primary interests include sinus and nasal diseases and surgery, allergy treatment and pediatric ENT. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He has completed fellowship training with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Samuel J. Cunningham
Dr. Cunningham was born in Panhandle, Texas. After graduating from Panhandle High School, he attended Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Cunningham attended the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where he received a Master’s of Science and Doctorate in molecular biology. After completing medical school at UTMB, Dr. Cunningham completed a one year research fellowship where he studied gene expression in laryngeal cancer. Following this he completed a residency training in otolaryngology/ head & neck surgery in Galveston.
Dr. Cunningham enjoys hunting and fishing and is a life member of Texas Bighorn Society, Wild Sheep Foundation and several other conservation organizations. He holds an advisory position on the Texas Bighorn Society Board of Directors. Dr. Cunningham is the president of the Potter-Randall Medical Society for 2013 and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Cunningham’s practice includes all areas of otolaryngology but his primary interests include pediatric ENT and allergy treatment.
Dr. Craig E. Fichandler
Craig Fichandler, M.D., joins us in practice at Quail Creek after practicing for several years in Louisville, KY. Prior to that practice, he completed a Rhinology Fellowship at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Center under the guidance of one of the pioneers of functional sinus surgery, Dr. Frederick Kuhn. He is the only fellowship-trained rhinologist in the region and specializes in complex adult and pediatric nasal and sinus disorders, including the medical and surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis, revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, skullbase and sinonasal tumors, computer guided surgery, and other nasal disorders. Dr. Fichandler remains committed to treating the full spectrum of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.
Dr. Fichandler earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at James Madison University in Virginia, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and with distinction. He was a member of multiple honor societies at James Madison University, including the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity. He remained in Virginia to continue his medical education at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Dr. Fichandler completed his surgical internship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago prior to arriving at the University of Louisville for his Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) residency. During his residency he conducted research and presented his findings at national conferences. His dedication to otolaryngology was recognized during his chief resident year, when he received the Serge A. Martinez Award – awarded to the resident who has contributed the most in maintaining a standard of excellence in the University of Louisville Otolaryngology program.
He is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Fichandler’s active community involvement led him to volunteer for medical missions to Morocco and the Philippines. Additionally, he spent time working for the American Cancer Society, which sparked his interest in ear, nose and throat surgery.
Dr. Fichandler’s wife Anne is an Amarillo native, and a practicing surgical oncologist in the area. They enjoy being back in the panhandle, and spend their free time enjoying cooking, home improvement projects and spending time chasing after their sons. He also enjoys bicycling, the visual arts and is an admitted technology addict.
Amanda Casillo, Au.D.
Amanda Casillo joined Quail Creek ENT in June of 2016 as director of The Hearing Center at Quail Creek with a Doctorate in Audiology from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language sciences and Technology from Northern Arizona University in 2012. She holds professional licensure from the State of Texas.
In 2016, she completed an internship at Baylor-Scott & White Outpatient Audiology clinic.
Amanda grew up in Arizona but has grown to love the great state of Texas. Amanda enjoys fitness, reading, and cooking.
Valerie, Office Manager