Gary D. Goodnight D.O., R. Ph., FAOCOHNS

Abilene Texas ENT Doctor | ENT Surgeon

ENT Doctor ENT Surgeon of Abilene TexasDr. Goodnight is a graduate of the School of Pharmacy, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma. After practicing Pharmacy for 5 years in Shawnee, Oklahoma, he attended medical school at Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Graduating in the top of his class, Dr. Goodnight was accepted for post-graduate residency training in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Detroit, Michigan where he was chief surgical resident.  

Upon residency graduation, he practiced in Palm Beach County, Florida before joining his former medical school classmate, Dr. Jeff Braaten, in 1996.  They were later joined by Dr. Taylor Tidmore, Paula Parkhill, FNP-BC and Dr. Chris Thompson.

Dr. Goodnight is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He currently is on staff at Hendrick Medical Center, Texas Midwest Surgery Center and Abilene Regional Medical Center. At Hendrick Medical Center, Dr. Goodnight is involved with several medical staff committees working to insure the best possible care for all patients in the Big Country.  He was voted Physician of the Quarter 2012 by the physician/nursing staff and has served as Chief of Staff for Hendrick Medical Center (2011-2013).
Dr. Goodnight’s specialty interests include minimally invasive Office Based Balloon Sinus Surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, facial skin cancer surgery, as well as the medical treatment and surgical management of allergy and sinus disorders and snoring and sleep disorders. He regularly attends national continuing medical education courses and lectures on these areas of interest.
As a community service Dr. Goodnight sees patients at the Abilene State Supported Living Center and serves as Chairman of the Ethics Committee. He is also serves as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  An avid life long pilot, Dr.Goodnight holds an Instrument, Commercial and Certified Flight Instructor ratings. He enjoys sharing his love of flying with others.  
Dr. Goodnight maintains memberships in several professional societies to include:

  • American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

  • Consumer’s Research Council of America–America’s Top Physicians 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Texas Monthly – Top Doctors in Texas 2004