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Otolaryngology Faculty

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is comprised of faculty with a diversity of expertise including otology, neurotology, skull base surgery, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck oncology, pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery & aesthetics, and oral medicine.

Clinical Faculty

Douglas E. Mattox, MD

Douglas E. Mattox, MD
– Williams Chester Warren, Jr., MD Chair
– Professor
– Director of Neurology & Skull Base Surgery

Location: The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Yale University
Residency: Otolaryngology, Stanford University
Fellowship: Otology and neurotology, Ugo Fisch, MD; Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: Otology, neurotology, skull base surgery

John M. DelGaudio, MD

John M. DelGaudio, MD
– Vice-Chair
– Professor
– Director, Emory Sinus, Nasal, & Allergy Center
– Director, Residency Program

Location: Emory Sinus, Nasal, & Allergy Center
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Michigan
Research Fellowship: National Institute of Health
Interests: Rhinology and sinus disease, sleep disorders

J. Trad Wadsworth, MD

J. Trad Wadsworth, MD
– Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
– Associate Professor

Location: The Emory Clinic
Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency: Otolaryngology, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fellowship: Head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery, University of Washington
Interests: Head and neck cancer, head and neck reconstructive surgery, microvascular reconstruction, parathyroid and thyroid surgery, minimally invasive surgery

Amy Y. Chen, MD

Amy Y. Chen, MD
– Professor
– Head & Neck Surgery

Location: The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
MPH: University of Texas, School of Public Health
Residency: Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Head and neck oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Interests: Head and neck oncologic surgery, clinical outcomes research

Mark El-Deiry, MD

Mark El-Deiry, MD
– Associate Professor
– Director, Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Center

Location: The Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Interests: Conditions affecting the upper aerodigestive tract, skin cancer of head and neck, complex microvascular reconstruction

Steven Goudy, MD

Steven L. Goudy, MD
– Associate Professor
– Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Medical School: University of Louisville
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Louisville
Fellowship: Pediatric otolaryngology, University of Iowa
Interests: Head and neck surgery, maxillary hypoplasia

Malcolm D. Graham, MD

Malcolm D. Graham, MD
– Professor
– Director, Temporal Bone Laboratory

Location: The Emory Clinic, Emory Voice Center
Medical School: McGill University
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Iowa
Fellowship: Otology and neurotology, House Ear Institute
Interests: Otology, neurotology, temporal bone anatomy instructor

William J. Grist, MD

William J. Grist, MD
– Associate Professor Emeritus

Location: The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory University
Fellowship: Head and neck surgical oncology, Emory University
Interests: Head and neck oncologic surgery, endocrine surgery, salivary gland tumors

Edie R. Hapner, PhD Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP
– Associate Professor
– Director of Speech Pathology, Emory Voice Center

Location: Emory Voice Center
Doctorate: Vanderbilt University
Doctoral Research Fellowship: VA Medical Center, Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA
Research Interests: Virtual reality, adherence to treatment, motivational interviewing, evidence-based medicine in voice therapy

Jeanne Hatcher, MD

Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Emory Voice Center
Medical School: Wake Forest University Medical Center
Residency: Wake Forest University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Texas at San Antonio
Research Interests: Tracheal and glottic stenosis, geriatric laryngology

Michael M. Johns, III, MD Michael M. Johns, III, MD
– Associate Professor
– Director, Emory Voice Center
– Director, Medical Student Education

Location: Emory Voice Center
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Michigan
Fellowship: Laryngology and care of the professional voice, Vanderbilt University
Interests: Laryngology and care of the professional voice

Adam M. Klein, MD Adam M. Klein, MD
– Associate Professor

Location: Emory Voice Center
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Laryngology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Interests: General otolaryngology, laryngeal disorders, professional voice

April M. Landry, MD April M. Landry, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Residency: Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Interests: General otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Charles E. Moore, MD Charles E. Moore, MD
– Associate Professor
– Chief, Department of Otolaryngology at Grady Memorial Hospital

Location: The Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Otolaryngology, Univresity of Michigan
Fellowship: Craniomaxillofacial – cranial base, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Interests: Craniomaxillofacial, anterior skull base surgery

Susan Muller, DMD

Susan Muller, DMD, MS
– Professor Emeritus

Location: The Emory Clinic
DMD: Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Emory University
Fellowship: Head and neck pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Interests: Oral medicine and pathology

Mihir Patel, MD

Mihir R. Patel, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: The Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital
MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Department of Otolaryngology
Fellowship: Extended Endoscopic Approaches (EEA) to the skull base, Ohio State University Wexner Center; TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), University of Pennsylvania Head and Neck Oncology program
Interests: Minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat head and neck cancers

Kara Prickett, MD

Kara K. Prickett, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Children's at Hughes Spalding Hospital
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Interests: Pediatric thyroid disease, head and neck masses, airway reconstruction, hearing loss and cochlear implants

Roy Rajan, MD

Roy Rajan, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Director, Resident Education, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Children's at Hughes Spalding Hospital
MD: Temple University
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University
Interests: Pediatric otolaryngology, sinusitis, otology

Anita Sethna, MD

Anita B. Sethna, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Director, Emory Facial Center
– Associate Director, Residency Program

Location: Emory Facial Center
MD: Emory University
Residency: Emory University
Fellowship: Virgina Commonwealty University Health System
Interests: Cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery

N. Wendell Todd, MD

N. Wendell Todd, MD
– Professor

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Medical School: Tulane University
Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory University
Interests: Cochlear implant, pediatric otology

Craig Villari, MD

Craig Villari, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Emory University
Fellowship: Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice, University of California, San Francisco
Interests: Voice and swallowing disorders, early larynx cancer, laryngeal and tracheal stenosis

Esther Vivas, MD

Esther X. Vivas, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Interests: Cochlear implant, acoustic neuroma, head & neck cancer, microsurgery, neurotology

Sarah K. Wise, MD

Sarah K. Wise, MD
– Associate Professor
– Director, Residency Program

Location: Emory Sinus, Nasal, & Allergy Center
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Residency: Otolaryngology, Emory University
Fellowship: Rhinology and sinus surgery, Medical University of South Carolina
Interests: Allergies, cystic fibrosis, endoscopic sinus surgery, gastroesophageal reflux, sleep apnea

Research Faculty

Pawel J. Jastreboff, PhD

Pawel J. Jastreboff, PhD, ScD
– Professor

Doctorate: Neurophysiology, Polish Academy of Sciences
ScD: Neuroscience, Polish Academy of Sciences
Postdoctoral fellowship: Physiology, University of Tokyo

Xi (Erick) Lin, PhD

Xi (Erick) Lin, PhD
– Professor
– Director, Hearing Research Laboratories

Doctorate: Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Postdoctoral fellowships: Moleculary cardiology, University of Chicago; auditory physiology, Northwestern University
Interests: Inner ear physiology, transduction and homeostasis in the cochlea

Adjunct Faculty

Grant W. Carlson, MD
– Professor
– Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Location: The Emory Clinic
Interests: Breast cancer/tumors, breast reconstruction, head and neck cancer, mammography, melanoma, microvascular surgery, sentinel node bx-breast, sentinel node bx-melanoma, skin cancer

Susan J. Herdman, PhD
– Professor
– Rehabilitaion Medicine
Location: Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Interests: Vestibular plasticity, BPPV, vestibular rehabilitation

Patricia A. Hudgins, MD
– Professor, Radiology
– Director, Neuroradiology
Location: Emory University Hospital
Interests: Neuroradiology, head and neck radiology

Fred S. McConnel, MD
– Clinical Professor
– Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Location: Atlanta Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Interests: Head and neck oncology

Ronald J. Tusa, MD, PhD
– Professor, Neurology
– Director, Dizziness & Balance Disorder Center
Location: The Emory Clinic
Interests: Vestibular diseases and disorders

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