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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, sleep surgery, facial plastic surgery and aesthetics, and oral medicine.

Department Chair

Douglas E. Mattox, MD

Douglas E. Mattox, MD
– Williams Chester Warren, Jr., MD
– Professor
– Director of Neurology and 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

Clinical Faculty

H. Michael Baddour, Jr., MD

H. Michael Baddour, Jr., MD
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Otolaryngology Internship: Emory University School of Medicine
Otolaryngology Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
Head and Neck Oncologic/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
Interests: Head and neck oncology, microvascular free flap reconstruction and outcomes, facial reanimation

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH
– Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor
– Director, Head and Neck Endocrine 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 surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Interests: Thyroid and parathyroid surgery, ultrasound, outcomes research

Kavita Dedhia, MD

Kavita Dedhia, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Children's Hospital
Otology Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Interests: Hearing loss diagnosis and management, cochlear implantation, otitis media, chronic ear disease, chronic ear surgery, general pediatric otolaryngology

Raj C. Dedhia, MD

Raj C. Dedhia, MD, MS
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery
– Sleep Medicine

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Sleep Center
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MS Clinical Research: University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research and Education
Internship: Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: Sleep medicine and surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
Interests: Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea, advancing surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, clinical outcomes

John M. DelGaudio, MD

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

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

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

Carrie Flanagan, MD

Carrie Flanagan, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Chief, Section of Otolaryngology, Atlanta VA Medical Center

Location: Atlanta VA Medical Center
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Interests: Rhinology, endoscopic skull base surgery, sialoendoscopy, general otolaryngology

Danielle L. Gainor, MD

Danielle L. Gainor, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan Medical School
Interests: Bone and soft tissue reconstruction of the head and neck; maxillary and mandibular reconstruction; benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and sinonasal cavities; benign and malignant salivary gland tumors; laryngeal cancer; adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland; functional outcomes after free tissue 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

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

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

Oswaldo Henriquez, MD

Oswaldo A. Henriquez, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Director, Medical Student Education
– Co-Director, Skull Base Surgery Center, Grady Memorial Hospital

Location: Grady Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina
Research Interests: Endoscopic sinus surgery, skull base surgery, craniomaxillofacial trauma, endocrine surgery, healthcare disparities

Adam M. Klein, MD Adam M. Klein, MD, FACS
– Associate Professor
– Director, Emory Voice Center

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
– 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

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 Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery
– 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 Emeritus

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

PhD: 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 and 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 and Neck Surgery
Location: Atlanta Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Interests: Head and neck oncology

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

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