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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
Otolaryngology Residency: Stanford University
Otology and Neurotology Fellowship: 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
– Microvascular Reconstructive 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: Facial paralysis, facial reanimation, head and neck oncology, head and neck microvascular reconstruction

Brian Boyce, MD

Brian J. Boyce, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery
– Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Otolaryngology Residency: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Head and Neck Oncologic/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University
Interests: Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors of the head and neck, microvascular reconstruction, minimally invasive and cosmetic treatment of parotid tumors, transoral robotic surgery for tumors and sleep apnea

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH

Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH
– Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor
– Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
– Director, Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery

Location: The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
MPH: University of Texas, School of Public Health
Otolaryngology Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology Residency: 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
– Director, Sleep Surgery Center

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
Otolaryngology Internship: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Sleep Medicine and Surgery Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology Residency: 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
Otolaryngology 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
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Minnesota
Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine
Interests: Rhinology, endoscopic skull base surgery, sialoendoscopy, general otolaryngology

Amanda Gillespie, PhD

Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP
– Assistant Professor
– Co-Director, Emory Voice Center
– Director, Speech Language Pathology, Emory Voice Center

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital, The Emory Clinic
Master of Science: University of Pittsburgh
PhD: University of Pittsburgh
Interests: Voice, voice disorders, laryngeal breathing disorders, interactions between the larynx and the respiratory system, voice diagnosis and treatment research

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
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Louisville
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Iowa
Otology and Neurotology Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology Residency: Emory University
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology 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
Otolaryngology 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

Azeem Kaka, MD Azeem Kaka, MD
– Assistant Professor

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Otolaryngology Residency: Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Interests: Head and neck oncology, functional and cosmetic microvascular reconstruction, minimally invasive robotic surgery, salivary gland (parotid) tumors, carotid body tumors, paragangliomas and other benign or malignant tumors of the head and neck, improving outcomes

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

Location: Emory Voice Center
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Connecticut
Laryngology Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Interests: General otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Joshua M. Levy, MD, MPH Joshua M. Levy, MD, MPH
– Assistant Professor
– Rhinology
– Sinus and Skull Base Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, The Emory Clinic
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
MPH: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Otolaryngology Residency: Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
Rhinology Fellowship: Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
Interests: Chronic sinusitis, allergies, aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease, cystic fibrosis, endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinology, sinus problems, sinus surgery, sinonasal tumors, quality of life and outcomes research

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

Location: The Emory Clinic, Grady Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Otolaryngology Residency: University of Michigan
Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship: 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
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Residency: Emory University
Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship: 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
Otolaryngology 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
Otolaryngology Residency: Emory
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Pediatric thyroid disease, head and neck masses, airway reconstruction, hearing loss and cochlear implants

Nikhila R. Raol, MD, MPH

Nikhila R. Raol, MD, MPH
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery

Location: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta VA Medical Center, The Emory Clinic
MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
MPH: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Interests: Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, pediatric dysphagia, pediatric voice disorders, surgical outcomes

Merry Sebelik, MD

Merry E. Sebelik, MD
– Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta VA Medical Center, The Emory Clinic
MD: Medical College of Wisconsin
Residency: Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Interests: Point-of-care ultrasound examination and guided procedures of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid tumors, thyroid/head and neck surgery and teaching in low-resource settings, multidisciplinary management of upper aerodigestive tract benign and malignant tumors, sialendoscopy for stones and other obstructive disorders of the salivary glands, skin cancer of the head and neck, vocal rehabilitation of the laryngectomy patient

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

C. Arturo Solares, MD

C. Arturo Solares, MD
– Professor
– Skull Base Surgery

Location: Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta VA Medical Center, The Emory Clinic
MD: Francisco Marroquin University, School of Medicine, Guatemala
Otology Postdoctoral Fellowship: Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
General Surgery Internship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Neurosciences Postdoctoral Fellowship: Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Residency: Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Head and Neck/Skull Base Surgery Fellowship: Queensland Skull Base Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship: Center for Cranial Base Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cranial Base Surgery Mini-Fellowship: Department of Otolaryngology, Ospedali (Hospital) Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Interests: benign and malignant diseases of the anterior and lateral skull base, head and neck surgery, microvascular reconstruction, surgical simulation/applied anatomy, perineural spread of cutaneous malignancies

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
– Head and Neck Surgery
– Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

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

Elizabeth Willingham, MD

Elizabeth Willingham, MD
– Assistant Professor
– Head and Neck Surgery
– Chief, Section of Inpatient Otolaryngology, Emory University Hospital

Location: Emory University Hospital
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Surgical Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
Interests: General otolaryngology, inpatient otolaryngology, otolaryngology emergencies, hospital-based care, improving efficiency and value of care

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

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

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

Michael M.E. Johns, MD
– Professor (former Emory chancellor and emeritus executive vice president for health affairs)
– Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Location: School of Medicine Building, 367
Interests: Medical education, health policy, health care reform, academic health administration

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