Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement | Alumni Fellows

Current faculty

Alumni profiles

Alumni are listed in reverse chronological order.

2021

Thomas Chung is a fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement.

Thomas Chung, MD

Current practice: Penn State Children’s Hospital
MD: University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Washington

Ariana Greenwell is a fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement.

Ariana Greenwell, MD

Current practice: University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
MD: University of Maryland
Residency: University of Maryland
Erica Sher is a fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement.

Erica Sher, MD

Current practice: UT Health San Antonio
MD: St. Louis University
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

2020

Andrew Bluher, MD

Andrew Bluher, MD

Current practice: Washington University at St. Louis
MD: University of Maryland
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Sara Gallant, MD

Sara Gallant, MD

Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
MD: New York University
Residency: New York University

Erika Mercier, MD

Erika Mercier, MD

Current practice: CHU Sainte-Justine (Montreal, QC)
MD: Laval University (Canada)
Residency: University of Montreal (Canada)

A. Eliot Shearer, MD, PhD

Aiden (Eliot) Shearer, MD, PhD

Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
PhD: University of Iowa
MD: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa

2019

Jaime Doody

Dr. Jaime Doody

Current practice: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Residency: Irish National ORL/HNS Training Program / RCSI
Medical school: Trinity College Dublin

Joshua Gurberg

Dr. Joshua Gurberg

Current practice: Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University
Residency: University of British Columbia
Medical school: McGill University

Rounak Rawal

Dr. Rounak Rawal

Current practice: Connecticut Pediatric Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina
Medical school: Boston University

Xue (Cher) Zhao

Dr. Xue (Cher) Zhao

Current practice: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Residency: University of Michigan
Medical school: University of Michigan

2018

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Dr. Jennifer Brooks

Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Residency: University of Southern California
Medical school: University of Southern California

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Dr. Jad Jabbour

Current practice: Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates (NC)
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical school: Northwestern University

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Dr. Claire Lawlor

Current practice: Children’s National Medical Center
Residency: Tulane University
Medical school: Tufts University

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Dr. Graham Strub

Current practice: Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Residency: University of Washington
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University

2017

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Dr. Colleen Heffernan

Current practice: Royal Children’s Hospital Glasgow
Residency: Irish National ORL/HNS Training Program / RCSI
Medical school: Trinity College Dublin

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Dr. Steven Rosenblatt

Current practice: Weill Cornell Medical College
Residency: University of Rochester
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

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Dr. Nikolaus Wolter

Current practice: The Hospital for Sick Children / University of Toronto
Residency: University of Toronto
Medical school: University of Toronto

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Dr. Jeffrey Yueng

Current practice: McGill University
Residency: University of Ottawa
Medical school: Western University

2016

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Dr. David Chang

Current practice: Children's Hospital of Orange County
Residency: Stanford University
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University

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Dr. Jamie Funamura

Current practice: UC Davis Medical Center
Residency: UC Davis Medical Center
Medical school: University of Southern California

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Dr. Lindsay Sobin

Current practice: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College

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Dr. Ryan Walker

Current practice: Advanced ENT (NJ)
Residency: University of Rochester
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College

2011-15

2015

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Dr. Victor Duarte

Current practice: Valley Children's Hospital
Residency: UCLA, 2013
Medical school: Georgetown University, 2009

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Dr. Steven Hamilton

Current practice: Children's Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs
Specialty interest: Aerodigestive Disorders, Head and Neck Masses, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Research interest: Aerodigestive Disorders, Head and Neck Masses, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Residency: University of Cincinnati, 2014
Medical school: Mayo Clinic, 2009

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Dr. Heather Herrington

Current practice: University of Vermont Medical Center
Residency: University of Vermont, 2012
Medical school: Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, 2006

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Dr. Julie Strychowsky

Current practice: University of Western Ontario
Residency: McMaster University, 2014
Medical school: McMaster University, 2009

2014

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Dr. Eric Gantwerker

Current practice: Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Residency: University of Cincinnati, 2013
Medical school: Rush University, 2008

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Dr. Anne Hseu

Current practice: Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Residency: Cleveland Clinic, 2013
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2007

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Dr. Amy Hughes

Current practice: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center, 2013
Medical school: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2008

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Dr. Laura Neff

Current practice: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, 2013
Medical school: University of Missouri School of Medicine, 2008

2013

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Dr. Eelam Adil

Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: Sinonasal disorders, cystic fibrosis
Research interest: Sinonasal disorders, cystic fibrosis
Residency: Pennsylvania State University, 2012
Medical school: University of Miami — Miller School of Medicine, 2006

 

Dr. Ryan Murray

 

Dr. Stephen Newton

 

Dr. Jonathan Sherman

Current practice: Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL / University of Chicago Medical School
Specialty interest: general pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: underserved populations, international health
Residency: University of Chicago, 2012
Medical school: Mayo Medical School, 2007

2012

 

Dr. James Barrese

Current practice: Children’s Hospital of Central California, Madera, CA
Residency: University of Southern California, 2011
Medical school: University of Illinois, 2006

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Dr. Jacob Brodsky

Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Residency: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2011
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2006

 

Dr. Stephen Kieran

Current practice: Children’s University Hospital (Dublin, Ireland)
Specialty interest: pediatric otology
Research interest: pediatric otology
Residency: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2011
Medical school: University College Dublin, 2001

 

Dr. Frank Virgin

Current practice: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University
Specialty interest: pediatric sinus disease
Research interest: sinus disease in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis
Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia, 2006

2011

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Dr. Margo Benoit

Current practice: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Specialty interest: pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: pediatric otolaryngology
Residency: Harvard Combined Otolaryngology Program, 2010
Medical school: University of Buffalo, 2003

 

Dr. Douglas Johnston

Current practice: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Specialty interest: vascular anomalies, general pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: clinical research
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2010
Medical school: Temple University School of Medicine, 2005

 

Dr. Heather Nardone

Current practice: Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware
Specialty interest: general pediatric otolaryngology, airway anomalies
Research interest: pediatric obstructive sleep apnea
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Medical school: University of Pennsylvania, 2003

2006-10

2010

Dr. Katherine Kavanagh

Dr. Brian Reilly
Current practice: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Specialty interest: Cochlear implants, Implantable hearing devices, Bone conduction hearing devices
Research interest: Pediatric Hearing Loss, Otitis media, Cholesteatoma surgery
Residency: Northwestern Medical Center, 2009
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2004

Dr. Ryan Sewell
Current practice: ENT Specialists, Omaha, NE / University of Nebraska Medical Center
Specialty interest: General Pediatric Otolaryngology
Research interest: Medical Malpractice
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2009
Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2004

Dr. Karen Watters
Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: Aerodigestive Disorders, Head and Neck Tumors
Residency: Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 2001
Medical school: University College Dublin

2009

Dr. Gi-Soo Lee
Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: Otology
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical school, 2002

Dr. David Leonard

Dr. Samuel T. Ostrower
Current practice: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.
Specialty interest: Airway, Cochlear Implants
Research interest: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, rhinosinusitis
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008
Medical school: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 2003

2008

Dr. Judy Chen

Dr. Margaret Skinner

Dr. Erik Waldman

2007

Dr. Alan Cheng
Current practice: Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine
Specialty interest: pediatric otology
Research interest: Inner ear development and regeneration
Residency: University of Washington, 2006
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1999

Dr. Mark Vecchiotti

Dr. David Macy Vidrine

2006

Dr. David Parry

Dr. Kimsey Rodriguez

Dr. Rahul Shah
Current practice: Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Specialty interest: Voice, Sinus, Neck Masses
Research interest: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Socioeconomic outcomes research
Residency: Tufts University, 2005
Medical school: Boston University, 2000

2001-05

2005

Dr. Manali Amin
Current practice: Dupage Medical Group, Naperville, Illinois
Residency: Rush Presbyterian St.Luke’s Medical Center (Internship) / University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004
Medical school: Southern Illinois University – School of Medicine, 1998

Dr. German Paul Digoy

Dr. J. Fredrik Grimmer
Current practice: Associate Professor of Surgery, Residency Program Director, University of Utah Hospital
Specialty interest: Vascular anomalies, thyroid disease, bronchoscopy
Research interest: Vascular anomalies, thyroid disease, bronchoscopy
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, 2004
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1999

2004

Dr. Scott Brietzke
Current practice: Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology / Residency Program Director, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD / Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Specialty interest: Pediatric (and adult) obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disorders, cochlear implantation
Research interest: Pediatric (and adult) Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Evidence-Based Medicine
Residency: National Capital Consortium - Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2002
Medical school: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1997

Dr. David Brown
Current practice: Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Specialty interest: aerodigestive disorders and resident education
Research interest: aerodigestive disorders and resident education
Residency: University of Michigan, 2003
Medical school: Harvard Medical School, 1997

Dr. Adriane DeWitt Latz

2003

Dr. Kenneth Whittemore
Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Residency: Combined Harvard Program. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2002
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1997

2002

Dr. R. Christopher Miyamoto
Current practice: Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, Indianapolis, Indiana
Specialty interest: Pediatric otology: chronic ear and cochlear implantation; Airway reconstruction; thyroid surgery/congenital neck lesions/head and neck surgery
Research interest: surgical quality/outcomes
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2001}
Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1996

Dr. Denise Sherman

2001

Dr. Sanjay Parikh
Current practice: Seattle Children’s Hospital
Specialty interest: Laryngeal & Tracheal Surgery, Rhinology & Skull Base, Thyroid Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Surgery
Research interest: Laryngeal & Tracheal Surgery, Rhinology & Skull Base, Thyroid Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Surgery
Residency: University of Toronto, 1999
Medical school: University of British Columbia, 1994

Dr. Eytan Young

1996-2000

2000

Dr. Reza Rahbar
Current practice: Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: airway disorders and reconstruction, head and neck tumors
Research interest: advancement of minimally invasive surgery for airway and head-neck tumors
Residency: Tufts Medical Center, 1998
Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine, 1993

Dr. Kristina Rosbe
Current practice: University of California, San Francisco, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department
Specialty interest: vascular malformations; pediatric salivary gland disease
Research interest: vascular malformations; pediatric salivary gland disease
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
Medical school: Dartmouth Medical School, 1993

1998

Dr. Karla Brown
Current practice: Midwest ENT – IN (Currently on sabbatical)
Specialty interest: functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1997
Medical school: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1991

1997

Dr. Kathleen Billings
Current practice: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Specialty interest: general pediatric otolaryngology with emphasis on otologic cases
Research interest: sleep apnea, general pediatric otolaryngology
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
Medical school: Rush Medical School, 1990

Dr. Daniel Kirse
Current practice: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Specialty interest: all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: clinical and collaborative retrospective studies
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1996
Medical school: St. Louis University School of Medicine, 199

1996

Dr. Cheryl Cotter

Dr. David Roberson
Current practice: BayHealth ENT, Milford, Delaware
Specialty interest: chronic ear, airway, cochlear implantation
Research interest: quality and safety
Residency: University of Washington, 1995
Medical school: University of North Carolina, 1988

1991-95

1995

Dr. James Forsen
Current practice: private practice/Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: Washington University, 1994
Medical school: Washington University, 1988

Dr. William F. McGuirt Jr.

1994

Dr. Ari J. Goldsmith
Current practice: Maimonides Medical Center
Specialty interest: airway surgery, obstructive sleep apnea
Research interest: airway surgery, obstructive sleep apnea
Residency: LIJ/Schneider Children’s Hospital, 1993
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1988

Dr. Roger Nuss
Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: laryngeal and voice disorders
Residency: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School, 1993
Medical school: Harvard Medical School, 1988

1993

Dr. Diana Radkowski

Dr. Robert Weatherly
Current practice: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
Research interest: airway reconstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, learning theory
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1992
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, 1986

1992

Dr. Laurie Ohlms
Current practice: Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Specialty interest: general pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: otolaryngologic issues in patients with Down syndrome and Ichthyosis
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, 1991
Medical school: University of Missouri – Columbia, 1985

Dr. Kathleen C.Y. Sie
Current practice: University of Washington Medical Center
Specialty interest: microtia, VPD, childhood hearing loss
Research interest: microtia, VPD, childhood hearing loss
Residency: University of Washington, 1990
Medical school: University of Michigan, 1984

1991

Dr. Ronald Deskin
Current practice: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas / Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Specialty interest: general pediatric otolaryngology
Research interest: reflux effects on airway
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1974
Medical school: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1969

Dr. Carol MacArthur
Current practice: Oregon Health and Science University
Research interest: genetics of otitis media, inflammatory markers in otitis media
Residency: University of California, Davis, 1990
Medical school: University of California, Los Angeles, 1984

1986-90

1990

Dr. Dwight T. Jones

Dr. Jacqueline Jones
Current practice: Park Avenue ENT – Jacqueline Jones, New York
Specialty interest: pediatric otolaryngology
Residency: University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1989
Medical school: Cornell University Medical College, 1984

1989

Dr. Juan Bonilla

Dr. Roderick D. Moe

1988

Dr. James Arnold

Dr. Ben Asher

1987

Dr. Robert Ward
Current practice: New York University Medical College
Specialty interest: airway disorders
Research interest: laryngeal stent, rabbit model for balloon dilation
Residency: New York Hospital, 1986
Medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College, 1981

1986

Dr. Carol Hoffman-Rota

1981-85

1985

Dr. Dennis Crockett

1984

Dr. Timothy O’Sullivan

1982

Dr. Alma Smitheringale

1981

Dr. Jorge Velazquez

1978-80

1980

Dr. Ellen Friedman
Current practice: Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Specialty interest: airway problems, congenital malformations of the head and neck
Research interest: united airway, lymphatic malformations
Residency: Washington Hospital Center, 1979
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1975

1978

Dr. Sydney Sukerman