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Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

The Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery Team

Gregory A Grillone, MD
Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Head and Neck, Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal, Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea, Diseases of the Trachea and Esophagus, Zenker's Diverticulum

Jacob P Noordzij, MD
Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs for Otolaryngology
Professor of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Hoarseness, Parathyroid, Thyroid and Voice Problems, Zenker's Diverticulum


Avner Aliphas, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor

Christopher D Brook, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Special Interests: Chronic Sinusitis, Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Allergic Rhinitis, Benign and Malignant Tumors Of The Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base, Repair of CSF Leaks, Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors

Michael B Cohen, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests:

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Chronic Sinusitis, Allergy, Salivary Gland Disorders, Snoring and Sleep Surgery


Anand K Devaiah, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Endoscopic minimally invasive skull base surgery; Otologic/vestibular disorders; Lateral skull base diseases and tumors; Anterior skull base tumors/paranasal sinus diseases; Head and neck surgery; Head and neck cancer; General otolaryngology

Waleed H Ezzat, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Microvascular surgery; Head and neck reconstructive surgery; Facial trauma; Head and neck cancer; Facial paralysis; Facial plastic surgery; Facial cosmetic surgery

Kenneth M Grundfast, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Special Interests:

Ear and hearing disorders, Sudden hearing loss, Dizziness, Vertigo, Tinnitus


Jessica R Levi, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology; Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests:

Pediatric Neck Masses, Pediatric Airway Problems or Noisy Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sinusitis or Nasal Congestion, Pediatric Cysts of the Neck/Face


Michael P Platt, MD, MSc, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor, Residency Program Director
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Sinusitis, Nasal Polyps, CSF Leak, Sinus Mass, Deviated Septum

Nicholas P Simms, PA-C, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Physician Assistant of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Jeffrey H Spiegel, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Chief, Facial Plastic Surgery Program; Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests:

Rhinoplasty - nose job, Facelift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgery, Botox and Juvederm and Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery


Lauren F Tracy, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Hoarseness and voice disorders, Professional voice, Dysplasia and vocal cord cancer, Office-based laser laryngeal surgery, Airway and swallowing disorders, Diseases of the trachea and esophagus, Zenker's Diverticulum

Peter C Weber, MD, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Otolaryngologist
Professor of Otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Cochlear implants & other implantable hearing devices, hearing loss disorders, acoustic neuroma, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, facial nerve disorders, chronic ear infections, tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, glomus & other skull base tumors


Speech Language Pathologists

Alicia Frigon, CCC-SLP

Michelle Ganann, CCC-SLP

Anna Lifvergren, CCC-SLP

Keri Miloro, CCC-SLP

Raneh Saadi, CCC-SLP


Jessica M Pisegna, PhD, MS-CCC-SLP, MEd, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Director of Speech Language Pathology
Special Interests: Dysphagia (swallowing problems), Dysphonia (voice problems), Cognitive Deficits and Aphasia (language problems), Reflux-related disorders

James Borders, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Dysphagia (swallowing problems), Dysphonia (voice problems), Cognitive Deficits and Aphasia (language problems), Reflux-related disorders

Daniel P Buckley, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Dysphonia, professional voice, globus syndrome

Hadas Golan, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Professional voice, dysfunctional breathing, muscle tension dysphonia, irritable larynx and chronic cough

Merertu Kitila, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Swallowing assessment, FEES, MBS, dysphagia therapy, aphasia, cognitive-communication deficits

Edel M McNally, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Swallowing assessment, FEES, MBS, dysphagia therapy, aphasia, cognitive-communication deficits

Elizabeth Norberg, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech-Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Dysphagia (swallowing problems), Cognitive Deficits and Aphasia (language problems), Reflux-related disorders

Meredith B O'Dea, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Dysphagia (swallowing problems), Dysphonia (voice problems), Reflux-related disorders, Alaryngeal Rehabilitation included Tracheoesophageal (TEP) Voice Restoration/Management

Kerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Feeding Difficulty, Selective Eating, Pediatric Dysphagia

Michael Walsh, M.Ed., SLP, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Special Interests: Dysphagia, Alaryngeal, Speech Disorders

Audiologists


Elaine Almquist, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric through geriatric diagnostic hearing evaluations, auditory evoked potentials, vestibular evaluation, bone-anchored and cochlear implants, and hearing aid evaluation and dispensing.


Kristin A. Hartman-Joshi, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric and adult audiologic evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and dispensing, vestibular evaluations, evoked potentials, and newborn hearing screenings. Clinical areas of interest include ototoxic monitoring and tinnitus management.

Alexa Kozak, Au.D.,CCC-A, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric Through Geriatric Diagnostic Testing, Auditory Evoked Potentials, Newborn Diagnostic Testing, Vestibular Testing


Laura O'Brien ScD, CCC-A, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric and Adult Audiologic Evaluations, Newborn Hearing Screenings and Diagnostic Testing, Auditory Evoked Potentials, Pediatric Diagnostic Testing.

Lori Russo MS, CCC-A, FAAA, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Pediatric and adult diagnosis, neuroaudiology, hearing and balance disorders, auditory processing disorders. Clinical interests include geriatric audiology and noise induced hearing loss.

Stephanie A. Walkup, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Audiologist
Hearing Aid Program Manager
Special Interests: Auditory evoked potentials, auditory processing disorders, newborn hearing screenings and diagnostic evaluations, pediatric through geriatric diagnostic hearing evaluations, vestibular evaluation, and hearing aid evaluation and dispensing.

Nurses

Marianna Keegan, NP 

Susan Griever, NP

Brandy Kenner Keefe, FNP

Jennifer Lauver, RN

Jessica Lizotte, NP

Ann Poulsen, RN


Researchers and Instructors

Gintas Krisciunas, MPH, MA

Zimmern Wang, MD