Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical Office Tower (MOT), 9th Floor
550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
To schedule an appointment, call 404-778-3381

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Since its founding 50 years ago, the key to the Department's pre-eminence in clinical care in the Southeast has been its commitment to teaching and research. Through participation in these important activities, our highly trained, board-certified physicians maintain their skills on the cutting edge of modern otolaryngology. We are committed to providing efficient and cost effective care for complex and difficult problems as well as routine health matters. For those patients needing help for problems beyond Otolaryngology, the expertise of the entire Emory community is available for consultation. We look forward to providing you the highest quality of care today where the ideas and innovations for tomorrow are generated.

Here at Emory, patients receive the best possible care from a team of renowned experts using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and therapies. Here are just a few examples of what sets Emory apart.

The following physicians, mid-level providers, audiologists, and speech pathologists see adult patients at the Emory University Hospital Midtown location:

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Head and Neck Cancer

Amy Chen, MD MPH, FACS

Mark W. El-Deiry, MD, FACS

Mihir Patel, MD

J. Trad Wadsworth, MD, MBA, FACS

Martha Ryan, NP

Kelly Summers, PA

Meryl Kaufman, MEd, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Elizabeth Seelinger, MS, CCC-SLP


Jeanne L. Hatcher, MD

Michael Johns, III, MD

Adam Klein, MD, FACS

Marina Gilman, MM, MA, CCC-SLP

Edie Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

Carissa Maira, MS, CCC-SLP

Nancy McColloch, MS, CCC-SLP

Brian Petty, Ma, MA, CCC-SLP


Malcolm Graham, MD, FACS

Douglas Mattox, MD

Esther Vivas, MD

Debra Brewer, AuD-CCC

Stacey Goebel, AuD-CCC

Lindsay Johnson, AuD-CCC

Rhinology & Anterior Skull Base

John DelGaudio, MD

Charles Moore, MD

Zara Patel, MD

Sarah Wise, MD

Melissa Rotella, NP

Leisa Stillman, PA

Pediatric Otolaryngology*

Steven Goudy, MD

Paula Harmon, MD

Kara Prickett, MD

Roy Rajan, MD

N. Wendell Todd, MD

*Pediatric Otolaryngology is located at the Children’s Specialty Services building – formerly the Emory Children’s Center, on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston campus.

We offer a full spectrum of otolaryngology services on the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus (former Crawford Long Hospital).

Otology, Neurotology and Audiology

Our otologists/neurotologists Dr. Douglas Mattox, Dr. Malcolm Graham and Dr. Esther Vivas provide medical and surgical care for those with diseases affecting the ears, balance system, temporal bone, skull base and related structures of the head and neck. This includes common ear problems like hearing loss, infectious conditions of the ear, vestibular schwanomma (acoustic neuroma), cholesteatoma and otosclerosis.

Our team of Audiologists supports the otologists by diagnosing, managing, and treating your hearing problems with state of the art amplification (hearing aids). Middle ear implants and cochlear implants can be life changing for those who need them.

Head and Neck Oncology

Head and neck cancer affects the mouth, throat, nose and sinuses and salivary glands. Oral and oropharyngeal, laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers are included in this group of diseases. As specialists, our teams develop groundbreaking treatments that produce better outcomes and are adopted by other leading cancer centers. The care of Head and Neck Cancer is complex and frequently requires a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach due to the need for a combination of treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy to provide optimum outcomes for patients. Dr. Mark El-Deiry, Dr. Mihir Patel and Dr. J. Trad Wadsworth are world-class surgeons practicing at the Emory Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Center. These surgeons also are members of the Winship Cancer Institute, Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute (NCI) -designated Cancer Center (https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/patient-care/cancer-types/head-and-neck-cancer.html). Our surgeons have a wealth of experience and collaborate with clinical partners in hematology and medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and pathology. Speech and swallowing therapists, nurses, navigators, social workers, technicians and others are all part of the comprehensive cancer care team and collaborate to enhance the patient and family experience. Our surgeons also are experienced in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), which offers a less invasive approach with faster recovery in selected cases. Our experienced microvascular reconstructive team provides superior care for patients in need of major reconstruction after treatment of their cancers.

Head and Neck Endocrinology: Thyroid and Parathyroid

The Emory Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Clinic is a patient-centered practice equipped to provide state-of-the-art care and surgical consultation for thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Dr. Amy Chen and Dr. J. Trad Wadsworth provide patients with the opportunity to be evaluated by an in-office ultrasound of the thyroid, so the pathology can be discussed and visualized by the patient and the surgeon. In most instances, a fine needle biopsy can be performed in the office. In collaboration with Endocrine services at Emory and Winship Cancer Institute, all patients are presented at the multidisciplinary thyroid  tumor conference for comprehensive treatment recommendations.  


At the Emory Voice Center, our laryngologists Dr. Michael Johns, Dr. Adam Klein, and Dr. Jeanne Hatcher specialize in care for the professional voice, disorders of the larynx (voice box), upper airway and swallowing.  The clinical care team at the Emory Voice Center offers state-of-the-art medical, behavioral, and surgical intervention for voice, swallowing and airway conditions.  Many interventions can be performed with the patient awake or lightly sedated thus avoiding the risks of general anesthesia. The physicians are supported by a strong speech language pathology team led by Edie Hapner, PhD.

Rhinology: Sinus, Nasal, Allergy and Skull Base

The Emory Sinus, Nasal & Allergy Center is an unparalleled specialty care resource with nationally recognized rhinologists specializing in the treatment of nasal, sinus, allergy and anterior skull base problems. Emory rhinologists use their advanced sub-specialty training and expertise to address complex sinus problems such as fungal sinusitis, persistent sinus problems despite prior medical or surgical interventions, infections and tumors involving the nasal cavity, sinuses, medial orbit; anterior skull base and brain; cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, respiratory allergy affecting the nose and sinuses; and eye/orbital problems such as tearing and proptosis (bulging of the eyes).

Nasal problems that range from difficulty breathing, recurrent infection, to skull base tumors can almost always be managed with endoscopic techniques through the nostrils without external skin incisions. Our rhinologists Dr. John DelGaudio, Dr. Zara Patel, Dr. Sarah Wise and Dr. Charles  Moore provide state-of-the-art care diagnostic and management of nasal problems. In collaboration with Emory’s Department of Neurosurgery, the rhinology surgeons have extensive experience in Pituitary sugary. The Allergy Clinic offers both traditional allergy shots and sublingal  therapy (SLIT).

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Our Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery services, headed by Dr. Anita Sethna, are located at a premier facility housed within the Emory Aesthetic Center. Situated in Buckhead, the facility includes well-appointed clinic space, an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center as well as convenient hotel-style suites. This multispecialty center offers the entire range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including surgical and nonsurgical procedures for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging, as well as reconstruction for trauma, skin and other cancers, and facial paralysis. Close collaboration with both the Emory University Hospital Midtown facility, as well as other subspecialties within the plastic surgery field, make this center a unique and essential part of the Otolaryngology team.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Emory’s Department of Otolaryngology also provides pediatric services in the Children’s Specialty Services building on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston campus through its Children’s Physician’s Group comprised of Dr. Steve Goudy, Dr. Paula Harmon, Dr. Kara Prickett, Dr. Roy Rajan and Dr. Wendell Todd. These doctors ensure the highest quality of care for your child using the latest treatments and technologies in pediatric otolaryngology.  Our doctors participate in dedicated multidisciplinary clinics for the management of complex airway and upper aerodigestive problems, vascular malformations, and hearing preservation and rehabilitation as well as general pediatric ear, nose and throat issues.  Our providers work closely with the Children’s team of audiologists, speech and swallowing therapists, radiologists, and anesthesiologists, all of whom have specialized training in the care of pediatric patients. For an appointment, please call 404-785-5437.