I specialize in rhinology, which is a division of otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat surgery) dedicated to treating nasal and sinus conditions, including sinusitis, nasal polyps, and allergic disorders. I perform endoscopic sinus surgery and care for patients with chronic sinus issues (a commonality in the Memphis area!). A significant portion of my practice is also dedicated to treatment of brain tumors and pathology located at the skull base. Together with my colleagues in neurosurgery and ophthalmology, we can treat patients with these tumors by removing them through the nose using small cameras and state-of-the-art instruments.
Our nose and sinuses are integral to how we interact with the world around us. These organs help us enjoy the scent of fresh cookies, or detect the danger of nearby fire. Healthy sinuses allow us to be more effective at home and at work, and a nose free of obstruction helps ensure a good night sleep. When these areas are affected by disease, our entire quality of life is reduced.
I am committed to providing personalized, compassionate patient care in Memphis and beyond. No two patients’ sinus conditions are the same, and each is deserving of a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. I participate in international medical missions to deliver sinus/skull base care where equipment and expertise are still catching up to the United States, and have most recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and Vietnam.
My academic research focuses on new and innovative treatments for patients with chronic sinusitis, as well as developing new tools and approaches to complex skull base tumors. I collaborate with physicians and universities across the United States and the world to move us further to developing these new therapies. I am lucky to work with a personable, driven group of resident physicians who are training to be otolaryngologists at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Their dedication to learning and patient care is one of the highlights of our clinical practice.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, playing tennis, and cooking new foods.