Ear, Nose and Throat Facts

Ear, Nose and Throat

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Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare’s (JHAH) department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery – has been delivering expert care for all ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions for more than 30 years.

We are the leading provider of ENT care in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Our team includes licensed and certified audiologists, pediatric otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, speech language pathologists, and a first-rate clinical support team.

If you or a loved one are dealing with an allergic or immunologic disease, we are here to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic care. We treat a wide range of allergy and respiratory conditions, specializing in rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma, as well as food and drug reactions.

Most infants with just a cleft lip can be treated within the first months of life using a technique to suture the two sides of the lip together, leaving a scar that blends into the lip.

Cleft palate repairs are usually done between the ages of six to 18 months. This is a more complicated surgery, and is performed when the baby is bigger and more robust.

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Our outpatient clinic combines physicians, audiologists and physical therapists to help you combat vertigo, dizziness, balance disorders and concussions. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic balance testing for more accurate diagnoses, and to help us develop individual rehabilitation programs.

Our team of ENT consultants treat common illnesses such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, and ear pain and infections, using the latest guidelines for medical treatment, and the most advanced techniques for surgical treatment. We also assess and treat general hearing loss, and if needed, we can fit you with hearing aids.

Our team of head and neck surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and speech language pathologists work together to address every aspect of your care. Every person – and every cancer – is unique, and we tailor our approach to your needs, using a full array of medical and surgical methods, including traditional and endoscopic surgery. 

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Our surgical team is dedicated to treating conditions of the inner ear (superior canal dehiscence), non-cancerous cranial growths (acoustic neuromas) and other tumors of the skull base. Our experienced team of skull base surgeons, radiotherapists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, nurses and other medical specialists provide a complete range of diagnostic and treatment services.

Our ENT physicians provide state-of-the-art evaluation and management if you are suffering from a sinus or allergy disorder. Our doctors have a broad range of expertise in diagnosing and managing general sinus cases, as well as more complex sinus and allergy conditions.

With collaborative input from a team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, ophthalmologists and medical oncologists, we find the best treatment plan for you. Using state-of-the-art technologies, our team work together to surgically treat skull base tumors using a minimally invasive approach.

If you suffer from snoring or have breathing difficulties while asleep (obstructive sleep apnea), we provide comprehensive surgical care for those whose medical treatment has not been successful, or who are interested in exploring other treatment options. We perform nasal surgeries, including septoplasty, nasal turbinate reduction, nasal valve reconstruction, or nasal tumor or polyp removal, as well as palate and base of tongue surgeries.

If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid or parathyroid condition, including tumors, nodules and hyperparathyroidism, you can count on us to provide a personal treatment plan, tailored to your unique condition and personal needs.

Our experienced ENT care team will look after you every step of the way – from giving advice at your first consultation, through to ongoing support after your treatment.

Preparing for ENT treatment

You will be invited to a clinic, and at the first consultation we will assess your case. This may involve an in-depth assessment with a certified audiologist and speech language pathologist. You may also see a consultant surgeon to discuss your care.

Post-treatment and preventive care

Following your care, and depending on your specific treatment, you will have follow-up appointments. You may also be given rehabilitation exercises to carry out at home before your next or last session to ensure the best possible recovery.

Source: https://www.jhah.com/en/care-services/specialty-care/ear-nose-and-throat

Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at Greater Baltimore Medical Center

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Karl W. Diehn, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Diehn was born and reared in Baltimore and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He trained at the Union Memorial Hospital and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins.

He is board certified and a Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and a “Top Doc” in Baltimore magazine on several occassions.

He enjoys taking care of children and treating general problems of the ears, nose and throat. 

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Dario Kunar, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kunar earned his bachelor's degree at Columbia University, then went on to complete both medical school and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Medicine.

His special interests include the management of allergies and sinusitis, speech and swallowing disorders, thyroid and salivary gland surgery, pediatric ear and sinus disease, head and neck tumor treatment, and cochlear implantation.

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Brian Kaplan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kaplan was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.

  He attended Cornell University before enrolling at the University of Virginia for both medical school and residency training, joining Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in 2003.

 He currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program, at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.  

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Marc G. Dubin, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Dubin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT).

Following residency, he continued his training with a fellowship in Nasal and Sinus Surgery at the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute under the tutelage of Frederick A. Kuhn, MD, FACS.

   He has expertise in pediatric and adult sinus disease, particularly disease of the frontal sinus, revision sinus, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and sinonasal tumors.  

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Aaron H.D. Wood, MD

Dr. Wood is originally from Tucson, Arizona but earned his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Chicago.

He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland before moving to Baltimore and completing a general surgical internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He then traveled across town for residency training in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr.

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Samuel Hahn, M.D.

Dr. Hahn is a Baltimore native who was born and raised in Towson, Maryland. He attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate studies. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

  He continued his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

  After residency, he was recruited to lead the department’s facial trauma service for a year prior to completing Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Washington University in St.

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Douglas Reh, MD

Dr. Reh grew up in Victor, NY and graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in Finance & Operations.

He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. Upon completion of his residency, Dr.

Reh received fellowship training in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University.

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Shivani Shah-Becker, M.D.

Dr. Shah-Becker is originally from a small town in Michigan.

She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Michigan State University in a combined BS/MD program before proceeding to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency. Dr. Shah-Becker specializes in adult and pediatric conditions of the ears, nose, throat, and sinuses.

She is currently accepting patients at both our GBMC and Hunt Valley offices.

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Leanna-Marie Robertson, M.D. Dr. Robertson is a board-certified Allergist/Immunologist.

She received her medical degree from Indiana University, then went on to University Hospitals Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio for residency training.

She completed her fellowship training in Allergy/Immunology at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Robertson cares for both pediatric and adult patients. Bio and Forms

Source: https://www.earnosethroatdrs.com/about/physicians

Medical Staff

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Dr. Scott D. London graduated from the University of Virginia undergraduate and medical schools. Dr. London trained in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center where he is published on areas such as advanced treatment of sinus diseases and facial plastic reconstruction.

Since beginning practice in Baltimore, Dr. London has been instrumental in establishing and developing the Cochlear Implant Program at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He has served as Director of the program during this time. Dr. London is a board certified Ear Nose and Throat surgeon.

He is a clinical instructor with the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and holds privileges at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Carroll Hospital Center.

He practices general otolaryngology with special interests in the treatment of sinusitis and nasal breathing disorders, as well as pediatrics, otology, and snoring.

Dr. Michael D. Weiss

Dr. Michael D. Weiss is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received his ENT training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Weiss practices general otolaryngology with special interests in sinusitis, pediatrics, otology (surgery of the ear), and treatment of snoring disorders.

He is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and holds privileges at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Carroll Hospital Center. He has also served on the Practice Management Committee for the American Academy of the Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and has lectured frequently across the country.

Dr. Daniel V. Santos

Dr. Daniel V. Santos is a native of Baltimore. He went to Loyola Blakefield and then received his BS at the University of Richmond. He graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia and then completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency and chief residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

He practices the full spectrum of ENT and has special interests in pediatrics, voice complaints, sinusitis and head and neck surgery. He lives in Homeland with his wife, Susan and their three children. He enjoys golf, skiing and spending time with his family.

Dr. Tam N. Nguyen

Dr. Tam N. Nguyen received her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then researched basic immunology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT prior to entering medical school. She obtained her MD and completed her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Virginia-Health System.

She practices general otolaryngology with special interests in diseases of the thyroid/parathyroid, sinus/allergy, otology, pediatrics, skin cancers of the head and neck and facial reconstruction. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, fly fishing, singing and playing the violin. 

Dr. Praveen Duggal 

Praveen Duggal, M.D., is a fellowship trained Rhinologist and board certified Otolaryngologist. He attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors. He obtained his medical degree from George Washington School of Medicine.

He completed his surgical training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He obtained a coveted additional year of specialized fellowship training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Emory University.

He later stayed on as an Assistant Professor at Emory University and has numerous publications.

Dr. Duggal is an expert in problems of the nose and sinuses and practices general ENT.

He specializes in sinus disease, disorders of nasal breathing, primary and revision sinus surgery, functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, and endoscopic approach to skull base masses.

When not spending time with his family he enjoys playing basketball, running, fantasy football and watching The Walking Dead.

Dr. Mark Schneyer

Dr. Mark S. Schneyer is a native of Owings Mills, Maryland.  He graduated with honors from both the University of Maryland – College Park and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

  After graduating medical school, Dr. Schneyer completed his surgical residency at the University of Virginia in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr.

Schneyer is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

He practices general otolaryngology, with a special interest in pediatrics, sinus surgery, and disease of the thyroid and salivary glands. He enjoys treating patients of all ages. In addition to spending time with his wife and 3 children, Dr. Schneyer enjoys spending time outdoors, scuba diving, snowboarding, and cheering on the Ravens, Orioles, and Terps.

Ms. Asiya R. O'Marra 

Ms. Asiya R. O’Marra obtained her Master of Medical Science from St. Francis University along with her Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Anne Arundel Community College. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Ms.

O’Marra obtained her medical degree in Pediatrics from Kazan State Medical University in Russia.

She practices general otolaryngology with special interests in Pediatrics, Otology, balance disorders and allergic conditions.

She lives in Westminster, MD and enjoys spending her spare time with her husband Joe and their daughter Ivory, skiing and traveling.

Dr. Laura E. Toll, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Director of Audiology, earned her Bachelor of Science and her Doctorate of Audiology from Towson University. Dr.

Toll has a special interest in hearing aids and working with surgically implanted devices known as Baha (osseointegrated hearing implants) for patients with single-sided deafness and hearing loss due to middle ear disorders. Her research on bone conduction was published in the International Journal of Audiology.

She is also an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, teaching graduate level coursework on hearing aids. Dr. Toll is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Ms. Linda K. Fuller

Linda K. Fuller, M.A., CCC-A received her Masters in Audiology from George Washington University. She has practiced Audiology for over 23 years. Ms.

Fuller has worked in a variety of settings including private practice, hospital, not-for-profit, and ENT clinic settings. Ms.

Fuller is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA).

Dr. Lindsay S. Creed 

Dr. Lindsay S. Creed, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from University of Maryland-College Park and her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Towson University.

She has special interests in working with the pediatric population and individuals who are candidates for/or currently have implantable hearing devices.  Dr.

Creed is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Dr. Yael “Elle” Schonfeld 

Dr. Yael G. Schonfeld, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State College and her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Towson University. Dr.

Schonfeld has special interests in vestibular (balance) disorders and hearing aids. Dr.

Schonfeld is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

Source: http://www.baltimoreent.com/medical-staff

Johns Hopkins Medicine Announces $80 Million Expansion at Green Spring Station

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Newswise — As part of an $80 million expansion at Green Spring Station, Johns Hopkins Medicine celebrated the official opening of the newly built Pavilion III at Green Spring Station with a private grand opening event on Sept. 27 and a free community health fair on Sept. 28.

While some clinical practices in Pavilion III have been available to the public since May 28, such as imaging, laboratories, medical oncology, musculoskeletal center (including orthopaedics and physical medicine and rehabilitation), otolaryngology, facial plastics and urology, the new outpatient surgery center opened this month — marking the full completion of the site.

The new three-story, 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building houses new and expanded outpatient specialty clinical services and surgical care for adults and children.

It joins the Falls and Joppa concourses and Pavilions I and II already at Green Spring Station.

The expansion is part of the Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center, which opened 25 years ago at the Baltimore County location.

“There’s a growing trend in health care of health systems developing neighborhood outpatient medical centers and services, driven largely by patients’ preferences to receive care closer to their homes and outside of hospital settings,” says Gill Wylie, president of Johns Hopkins Medical Management Corporation and overseer of the expansion project. “Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of this trend, and we continue to find ways to better serve our communities. This expansion gives our families the world-class care they’ve come to expect from Johns Hopkins, but available in their own backyard.”

Some of the specialties in this new facility were already based at Green Spring Station, such as rehabilitation, imaging, medical oncology, lab services, otolaryngology and facial plastics. Others will be new services previously available only at the main Johns Hopkins Hospital location in downtown Baltimore, roughly 12 miles away from Pavilion III at Green Spring Station. 

“This will be the first time our urology and orthopaedic surgery services have been offered to this community, making access to needed care easier for the people we serve,” says Patrick Byrne, M.D., M.B.A.

, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Green Spring Station Surgery Center.

According to Byrne, the Johns Hopkins Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery division is tripling the size of its clinical space at Green Spring Station.

It will also increase its collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery department, allowing for more service offerings in this community such as laser resurfacing and treatment of skin aging, as well as reconstructive treatment of burns and hysterectomy scars.

In addition, pediatric ear, nose and throat specialists and pediatric outpatient surgery will now be available from Johns Hopkins to families in the community near Green Spring Station, addressing the long-held desire of many parents to keep their child’s care as close to home as possible, says Byrne.

Clinical departments and services offered at Pavilion III at Green Spring Station include:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center and PreSurgical Testing Center
  • Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center featuring orthopaedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management
  • Urology services
  • Comprehensive radiology and imaging center, featuring 3T and 1.5T MRI, CT, ultrasound, Xray, a dedicated women’s imaging suite, and interventional radiology services
  • Medical oncology (offering immunotherapy and chemotherapy, and featuring an outdoor patio seating area)
  • Otolaryngology (adult and pediatric)
  • Facial plastic surgery

A free Johns Hopkins shuttle will run weekdays from Green Spring Station to The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Outpatient Center for patients and staff in need of traveling to and from the county location.

Following the opening of Pavilion III, Johns Hopkins will begin to expand services currently offered in other parts of the Green Spring Station campus, including the Johns Hopkins Fertility Center, women’s health services, Wilmer ophthalmology, dermatology and internal medicine.

Source: https://www.newswise.com/articles/johns-hopkins-medicine-announces-80-million-expansion-at-green-spring-station