Otolaryngology at Boston Medical

Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

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Speech and Swallowing - Speech Language Pathology

All doctors in the department hold certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

For appointments at all locations, call 617.638.8124.


Kenneth Grundfast, MD, FACS, FAAP - Book Online
Professor and Chairman

Clinical Interests:  Pediatric otolaryngology, Childhood ear infections/otitis media, Cholesteatoma, Hereditary deafness, Palliative medicine, Medical ethics.

Gregory Grillone, MD, FACS - Book Online  
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director, Center for Voice and Swallowing

Clinical Interests:  Laryngology, Voice and swallowing disorders, Surgery of the upper airways, Benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, Sinus surgery, Sleep surgery.

Avner Aliphas, MD
Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests: Middle ear and Mastoid Surgery, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis

Michael B. Cohen, MD

Clinical Interests: Rhinology and sinus surgery, Allergy, Sleep apnea and snoring, Salivary gland disease

Anand Devaiah, MD, FACS - Book Online
Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery (Joint appointment)

Clinical Interests:  Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Open Skull Base Surgery, Anterior skull base surgery, Lateral skull base surger, Otologic Surgery and Diseases, Paranasal Sinus Diseases and Disorders, Head and Neck Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, General Otolaryngology.

Waleed H. Ezzat, MD - Book Online
Assistant Professor

Clinical Interests:  Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Nasal reconstruction, Reconstruction after Mohs Surgery, Head and neck reconstruction, Facial trauma, Facial nerve paralysis.

Scharukh Jalisi, MD, FACS - Book Online
Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Skullbase Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery & Department of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests:  Head and neck cancer, Open and endoscopic skullbase surgery, Microvascular and facial plastic reconstructive surgery, Minimally invasive thyroidectomy, Sinus disorders, Adult laryngology, Airway disorders and reconstruction, Thyroid and parathyroid disorders, Care of swallowing disorders, Snoring.

Jessica Levi, MD - Book Online
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Clinical Interests:  All ear nose and throat diseases of the pediatric population including Neck masses, Hoarseness, Obstructive sleep apnea and Sinus disease.

J. Pieter Noordzij, MD - Book Online
Associate Professor, Medical Director

Clinical Interests:  Adult and pediatric laryngology, Care of the professional voice, Airway disorders, Thyroid and parathyroid disorders, Head and neck cancer, Care of swallowing disorders, Snoring.

Michael P. Platt, MD, MSc - Book Online
Assistant Professor, Quality & Safety Officer, Associate Residency Director

Clinical Interests:  Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Orbital Surgery, Otolaryngic Allery.

Jeffrey Spiegel, MD, FACS
Director, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical Interests:  Cosmetic Surgery of the Head and Neck, Rhinoplasty, Eyelift, Facelift, Botox and Facial Fillers, Nasal and Facial Reconstruction, Scar improvement, Skeletal Deformities of the face, skull, and jaw, Advanced Facial Surgery, Anti-Aging Medicine, Hairline Advancement for hairloss.

Zimmern Wang, MD
Director, Center for Innovative Technology

Research Interests:  Develop novel and less side-effective methods for early diagnosis/treatment or surgery of head and neck cancers.

Audiologists Home

Alexa Kozak Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Director, Division of Audiology

Clinical Specialties: Pediactric through Geriatric Diagnostic Testing, Auditory Evoked Potentials, Newborn Diagnostic Testing, Vestibular Testing.

Lori Russo MS, CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical Specialties:  Pediatric and adult diagnosis, neuroaudiology, hearing and balance disorders, auditory processing disorders. Clinical interests include geriatric audiology and noise induced hearing loss.

Susan M. Holden, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical Specialties:  Hearing aid evaluation and dispensing, SoundBite evaluation and fittings, pediatric and geriatric audiology, vestibular testing, evoked potentials, newborn diagnostic testing.

Lauren Gene McGrath, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical Specialties:  Newborn hearing screenings in Well-nursery and NICU, diagnostic audiologic testing with patients of all ages, vestibular testing, evoked potentials.

Meghan Murphy, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical Specialties:  Diagnostic audiological testing with patients of all ages, hearing aids, vestibular testing, evoked potentials

Sarah Paese, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical Specialties: Diagnostic testing of all ages, diagnostic newborn testing, counseling on hearing loss management

Speech and Swallowing - Speech Language Pathology Home

Susan Langmore PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Boston University

Clinical interests:  Swallowing problems associated with head and neck cancer and with neurologic disease, including vocal cord dysfunction, Speech and voice disorders associated with Parkinsonian problems, ALS, frontotemporal dementia, and FEES procedure.

Hadas Golan B.Ed. Mus. MS/CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist specializes in the care of the Professional Voice
Registered Buteyko Breathing Educator and Trainer, Member ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis)

Clinical Interests:  Care of the Professional Voice, Muscle Tension Dysphonia, Breathing Disorders, Clinical Hypnosis

Edel Mc Nally, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist

Clinical Interests: Speech, voice and swallowing disorders. stroke, brain injury, head and neck cancer, Clinical research and FEES procedure

Rebecca Scheel, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Department of Otolaryngology, Voice and Swallowing Center
Speech Language Pathologist
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Clinical interests include feeding and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, stroke, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, clinical research

Michael J. Walsh, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Clinical Interests:  Clinical experience with speech, swallowing and voice disorders


Kate McDonough, NP

Malia Frazier, NP

Jessica Lizotte, NP

Evelyn Dinatale, RN


Sarah A. Saxon, MD


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Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
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Ground Floor
830 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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