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Specialties & Clinical Interest

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • General Otolaryngology
  • Laryngeal and voice disorders
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sinus and nasal disease
  • Thyroid Mass
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • head and neck cancer
  • thyroid disorders
Awards & Memberships

Awards

  • 2011 Patient Satisfaction Bronze Award
    Tampa General Hospital 2H Short Stay Unit
  • 2011 Physician of the Year Award
    Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • 2011 Ten Years of Service Award
    University of South Florid
  • 2010 Ten Years of Service Award
    Tampa General Hospital
  • 2010 Ten Years of Service Award - Gastrointestinal Oncology, Head & Neck Program Faculty Appreciation
    Moffitt Cancer Center 2010
  • 2010 Team Publication Award for Paper in Nature Medicine, Faculty Appreciation & Recognition Ceremony
    Moffitt Cancer Center 2010
  • 2009 Deans Academic Performance Award in Recognition for Outstanding Contributions 2008 - 2009
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • 2008 BRIDGE Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication to Community Outreach, Health & Student Mentor
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • 2008 Best Hospital List U.S. News & World Report 2008 - #37 Ear, Nose, & Throat Program
    Tampa General Hospital
  • 2008 Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2008
    Top Doctors
  • 2007 Leadership
    University of South Florida
  • 2007 Honor Award for Committee Service
    American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2007 Silver Performance Award for Outstanding Contributions
    University of South Florida Health
  • 2007 U.S. News & World Report 2007 Best Hospitals List
    Moffit Cancer Center & Tampa General Hospital
  • 2006 Award for Outstanding contribution as Physician Preceptor in Longitudinal Clinical Experience Prog.
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • 2005 The Best Doctors in America List
    Best Doctors, Inc.
  • 1998 Post-Residency Humanitarian Service Award
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  • 1986 Deans List
    North Western University
  • 1984 Valedictorian
    Clarksville High School

Memberships

  • Member - American Academy of Sleep Medicine from 2006 to Present
  • Member - Southwestern Oncology Group from 2005 to Present
  • Lifetime Member - American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage from 2005 to Present
  • Member - North American Skull Base Society from 2004 to Present
  • Member - American Head & Neck Society from 2002 to Present
  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons from 2002 to Present
  • Member - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group from 2001 to Present
  • Member - Christian R. holmes Society - University of Cincinnati from 2000 to Present
  • Member - Florida Society of Otololaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery from 2000 to Present
  • Fellow - American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery from 1999 to Present
  • Member - Society of University of Otolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons from 2003 to 2008
  • Member - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group from 2001 to 2005
Education & Training

Education

  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 2000
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, University of Louisville, 1997
  • Internship, General Surgery, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, 1993
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1992
  • BA, Neurobiology, Northwestern University, 1988
Insurance

Insurances Accepted

  • AdventHealth Commercial Plan (fka: Florida Hosp Commercial )
  • AdventHealth Medicare Plan (fka:Florida Hospital Medicare)
  • Aetna Better Health Medicaid & Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO,PPO and POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO and PPO
  • Aetna QHP (OFF EXCHANGE PLANS)
  • Ag Administrators
  • Allwell Medicare MAPD and HMO SNP (fka Sunshine Medicare)
  • Ambetter - Exchange (Sunshine ACA plan)
  • AvMed HMO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Exchange Plans (ACA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Supplement-Advantage 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO-Network Blue/Blue Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO-Preferred Patient Care
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Clear Health Alliance Medicaid (CHA)
  • CorVel PPO and Auto Medical
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage
  • Coventry Non Leased
  • Coventry One HMO Exchange Plan (ACA)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO/Leased Network
  • Devoted Medicare HMO
  • Employers Health Network (EHN)
  • Evolutions Prime PPO
  • Evolutions Traditional PPO
  • Freedom Health Medicare HMO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Hillsborough County Health Care Plan (HCHCP)
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicaid HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (Gold Plus)
  • Humana Medicare PPO
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Tampa Bay HUMx (HMOx) Exchange Plan (ACA)
  • Magellan Complete Care Medicaid HMO
  • Molina (Medicare Options Plus HMO SNP)
  • Molina Marketplace (Exchange Plan)
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO (PHCS)
  • Quality Health Management
  • School Insurance of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO and Healthy Kids
  • Simply Medicare HMO
  • Solis Medicare HMO
  • StayWell Medicaid HMO and Healthy Kids
  • Sunshine Health - Florida Healthy Kids
  • Sunshine Health Medicaid HMO
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select (fka: Extra & Standard)
  • Ultimate Health Plans Medicare HMO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Medicare HMO and PPO
  • WellCare Medicare HMO