Faculty

Our Faculty
Alexander G. Chiu, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Alexander G. Chiu, MD, is internationally renowned in the field of endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the nose, sinuses and skull base. His surgical expertise includes frontal sinus surgery...

Mindy A. Black, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (Clinical Scholar Track)

Mindy Black, MD, is a surgeon specializing in Laryngology, the study of the larynx, also known as the voice box, and which contains the vocal cords.  She has completed additional medical and surgical...

Eugene H. Chang, MD
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Director, Rhinology

Eugene H. Chang, MD, FACS is a surgeon-scientist with a clinical and research focus in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. His clinical practice includes primary and revision endoscopic sinus...

Audrey B. Erman, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology Program

Dr. Erman's clinical specialties include: Treatment of head and neck malignancies, including melanoma and other skin cancers, salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, tongue, lips and oral cavity,...

Thomas J. Gernon, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology Program

Thomas Gernon, MD, joined the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor in October 2011, and is the co-director of the Head and Neck Cancer Program. He is a fellowship-trained specialist and is...

Stephen A. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Dr. Goldstein's clinical specialties include: Cosmetic facial plastic surgery Functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty Facial reconstructive surgery from skin cancer Endoscopic and minimally invasive...

Abraham Jacob, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chairman, Otolaryngology
Director, UA Ear Institute

Abraham Jacob, an internationally renowned Otologist/Neurotologist, specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of complex ear and lateral skull base diseases. Dr. Jacob obtained his medical...

Kosuke Kato, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

My research interests focus on airway mucins that play a crucial role in host defense against bacterial lung infection. Airway surface fluid contains two layers of mucins consisting mainly 5 mucin...

Kwang Chul Kim, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology - Research
Director, Repiratory Mucus Research Program

Dr. Kim's major area of research is the cell biology of mucus lining the airway lumen, which serves as a major protective barrier for the lung. Various airborne particles and toxic chemicals (e.g.,...

Christopher Le, MD
Clinical Instructor, Otolaryngology

Dr. Christopher Le, MD joined the University of Arizona as a Clinical Instructor and Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellow in 2015. He will be mentored by Drs. Alexander Chiu and Eugene...

Melania Mercado-Pimentel, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Research

Bruce Edwin Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Bruce Stewart, MD joined the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor in October 2011. Prior to joining the UA faculty, Dr. Stewart was the director of ENT at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for...

Affiliated Faculty
Fatima Zahra Aly, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Michael E. Bays, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
VA Affiliated Faculty

Tara Carr, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Director, Adult Allergy Program

Dr. Tara Carr is a board-certified allergist and immunologist.  She performed her residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, one of the leading institutions for allergy and...

Robert B. Cravens, Jr., MD
Lecturer, Otolaryngology

Marlon Guerrero
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Maureen Hannley, PhD
Clinical Professor, Otolaryngology

Dr. Maureen Hannley’s chief interest is in clinical research design, execution, and analysis.  She has held faculty appointments at Arizona State University, Stanford University College of Medicine,...

G. Michael Lemole, MD
Division Chief, Neurosurgery
Professor, Otolaryngology
Professor, Surgery

Recognitions 2011 Physician of the Year, Pima County Medical Society; Congressional Citation, 2011, Friends of the National Library of Medicine; Top Doctor (1 percent), 2012, US News & World...

Jerold J. Olson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

David Alan Parry, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Treasure M. Peck, AuD
Audiologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Dr. Treasure Peck has been a clinical audiologist for 11 years and has extensive knowledge in current technology including hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone anchored devices and middle ear...

Robin Samlan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing

Robin Samlan earned her PhD at The University of Arizona and was a postdoctoral scholar in the Bureau of Glottal Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to her doctoral work, she...

Thomas J. Tilsner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
VA Affiliated Faculty