Ron Mitchell, M.D., is the director of the Division of Ear, Nose and Throat, the largest group of pediatric otolaryngologists in North Texas. Dr. Mitchell has a special research interest in sleep disorders in children, which can impact their development and behavior. He leads the Children’s Health℠ Sleep Disorders Center, a nationally recognized center for identifying and treating a wide range of conditions that affect children’s sleep. Dr. Mitchell earned his medical degree from the University of Southampton in England. He trained in general surgery leading to a fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in otolaryngology in London. He completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Amy Coffey, M.D., specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and is located at Children’s Health℠ Specialty Center Park Cities. Dr. Coffey earned her medical degree at the UT Medical Branch at Galveston, where she also completed three years of residency training before transferring to Loma Linda University in California for her final year. Her clinical interests include adenoids, myringotomy tubes and tonsillitis.
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Brandon Isaacson, M.D., earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan, followed by a fellowship in otology-neurotology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Isaacson is board-certified in both otolaryngology and neurotology, the areas of medicine that address the ear and its relation to the brain, central nervous system, hearing and balance. An expert in minimally invasive procedures, he also is skilled at performing traditional open surgery when appropriate.
Debra Weinberger, M.D., earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. She completed residencies in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York and in surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Following residency, Dr. Weinberger was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Essen, Germany. Dr. Weinberger is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her research interests include infant vocal development, oral feeding in preterm infants and pediatric voice and swallowing disorders.
Eric Gantwerker, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Children’s Health℠ who specializes in complicated airway problems, including reconstructing airways. In addition, Dr. Gantwerker is an ENT surgeon for the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Aerodigestive Center (MPAC) at Children’s Health and an assistant professor of otolaryngology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Gantwerker earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in otolaryngology. He then completed a fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital in pediatric otolaryngology.
Eric Berg, M.D., brings expertise to the care of the full spectrum of pediatric ear, nose and throat disease, and has a special interest in the management of congenital head and neck vascular malformations, congenital and acquired head and neck masses, and pediatric thyroid nodules and disease.
i Shah, M.D., is member of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Children’s Health℠. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and served as an otolaryngology resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Shah's clinical interests include pediatric airway, head and neck, ear and sinus/skull base disease. Dr. Shah's research interests include hearing loss in cystic fibrosis patients with aminoglycoside exposure, chronic sinusitis in cystic fibrosis patients and intracranial complications of acute sinusi
Joe Walter Kutz, M.D., earned his medical degree and completed residencies in general surgery and otolaryngology from Baylor College of Medicine. He received fellowship training in otology-neurotology at House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Kutz is board-certified in both otolaryngology and neurotology. His clinical interests include cochlear implants and his research focus includes outcomes of cochlear implant.
Kenneth Lee, M.D., Ph.D., earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. After completing two internships in general surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Lee completed a residency in otolaryngolgy at Washington University School of Medicine and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Maria Veling, M.D., graduated medical school at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology. She is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Veling‘s areas of special interest are related to the interaction of allergies with common pediatric disorders including sinusitis, sleep disordered breathing and chronic otitis media. Dr. Veling speaks fluent Spanish.
Rachel St. John, M.D., is the director of the Family-Focused Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children at Children’s Health℠. Dr. St. John earned her medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She then completed a pediatrics internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She specializes in language access, advocacy and supporting effective medical homes for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Dr. St. John is a NIC-Advanced certified sign language interpreter through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Romaine Johnson, M.D., is an otolaryngologist who helps direct the Pediatric Flexible Endoscopic Swallowing and Pediatric Voice Clinic at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Johnson is a native of Philadelphia, where he attended Lincoln University and Drexel University School of Medicine (formerly MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine). He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Seckin Ulualp, M.D., graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, completed his otorhinolaryngology residency training at the Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, and has conducted research at the Dysphagia Institute of Medical College of Wisconsin. Before joining Children's Health℠ and UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Ulualp was director of pediatric otolaryngology and the medical director of the Specialty Care Clinic at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.