Our Sub-specialties

Department Chair

  • Eben Rosenthal, MD

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Barry and Amy Baker Chair in Laryngeal, Head and Neck Research
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Professor
    Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Faculty
    Program in Cancer Biology

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Scott Stephan, MD

    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Service Chief, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Program Director, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Priyesh Patel, MD

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Associate Residency Program Director
  • Shiayin Yang, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mark Clymer, MD

    Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

General Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

  • James L. Netterville, MD

    The Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Oncology
    Executive Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
    Member, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
  • Alexander J. Langerman, MD, SM, FACS

    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Director of The Surgical Analytics Lab
    Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering
    Director of The Program on Surgical Ethics
    Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
  • Kyle Mannion, MD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Director, Head & Neck, Cranial Base and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
    Director, Head and Neck Robotics Program
  • Sarah L. Rohde, MD, MMHC

    Associate Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Division Director of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery
    Otolaryngology Surgeon-in-Chief

Laryngology and the Professional Voice

Otology and Neurotology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Christopher T. Wootten, MD, FACS, FAAP, MMHC

    Associate Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Endowed Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Service Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Destination Program Lead
    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • James Phillips, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Amy S. Whigham, MD, MS, HPEd

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Director of Medical Student and Residency Training Innovation
    Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Courtney P. Zimmerman, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

    Assistant in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

    Courtney Zimmerman, APRN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC is a Florida native, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s in Nursing prior to moving to Nashville in 2012. It was then that she started working on the inpatient pediatric post surgical/trauma unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. It was here that Courtney realized her passion for surgical populations. She gained invaluable experience as a bedside nurse here while completing a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Having interest in caring for patients in many settings, she obtained a dual certification in both acute and primary care areas of pediatrics. In 2017, she joined the Pediatric Otolaryngology team in the outpatient clinic.

    Currently, Courtney’s practice is based in the Murfreesboro satellite location, where she loves serving patients residing in the southeast region of Tennessee and beyond. Courtney feels that bringing quality care and ambulatory surgeries closer to home for this population is fulfilling and an integral part of community health.

    Outside of work, Courtney is married and recently welcomed her first child last year. Courtney enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her family on the lake.

    Healthcare Provider Profile

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery and Sleep Surgery

  • Rick Chandra, MD, MMHC

    Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Endowed Director, Roland “Ron” Eavey, MD, SM Endowed Directorship in Leadership and Education
    Service Chief, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
    Fellowship Program Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
    Vice Chair of Faculty Development
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
  • David T. Kent, MD

    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Director of Sleep Surgery
  • Paul T. Russell, III, MD

    Associate Professor
    Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
    Associate Professor
    Neurological Surgery

Research Faculty