Recent Graduates

Graduates from the Vanderbilt University Otolaryngology Residency Program have many options regarding the next step in their career. The highly regarded training received by our residents and the breadth of the Vanderbilt Otolaryngology alumni network provide our graduating residents with a diversity of post-residency opportunities. Approximately 50% of our residents have joined private practice and 50% have pursued additional specialty training in fellowship.


Austin Adams, MD 
Facial Plastics Fellowship, Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery, Birmingham, AL

Irving Basanez, MD
Private Practice, Bend, OR

Meaghan Noud, MD
Facial Plastics Fellowship, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA

Robert Yawn, MD
Neurotology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Britni Caplin, MD 
General Practice (Assistant Professor) Vanderbilt University Medical Center (faculty) Veteran's Administration Hospital, Nashville, TN 

Christopher Jackson, MD
Private Practice, Cape Cod, MA

Daniel Schuster, MD
General Practice (Assistant Professor), Williamson/Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Ross Shockley, MD
General Practice (Assistant Professor), Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center/ University of Colorado, Denver, CO


Jim Bekeny, MD 
Head & Neck Fellowship, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Latif Dharamsi, MD
Private Practice, Marietta, GA

Scott Greeene, MD
Private Practice, Tampa, FL

Elizabeth Pearce, MD
Private Practice, Portland, ME 


Andew Beckler, MD
Facial Plastic Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Joshua Mitchell, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Children's Hospital & Clinics, Minneapolis, MN

Tara Ramachandra, MD
Facial Plastics Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 

Mark Van Deusen, MD
Private Practice, Marietta, GA 


Joe Hall, MD 
Private Practice, Columbus OH

Brannon Mangus, MD 
Private Practice, Murfreesboro TN

Ted McRackan, MD 
Neurotology Fellowship, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles CA

Harry Wright, MD 
Facial Plastic Fellowship, University of South Florida, Tampa FL


Sanjay Athavale, MD
Fellowship Head & Neck Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia 

Benjamin Johnston, MD
Fellowship Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery/Microvascular Reconstruction, Vanderbilt

Nicholas Stowell, MD
Private Practice, Charlotte, NC

Jay Young, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi Department of Otolaryngology, Jackson, MS


Christopher Mantle, MD
Private Practice, Nashville, TN
Theodore Schuman, MD
Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Otolaryngology
Erik Swanson, MD
Private Practice, Charleston, SC
Charles Wright, MD
Private Practice, Nashville, TN


Lesley French Childs, MD
Fellowship Laryngology and Professional Voice, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell)
Assistant Professor, UTSW (Dallas) Department of Otolaryngology
Jonathan Moss, MD
Private Practice, Charlotte, NC
Amy Whigham, MD
Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's National Medical Center (D.C.)
Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Department of Otolaryngology
Maria Wittkopf, MD
Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Chicago, IL 


Michael Falcone, MD
Private Practice, Charlotte, NC
Ryan Kauffman, MD 
Private Practice, Marietta, GA
Sarah Rohde, MD 
Fellowship Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery/Microvascular Reconstruction, Vanderbilt
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Department of Otolaryngology
Vikas Singh, MD 
Staff Physician Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA


Matthew Conoyer, MD 
Private Practice, St. Louis, MO
Gabriela Sanchez, MD 
Private Practice, Seattle, WA
Dan Van Himbergen, MD
Private Practice, Richmond, VA


Richard Barnett, MD
Staff Physician, Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Bryan Davis, MD
Private Practice, Colorado Springs, CO
Justin Wittkopf, MD
Fellowship Otology/Neurotology, Vanderbilt, Chicago, IL
Christopher Wootten, MD
Fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Department of Otolaryngology


Anton Chen, MD
Staff Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA
Matthew O'Malley, MD
Fellowship Otology/Neurotology Vanderbilt
Assistant Professor, University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology
Jeremy Vos, MD
Private Practice, Iowa City, IA


Seth Cohen, MD
Fellowship Laryngology/Voice, Vanderbilt
Assistant Professor, Duke University Division of Otolaryngology
Jeffrey Cutler, MD
Fellowship Rhinology, Vanderbilt
Denver, CO
David Harley, MD
Fellowship Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX)
Asheville, NC


CW David Chang, MD
Fellowship Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Miami
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri Department of Otolaryngology
Shashidhar Kusuma, MD
Fellowship Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
Fort Lauderdale/ Miami, FL
Liesl Nottingham, MD
Fellowhip Head and Neck Oncologic Research, NIH
Staff Physician for the NIH/NIDCD, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Oncology
NIH, Bethesda, MD