Doctors and Staff - ENT
Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Xu's main clinical interests are chronic ear infection; surgeries for hearing loss with ossicular chain reconstruction, bone anchored hearing aid, and cochlear implant; vertigo/dizziness; lateral skull base surgery for acoustic neuroma; temporal bone tumors; tinnitus and Eustachian tube dysfunction. Her main research interests are sensorineural hearing loss; inner ear hair cell regeneration, and alternative medicine for tinnitus.
Dr. Wareham is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. As a staff member of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Loma Linda University, she will specialize in a diverse range of surgeries in pediatric otolaryngology, including otologic procedures, microtia repair, airway surgery, including laryngotracheal reconstruction and endoscopic laser surgery of the airway, sinus surgery, neck masses and facial trauma. In addition, she is a member of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Craniofacial Team.
Sinus & Allergy
Voice & Swallowing
Dr. Krishna is board certified in otolaryngology and completed a prestigious two year fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under Clark Rosen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Prior to this she completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Krishna served as faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2006 to 2011 while concurrently completing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research.
Dr. Krishna specializes in surgical and medical care of voice, airway and swallowing disorders including phonomicrosurgery of benign and early malignant lesions of the vocal folds, office laser based procedures for laryngeal pathology, endoscopic treatment of airway stenosis and neurological disorders of the larynx. She has a special research interest in treatment of vocal fold scarring and related wound healing disorders of the larynx and has been funded extramurally (including federal) for her work in the past.
Dr. Crawley is a fellowship-trained laryngologist specializing in disorders of voice and swallowing. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, where she studied vocal performance, before attending the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. She then completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Following residency, Dr. Crawley studied laryngology at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Crawley is a member of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical and research interests include care of the performing voice, benign and malignant lesions of the vocal folds, and neurologic and functional disorders of voice and swallowing.
Thomas Murry, PhD is a professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and co-Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals as well as co-authored or edited 12 textbooks. His research is focussed on laryngeal physiology and voice acoustics related to paradoxical vocal fold motion, chronic cough, spasmodic dysphonia, chronic cough and other neurological diseases that affect the voice and respiratory systems. Dr. Murry’s clinical practice is devoted to disorders of the voice and swallowing disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and received the ASHA Honors in 2010. He is a member of Scientific Advisory Boards of the Voice Foundation, Pan European Voice Consortium, International Association of Phonosurgery and an Associate member if theAmerican Laryngololgical Association.
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Ardeshirpour is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats aesthetic and functional conditions of the head and neck. Dr. Ardeshirpour completed his fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle after his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He received his undergraduate and medical doctorate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Ardeshirpour's practice includes Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty, Facial Rejuvenation Surgery (Facelift, Browlift, Blepharoplasty), Skin Cancer Reconstruction, Oculoplastic surgery (Eyelid Ptosis, Ectropion), Botox and Facial Fillers, Skin Resurfacing (Chemical Peels, Laser), Ear Reconstruction, Facial Trauma Reconstruction, Facial Nerve Paralysis, and Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Dong received her BA from NanKai University, her Masters in Biophysics from the China Medical School, China and her PhD in physiology from University of Bristol, UK. She also completed postdoctoral fellowship training in department of otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University respectively. Dr. Dong's research interest is to explore how the peripheral auditory system works and focuses on the understanding of signal processing of sound in the ear in both forward and reverse propagation directions under normal and pathological conditions. Her research program provides physiological measurements of the activities of the outer, middle, and inner ear at micro-mechanics level, thus, provides evidence pertinent to some long-existing fundamental questions. The ultimate goal of Dr. Dong's research is to guide and improve clinical diagnoses and treatment, with the aim of establishing improvements in the design of assistive-listening devices. Her current research focuses on acoustic emissions (OAEs) and related middle ear transmission and cochlear mechanisms.
Timothy T.K. Jung
Dr. Jung completed his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to residency at the University of Minnesota. He is responsible for the otology training of our residents at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center on a weekly basis. In addition, he supervises their temporal bone dissection bench work at the temporal bone lab at the VA Hospital. He directs and supervises the residents in their efforts in basic research projects. Within the past five years Dr. Jung has over 35 manuscripts published in scientific journals. He has over 10 research grants and has research projects in "Inflammatory Mediatros in Otitis Media and Inner Ear Function" and "Ciliary Abnormality and Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Radiation Induced Otitis Media with Effusion". Dr. Jung is also featured in Who's Who in America, in the West, Science and Technology, and World.
Dr. Leek received her Ph.D. in 1980 in speech and hearing sciences from the University of Kansas. Following graduation, she completed a Clinical Fellowship Year in Audiology, and subsequently, a postdoctoral research fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital. She has held academic appointments at Arizona State University and the University of Minnesota, and served for many years as Senior Researcher at the Army Audiology & Speech Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She has received continuous extramural funding of her laboratory since 1989 through the National Institutes of Health, and the VA Rehabilitation and Research Development Service. Dr. Leek's research interests include auditory perception of complex sounds and speech by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired individuals; speech recognition in noise; modeling of the auditory system; auditory attentional mechanisms; and comparative auditory processes across species.
Dr. Leek is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Academy of Audiology, and a member of a number of professional societies that represent research in the basic and clinical sciences of hearing. She serves on the editorial board of Ear & Hearing, one of audiology's premier journals. She has also served numerous times on NIH grant review panels and has mentored many residents, postdocs, graduate students and junior investigators.
Dr. Lonsbury-Martin received her BA from the University of Victoria, her Masters in neuroscience/cell biology from the University of Oregon Medical School, and her PhD in biopsychology from Oregon Health and Science University. She also completed postdoctoral fellowship training in psychobiology and in physiology and biophysics at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Washington, respectively.Her research interests include the early detection of hearing loss using physiological measures of ear function, basic mechanisms of noise-induced hearing loss, the role of the cochlear efferent system in protecting the ear from noise damage, and cochlear plasticity. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Lonsbury-Martin is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a member of a number of professional societies that represent research in the basic and clinical sciences of hearing. Dr. Lonsbury-Martin also serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals in the hearing science and audiology areas and on the review panels of several private foundations that fund research on hearing loss and tinnitus.
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