South Carolina ENT Doctors


Hospital Affiliations  |  Physicians & Health Professionals

Please allow us to introduce you to our providers and staff.

 

Physicians:
 

Robert Puchalski, M.D., FAAOA

Otolaryngologist in Columbia and Lugoff South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

Dr. Robert Puchalski

Dr. Puchalski, the founding physician and Chairman at SCENT, is board certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine. He also completed a fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) and passed his AAOA allergy certification exam in 2005. Dr. Puchalski has a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea and rhinology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Puchalski has proudly served in many leadership roles in these organizations and is currently the Chairman of the Otolaryngology Section Council for the American Medical Association.
 

Credentials

  • Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
  • Added Certifications: Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

 

D. Macy Vidrine, M.D., FAAOA

Otolaryngologist in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

D. Macy Vidrine, M.D.

After receiving top honors at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans, Dr. Vidrine completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospitals.He also completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, one of the premier pediatric hospitals in the world.

Dr. Vidrine specializes in treating a full range of complex pediatric conditions including hearing loss, head and neck masses, pediatric sinus disease, foreign bodies, chronic ear disease and neonatal/pediatric congenital and acquired airway problems, as well as adult otolaryngologic problems.

Credentials

  • Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans
  • Residency, Otolaryngology: University of Alabama Birmingham Hospitals
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Otolaryngology: Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard Medical School
  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology

 

Nikki L. Emani, M.D.

Otolaryngologist in Columbia and Irmo South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

Dr. Janaki Emani

Dr. Nikki L. Emani is board-certified in otolaryngology. Her areas of interest include sinus surgery and endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) problems.

Dr. Emani is a graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She completed her postgraduate internship in general surgery and her postgraduate residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy.  Dr. Emani is also the author of several medical publications, and has served as speaker and presenter at the Chicago Laryngology and Otology Society.

  • Medical School: Feinburg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 
  • Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Certification: Board Certified, Otolaryngology 
  • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, and the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy 
  • Author: Several medical publications
    Served as speaker and presenter, Chicago Laryngology and Otology Society 
  • Faculty Member: ENT/Allergy, Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
    Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology,
    University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois

Joseph Sciarrino, M.D.

Otolaryngologist in Columbia and Irmo South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

Dr. Joseph Siarrino

Dr. Sciarrino’s is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology. His focus includes surgery to treat chronic ear disease and to correct or rehabilitate certain types of hearing loss. His areas of interest also include sinus and thyroid surgery.

After receiving his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Sciarrino completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in otology at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, advancing his skill in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders affecting hearing and balance systems.

  • Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York,
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Otology: Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware
  • Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology 

Natalie Sciarrino, M.D.

Otolaryngologist in Columbia and Irmo South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

Dr. Natalie Sciarrino

Natalie Sciarrino, MD, has joined  the professional staff at South Carolina ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine as an otolaryngologist. She received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and completed her residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Sciarrino's areas of focus will be allergy, rhinology and working with the pediatric population. She has also been involved in ongoing research on a number of topics including patient safety during transitions of care; the use of BOTOX injections for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sciarrino is very committed to patient safety. She led the implementation of a team training system focused on improving patient safety within her training program.

In addition, Dr. Sciarrino has presented on a number of topics, including pediatric rhinosinusitis and pediatric tympanostomy tube removal. She has been published in a number of professional journals, including the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra and JAMA Otolaryngology. Dr. Sciarrino is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She has studied abroad in Spain and traveled on medical trips to Central America, where she has been able to continue enhancing her Spanish skills.

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York,

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology

Residency, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Allergy
  • Rhinology
  • Pediatric patient population
  • Patient safety 

Brian N. Boone, M.D.

Otolaryngologist in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter South Carolina

South Carolina ENT

Brian N. Boone, MD

Brian N. Boone, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist, has joined the staff of SCENT (South Carolina ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine). He received his medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed his otolaryngology residency at University of Florida Health in Gainesville, FL.

Following his residency, Dr. Boone returned to North Carolina where he worked as an otolaryngologist for Mann ENT in Cary. While there, he also served as lead investigator for a research study to evaluate a promising remedy for patients with fluctuating dizziness, hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear fullness due to Ménière’s Disease.

Dr. Boone’s strong interest in research began while he was an undergraduate at UNC. As a biomedical research technician, he was involved in a translational research project on a protein that was a potential diagnostic marker for a variety of early stage cancers.

Dr. Boone has extensive training in all aspects of general otolaryngology and has been published in Otology and Neurotology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, both peer-reviewed journals. He has given presentations on ENT-related topics for the Florida Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, the Jon B. Tingelstad Conference on Practical Pediatrics, and other organizations. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Boone is an avid college sports fan and enjoys watching and playing golf, cooking, carpentry, traveling, and spending time with his family. 

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Residency, Otolaryngology: University of Florida Health in Gainesville, FL

Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Rhinology
  • Otology
  • Laryngology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

Valerie A Fritsch, M.D.

Otolaryngologist in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

Robert Kabakjian, PA-C

Valerie A. Fritsch, MD, has joined the staff of SCENT as an otolaryngologist.  A native of Kentucky, she completed her residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC., where she also received her medical degree. She completed her undergraduate degree in exercise science at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. 

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Medical Association, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Fritsch’s research interests include cancers of the neck and throat. She has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and publications including Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Head & Neck, the Journal of Surgical Oncology, the Laryngoscope, the American Journal of Surgery, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, American Surgeon, and the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology.

She has also given presentations on neck and throat cancers and other ENT-related topics at the AHNS Annual Meeting, the IFHNOS 5th World Congress and AHNS Annual Meeting, the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, the South Carolina/North Carolina Societies of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Assembly, the 8th International Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.

In addition, Dr. Fritsch has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Melanoma Research and JAMA Otolaryngology, as a medical school instructor, and as a patient care technician.

Dr. Fritsch is also an avid runner, and has completed 13 marathons. She also enjoys yoga, stand-up paddle boarding, travel and music.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC

Residency, Otolaryngology: Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC

Board Certification: Eligible, American Board of Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Cancers of the neck and throat

Mariangela Rivera, M.D.

General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery

South Carolina ENT

Mariangela Rivera, MD

Mariangela Rivera, MD has joined the staff of South Carolina ENT. She will specialize in cancers of the head and neck. Dr. Rivera is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).

She completed an internship and general surgery residency at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV, where she also served as a general surgery research resident. Dr. Rivera also completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. She holds a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Rivera has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Surgical Infections, Vascular, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. She has presented at national meetings on a variety of topics including robotic surgery and melanoma.

Dr. Rivera’s clinical focus is on improving quality of life in patients who have undergone major head and neck resection. Her research interests include creating software for improving post-operative monitoring and creating streamlined clinical pathways for the treatment of head and neck cancer patients.

She is a member of the American Head and Neck Society, the American College of Surgeons, and a former member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Dr. Rivera is bilingual, and enjoys ballroom dancing, hiking, camping, skiing, baking, and knitting.

Medical School: : Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT

Residency, General Surgery: University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV

Fellowship, Head and Neck Surgery: Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Cancers of the head and neck

 


Extenders:

 

Robert Kabakjian, PA-C

Physician Assistant in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

A graduate of the Physician Assistant program at the Medical University of South Carolina,

Robert Kabakjian also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Bob Jones University.

Mr. Kabakjian has worked as a physician assistant with ear, nose and throat (ENT) groups for more than 13 years. During this time he has practiced in Texas and South Carolina gaining proficiencies at general ENT, sleep medicine, and allergy services. He also served as the first ENT physician assistant in the state when he worked for the Medical University of South Carolina’s ENT Department.

Credentials

  • Undergraduate Education: Bob Jones University
  • Graduate Education: University of South Carolina

 

Leigh Ann Romer, PA-C

Physician Assistant in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

Leigh Ann Romer, PAC

Leigh Ann Romer is a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) board-certified physician assistant (PA). She received her bachelor science (BS) in biology from Morehead State University in Kentucky, and her master of science (MS) in physician assistant studies from the University of Kentucky.

Leigh Ann’s professional experience includes working as a physician assistant at Physicians for Children and Adolescents in Pikeville, KY and for Bellefonte Physician Services (Bon Secours Health System) in Ashland, KY.

She further supplemented her experience through volunteer work at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY, and at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, KY, where she participated as a provider at the annual Children’s Flu Clinic and served as a volunteer for the Children’s Bicycle Camp and for multiple community health care screenings.

Undergraduate Education: BS in biology, Morehead State University in Kentucky in Morehead, Kentucky

Graduate Education: MS in physician assistant studies, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Certifications:

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), Board- Certified
  • Kentucky State Physician Assistant License
  • South Carolina State Physician Assistant License
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Pediatrics

 

Rachel Chamberlin, PA-C

Physician Assistant in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

Rachel Chamberlin

Rachel Chamberlin is a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) board certified physician assistant (PA). She received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in molecular biology from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and her Master of Science in Medicine (MSM) from the physician assistant program at Trevecca Nazarene University, also in Nashville.

Rachel completed clinical rotations and shadowing in otolaryngology, general surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, mental health, pediatrics/urgent cardiovascular intensive care, and dermatology. In addition, she worked as a research student for the graduate molecular biology department at Lipscomb University. She further supplemented her experience as a medical volunteer on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic and for Remote Area Medical of East Tennessee.

Her ENT-specific experience included conducting ENT examinations; interpreting diagnostic tests such as head and sinus cat scans; performing nasal endoscopy; and assisting with various surgical procedures including tympanoplasty, septoplasty, turbinate reductions and other surgical procedures.

Rachel enjoys traveling abroad, trying new restaurants, reading, cooking, hiking and kayaking.

 

Education:

  • Master of Science in Medicine, Nashville, TN | Graduated August 2017
  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Magna Cum Laude | Graduated May 2014

Licensure And Certification

  • NCCPA Certification | License #: 1149395 | September 2017-2027
  • State Licensure | Anticipated in January 2018
  • ACLS, BLS, & PALS | April 2016- April 2018
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification | September 2014-2016
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure | June 2013-2015

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Rhinology
  • Allergy
  • Otology
  • Pediatric patient population

Clinical Rotations and Shadowing

  • Otolaryngology: G. Lee Bryant Jr., MD | Allergy & ENT Associates of Middle TN
  • General Surgery: Nancy Borrett, MD | Barrett Surgical Clinic & Tennova Hospital
  • Internal Medicine: Mork Graves, FNP-BC | Southern TN Regional Hospital-Crockett
  • Emergency Medicine: Jennifer Walker, PA-C | Nashville General Hospital
  • Family Medicine: Melissa Carter, PA-C | Long Hollow Family Practice
  • Family Medicine: Gregory Fryer, MD | Medical Direct Care
  • Mental Health: Robert Moran, MD | Family Center for Recovery
  • Pediatrics/Urgent Care: Kori Littrell, CFNP | Just for Kids Pediatrics
  • Cardiovascular ICU (Shadowing): Meredith Golden, PA-C | Vanderbilt UMC
  • Dermatology (Shadowing): David Horowitz, MD | David Horowitz, M.D. Skin Care & Laser Center

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

  • Conducted complete history and physicals in all age groups and specialties of my rotations.
  • Interpreted diagnostic imaging and lab values to make assessments and formulate care or treatment plans.
  • Assisted with diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses including: stroke, AFib, MI, CHF, pneumonia, HTN, DM1, DM2, hyperlipidemia, obesity, thyroid disorders, dermatological complaints, GERD, asthma, COPD.
  • • Performed venipuncture, IV, injections, foreign body removals, cerumen removal under microscopy, abscess incision and drainage, cutaneous cyst excision, suturing, pelvic exams, diabetic foot exams, Wood's lamp eye examination, placement of pH probes, removal of drains, sutures, and staples.
  • Trained in sterile scrubbing techniques and OR etiquette. Assisted, including acting as first aSSist, in various laparoscopic and open abdominal procedures, thoracentesis, and intubation. Monitored post-operative wound care.

ENT Specific Experience

  • Assessed varied ENT complaints and diagnoses using a thorough ENT examination. Interpreted diagnostic tests such as head/sinus CT, audiology reports, pH probe reports, sleep apnea reports.
  • Performed nasal endoscopy, laryngoscopy, abscess incision and drainage, cyst removal, cerumen removal, TM evaluation (under microscopy), epistaxis management, and suturing.
  • Assisted in the office and OR with tympanoplasty, septoplasty, turbinate reductions, polyp removals, endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinus dilation, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, image guided sinus surgery, tympanostomy, tonsillectomy, transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, adenoidectomy, and frenulectomy.
 

Jennifer D. Templeton, PA-C

Physician Assistant in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

Education

  • Master of Physician Assistant
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia
  • December 2015
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • May 2011
  • Major: Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Clinical Rotations

  • Orthopedics: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic, Christiansburg, Virginia
  • Emergency Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
  • General Surgery: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Pediatric Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Surry County Health & Nutrition Center Pediatric Clinic, Dobson, North Carolina
  • Primary Care: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic Family Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Internal Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine of Roanoke PC, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Psychiatry: 4 weeks
  • Consult Service, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Primary Care: 4 weeks
  • Palmetto Family Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 4 weeks
  • Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Cardiology: 4 weeks
  • Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Internal Medicine: 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine of Roanoke PC, Roanoke, Virginia

Experience Acquired:

  • Utilizing and navigating various EMRs such as Epic, Allscripts, and Greenway
  • Interpreting EKG’s and x-ray’s
  • Performing pelvic and breast examinations, Papanicolaou cytology smears, wet preps, STDtesting, digital rectal exams, rapid strep screening
  • Monitoring of fetal heart tones and measuring fundal height
  • Wound closure by suturing, stapling, and dermabond
  • Local anesthesia, incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Shave biopsies of the skin; skin tag and mole removal

Work Experience

  • Physician Assistant, Family Medicine
  • Lexington Medical Center, Columbia, SC
  • March 2016 – present
  • Medical Scribe
  • Carilion Clinic
  • August 2011- July 2013

Professional Certifications

  • Basic Life Support: October 2, 2014 - Present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: October 3, 2014 - Present
  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support: October 24, 2014 - 2016
  • NCCPA Board Certified

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Student Member: 2014 - 2016

Volunteer Experiences

Community Youth Program, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke, Virginia G. Wayne Fralin Free Clinic For the Homeless, Roanoke, Virginia LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Blacksburg, Virginia Fauquier Free Clinic, Warrenton, Virginia

References

  • Available upon request
 

Kasey Fischer, PA-C

Physician Assistant in Columbia, SC

South Carolina ENT

Rachel ChamberlinKasey Fischer is a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) board certified physician assistant (PA). She received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in biological sciences at Clemson University in Clemson, SC and her Master of Medical Science (MMS) in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, FL.

Kasey’s clinical training was focused in primary care, and included performing complete histories and physicals, interpreting laboratory and diagnostic procedures, administering and prescribing medications, and coordinating with other healthcare professionals to provide the most effective treatment. She completed clinical rotations and shadowing in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, general surgery,emergency medicine, interventional radiology, behavioral health, women’s health, and cardiology.

Kasey previously worked as a ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinator/physician’s assistant at Palmetto Health Richland Heart Hospital in Columbia, SC, and as a certified nurse assistant earlier in her career at that same organization. She further supplemented her healthcare experience as a volunteer for the St. Johns County Hearing and Vision Screening Program and Duval County Schools.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. Kasey enjoys spending her free time with her husband outdoors.

 

Felicia Harris, FNP-BC

Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN),

Felicia Harris, FNP-BC

SCENT (South Carolina ENT, Allergy and Sleep Medicine) is pleased to welcome Felicia Harris to our practice. She is a certified pediatric nurse (CPN) and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Felicia brings a decade of nursing experience to the practice.

Felicia received an MSN from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN and a BSN from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. She completed her clinical experience at South Hampton Family Practice, Sandhills Pediatrics, and Columbia Women’s Health Care, all in Columbia, SC.

Her professional experience includes working as a registered nurse for Palmetto Health and Life Care Centers of Columbia, both in Columbia, SC, and for Tuomey Healthcare Systems in Sumter, SC. She also was as a clinical instructor for the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

When not at work, Felicia enjoys crafting, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Credentials

  • Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN)
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Full continuum of care
  • Primary and geriatric care
  • Pediatric patient population

Audiology:

 

Kathryn S. McGee, AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist in NE Columbia, Lugoff and Irmo, SC

South Carolina ENT

Kathryn S. McGee, MS, CCC-A

A fully licensed audiologist, Kathryn (Katie) S. McGee is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. McGee has over a decade of experience as a clinical audiologist and has worked with adult and pediatric patients at clinics in Virginia and Mississippi, before moving to South Carolina.

She completed her Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) through A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Audiology at the University of Manchester in Manchester, England, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

In her free time, Dr. McGee enjoys cooking, traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with her husband and son.

Credentials

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Graduate Education: Graduate Education: A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona; University of Manchester, Manchester, England

Certifications:

  • Member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Diagnostic audiology and hearing instrument fittings
  • Tinnitus
  • Vestibular disorders

 

Kaitlin Dougherty Prizzia, AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist in Columbia, Lugoff and Irmo, SC

Kaitlin Dougherty Prizzia, AuD

South Carolina ENT
Kaitlin Dougherty Prizzia, AuD, has joined SCENT as an audiologist.

Kaitlin Dougherty Prizzia is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, and also a fully licensed audiologist.

Kaitlin received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Kaitlin’s clinical interests include diagnostic audiology, amplification, cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids. Her research on hearing aid dexterity among the elderly population was presented at the Sixth Annual ILR Research in Aging Poster Competition and at the Kiwanis Club Gainesville, FL meeting.

Kaitlin’s clinical interests include diagnostic audiology, amplification, cochlear implants and implantable hearing aids. Her research on hearing aid dexterity among the elderly population was presented at the Sixth Annual ILR Research in Aging Poster Competition and at the Kiwanis Club Gainesville, FL meeting.

Credentials

  • Undergraduate Education: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Graduate Education: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Diagnostic audiology (pediatric to geriatric populations)
  • Hearing instrument evaluations and fittings
  • Vestibular (balance) evaluations