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UF Health Shands Faculty: Department of Otolaryngology

  • Patrick Antonelli, MD, FACS
    Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. Fellowship trained in Otology and Neurotology at the Michigan Ear Institute. His residency training was at the University of Minnesota.

  • Brian Boyce, MD
    Fellowship trained in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Nicholas Cassisi, DDS, MD
    Chair Emeritus. Head and Neck cancer surgeon with additional interests in voice and swallowing disorders. His training was at Washington University-Barnes Hospital.

  • Neil Chheda, MD
    Board certified in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and is fellowship trained in Laryngology.

  • William Collins, MD, FACS, FAAP
    Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Rhinologist. Fellowship trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and Rhinology & Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the University of Miami.

  • Peter T. Dziegielewski, MD, FRCSC
    Fellowship trained in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery.

  • John Harwick, MD, FAAOA
    General Otolaryngologist. Medical Director of the ENT Department’s Outpatient clinics. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

  • Jeb Justice, MD
    Board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is fellowship trained in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.

  • Matthew O’Malley, MD
    Dr. O’Malley is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology.

  • Carolyn Dirain, PhD
    Molecular Biologist. Dr. Ojano-Dirain received her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Arkansas in 2006 and completed 2 years of postdoctoral training at the University of Florida, College of Medicine.

  • Raja Sawhney, MD, MFA
    Dr. Raja Sawhney is fellowship trained in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.

  • Rodrigo Silva, MD
    Received Clinical and Research Fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Residency training was completed at the State University of Campinas.

  • Natalie Silver, MD, MS
    Fellowship trained in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.