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Otolaryngology Residents

The Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residents would like to welcome you to our web site. This site has been created for use by faculty, residents, prospective residents, community otolaryngologists and patients. The SIU otolaryngology residency has a long standing commitment to research and resident education. Our program boasts a tremendous faculty to resident ratio and impressive exposure to a wide range of procedures. The otolaryngology division has 8 labs, running full time, staffed by PhD and MD trained faculty. (All of this at a program which accepts only two residents per year!) We are very proud of this outstanding program. We are certain that you will be impressed as well. We hope you enjoy browsing the web site.


Amy Ingram, MD

Where are you from? I am from Shelbyville, KY

Graduated from:? University of Louisville School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU? the program's interest in working with the Medical School in Tanzania plus the well-rounded faculty is what brought me to SIU.

Areas of interest/research? While I am hoping to have some more time to make the decision I am currently interested in pediatric otolaryngology.

Jennifer Nelson, MD

Where are you from? Jackson, Wyoming. I attended medical school in Seattle, Washington.

Graduated from:? University of Washington School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU? The staff and other residents here at SIU are all very friendly, genuine people. I was also drawn to the extensive operative experience and exposure to all the subspecialties within otolaryngology. In addition, SIU has world-renowned faculty in a smaller, more intimate setting.

Areas of interest/research? I plan on pursuing general ENT because I love the diversity of all the different areas within our field. My research has primarily been in laryngology.


David Timme, MD

Where are you from: Vancouver, WA.

Graduated from:? University of Washington School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU?: I was very comfortable with all of the residents and faculty who were welcoming and enthusiastic. There are great clinical faculty here with knowledge and experience, including subspecialty training and expertise.

Areas of Interest: Still in the decision making process, but laryngology and pediatric otolaryngology have piqued my interest.

Jacob Stelle MD

Where are you from? I am from Mahomet, IL

Graduated from:? University of Illinois College of Medicine

What brought you to SIU? The outstanding faculty, the friendly residents and the plentiful operative experience.

Areas of research? I am interested in general ENT or perhaps Head & Neck Surgery.



Stacie Garland, MD

Graduated from:? University of Kansas School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU: The residents were fantastic. You could tell they all got along very well both as colleagues and friends. The staff was very friendly and genuine and there was a good rapport between them and the residents. The surgical skills lab was a huge draw as was the operative experience here. In addition all specialties within ENT are well represented at the program, which was something that was very important to me.

Areas of Interest/Research: I'm only an intern so I'm still trying to figure out if I'm drawn to one particular area more than the others. For now I'm looking forward to the exposure to all areas of the field and could see myself as a general practitioner but do have some interest in laryngology as well.

Aditi Mohankumar, MD

Where are you from? Flanders, NJ

Graduated from:? Thomas Jefferson University

What brought you to SIU? I felt SIU offered something unique: the opportunity to receive extensive surgical training in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Areas of interest/research? At this time, it's hard to narrow in on what my specific interests are. I am still exploring everything ENT has to offer.


Coral Tieu, MD

Where are you from? Florida

Graduated from:? Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science - Chicago Medical School

What brought you to SIU? Early operative exposure, a wide array of surgical experiences, extremely helpful staff, excellent attending instructors and the feeling of camaraderie amongst the otolaryngology residents. The location also offers exactly what I wanted in a residency: family oriented, great cost of living, friendly and with the ability to live within 5 minutes of both hospitals.

What is your area of interest/research? I love everything about otolaryngology so far. I'm also excited to be involved in Dr. Campbell's research on noise-induced hearing loss. Her impressive work was yet another item in a long list of reasons for me to love SIU.

Mark Query, MD

Where are you from? Indianapolis, IN. I was a chemical engineer in my prior career. I have also served in the US Army Reserve for about 15 years. Married with two daughters.

Graduated from:? Indiana University School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU? The fantastic Otolaryngology program. I attended Indiana University School of Medicine under the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. I was afforded the opportunity to pursue residency training at a civilian program, and SIU is a great fit for me and my family.

What is your area of interest/research? Undecided. If I had to choose today, I would choose to be a general Otolaryngologist. However, I have not yet ruled out fellowship training.


Scott Montgomery, MD

Where are you from?  Santa Cruz, CA

Graduated from:? St. Louis University School of Medicine

What brought you to SIU?    The faculty's dedication to resident education along with the state of the art simulation lab contributed to my decision to come to SIU. I also found the residents very welcoming and was impressed by the positive working environment.

Areas of interest/research? 
While I am trying to keep an open mind throughout residency, I am definitely interested in otology and hearing science.

Joseph White, MD

Where are you from? Tampa, Florida

Graduated from:? University of South Florida College of Medicine

What brought you to SIU? SIU offers a great clinical and surgical otolaryngology experience. All of the ENT specialties are well represented and the attendings deeply care about individual residents. The residents have an excellent relationship with each other creating a positive learning environment. Finally, Springfield is a perfectly sized community that has the feeling of small town with all the amenities of a large city, making for a perfect place to live.

Areas of interest/research? As an intern, I still have many things to learn in the field of Otolaryngology. I am unsure at this point whether I want to pursue a fellowship or general otolaryngology. My interests include hearing, otology, and head and neck surgery.