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ENT Associates of Alabama, P.C. is the largest Otolaryngology practice in Alabama with 7 locations, 15 physicians, and over 600 years of combined staff and physician experience.
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Our founding physician and a Birmingham, Alabama, native who completed medical school and residency at the University of Alabama. Practice interests include all aspects of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Special interest lie in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgery for sleep apnea and sinus surgery.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and Fellow of American College of Surgeons. Extensive postgraduate training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Married with three children.
In Memory Of Dr. John Poynor 1940-2018
Dr. Poynor joined Dr. Jack Odess and Dr. Morton Goldfarb in July, 1971. Later that year, he left to serve with the U.S. Air Force for two years. Returning in the fall of 1973, he renewed his association with E.N.T. Associates and continued to primarily be interested in general E.N.T. problems that children and adults experience. His outside interests focused on elementary, secondary, college and post-graduate education – from reading to first grade students at Hill School near Legion Field to serving on the board at Highlands School; alumni boards at Indian Springs School and Washington and Lee University, and the Admissions Committee to the University of Alabama School of Medicine. The Mountain Brook Library Foundation and the Birmingham Museum of Art boards also are commitments which were important to Dr. Poynor as a source of pleasure and a chance of giving back to the community.
Dr. Aland was born in Birmingham and graduated from Brown University in 1979. He received his Medical Degree from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and obtained his ENT training at UAB. He is board certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has been in practice at ENT Associates of Alabama since 1988. He practices the full range of Otolaryngology with special emphasis on pediatric ENT, sinus surgery, snoring, and voice problems of singers and professional speakers.
Dr. Black practices otolaryngology – head/neck surgery with ENT Associates of Alabama. His medical school training was completed in 1988 at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was completed in 1994 at University of Texas Southwestern – Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes all areas of adult and pediatric ENT with a special interest in endoscopic sinus surgery, tumors of the head and neck and sleep disorders. Dr. Black is also trained in the newest robotic treatments for head and neck cancer. ENT Associates practice performs the most up to date endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses including the newest computer-aided Stealth navigation system, which is available at our St. Vincent’s facility. ENT Associates are also using the radiosurgical somnoplasty for patients with sleep disorder breathing.
Dr. Colvin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and attended college at the University of Virginia and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of Florida prior to entering practice with ENT Associates of Alabama, P.C. in the summer of 1995. He is board certified and his practice includes the whole spectrum of Otolaryngology with special interest in allergy, sinus disease, pediatrics, and head and neck cancer. He currently see patients at three locations including Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Cullman Regional Medical Center in Jasper and in Gardendale.
Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Miami. He has practiced for 25 years and has extensive training in Facial Plastic Surgery with Fellowship in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His main interests are rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and botox injections.
Dr. Simpson is one of two Otologists in our group. He grew up in Birmingham and went through the Mountain Brook school system. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in 1977, graduating cum laude. He then went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree in 1981. After completing Otolaryngology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1986 and doing a fellowship in neuro-tology at the Pappas Ear Clinic, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. In 1988 he became the Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology and remained in that position until coming back to Birmingham in 1991. After gaining additional experience at the Pappas Ear Clinic, then in private practice at Brookwood Hospital, he joined our group in 1996 to become the ear subspecialist for us. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, as well as in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also belongs to the American Neuro-tology Society. He is also in the Birmingham Otolaryngology Society and served as its President in 1993 and 1994. Dr. Simpson has had articles in various journals and coauthored a chapter in an Otolaryngology textbook. He has made numerous presentations and has taught number instruction courses at the annual academy meeting. He also served as a book reviewer. Dr. Simpson received his board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology in 1986.
Since joining ENT Associates of Alabama Dr. Simpson has narrowed his field of practice to otology and neuro-tology. This includes the evaluation and management of disorders of the ear, hearing, balance, and facial nerve. His patient base includes people of all ages. In addition to the medical and surgical management of chronic diseases of the ear, he has a special interest in treating surgically correctable hearing loss disorders such as otosclerosis. Dr. Simpson is also very involved in various community and church activities. Balances his time between his work, his wife and four children, and his hobbies of music, fishing, golf and tennis.
Alice H. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D. practices general otolaryngology in Cullman, Alabama with emphasis on the diagnosis and management of allergies, sinus disease, etc. She treats skin cancer, facial lacerations and fractures. Pediatrics and elderly hearing evaluation and fitting of hearing aids. Dr. Morgan is board certified by The American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She is a past president of the Alabama Otolaryngology Head and Neck Society and serves on that board as public relations representative for Alabama. She is a member of the Alabama Medical Association, Medical Association of Alabama, Cullman County Medical Society, American Rhinologic Society and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cullman. She chairs on several hospital committees such as Cullman Regional Medical Center. Educational training in anatomy, a BS and MS from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in anatomy. Her MD and residency in Otolaryngology was acquired at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Angela Blount is a native of Birmingham, AL. She attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and completed her otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Blount is Board Certified and practices general adult and pediatric ENT with special interests in sinus/allergy disease, endoscopic sinus surgery, pediatric ENT, and thyroid surgery. She is happily married to a songwriter/musician and has two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running with her dog, being active in her church, and reading novels with her book club. Dr. Blount sees patients at our Jasper location.
Dr. Bruce A. Morgan, Ph.D. practices general pediatric and adult otolaryngology with ENT Associates of Alabama. He completed his medical school training at The University of Alabama Medical School and his residency in Otolaryngology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Morgan is Board Certified and practices in general adult and pediatric otolaryngology with special interests in pediatric ENT, sinus/allergy, voice and hearing disorders. Dr. Morgan is currently seeing patients in Cullman, Alabama.
Dr. E. Scott Elledge joined ENT Associates of Alabama May 1, 2009 and has been in private practice in the Birmingham area since 1994 with current locations at Grandview Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, and Pell City-Northside Clinic.
Dr. Elledge grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is a college graduate of The University of the South – Sewanee (1981) and a medical school graduate of Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University (1985). Dr. Elledge received a Health Professions Scholarship from the US Army and completed Surgical Internship and Otolaryngology Residency (1991) at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and then served on active duty at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as Chief of Otolaryngology Service until 1994 when he left military service and entered private practice in Birmingham.
Dr. Elledge enjoys both the office based clinical practice of otolaryngology as well as the surgical practice of modern otolaryngology. The ability to see patients of all ages, children and adults, and provide care to the whole families is especially rewarding and unique to our specialty of otolaryngology. Surgical and medical interests include Pediatric ENT, nasal and sinus disorders, and allergy.
Dr. Elledge is Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is an active member of the Alabama ENT Society and has served as an officer of the society.
Personal interests include playing basketball and golf, wilderness camping, fishing and antique cars. He is a member of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, and is married with five children.
Dr Stephen Favrot is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He recieved his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1985. He returned to New Orleans and attended Tulane University School of Medicine where he graduated AOA in 1989. He completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 1995. He finished his training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he completed his Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology in 1996. He moved to Birmingham at that time joining Drs Turner, Elledge, and Favrot where he practiced until joining ENT Associates of Alabama, P.C. May 1, 2009 as one of our two Otologists. He enjoys a practice with a blend of Otologic and General Otolaryngologic disorders. His areas of interest remain the diagnosis and treatment of Hearing loss and Balance disorders AND the the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the skull base. He treats both children and adults; and offers such advanced treatments as Cochlear Implantation and the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA). In his time off Dr Favrot enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
Jonathan L. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a native of Birmingham. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine-UAB and graduated with honors including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Clinical Excellence Award.
He completed residency training at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (Parkland Hospital). He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served for many years on the Program Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has moderated scientific sessions at the Academy’s annual meetings.
His practice encompasses the full spectrum of pediatric and adult medicine and surgery of the Ear, Nose, and Throat/ Head and Neck. His special interests include sinus disease and surgery including Balloon Sinuplasty, voice disorders, and Pediatric ENT.
He is married and has three children. He enjoys playing guitar and piano. Dr. Levine sees patients at our Gardendale location.
Dr. O’Neil, originally from Jasper, attended the University of Alabama followed by the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in otolaryngology at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, NC. After practicing for four years in Raleigh, NC, Dr. O’Neil now returns home.
He specializes in a wide range of adult and pediatric disorders. Ear tubes, tonsils and adenoids, nasal and airway surgeries, thyroid and salivary surgery, sinus surgery and head and neck cancer are some of his treatment areas. Latera nasal implants, bone anchored hearing devices, and robotic head and neck surgery are his more specialized focuses.
Dr. O’Neil is married to a local pediatrician and has two sons. His interests include reading, exercise, and sports.
Patrick R. Owens, M.D. is a native of Helena, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harding University. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and graduated with honors including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Robert Key Award.
He completed residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of pediatric and adult medicine and surgery of the Ear, Nose, and Throat/ Head and Neck. His particular interests include surgical diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid, sinus disease and allergy, hearing loss and middle ear disease, head and neck cancer, voice disorders and pediatric ENT disorders.
Dr. Owens and his wife Lesley enjoy college football, Netflix and BBQ.
Helen King grew up in Birmingham, AL before attending college at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. She returned to her hometown to complete her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at UAB, during which she was able to complete a clinical rotation with ENT Associates of Alabama. In her free time, she enjoys spending with her family and friends, traveling, reading, and being outside.
Jennifer Faulkner Kerstiens is a Birmingham native. She got her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from UAB including a clinical rotation with ENT Associates of Alabama.
She has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from DePauw University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Birmingham-Southern College. She has taught private voice and piano lessons locally and performed with Opera Birmingham, Canterbury UMC, Riverchase UMC, Sursum Corda, Magic City Actor’s Theater, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and other groups.
She and her husband live in Pelham. In her free-time she enjoys singing, playing piano, gardening, and reading. She also serves on the Junior Board of Firehouse Ministries.