The SEI Care Team

Otology-Neurotology
Iram Ahmad, MD, MME
Jennifer Alyono, MD
Nikolas H. Blevins, MD
Kay W. Chang, MD
Alan G. Cheng, MD
Robert K. Jackler, MD
Lloyd Minor, MD
Peter Santa Maria, MD, PhD
George Shorago, MD
Kristen Steenerson, MD
Mai Thy Truong, MD
Yona Vaisbuch, MD
Ong-Dee Liu Woods, MSN, RN, NP-C

Basic Research
Anthony Ricci, PhD
Stefan Heller, PhD
Teresa Nicolson, PhD
Nicolas Grillet, PhD
Dáibhid Ó Maoiléidigh, PhD
 

Physical Therapy
Hiroyasu Sugihara, DPT

Chief of Audiology
Matthew B. Fitzgerald, PhD
 

Adult Audiology
Austin Swanson, AuD - Lead Adult Audiologist
Amanda Burke, AuD
Honey Gholami, AuD
Daniel Krass, AuD
Jan Larky, AuD
Jaclyn Moor, AuD
Sarah Pirko, AuD
Goutham Telukuntla, AuD
 

Pediatric Audiology
Melissa S. Tribble, AuD - Pediatric Audiology Manager
Logan Faust, AuD
Casey Heidohrn, AuD
Rachael Jocewicz, AuD
Lauren Johnson, AuD
Veronica Koo, AuD
Alice Kuang, AuD
Sonia Kim Rehagen, AuD
Claire Umeda, AuD

Otology-Neurotology

Iram Ahmad, MD, MME

Dr. Ahmad’s clinical practice is focused on Pediatric Otology and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Stanford Ear Institute and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. She specializes in pediatric diseases of the inner and middle ear. Her clinical interests are in pediatric cochlear implants, hearing loss, and cholesteatoma. Dr. Ahmad also sees pediatric patients with tympanic membrane perforations, acute and chronic otitis media, hearing loss (conductive or sensorineural), complex cholesteatoma, pediatric vertigo and imbalance. Her academic interests are in pediatric hearing loss, cochlear implants, CMV, sleep apnea, and physician wellness.

Dr. Ahmad completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona on an academic scholarship.  She graduated from medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed both her residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, as well as her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Ahmad also completely a T32 research fellowship during residency where she was awarded several grants for her work. Dr. Ahmad also is passionate about medical student and resident teaching and earned a masters in medical education (MME) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, with a focus on Leadership in education.


Jennifer C. Alyono, MD, MS

Dr. Alyono completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry as well as her master’s degree in Bioengineering at Stanford University.  After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego, she returned to Stanford where she completed both her residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, as well as her fellowship in Otology/Neurotology and Skull base surgery.  Clinically, Dr. Alyono specializes in adult and pediatric surgery for disorders of the middle ear, inner ear, ear canal, facial nerve, and skull base.  This includes care for hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, glomus tumors, and vestibular schwannomas, among others.  Her research interests lie in hearing in population health, quality of care, and technology in medicine.


Nikolas H. Blevins, MD

Dr. Blevins received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Biology before traveling to Boston to complete his medical training at Harvard. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California at San Francisco, and remained at UCSF for additional fellowship training in otology/ neurotology.

Dr. Blevins joined the Otolaryngology Department at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston as director of the Division of Otology and Neurotology. In 2003, he returned to California to join the Stanford Department of Otolaryngology.

He specializes in disorders of the middle ear, inner ear, facial nerve, and skull base. He is the Director of the Stanford Cochlear Implant Center, which is dedicated to the application of the most advanced technology to hearing restoration.

Dr. Blevins has an active research interest in innovative surgical methods and the application of computer technology to surgical education and preoperative planning.


Kay W. Chang, MD

Dr. Chang's clinical practice is based at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and is focused on Pediatric Otology. He has specific clinical interests in congenital hearing loss, congenital ear anomalies, microtia and atresia reconstruction, and pediatric cochlear implantation. His research interests are also in hearing loss, and include neonatal hearing screening, genetics of hearing loss, otoacoustic emissions, auditory physiology, and ototoxicity. He is actively involved in several human clinical trials looking at the prevention of cisplatin ototoxicity that may drastically decrease the number of children developing hearing loss after chemotherapy, and also presented the Chang Ototoxicity Scale in Journal of Clinical Oncology. His current research interests include the radiologic evaluation of congenital inner ear anomalies, and the analysis of how Connexin-based mutations can alter management of infants with congenital hearing loss.

Dr. Chang received his B.A. magna cum laude at Brown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He continued there for his M.D. degree, receiving the Henry Randall Prize and the Sigma Xi Award. He completed his Otolaryngology residency in Seattle, at the University of Washington. This was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2000.

Specialties: Pediatric Otology, Auditory Research, Ototoxicity, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, Microtia Reconstruction, Canal Atresia Reconstruction, Medical Device Research and Development


Alan G. Cheng, MD

Dr. Alan Cheng received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He then received his M.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction in research in otobiology. Dr. Cheng pursued his residency training in Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Washington. During residency, he undertook a two-year NIH-sponsored research fellowship investigating mechanisms of hair cell degeneration. After residency he sought fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology in Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Cheng joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University as a surgeon-scientist in September 2007. His clinical practice focuses on otologic diseases including congenital hearing loss, cochlear implantation, and chronic ear diseases in the pediatric population. 

In parallel, Dr. Cheng's research program focuses on inner ear cell regeneration. He has received funding from NIH, Triological Society, Percy Memorial Award, and the American Otological Society, and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for this research endeavor. 


Robert K. Jackler, MD

Dr. Jackler was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended college and medical school in Boston, and moved west to the University of California, San Francisco for residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. After taking a Neurotology fellowship at the House Ear Clinic in 1985, Dr Jackler joined the faculty at UCSF where he remained until 2003 when he become the Sewall Professor and Chair of the Department at OHNS and professor in the departments of Neurosurgery and Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2007, he became Associate Dean at the Stanford University School of Medicine with responsibility for postgraduatemedical education.

Dr. Jackler’s clinical interest lies in tumors of the ear and temporal bone with a special focus upon surgery of the posterior and lateral cranial base. He has contributed a number of widely utilized innovations designed to enhance exposure of inaccessible intracranial tumors located adjacent to the brainstem. Since 1988 Dr Jackler has directed a fellowship program in neurotology & skull base surgery which has trained a number of academic leaders in the field.

Dr Jackler has authored over 140 peer reviewed papers, over 25 textbook chapters, numerous editorials, published three books Neurotology (1994, 2004), Atlas of Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery (1996, 2008), and Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone (2000).  One of Dr. Jackler’s scholarly interests, and a focus of his health advocacy, is the role tobacco advertising plays in promoting smoking (http://tobacco.stanford.edu).


Lloyd Minor, MD

Dr. Minor graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in 1979 and an M.D. in 1982. He completed his residency training in surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1982–1984) and in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center (1988–1992). Dr. Minor also completed a research fellowship in vestibular neurophysiology at the University of Chicago. He then completed a clinical fellowship in otology and neurotology at The Otology Group and The EAR Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee (1992–1993).

In 1993, Dr. Minor joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1997 and a professor in 2001 in the departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering. In 2003 Minor was appointed the Andelot Professor and director (chair) of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and otolaryngologist-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2009 Minor became provost of The Johns Hopkins University.

In 2012 Dr. Minor became Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Peter Santa Maria, MD, PhD

Dr Peter Santa Maria is a surgeon scientist born and raised in Perth, Australia, with a subspecialty interest in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Western Australia before undertaking his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He was the Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery fellow at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (2012), Western Australia before undertaking a three year instructorship at Stanford University in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery (2015). 

Clinically, Dr Santa Maria specializes in adult and pediatric surgery for hearing, balance and facial nerve disorders. He has a special interest in the management of cholesteatoma, acoustic neuroma and glomus tumor surgery as well as hearing implants, including cochlear implants.


George Shorago, MD

Dr. Shorago graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1964 after three years of undergraduate studies.  After completing an internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital and an N.I H. post doctoral fellowship in otologic research at the Kresge Ear Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Shorago went on to complete his Otolaryngologic residency at the University of Miami in 1970.

Dr. Shorago maintained a private Otolaryngology practice until 1992, when his association with Stanford OHNS blossomed into a Clinical Assistant Professorship. Dr. Shorago remained in private Otolaryngology practice until March 2015 when he began working with great enjoyment with the Stanford Ear Institute as a Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Shorago's interests reside in medical otology, particularly the dizzy patient.

He is married to Jan, has six children and four grandchildren.


Kristen Steenerson, MD

 

Kristen Steenerson is a board-certified neurologist with fellowship training in otoneurology. After graduating cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, she continued on to medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. After four years of excellent training and annual ski passes, she proceeded to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for neurology residency. There, she discovered the beauty of the Sonoran Desert as well as an unmet need in balance disorders and vertigo, motivating her to pursue a fellowship in otoneurology. She joins Stanford with positions in both Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neurology with the goal of jointly addressing the junction of inner ear and brain disorders. Her specific interests include vestibular migraine, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Ménière's disease, persistent postural-perceptual dizziness and international neurology.


Mai Thy Truong, MD

Dr. Truong's clinical practice is based at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and is focused on Pediatric Otolaryngology. She has specific clinical and research interests in microtia reconstruction and congenital ear anomalies. Her interests also include vascular anomalies such as lymphatic malformations and congenital head and neck masses.  

Dr. Truong received her B.S. magna cum laude at UCLA in Neuroscience. She continued on to UC Irvine for her M.D. degree. He completed her Otolaryngology residency training in Stanford University,  where she stayed on for her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Stanford Children's Hospital. She joined the faculty at Stanford University in 2014. She then completed a post graduate observational Fellowship in Microtia Reconstruction with Dr Francoise Firmin in Paris, France. 

Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Microtia Reconstruction, Congenital Ear Anomalies, Vascular Anomalies, Congenital Head and Neck Masses


Ong-Dee Liu Woods, MSN, RN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner Woods is a Bay Area native. Ong-Dee graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis in 2007.  She went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honors Society of Nursing, and became a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2012.  After gaining work experience as a Registered Nurse at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and as a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care at Dignity Health, Woodland Healthcare, Ong-Dee joined Stanford's Otology-Neurotology team in 2015. Her passions include dance and music, which are integrally linked to her goal of providing compassionate, exceptional, and individualized care at the Stanford Ear Institute.

Chief of Audiology

Matthew B. Fitzgerald, PhD

Dr. Fitzgerald received his undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Wichita State University in Kansas and his M.S. in Audiology and Hearing Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fitzgerald pursued a clinical fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, before earning his Ph.D. in Communication Disorders at Northwestern University.

Dr. Fitzgerald completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology at New York University's School of Medicine. In 2010, he joined the faculties at NYU, and at Montclair State University. In 2015, he became the Chief of Audiology at Stanford Medicine, where he oversees the Audiology departments at Stanford Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Fitzgerald’s clinical care specializes in cochlear implants and other aspects of aural rehabilitation. He maintains an active research program, which presently focuses on auditory perceptual learning, cochlear implant mapping and outcomes, language development in children with cochlear implants, and new treatments for tinnitus. His research has been regularly funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Audiology

Amanda Burke, AuD

Amanda Burke obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 2008. She attended graduate school at A.T. Still University where she received an Audiology Doctorate in 2012. She joined Stanford Audiology in 2014.

She performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory and balance or vestibular systems. She also is experienced to select, fit and adjust state-of-the art hearing aids as well as non-conventional amplification devices.

Honey Gholami, AuD

Honey Gholami obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University in 2002. She returned to graduate school at San Francisco State University where she received a Master of Science degree in Audiology in 2004. She then obtained her Audiology doctorate degree from Salus University. She joined Stanford Audiology in 2004.

She performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory and balance or vestibular systems. She also is experienced to select, fit and adjust state-of-the art hearing aids as well as non-conventional amplification devices. She is fluent in Farsi.

Jannine B. Larky, MA

Jannine Larky has worked with pediatric and adult cochlear implant patients for over 20 years. She obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1989. She then returned to California to complete her Clinical Fellowship in Audiology at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. Three years later she accepted a position at UC San Francisco and remained there for the next 12 years. In 2004, she joined Stanford Audiology to establish and direct a new Cochlear Implant Center.

She oversees the clinical and daily operations of the center and sees patients, providing the full range of services to cochlear implant candidates and recipients. She has expertise in programming all manufacturers of cochlear implants that are available. She has presented widely on cochlear implantation.

Jaclyn Moor, AuD

Dr. Jaclyn Moor obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2013. She then continued her studies at the same university and received an Audiology Doctorate in 2017.  As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. She  joined the Stanford Audiology team in 2017.

Dr. Moor performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory and balance or vestibular systems. She is experienced in selecting, fitting, and adjusting state-of-the art hearing aids and non-conventional amplification devices, including cochlear implants.

Sarah Pirko, AuD

Dr. Sarah Pirko graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience. She went on to study Audiology at the University of Washington, where she received her Audiology Doctorate in 2015 after completing a clinical fellowship year at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Carrel-Miner Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding clinical performance to one member of her graduating class.

Dr. Pirko was thrilled to join the Stanford Audiology team in 2015 after returning to her hometown of Palo Alto. She performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory system, and sub-specializes in the field of adult cochlear implants. She has expertise in programming all manufacturers of cochlear implants, and is also experienced in the selection, fitting and adjustment of state-of-the-art hearing aids and other assistive hearing technology.

Austin Swanson, AuD

Austin Swanson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico in 2002. He returned to graduate school at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where he received a Master of Science degree in Audiology in 2004. He then obtained his Audiology doctorate degree from Salus University in 2008. He joined Stanford Audiology in 2009.

He performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory and balance or vestibular systems. He is experienced to select, fit and adjust state-of-the art hearing aids and non-conventional amplification devices including cochlear implants.

Goutham Telukuntla, AuD

Goutham Telukuntla obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mangalore, in India, in 2001. He received his Master of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in 2006. He then obtained his Audiology doctorate degree from the University of Florida in 2009. He joined Stanford Audiology in 2008.

He performs both conventional and advanced diagnostic measures of the auditory and balance or vestibular systems. He also is experienced to select, fit and adjust state-of-the art hearing aids as well as non-conventional amplification devices. He is fluent in Telugu and Hindi.

Pediatric Audiology

Melissa S. Tribble, AuD

Dr. Melissa Tribble received her Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2002 and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Kent State University as part of the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium (NOAC). As part of her clinical training, she also completed a 1 year traineeship through the Family Child Learning Center in Tallmadge, Ohio which focused on providing early intervention services to children from birth to 3 years of age, who are deaf and hard of hearing. Dr. Melissa Tribble joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2007.

Dr. Tribble is a licensed dispensing audiologist and has been an active clinical educator for audiology students since joining the pediatric audiology team in 2007. She was on the board of directors for the California Academy of Audiology between 2009 and 2016. She was also the lead audiologist for the cleft and craniofacial team at Stanford Children’s Health between 2007 and 2017. Dr. Tribble became manager to the pediatric audiology department in 2016.

Dr. Melissa Tribble takes pride in providing family centered care and has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.  Dr. Tribble provides a full range of services to cochlear implant candidates and recipients, including the programming of all FDA approved manufacturers of cochlear implants.

 

Veronica Koo, AuD

Dr. Veronica Koo received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health Science and Psychology with an emphasis in Psychobiology in 2013 from Santa Clara University and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from University of the Pacific in 2018. As part of her training, she completed a fellowship year at Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Ear Institute with both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Veronica Koo joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018. She is licensed by the State of California in audiology and hearing aid dispensing.

Dr. Veronica Koo has a passion for providing the gift of hearing to underserved populations. She is an associate of Entheos Audiology Cooperative and was instrumental in starting their student initiative program. She participates in and assists with organizing audiology humanitarian trips while training audiology students. She has been to Jordan, Ecuador, and Guatemala with Entheos.

Dr. Veronica Koo is a member of the California Academy of Audiology and acts as the student volunteer coordinator for their annual conferences.

Dr. Koo takes pride in providing family centered care and has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices. 

 

Sonia Rehagen, AuD

Dr. Rehagen received her Bachelors of Journalism in 2012 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018.  As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Rehagen joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018. She was a Pediatric Audiology Specialization scholar during her graduate studies and published her research on pediatric vestibular dysfunction.

Dr. Rehagen is a licensed dispensing audiologist. She takes pride in providing family centered care and has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices. 

 

Claire Umeda, AuD

Dr. Claire Umeda received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis in Audiology in 2014 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2018.   As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at University of Virginia in pediatric and adult audiology. Dr. Umeda joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018.  

Dr. Umeda is a licensed dispensing audiologist and takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.  Dr. Umeda provides a full range of services to cochlear implant candidates and recipients, including the programming of all FDA approved manufacturers of cochlear implants.

 

 

Casey Heidohrn, AuD

Dr. Casey Heidohrn received her Bachelors of Arts in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado in 2013 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from the University of Washington in 2018.   As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at Casa Colina Hospital in Pomona, California. Dr. Heidohrn joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018.  

Dr. Heidohrn is a licensed dispensing audiologist and takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices. She is also the lead audiologist for the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial care team.

 

 

 

Rachael Jocewicz, AuD

Dr. Rachael Jocewicz received her Bachelors of Science in Biology, Spanish, and Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014 and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at the Stanford Ear Institute in 2017. Dr. Rachael Jocewicz joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018. She has received an Empowering People award from the American Academy of Audiology Foundation.

Dr. Rachael Jocewicz is a licensed dispensing audiologist and takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Dr. Jocewicz provides a full range of services to cochlear implant candidates and recipients, including the programming of all FDA approved manufacturers of cochlear implants.

 

 

Lauren Bloom, AuD

Dr. Bloom received her Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders in 2013 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017.   As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at University of North Carolina Pediatric Hospital in 2017. Dr. Bloom joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2018.  She is a licensed dispensing audiologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Dr. Bloom also served as a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program and was an audiology grant recipient through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs Pediatric.

Dr. Bloom takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.  Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.  Dr. Bloom provides a unique perspective and understanding for her patients and their families as she uses both a hearing aid and cochlear implant.

 

Logan Faust, AuD

Dr. Faust received her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from James Madison University in 2019.  As part of her training, she also completed a fellowship year at Nemours – Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Faust joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health in 2019. 

Dr. Fuast is a licensed audiologist and takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices.

 

Alice Kuang, AuD

Dr. Alice Kuang received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Portland State University in 2015 and her Doctorate in Audiology degree from The University of Washington in 2019. Dr. Kuang also completed a yearlong fellowship in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program with Pediatric Audiology Trainee Emphasis (PATE) at the University of Washington in 2017. Dr. Kuang joined the pediatric audiology team at Stanford Children’s Health as a Graduate Student Extern in 2018 and officially joined the pediatric audiology team as an audiologist upon graduation in 2019.

Dr. Kuang is a licensed audiologist and takes pride in providing family centered care. She has expertise in performing comprehensive developmentally appropriate assessments of the auditory system including ABR/ASSR. Additionally, she has expertise with the pediatric population in the selection, fitting and verification of state-of-the-art hearing aids and assistive listening devices. She is certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

 

Physical Therapy

Hiroyasu Sugihara, DPT

Dr. Hiroyasu Sugihara is a vestibular physical therapist. He was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He received his bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Physical Education from Saitama University, Japan. In 2006 he graduated from Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions in Boston, receiving the Ionta Award for Clinical Excellence and endowed scholarship award.

Dr. Sugihara completed his year-long internship training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston and he remained as a staff physical therapist. After he moved to San Francisco, he practiced at California Pacific Medical Center since 2008. He joined Stanford Inpatient Rehabilitation in 2011 and Stanford Ear Institute in 2016. 

He has a special interest in vestibular balance rehabilitation. He performs computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) test, infrared goggle vestibular test, BPPV tests/maneuvers and fall risk assessment with dynamic and functional gait.

Hiro enjoys local trails over the weekend with his wife.