Rhodes

Robert Rhodes, M.D.
PGY- 5

-Where are you from?
Oklahoma City, OK. 

-Where did you go to Medical School?
The University of Oklahoma. 

-Why did you choose ENT?
The first thing that attracted me was the complexity of the anatomy. With continued exposure, I became interested in the variability of procedures, both complex and simple, as well as the opportunity to interact with patients of all ages. 

-Why did you choose OU?
In medical school I had exposure to the department, faculty, and residents. The faculty appeared to be not only great people but also great teachers. The residents I interacted with were outstanding people and appeared to have great morale and a strong educational and operative experience. 

-What are your hobbies?
I enjoy cooking out, woodworking, yard games, Thunder basketball, OU football, skiing 

-What do you like about OKC?
The people are friendly, tons of great restaurants, easy to get around, affordable living, plenty of things to do 

PGY-4

Dr. Clampitt

Michael Clampitt, M.D.
PGY- 4

-Where are you from?
I grew up in a military family, born outside of Anchorage Alaska, bounced around including Florida, Virginia, South Korea and Belgium before eventually coming to Oklahoma back in 2008.

-Where did you go to Medical School?
Boomer Sooner!

-Why did you choose ENT?
Being in engineering prior to Medicine I always knew I wanted to be a surgeon. The variety and detail involved with ENT is what eventually what I fell in love with. Also the idea of getting to eventually wear one of the classic headlamp/mirror was a major appeal.

-Why did you choose OU?
Aside from the world class organization that has been developed at OU, I felt the close knit relationship the residents shared with every interactions. The importance people you work and grow with over your five years in training can't be understated.

-What are your hobbies?

Personal time definitely gets filled pretty quickly with my family first and foremost. My wife (who is currently completing her Pediatrics residency) and I have our amazing little boy Liam (as well as his little brother currently on the way!) and our puppy Orion to keep us busy at home. I am a huge sports fan, I enjoy watching and attending OKC Thunder as well as OU football/basketball games. We also enjoy exploring the local sights, food and events the city has to offer.

-What do you like about OKC?  

Oklahoma city is a fantastic blend of modern living (amazing restaurants, large ticket concerts, NBA) while still never feeling claustrophobic. No matter where I've been or where my life after residency takes me, Oklahoma will be home.
Dr. Sharum

Matthew Sharum, M.D.
PGY- 4

-Where are you from?
Fort Smith, AR

-Where did you go to Medical School? 
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 -Why did you choose ENT?
When I was in High School my dad was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. It was this that led me to go to medical school and subsequently to pursue ENT as a career. 

 -Why did you choose OU?
I liked the program's commitment to both my surgical as well as clinical development as a physician. 

 -What are your hobbies?
Beer brewing, gardening, dancing, spending time with my family. 

-What do you like about OKC? 
I like that Oklahoma City is a fun, family friendly city and a great place to raise my family. In addition, the city has a great cost of living which is important as a resident.

White

Emily White, M.D.
PGY- 4

- Where are you from? 
Edmond, Oklahoma

 -Where did you go to Medical School?
OU College of Medicine, OKC campus

 -Why did you choose ENT?
I choose ENT because I loved being able to offer medical and surgical treatment to patients and having long term relationships with patients that many other surgical specialties do not have.  I also love the attitude of most ENT surgeons and felt the specialty fit my personality. 

  -Why did you choose OU?  
Being a medical student at OU I had a chance to work with the department often and wanted to continue to learn from excellent mentors. 

 -What are your hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, my husband and two morkie furr babies.  I love traveling , scuba diving, snow skiing and playing board games. 

 -What do you like about OKC?   
   Growing up in Oklahoma I can attest that it used to be a pretty boring place, however, in recent years OKC has surged with new culture and now there is always a new restaurant to try, cocktail spot to visit or festival/art exhibit to attend. 

PGY-3

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Daljit Mann, M.D.
PGY- 3

-Where are you from?
Northern California 

 -Where did you go to Medical School?
Keck SOM of USC, But Im a Bruin for life!!

 -Why did you choose ENT? 
My initial interest in the field was sparked when I was learning the head and neck exam. There is a certain level of trust required between the ENT physician and the patient to allow for close and personal examination of the deep and dark orifices of the head and neck. However I chose ENT because of the diversity of pathology, anatomy, medical treatment, and surgical skillset allows the ability to care for patients of all ages and disease processes. Plus, what is cooler than a jaw reconstruction with a fibula? Nothing, the answer is nothing. 

 -What are your hobbies? 
Sleeping, napping, snoozing, Bhangra Dancing , Punjabi music, trying new foods, watching sports, playing sports. *Hobbies may, or may not, be listed in order of frequency in which they occur*

 -What do you like about OKC?
Reminds me of home, no traffic, parking is available everywhere, seems like theres always a new place to eat/drink/go out, good breweries around town, Braum's shakes, great BBQ places.

Ramjee

Vikram Ramjee, M.D.
PGY- 3

-Where are you from?
Cincinnati, OH

-Where did you go to Medical School?
University of Louisville

-Why did you choose ENT?

I had a tumor in my neck as a medical student and the ENTs at my medical school helped me out and I wanted to provide the same service and empathy to their patients as they did for me

-Why did you choose OU?
I loved the facilities and faculty at OU and I felt like part of a family after meeting the OU residents and knew this was the right fit for me. I also liked the ability to operate a lot starting in my intern year which other programs did not offer.

-What are your hobbies?

I played golf in college and professionally so I still like to get out and play from time to time. I’m also out on the lake often and like to workout and watch Netflix.

-What do you like about OKC?
I like that it’s a big city with a small city feel at times. There’s so much to do around town and I can always find a fun way to spend my free time!
woods

Clifton Woods, M.D.
PGY- 3

-Where are you from?

Ochelata, OK

 

-Where did you go to Medical School?

University of Oklahoma

 

-Why did you choose ENT?

I really enjoy the variety of medical care in the field of ENT. You get to work with patients of all ages, in both clinic and the operating room. I love the dexterous problem solving in the operating room and the long term medical care involved in the clinic. Some medical problems are a quick fix whereas others still require much more research into how they can be best managed. The variety within the surgeries is impressive as well from 5 minute microscopic ear cases to 15 hour complex head and neck resection and reconstructions. It has every aspect of to the broad scope that is medicine within it.

 

-Why did you choose OU?

The faculty care about your development as a surgeon and always put their patient's first. They set forth a good example of how I want to practice as a future Otolaryngologist. It has a large catchment area with diverse medical issues.

 

-What are your hobbies?

Fly Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Roasting Coffee, Brewing Beer, BBQ, Playing Golf

 

-What do you like about OKC?    

Big City amenities without the horrible traffic, affordable, friendly people, The OKC Thunder, Big 12 football

PGY-2

Hasnie

Sukaina Hasnie, M.D.
PGY- 2

-What are your roots?
I was born in Chicago, but moved to Michigan at the age of 5 and since then have resided there. For undergrad, I attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology. For medical school, I took an unconventional route and went to the Caribbean, attending Saint James School of Medicine in Anguilla. My interest in otolaryngology began much before my application to medical school, when my youngest brother received his first cochlear implant, and only grew stronger throughout my time in school. 

-Why did you choose OU?
Professionally, I felt that OU provided residents with ample exposure to all aspects of the field, allowed residents to interact with different demographics of patients by offering multiple care sites, and had strong research opportunities. Personally, I felt a family like environment during interviews between not only the residents but the attending physicians as well. 

Romano

Erica Romano, M.D.
PGY- 2

-Where are you from?
Oklahoma City, OK.

-Where did you go to Medical School?
Not too far from home -- OU College of Medicine.

-Why did you choose ENT?
Many reasons. For one thing, I was initially drawn to the field by family circumstances. During the years I was in college, one of my sisters broke her nose and my other sister had a tonsillectomy, but it wasn't until medical school that I realized I could be trained to handle both of these conditions. Ultimately, I pursued ENT because I loved the people, and I loved the unique duality of the field as both a medical and surgical specialty.

-Why did you choose OU?
Having family close by ended up being a big factor in my decision. Plus the relationships I had formed with faculty, staff, and residents while I was a student made our program feel like an extended family. When I asked myself what I would miss most if I went elsewhere, my answer was always the incredible people we have in our department.

-What are your hobbies?
Running, baking, art, and home renovating now that I'm a homeowner! Also, while I am an OKC native, I consider exploring the city one of my hobbies. I'm always in search of new coffee shops (but my go-to place is Cuppies and Joe, hands down the city's best place for coffee and desserts). I'm not sure that going to see movies at the theater counts as a hobby, but I'm a huge movie goer. I love big summer/holiday blockbusters, like superhero/action movies and anything Harry Potter.

 -What do you like about OKC?  
I like how diverse the city is becoming, and that it's still growing. My favorite areas are Classen Curve/Western, Paseo, 23rd Street/Uptown, Midtown, and Automobile Alley to name a few. There's a great food and beer/bar scene here with a lot of new places I still haven't tried yet. I love that we have an NBA team, and I always try to go to a few Thunder games per year. I just went to Top Golf for the first time earlier this year, and I'm dying to go back -- it would be the perfect place for a resident get together :).

PGY-1

Benjamin

Benjamin Brownlee, M.D.
PGY- 1

-Where are you from?
I grew up on a horse and cattle ranch in a small town just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

-Where did you go to Medical School?
 Although I went to The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, my true loyalty will always be with Oklahoma State. Go Pokes!

-Why did you choose ENT?
 I was exposed to ENT early in life when my dad, who is also an ENT, would let me shadow him in clinic and in the OR. When I started medical school, I wasn't planning on going into ENT, but I quickly found that the mixture of surgical and medical management was both challenging and intriguing. I am definitely glad I chose this field, not only for the opportunities that it affords me, but also because the personalities of most ENTs closely fit my own.

-Why did you choose OU?
Choosing OU was an easy decision for me because I felt a genuine sense of camaraderie among the residents and the faculty any time I worked with them. I also loved that there is a family-like atmosphere you often see with smaller departments, but with the operative opportunities seen in large institutions. The facilities here are world-class and they are continuing to improve. I am especially excited about the new bed tower that will be opening in the Fall of 2020.

-What are your hobbies?
 I enjoy talking sports, reading science fiction, building furniture, playing with my dogs, hunting and fishing and getting Braum's Ice Cream with my wife, Jacqueline.

-What do you like OKC?
Oklahoma City is an incredible place to live. It has an extremely affordable cost of living, very little traffic, a multitude of fun and unique restaurants and bars, as well as a lot of places to do things outdoors. I also enjoy going to Oklahoma City Thunder games, even though they inevitably let me down when the playoffs come around every year.

Nausha

Kadie Nausha, M.D.
PGY- 1

-Where are you from?
I spent the first half of my life in Southern California and the second half in Texas.

-Where did you go to Medical School
The University of Texas Medical Branch

-Why did you choose ENT?
  I have always been interested in surgery and out of all the surgical fields I had been exposed to, I thought ENT was the coolest. I love the idea of helping patients with problems that directly affect quality of life. I was also excited about opportunities to work with patients of all ages and the wide variety of procedures. 

-Why did you choose OU?
The two aspects that are the most important to me in a program are high quality surgical training and a tight-knit family feel amongst the residents themselves and the residents and the faculty. When I rotated here as a 4th year medical student, I was impressed with how much the residents were getting to do in the operating room and how well they were doing it. The faculty took a genuine interest in me and the residents were so friendly and helpful.  

-What are your hobbies?
 My biggest guilty pleasure is watching reality trash TV (e.g. Below Deck and The Real Housewives franchises). When I'm not rotting my brain with TV, I love listening to music and trying new restaurants and beers.

-What do you like OKC?
 I love that OKC is a big city with a small town feel. I also love that it doesn't take more than 20 minutes to get anywhere.

Parikh

Aniruddha Parikh, M.D.
PGY- 1

-Where are you from?
Norman, Oklahoma

-Where did you go to Medical School?
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

-Why did you choose ENT?
 I enjoyed the variety of procedures and being able to work with children and adults. I also found head and neck anatomy the most interesting.

-Why did you choose OU?
Having been a student here, I knew how great the faculty were to work with. They are all wonderful mentors. And the residents are all great people and always have each others back.

-What are your hobbies?
Playing with my dog, running, reading, hiking, traveling, watching OU football (and hoping that OSU loses). But mostly playing with my dog.

-What do you like OKC?
Very affordable city with lots of things to do. It's also a growing city with great food and there's almost no traffic.