Phoenix

Shawn Stevens, M.D.

A native to the Phoenix area, Dr. Stevens received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in 2006 before graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2010. Shortly after completing medical school, Dr. Stevens attended the Medical University of South Carolina to complete his residency in otolaryngology. In 2017, Dr. Stevens completed a fellowship in neurotology, otology, and skull base surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Lindsay Stauss, PA-C

Lindsay Stauss, PA-C, completed the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Midwestern University – Downers Grove in 2005. She trained under several medical professionals throughout her educational career, all of whom encouraged her to pursue a career as a physician assistant. Her clinical rotations at a general ENT practice during PA school lead to her interest in the field of otolaryngology.

Mark Whitaker, M.D.

Dr. Whitaker is an otolaryngologist specializing in neurotology. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, with an additional certification in the subspecialty of neurotology.

He received his medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his residency in otolaryngology at Geisinger Medical Center. Following residency, he completed a fellowship subspecializing in otology and neurotology at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Manikandan Sugumaran, M.D.

Dr. Sugumaran is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and completed a fellowship in laryngology, care of the professional voice, and swallowing disorders. He has special clinical interests in the management of early laryngeal cancer with the CO2 and KTP laser, benign vocal disease, management of the professional voice, dysphagia, and airway stenosis. He is experienced with in office procedures for vocal paralysis, dysphonia, and spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Sugumaran is currently serving as the Chief of Laryngology at the Head & Neck Institute of Banner University Medical Center (Phoenix).

Chetan Gujrathi, M.D.

Dr. Gujrathi is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Gujrathi is currently serving as the Chief of Oncology & Robotics at the Head & Neck Institute of Banner University Medical Center (Phoenix). He is a member of both the Skull Base Team at Barrow's Neurological Institute and the CranioFacial Team at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and has had numerous clinical publications.

Dan Chapel, M.D.

Dr. Chapel is currently involved in medical student residency teaching programs at Banner Good Samaritan and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He has served on the Board of the Maricopa Medical Society, along with numerous medical staff committees. He is active in research and has had numerous clinical publications. Dr. Chapel has a special clinical interest in pediatrics, head and neck diseases, and sinus/nasal surgery. Additionally, Dr. Chapel has been consistently recognized by Phoenix Magazine's "Top Docs" publication as one of the top ENT physicians in the valley.

John Milligan, M.D.

Dr. Milligan is a member of the North American Skull Base Society and a founding member of the Skull Base Surgery Team at the Barrow Neurological Institute. He is currently serving as Chief of Skull Base Surgery at the Head & Neck Institute of Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix and is involved in residency teaching programs at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center & Mayo Clinic. Dr. Milligan has served as the Chairman of the Surgery Department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Otolaryngology section head at Banner University Medical Center.