Matt Tamplen, M.D.

After residency, Dr. Tamplen completed a prestigious Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the former president of The Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Edward H. Farrior. He was awarded the Jack R. Anderson Award for Scholastic Excellence in 2018. This prize is awarded annually to the U.S. or Canadian surgeon who achieves the highest combined score on the written and oral portions of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examination.

James E. Benecke, M.D.

Dr. Benecke received his B.A. degree Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College in 1974 majoring in Biology and Latin.  He was awarded his M.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residency training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in Otology & Neurotology at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.

Suzanne Rauch, PA-C

"I appreciate the education I have acquired to diagnose and treat my patients.  I have been given the opportunity to improve the quality of life of my patients and enjoy participating in the process in every way I can." - Suzanne Rauch, PA-C.


Marine Cismas, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Marine Cismas received her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Los Angeles.  Dr. Cismas truly enjoys working with cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, traditional hearing aids, and performing diagnostic audiology and vestibular assessments. Her biggest joy is to improve her patients’ quality of life by helping them hear again.

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.

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.