Why Choose Us
We are affiliated with ENT of GA South, Atlanta’s oldest and most established medical practice focused on the specialty of Otolaryngology.
Our full service medical practice has only board-certified Otolaryngologists who provide our patients with the most complete range of ear, nose & throat medical services, including areas such as audiology, balance and hearing, voice and swallowing, allergy and sinus disease, and sleep disorders.
With five full-time otolaryngologists, one Nurse Practitioner, four Audiologist serving three locations, and our affiliation with five local hospitals and medical centers, our practice is readily available to assist you with your healthcare needs.
When it comes to your hearing, your choice of a hearing healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Since a hearing aid can’t be prescribed like eyeglasses, the proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic and financial needs.
Carrie Hornberger Dunn Au.D.
East Tennessee State University
Carrie Hornberger Dunn Au.D.
Carrie Dunn, Au.D., was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Georgia with her family when she was young. Dr. Dunn developed a passion to help others a young age through her own personal experiences with an audiologist. Following several ear surgeries, she decided to pursue a degree in audiology to help others with hearing loss.
She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia and Doctor of Audiology degree at East Tennessee State University. She spent her clinical externship year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on adult cochlear implants and hearing aids. Dr. Dunn is licensed in the state of Georgia and holds certifications through the American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Dr. Dunn has worked in both private ENT practices and university settings. She is married and enjoys attending University of Georgia Football games during the fall. She sees patients full time in the Buckhead office of the Atlanta Hearing Institute.
Doctor of Audiology
Lindsay Lanson Au.D.
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Lindsay Lanson Au.D.
Lindsay Lanson, Au.D, is a proud Air Force brat who was raised in six states (including Alaska) and abroad in Norway while moving ten times between birth and high school graduation! She accredits her ability to be flexible in any situation, quickly build rapport with new people, and tendency to always be prepared for anything to her wonderful adventures growing up in so many different parts of the country and world. She received both her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (1999) and Doctor of Audiology degree (2003) from the University of Florida. She spent her clinical externship year at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center and has worked in private ENT practices for over 10 years. Dr. Lanson has held the American Speech Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology since 2003. She is active in several professional organizations including Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (since 2003), Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (since 2009), and Member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (since 2011).
Dr. Lanson’s special areas of interest include diagnostic audiology in adults and children, traditional and implantable hearing aids and assistive technology for adults, hearing conservation for adults and children, and auditory rehabilitation.
Dr. Lanson is married and loves to brag about her daughter and son. She resides in Peachtree City and enjoys baking, reading, outdoor activities, listening to jazz and country music, and being a soccer mom.
She sees patients full time in the Fayetteville office of the Atlanta Hearing Institute.
Doctor of Audiology
Kristy Loftin-Moening, Au.D., CCC-A
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Kristy Loftin-Moening, Au.D., CCC-A
Kristy Loftin-Moening, Au.D., CCC-A grew up in Arkansas and recently relocated fromTexas. She received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health from the University of Central Arkansas with a background in physical therapy. After transitioning to audiology in 2007, she received her Doctorate in Audiology in 2010 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She was one of two doctoral students to participate in a T35 grant research program at Vanderbilt where her research project focused on patients with traumatic brain injuries using motional analysis of gait. She completed her externship at Toledo ENT in Maumee, Ohio. She has worked in several practice settings including private practice and ENT. Her areas of interest include diagnostic testing of adults and children, hearing aids and vestibular assessment. She is married and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, going to concerts/festivals and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Doctor of Audiology
Howard K. Herman, MDDr. Howard K. Herman received his Bachelors degree from Boston University and his degree in medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine. Postgraduate training included an internship in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Herman is a pioneer in the minimally invasive management of snoring, sleep apnea, and chronic sinusitis. He has published book chapters, surgical manuals, and research articles in his field and regularly teaches surgical courses for Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson. He is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Sleep Medicine. He has been practicing with ENT of Georgia since 1993. Dr. Herman specializes in the minimally invasive office based management of sleep apnea, snoring, and chronic sinusitis. Areas of special interest include:
- Office based Balloon SInuplasty procedures for relief of chronic sinusitis
- Office based Base of tongue reductions with radiofrequency for management of sleep apnea
- Pillar implants and other office procedures for snoring management
- Allergy testing and treatment including allergy shots and home administered allergy drops.
- Evaluation and management of hearing loss.
Dozier Hood, MDDr. Dozier Hood is an Atlanta native and graduate of The Westminister Schools. He received his undergraduate degree from the Unversity of Virginia and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his surgery internship at Emory, followed by residency in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University. He has been in private practice since 1997, and joined ENT of Georgia in 2002. Dr. Hood is board certified Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and also board certified in Sleep Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hood sees adults and children for disorders of the ear, nose, and throat, with special interest in sinus disease and allergy, as well as sleep apnea and snoring and other sleep disorders. He is experienced in office and OR based surgery and procedures including balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Hood is married and the proud father of triplet boys. Dr. Hood is accepting new patients and sees patients in the Fayetteville office of ENT of Georgia.
Danko Cerenko, M.D., Ph.D.Danko Cerenko, M.D., Ph.D., former Emory Professor, joined ENT of Georgia in 2002. He received his M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Zagreb University School of Medicine in Croatia. As a trained otolaryngologist in his native country, he was recruited in 1986, to Emory University as a Research Associate. Later he committed to an additional 5 year residency program. An interest in delicate ear surgery and helping people with ear disease that started in 1978, at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, was crowned by a prestigious fellowship with Dr. Ugo Fisch in Zuerich, Switzerland (1995/96) in the field of Otology and Neurotology, a subspecialty that deals with the most demanding problems of the ear, hearing, tinnitus, and balance in children and adults. Overal, prior to joining ENT of Georgia, Dr. Cerenko spent 15 years at Emory learning, teaching and caring for patients. For several years he also held an appointment at Egleston Children’s Hospital, and VAMC. At the latter he started the first cochlear implant program for deaf veterans. Dr. Cerenko has performed more than hundred cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma surgeries, bone implanted hearing aids, laser stapes surgeries, and few thousands of middle ear and mastoid surgeries for chronic ear disease, perforated ear drum, cholesteatoma, brain fluid leak, Meniere’s disease, many of them with ossicular chain reconstruction. As an integral part of Atlanta Hearing Institute, Dr. Cerenko helps identify the true nature of the hearing loss, based on which he then recommends either conventional hearing aids, or the most appropriate corrective surgical procedure, including several implantable hearing aid solutions. Dr. Cerenko cares with equal passion for patients with general Ear, Nose, and Throat problems, including surgical management of chronic sinus disease, balloon sinuplasty, allergy, chronic hoarseness, sleep disorders and snoring. Dr. Cerenko is fluent in English, German, Croatian, Bosnian, and Serbian languages. Dr. Free is accepting new patients and sees patients in our Buckhead, Stockbridge and Fayetteville offices.
Dr. Young H. AnDanko Cerenko, M.D., Ph.D., former Emory Professor, joined ENT of Georgia in 2002. Dr. Young H. An received his MD degree with honors from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. An completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at Emory University in June 2005. He is double Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and in the specialty of Sleep Medicine. Dr. An specializes in minimally invasive office management of chronic sinusitis and nasal obstruction. While many patients are effectively managed with non-surgical therapy, Dr. An also has extensive experience with office-based balloon sinuplasty. Appropriate patients can have balloon procedures performed in the office under local anesthesia and often return to work within days. Dr. An also offers the full range of the most advanced nasal and sinus surgery techniques including computer image guided sinus surgery. Dr. An also specializes in minimally invasive office based treatment of snoring and mild sleep apnea. After a comprehensive upper airway evaluation, Dr. An can offer a customized treatment plan including a wide range of minimally invasive in-office procedures such as Pillar Implants, turbinate reduction, tonsil reduction, tongue base reduction, and palatal procedures. For patients with more severe sleep apnea or difficulty tolerating CPAP therapy, Dr. An also performs the full range of surgical therapy for sleep apnea. Dr. An completed his pediatric training at Egleston Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and also focuses on a variety of pediatric conditions including chronic ear disease, pediatric snoring, and chronic tonsillitis. Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. An came to Atlanta in 2000 for his residency training at Emory University School of Medicine. He also met his wife here in Atlanta. Dr. An is active in his church and the community, mentoring college and high school students pursuing careers in medicine. He also serves as the drummer for his church music team on Sundays. As an avid pianist for over 30 years, Dr. An also enjoys playing the trumpet, saxophone, bass guitar, and acoustic guitar. His interests also include cycling, swimming, running, and triathlon. Dr. An is accepting new patients and sees patients in the Fayetteville, Stockbridge, and Buckhead offices of ENT of Georgia and the Atlanta Snoring Institute.
Paul E. Free MDDr. Paul E Free MD attended college at Auburn University. He received his medical degree for the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham (UAB). He completed his surgical internship and his residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta. Dr. Free is double Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Free’s special areas of interest include:
- Nasal and Sinus Disorders including Minimally Invasive Treatments / Balloon Sinuplasty
- Sleep Apnea including Office Based Treatment of snoring and mild sleep apnea
- Allergy Treatment including skin testing, allergy shots and allergy drops
- Treatment of Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Vocal Cord Paralysis
- General Otolaryngology for patients of all ages