Meet Our Team
Scharukh Jalisi, MD, MA, FACS
Chief, Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Jalisi is Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery. He earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Skullbase Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Board certified in Otolaryngology and Neuro-Otology, his clinical interests include head and neck cancers and tumors, endocrine surgery, robotic surgery, oral cancers, skin cancers, open and endoscopic skullbase surgery, pituitary resections, acoustic tumors, and local and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. His research interests include clinical outcomes of head and neck cancer, and economic implications of head and neck cancers.
David S. Caradonna, MD, DMD
Dr. Caradonna is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Otolaryngology in Boston, and his fellowship in Anesthesiology at Boston Medical Center. He attended dental school at Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Board certified in Otolaryngology, Dr. Caradonna’s clinical interests include sinus disease, voice disorders, rhinology, sleep disorders, and head and neck surgery.
Samuel J. Lin, MD
Dr. Lin is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and on staff in both the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BIDMC. He is also the BIDMC Residency Site Director of the Combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program and Co-Director of the Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and completed residencies in both otolaryngology and plastic surgery, also at Northwestern. After his residency in plastic surgery, Dr. Lin completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, in Houston. Dr. Lin is active in both basic science and clinical research with a focus on nerve rehabilitation, rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, and body contouring along with general reconstruction.
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Pavan S. Mallur, MD
Dr. Mallur is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and a laryngologist in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, where he also did his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He completed a year-long fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Board certified in Otolaryngology, Dr. Mallur's clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of all voice disorders, including care of the professional voice, and the diagnosis and surgical treatment of upper airway stenosis and swallowing disorders. His research interests include 532nm KTP laser treatment and treatment of vocal fold scar.
Director of Clinical Operations
Katie A. Deary, DNP
Dr. Katie A. Deary received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, where she also earned a Master of Science in Nursing and was elected to the Iota Eta Pi Nursing Honor Society. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Boston College. Before joining the team at BIDMC, Dr. Deary worked as a nurse practitioner at Boston University School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and at the Boston Medical Center Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence.
Lydia T. Colón, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Lydia Colón received her Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and a BS in Communications Disorders from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She completed a clinical fellowship in Audiology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and previously served as an Audiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is well-versed in diagnostic testing of the hearing and balance system and hearing loss management.
Carla Petersen, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Carla Petersen received her Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and completed a clinical fellowship in Audiology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s of Science in Communicative Disorders, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Petersen worked in the Audiology department at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston before joining the team at BIDMC. Her clinical interests include cochlear implants, hearing aids, and diagnostic testing of the hearing and vestibular system.
Linda Paul, MSN, APRN, BC
Ms. Linda Paul received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston and her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Fairfield University in Conn. She is ANCC board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Her career at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center began in 2003 in the Neurology Department and she worked in Interventional Radiology before joining the Division of Otolaryngology. Her clinical interests are in neurotology, specifically in sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo.
Robin J. Dann, RN CNIII