Meet Our Team
Robert A. Frankenthaler, MD
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Frankenthaler is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, and his residency in Otolaryngology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Frankenthaler completed a two-year fellowship in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His clinical interests include head and neck tumor surgery, laryngology, rhinology, sleep disorders, and sinus surgery.
David S. Caradonna, MD, DMD
Dr. Caradonna is Instructor in 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.
Selena E. Heman-Ackah, MD, PhD, MBA
Medical Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Audiology
Dr. Heman-Ackah is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Audiology at BIDMC. She received her medical degree from University of Cincinnati-College of Medicine, Cincinnati, where she also completed her MBA. She completed a two-year Neurotology fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York University and her Otolaryngology residency in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Board-certified in Otolaryngology and subspecialty board-certified in Neurotology, Dr. Heman-Ackah's clinical interests include chronic ear disease, hearing loss, facial paralysis, tumors of the ear, and tumors of the cerebellopontine angle. Her research interests include advances in cochlear implantation and preventive therapies for acquired hearing loss.
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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.
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