Department of Otolaryngology

department chair Dr. GillespieWelcome New Chairman

The UTHSC Department of Otolaryngology welcomes M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSc, FACS, as the new department chair. Dr. Gillespie comes to UTHSC from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, where he was a professor and vice chair of Clinical Outreach in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck in the College of Medicine, and director of the MUSC Salivary Clinic and the Karl Storz U.S. Reference Center for Salivary Endoscopy.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency and fellowship, Dr. Gillespie earned a master’s in Clinical Research from the MUSC Department of Biometry and Epidemiology. He is board certified in otolaryngology and sleep medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gillespie has focused on the treatment of head and neck cancer, thyroid tumors, voice and airway disorders, swallowing disorders and sleep apnea. He was one of the first four surgeons in the United States to perform endoscopic salivary surgery, and has educated many of the surgeons who perform the technique in the U.S. He is also the author of a textbook on salivary gland preservation surgery.

He has received more than $1 million in research funding over the course of his career and has published more than 120 academic papers. Gillespie received the Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society in 2014 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

New Faculty

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Christopher Vanison, MD

We are pleased to welcome Christopher Vanison, MD to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Vanison joins us from the University of California, Davis where he completed his fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction. Dr. Vanison brings training and expertise in microvascular and regional flap reconstruction, as well as trans-oral robotic surgery(TORS), thyroid and parathyroid surgery to our faculty. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Northwestern University.

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Anthony Sheyn, MD

We are pleased to welcome Anthony Sheyn, MD to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Sheyn joins us from the University of Texas Southwestern where he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Sheyn brings training and expertise in pediatric head and neck, sinus surgery, endoscopic tympanoplasty, congenital neck masses, sleep surgery, vocal cord reinnervation and laryngology, and airway reconstruction. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Wayne State.

Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA

We are pleased to welcome Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Chaiet joins us from the Univeristy of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  Dr. Chaiet brings an MBA business training and facial plastic surgery expertise to our faculty. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Williams Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Latham, New York.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

910 Madison Avenue
Suite 430
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5885
Fax: 901-448-5120