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Northwestern Ear, Nose & Throat Practice Opens on NMC Campus

Northwestern Medical Center opened its newest specialty practice – Northwestern Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) on Monday, August 13, seeing the first patients in the office’s Doctors Office Commons location.

NMC celebrated with a brief ribbon cutting before patients began arriving early that morning. CEO Jill Berry Bowen welcomed the practice’s two new providers, Dr. Kahren Aydinyan and audiologist Stephanie Maloney, Au.D.

“It’s exciting to have you both here in our community, which has been eagerly awaiting your services,” said Bowen. The practice built a waiting list of patients in the months leading up to Monday’s opening.

Northwestern ENT will offer comprehensive otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) care as well as care for the head and neck. Dr. Kahren Aydinyan is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, with specialized training for manual medicine therapies. He did his Internship and Residency in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

With a clinical doctorate in Audiology, Stephanie Maloney has in-depth training on the mechanisms that make hearing possible from the outer ear through the nerves that send sound signals to the brain. The combined expertise of the team provides exceptional care for patients from birth through adulthood for in-office medical treatments and outpatient surgical procedures.

These providers are also engaging and compassionate new members of the local medical community. Dr. Aydinyan is originally from South Burlington and excited to return to practice in the state where he grew up. His most recent position was at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center and he also serves as a Major and Physician with the Army National Guard. Stephanie Maloney became interested in audiology when she worked at a school for the deaf in Mafraq, Jordan. She is passionate about early identification of hearing loss so that kids can get support and have the best possible chances in life.

For several years, no local healthcare provider offered ENT services. The new practice means patients who need care for everything from ear tubes, tonsillitis and balance issues have easier access to local care.

To learn more about Northwestern Ear, Nose and Throat, visit the practice webpage at https://www.northwesternmedicalcenter.org/services/northwestern-ear-nose-throat/. To make an appointment, call 802-524-1000.