The UAB Department of Otolaryngology is excited to introduce four new members to the faculty team: Drs. Erika Walsh, Jessica Grayson, Carissa Thomas and Hari Jeyarajan:

Walsh croppedDr. Walsh joins our faculty following a two year fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the Michigan Ear Institute. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency with us here at UAB. Dr. McGrew had the pleasure of training Erika throughout her residency and advocated for her recruitment, recognizing her skill in managing both common and complex conditions of the ear, temporal bone and lateral skull base. Dr. Walsh is currently accepting new patients and her clinic opens mid-August 2019.

Grayson croppedDr. Grayson will be joining us after the completion of her fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery in Sydney, Australia. She also completed her residency with our department and is skilled in the treatment of complex inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the nose, sinuses and anterior skull base. Dr. Grayson is currently accepting new patients and her clinic opens mid-August 2019.

Thomas croppedDr. Thomas joins our faculty after a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto. She received both her medical degree and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine, and then completed her residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Thomas specializes in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. Her research interest includes the interaction between the microbiome and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Dr. Thomas is currently accepting new patients and her clinic opens mid-September 2019.

Hari croppedDr. Jeyarajan joins our faculty from Melbourne, Australia. His background is diverse with fellowship and subspecialty training in several key areas including head and neck oncology (UAB), skull base surgery (London, UK) and airway reconstruction (London, UK). We were fortunate to recruit Dr. Jeyarajan back to UAB as a surgical hospitalist. He will take the lead for difficult airway patients and will be positioned to provide care for patients requiring urgent transfer to UAB, in-house consults and additional head and neck and skull base cases. He has hit the ground running and we believe our referring community will notice a difference in ease of access for complex patients requiring care at UAB.