M. Miles Goldsmith, M.D., FACSM. Miles "Chip" Goldsmith was born and raised in Savannah. He attended The Savannah Country Day School where he graduated valedictorian in 1974. He received a Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1978 and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1982. After an internship in general surgery at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Dr. Goldsmith completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina. After residency, Dr. Goldsmith became assistant professor of otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he specialized in the management of head and neck cancer and endoscopic sinus surgery.
In 1989, Dr. Goldsmith left Baltimore to return to his native Savannah where he initially was in solo practice prior to his conception and initiation of the Georgia Ear Institute in 1992. At the Georgia Ear Institute, under the tutelage of Dr. Malcolm Graham, Dr. Goldsmith completed a neurotology fellowship. He now specializes in the management of disorders of the ear and is the region's only fellowship-trained Neurotologist.
Dr. Goldsmith has authored more than 40 publications in scientific journals, including seven chapters in textbooks. In addition, he co-edited the textbook "Operative Challenges in Otolaryngology". He has patented several products which are now commercially available in the ENT marketplace. His current research interests are in the field of cochlear implants, and his goal is to develop a simple, safe, and more cost effective cochlear implant, as well as, high quality, affordable hearing aids. In 1995, Dr. Goldsmith was voted one of The Best Doctors in America by his peers.
Dr. Goldsmith enjoys playing golf, tennis, rowing, cycling, fly fishing and painting oils and watercolors. He resides at The Isle of Hope with his wife, Ruth. He has three sons; Miles, David and Ben.
Michael D. Poole, M.D., Ph.D., FACSMichael D. "Mike" Poole is Southeast Georgia's only dedicated pediatric otolaryngologist. He joined Georgia Ear in 2005, leaving the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where he served as Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and as Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Prior to that he served as an associate professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Poole received his M.D. degree and completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) where he also completed a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology/Immunology. He received UNC's Kuno Award and the Leary Award: The top awards for research in each graduating medical school class. Dr. Poole attended Auburn University on an athletic scholarship (Basketball).
Dr. Poole has a long standing clinical and research interest in ENT infections and issues related to antibiotic resistance. As the only ENT physician in the U.S. with a doctorate in microbiology, he is generally considered his specialty's top expert in antibiotic treatment of ENT infections, and he has authored or co-authored several national and international guidelines concerning treatment of sinus and ear infections. He also has a long-standing interest in sleep apnea and snoring, having authored the first ENT textbook chapters on pediatric sleep apnea. He has published over 100 articles, abstracts, and chapters; and he has delivered over 1000 invited lectures to national and international audiences. Dr. Poole has received awards for teaching students and residents at the Universities of Florida and Texas, as well as here in Savannah. He has been listed, since 2002, by Castle Connolly, Inc., as a "Top Doctor" in the U.S.; as one of "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. (2003 - 2010), and is the only pediatric otolaryngologist recognized as a Best Doctor by Savannah Magazine. He has received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award and Honor Award.
Dr. Poole is a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army, having spent 4 years on active duty, and 20 years in the Army Reserves. Drafted at the end of the Vietnam war, he graduated first in his Basic Training Battalion and in his Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS) class. After airborne training he was an honor graduate in his Ranger class and subsequently served in the 82nd Airborne Division where he received the Ft. Bragg Outstanding Junior Officer Award. After finished his medical training he served in various medical command and staff positions.
Dr. Poole's current interests include antibiotic resistance detection, computer databases, web-based information systems, and all things electronic. He resides on Dutch Island in Savannah, where he enjoys cycling and water activities.
J. Robert Logan, M.D.Dr. Logan is a native of Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1953 and was both the valedictorian and the student commander of the military battalion. He matriculated at Georgetown University and received his bachelor's degree in biology in 1957. His medical degree is from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1961. While attending medical school he served as class president all four years, and received the Outstanding Medical Student Award from the American Medical Association during his senior year.
His internship was in general medicine at Grady memorial Hospital in Atlanta and his first year of residency was in general surgery. Dr. Logan subsequently became the first otolaryngology resident in the Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital program, and completed the program in 1966. Following his residency training he entered the United States Air Force in August of 1966, and he was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base as chief of otolaryngology and a consultant to the commanding general. In 1968 he returned to his native Savannah and was in solo practice until July of 1993 when he joined Georgia Ear Institute. During his years in solo practice he brought the first otolaryngology surgical laser to Savannah, and is proficient in its use. He also founded and organized the first otoneurologic laboratory for the testing of vertigo and balance disorders in Savannah at St. Joseph Hospital. He is a past president of the Georgia Medical Society, The Georgia Society of Otolaryngology head and Neck, and past chief of staff at St Joseph's Hospital. His other areas of interest are allergic diseases of the ear, nose and throat, voice disorders and the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.
He is married to the former Virginia Bryan Connerat and they have two sons; Lawton and Clarkson. His hobbies include golf, tennis, hunting, researching family genealogy and art.
William A. Rolston IV, M.D.William A. Rolston, IV was born and raised in New Orleans. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia with a degree in psychology in 2002. He then returned to New Orleans to attend Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2006. He completed an internship in general surgery as well as his residency in otolaryngology in Little Rock, AR at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Rolston practices general otolaryngology with clinical interests in allergy, sinus disease, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, and many other adult and pediatric disorders of the ear, nose and throat.
Dr. Rolston enjoys music, fishing, and a good low country boil. He lives on Isle of Hope with his wife Leah and their two beagles, Otis and Cece.
Trisha L. Dibkey, Au.D., CCC-ADr. Dibkey is the Director of Audiology at Georgia Ear Associates. Her clinical area of interest is advanced hearing aid technology for adults and children.
She obtained her Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She achieved a Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa (rated #1 Best Audiology Graduate Program by U.S.News). She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and a minor in Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Before joining Georgia Ear Associates, Dr. Dibkey worked as the Chief Audiologist at UT-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas. She also held an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Otolaryngology. Honors for Dr. Dibkey include the the NSSHLA Oustanding Chapter Member of the Year Award in April 1998 and the Omicron Delta Kappa Exemplary Leadership and Service Award in May 1998. She also completed a Rotary International and Truman State University funded research and service project entitled; Success of Hearing Aid Use of School Age Children in Belize. Dr. Dibkey is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA). She is licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She has a wonderful husband and two children that keep her busy most of the time. She enjoys cooking, reading and solving Sudoku puzzles in her free time.
Patient Care Philosophy: "My objective is to provide the highest level of hearing aid expertise. I believe in providing my patients with educational and compassionate consultations about their hearing loss and the most appropriate hearing aids to fit each individual's hearing loss, lifestyle and budget."
Christy B. Burns, M.A., CCC-AChristy Burns' clinical area of interest is in the evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation of pediatric and adult hearing and balance disorders.
She earned her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Tennessee in 1995. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Georgia in 1993.
She practiced audiology for four years in Atlanta after graduating. However, she is a Savannah native and happily returned to her home town to begin working for Georgia Ear Institute in 1999.
Christy is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family. She is an avid reader and enjoys traveling and boating along the coastal empire.
Mary Jane McGowan, M.S., CCC-AMary Jane McGowan's clinical area of expertise is in the evaluation, diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing loss, tinnitus and vestibular disorders. She also provides comprehensive hearing aid services including bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) services for pediatric and adult populations.
Mary Jane obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia in Athens. She then earned her Master of Science in audiology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2001. She began her career in midtown Atlanta working at a Children's Hospital as well as a busy ENT clinic. Seeking a "smaller town" atmosphere than Atlanta, she and her husband moved to Savannah in 2004.
Mary Jane is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Having grown up an Air Force daughter, Mary Jane was able to see much of the country amidst her father's postings. This instilled in her a passion for travel and for meeting people from diverse backgrounds. It is interesting, then, that her new favorite past time is simply spending quiet evenings at home with her husband, Wayne, and two small sons.
Patient Care Philosophy: "Each new patient is an opportunity for a partnership to provide the most personalized care possible. The key to this partnership is taking the time to listen and understand the patient's needs."
Jennifer Larmann, Au.D.Jennifer Larmann's clinical area of interest is aural rehabilitation for the adult and pediatric populations.
She earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
After graduation, Dr. Larmann moved to the Washington, DC area where she worked as an Audiologist in a private practice setting. Prior to moving to Savannah, she held licensure to practice audiology in the state of Maryland. Dr. Larmann has traveled to Trinidad and Guatemala to participate in humanitarian mission trips allowing her to assist in fitting local children and adults with amplification devices. Dr. Larmann was a member of the Audiology Awareness Sub-Committee in 2008 which helped to develop the National Audiology Awareness Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and licensed to practice audiology by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Dr. Larmann enjoys spending time walking and biking with her husband and four-legged children, her boxer's Luke and Jax. She loves traveling and the beach.
Patient philosophy "Each patient is different and I strive to provide the most personalized, informative service available to better serve the patient, their needs, and their life."
Molly Crook, APRN, FNP-BCMolly Crook is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a clinical expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. She has been extensively trained in the field of pediatric otolaryngology and is involved with research and clinical trials.
She earned a MSN Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree from Kennesaw State University and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia.
Prior to joining Georgia Ear Associates, Molly practiced at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia.
Molly enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs, relaxing at the beach, reading, and traveling. She is an active member of the Junior League of Savannah and volunteers with the Child Life program at Memorial University Hospital.
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