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Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, founded by Dr. Michael Paparella over twenty years ago, has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and compassionate ENT practices in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. Our board certified and fellowship-trained physicians, and our entire clinical staff, pride themselves on offering the most comprehensive care in a thoughtful and caring manner.


Michael Paparella, MD

Michael Paparella, MD, PEHNI founder, earned his BS and MD at the University of Michigan. After serving in Europe, he became a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, then at Ohio State University. He then served as Professor and Chairman of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Otolaryngology. He is the founder of Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute and has actively practiced otology (care of ears) and otolaryngology (ears, head and neck) for 40-plus years. He remains active in research and education, having authored hundreds of scientific publications and trained hundreds of ENT physicians over the course of his career. Currently, Dr. Paparella is working on an international book designed for the global audience of ENT physicians. Dr. Paparella was named as one of the "Best in the Field of Otolaryngology" in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, as well as Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors® for over 20 years.

Dr. Paparella sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

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Michael Paparella, MD


Norman Berlinger, MD, PhD

Norman Berlinger, MD, PhD, earned his BS and MD from the University of Michigan and continued with post-graduate training in both otolaryngology and internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, the Sloan-Kettering Institute and Memorial Hospital for Cancer in New York, and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Returning to Minneapolis, he has enjoyed an active academic practice at the University of Minnesota and a community practice in the Twin Cities, specializing in pediatric and otologic problems, as well as treating and rehabilitating patients with tinnitus. Dr. Berlinger also earned a graduate degree in counseling psychology in order to better care for patients with emotional components to their illness. 

Dr. Berlinger sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

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Norman Berlinger, MD, PhD

 


Joshua Yorgason, MD

Joshua Yorgason, MD, earned his MD from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York. He then went on to complete his residency in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and fellowship in Neurotology at the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Yorgason uses the most advanced techniques for hearing restoration surgery, including preserving residual hearing during cochlear implantation. He takes a balanced approach, recommending traditional medical and surgical treatments and is open to considering patients’ alternative therapies to help them return to wellness. Dr. Yorgason also performs sinus procedures, including office-based balloon sinuplasty and is currently developing similar techniques for treatment of ear and eustachian tube disorders. In his free time, he enjoys singing in church and community choirs, and loves to travel and spend time with his family.

Dr. Yorgason sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

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Joshua Yorgason, MD


Kartike Gulati, DO

Kartike Gulati DO, earned his BS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his MD at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He completed his residency training at Michigan State University in Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery. His special interests include treating medical and surgical problems of the ear, nose, and throat. His goals are to achieve quality patient-centered care. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he has inventions from time spent in the Biotech industry.

Dr. Gulati sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

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Kartike Gulati, DO

 


Joseph Neve, AuD, CCC-A

Joseph Neve, AuD, CCC-A, Director of Audiology, earned his BS in Business Administration: Finance and Marketing from Marquette University, Master's in Audiology from the University of Minnesota, and Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. He is a Licensed Audiologist in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. His clinical interests include evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders, tinnitus management, and hearing instruments. Joe has helped thousands of people reconnect with their family and friends through better hearing. He has a special connection to his patients since he has worn hearing instruments for over 20 years and knows both their limitations and benefits. Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Dr. Joe sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

Joe Neve, AuD, CCC-A

 


Katie Awoyinka, AuD, CCC-A

Katherine Awoyinka, AuD, CCC-A, earned her BA in Communication Disorders, with a minor in studio art, from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Dakota. Her professional goals include working toward minimizing any remaining stigmatization of individuals using hearing assistive technology and improving patients’ quality of life through improved communication. Outside of the clinic, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends and creating various types of artwork.

Dr. Katie sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

Katie Awoyinka, AuD, CCC-A

 


Jessica Connolly Russow, AuD, CCC-A

Jessica Connolly Russow, AuD, CCC-A earned her BA in Biology, Society and Environment, a Master’s of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Minnesota. She is a Licensed Audiologist in Minnesota. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Her clinical interests include amplification with hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAs), pediatric audiology, and teaching future audiologists. Jessica is passionate and dedicated to providing excellent audiology services and relates well to people with hearing loss as she has a hearing loss in the right ear from birth. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, husband and black lab puppy.

Dr. Jessica sees patients in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.


Jessica Connolly Russow, AuD


Carol Klitzke, MS, CCC/SLP

Carol Klitzke, MS, CCC/SLP, has earned a Master’s in Speech Pathology from the University of Wisconsin, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and SLP-Minnesota license. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Voice Specialist with more than 30 years’ experience addressing voice, larynx and swallowing disorders. Much of her experience stems from teaching, training and consulting for music educators, performers, clergy, instructors and graduate students. Her advanced training includes videostroboscopy techniques, vocal cord dysfunction and Lee Silverman voice training. She has been an adjunct instructor at St. Cloud State University and a guest lecturer at University of Wisconsin River Falls. She is on the faculty and Board of the VoiceCare Network and a member of the Minnesota Voice Colloquium.

Carol sees patients in Maple Grove.


Jessica Connolly Russow, AuD


 
 
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