Meet the Clinicians


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Eric D. Baum, MD

Clinical Interests:
All medical and surgical aspects of pediatric otolaryngology
Medical Education:
• Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
• Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
• M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Board Certification:
Otolaryngology, 2005
Academic Appointments:
• Clinical Instructor, Yale University School of Medicine
• Yale University Department of Otolaryngology
Family Life:
Married to Danielle Antin-Ozerkis, MD. We have two daughters.


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David E. Karas, MD

Clinical Interests:
All facets of Pediatric Otolaryngology Particularly, Airway problems, Tonsil and Adenoid Disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Head and Neck Masses, Sinus Disease and Chronic Ear Drainage
Medical Education:
• Fellowship- University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital- Pediatric Otolaryngology
• Surgical Internship and Otolaryngology Residency- University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
• MD- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Board Certification:
American Board of Otolaryngology 1997
Academic Appointments:
• Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
• Yale University Department of Otolaryngology
Family Life:
I live in Madison, Ct with my wife Nancy and 3 children, Emily, Matthew and Nell.


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Jennifer Setlur, MD

Clinical Interests:
General pediatric otolaryngology
Medical Education:
• Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
• Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
• M.D.: New York University School of Medicine
Board Certification:
• Otolaryngology, 2012


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Lisa Gagnon, APRN-BC

Clinical Interests:
Lisa Gagnon is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has now dedicated her clinical practice to pediatric otolaryngology. Lisa, in addition to her clinical role, facilitates and coordinates research proposals and projects for our practice.
Nursing Education:
• Boston College- Post masters Nurse Practitioner
• Yale University- Masters in Pediatric Nursing
• Univ of Connecticut- Bachelor of Nursing
Board Certification:
• NAPNAP
Academic Appointments:
• Yale University Department of Otolaryngology
• Yale University School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics
Family Life:
Lisa lives in Glastonbury with her husband Rob and three children, Margot, Jacqueline, and Garrett. She enjoys hiking, skiing, travel and all of the great activities raising three children can provide.


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Wendy Mackey, APRN-BC, CORLN

Clinical Interests:
Wendy specializes in the care and treatment of ear nose and throat disease in children. She has a special interest in the care of children with tracheostomies, hearing issues, obstructive sleep apnea and patient and family education.
Nursing Education:
• Yale University- Masters in Pediatric Nursing
• Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Board Certification:
• National Certifying Board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses- CORLN.
• American Nurses Credentialing Center- Clinical Specialist in Pediatrics, APRN, BC.
Academic Appointments:
• Yale University School of Medicine, Lecturer in Surgery
• Yale University Department of Otolaryngology
• Yale University School of Nursing, Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics
• Quinnipiac University, Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing
Family Life:
Wendy lives in Guilford, CT with her husband John and three children- James, Tess and Lily. She enjoys travel, music and loves supporting and watching her children in their various activities.


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Melissa Dzeidzic, APRN-BC, CORLN

Clinical Interests:
Melissa has enjoyed a career in pediatric nursing for over 26 years. Presently her career focus has been providing specialized care to children and their families with otolaryngology medical and surgical needs.
Nursing Education:
• Northeastern University- MSN- pediatric nurse practitioner
• Boston College School of Nursing- BSN
Board Certification:
• American Nurses Credentialing Center-ANCC
• Pediatric Nursing Certification Board-PNCB
• National Certifying Board for Otorhinolaryngology, Head-Neck Nurses-CORLN
Academic Appointments:
• Yale University Department of Otolaryngology
Family Life:
When I am not working, I treasure my time with family and friends and I love the challenges and adventures on the golf course.