Meet the Clinicians

Eric D. Baum, MD

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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.

David E. Karas, MD

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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.

Lisa Gagnon, APRN-BC

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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.

 

Wendy Lord Mackey, APRN-BC, CORLN

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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.

Melissa Dzeidzic, APRN-BC, CORLN

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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.