Our physicians are board certified in otolaryngology (the study of the ear, nose and throat) and have also completed additional training, called a fellowship, in pediatric otolaryngology. This pediatric training consists of 1-2 years of post-graduate work and has been accomplished at some of the leading medical schools and children’s hospitals in the country. A pediatric fellowship in otolaryngology centers solely on a specific area of clinical practice. With this training, we have the expertise to treat any and all ear, nose and throat conditions ranging from routine ear infections to life threatening airway disorders or complex head and neck tumors.
As active members of the medical staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the leading children’s hospitals in the country, they also serve in multiple capacities within Children’s and other pediatric healthcare entities throughout Atlanta and beyond. One of our physicians, James Thomsen, M.D. is currently the Chief of Otolaryngoloty at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Brian Herrmann, M.D. serves as the Vice-Chief, the Medical Director for the Hearing Loss program at Children’s and the Board of Directors for Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists. Dr. Verlia Gower. M.D., serves on the physician peer review committee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Sivi Baktha, M.D. serves on the Quality Utilization Management Committee for Georgia Pediatric Subspecialists, Other PENTA physicians serve in other capacities at Children’s, as well as in the community at large, through their ongoing professional development and contributions.
To learn more about our physicians, their background, training and special clinical interests, please select from below:
- James Thomsen, M.D.
- Verlia Gower, M.D. has retired from Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat of Atlanta and is no longer practicing medicine. If you were a patient of Dr. Gower and would like to continue receiving quality care at PENTA, call 404-255-2033 to schedule an appointment with one of our 7 board-certified physicians.
- Brian Herrmann, M.D.
- Erik Bauer, M.D.
- Andrew Sipp, M.D.
- Sivi Bakthavanchalam, M.D. (Baktha)
- Matthew Whitley, M.D.
- Paula Harmon, M.D.