Meet the Team
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Eric T. Becken, M.D. Eric Becken, M.D., is a board-certified ENT specialist with Midwest Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists. Dr. Becken graduated from Saint Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head […] Read Bio
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John C. Moore, M.D. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2003. He completed his residency at Penn State College of Medicine and a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Moore is board certified in Allergy and Immunology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board […] Read Bio
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Ryan C. Borek M.D. Dr. Borek graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He received his medical degree from The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, he continued training in Otolaryngology – Head and neck surgery and completed residency training at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. […] Read Bio
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V. Stuart Cox, M.D. V. Stuart Cox, M.D., is a board-certified ENT specialist with Midwest Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists. Dr. Cox graduated from Saint Olaf College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology […] Read Bio
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Kristin B. Gendron, M.D. Kristin B. Gendron, M.D. graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College. She graduated at the top of her class from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the highest volume head and neck cancer treatment centers in the country, and completed residency training there as well. She then completed subspecialty training in head and neck […] Read Bio
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Richard G. Karlen, M.D. Richard G. Karlen, M.D. graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Karlen served four years in the United States Air Force […] Read Bio
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Thomas L. Okner, M.D. Thomas L. Okner, M.D. graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. Dr. Okner has received board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow […] Read Bio
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Robert W. Smith, M.D. Robert W. Smith, M.D. graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Smith has received board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow in both the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the […] Read Bio
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Jamie K. Flohr, M.D. Jamie K. Flohr, M.D. graduated from DePauw University and the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota Medical School. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Flohr is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. […] Read Bio
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Cherie Y. Zachary, M.D. Dr. Zachary is a graduate of Stanford University and Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Zachary served as a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospital. She completed her specialized fellowship training in Allergy and Immunology at Northwestern University / Children’s Memorial Hospital and then spent seven years as […] Read Bio
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Christopher J. Tolan, M.D. Christopher Tolan, M.D. is a dedicated, board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Tolan graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Following residency, Dr. Tolan completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at […] Read Bio
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Garrett R. Griffin, M.D. Dr. Griffin’s first love was drawing, and the ability to combine art and science is what attracted him to Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. It is Dr. Griffin’s firm belief that aesthetic and reconstructive surgery skills are complementary. All cosmetic surgeries must include a reconstructive component to ensure that the results are natural and long-lasting. […] Read Bio
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Kelli Willems, PA-C Kelli Willems received her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development from the University of Minnesota. She continued to get her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Mayo and Gundersen program. She completed her clinical rotations through the Mayo Clinic Health System and upon […] Read Bio