Dean A. Klug, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAOA
Dr. Klug attended the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate and medical degree. While there, he did research for the Department of Otolaryngology. He also had a student fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He completed his internship in Memphis and his Otolaryngology training at the University of Texas-Houston. He then worked at MacGregor Clinic and was a clinical instructor at the University of Texas-Houston where his primary work was with pediatric patients.
He returned to Memphis to be close to home and joined Mid-South Ear, Nose and Throat.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, The American College of Surgeons and The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
He was the first in Memphis to perform Balloon Sinuplasty, a technique used to unblock sinuses using balloons. He has been on several advisory committees to help develop new surgical instrumentation.
Dr. Klug has been chosen by his Peers as a Top Doctor for the past 13 consecutive years.
Sri I. Naidu, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAOA
Dr Naidu, born and raised in the United States, spent his childhood in the Atlanta area before going off to college. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for undergraduate studies. Dr Naidu then returned back to the southeast for medical school at the University of Alabama, School of Medicine in Birmingham from which he graduated in 1998. He was elected class president in medical school and went on to residency in otolaryngology, also known as Ear, Nose, and throat surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He received the College of Medicine Teaching award in 2002 and graduated in 2004. He is board-certified in his surgical specialty of Otolaryngology (American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery) and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr Naidu has practiced as a partner of Mid-South ENT ever since completing his residency more than 10 years ago. He and his office staff, including 2 nurse practitioners, care for both children and adults with issues of the ears, nose and sinuses, and neck and throat. He sees patients in 2 clinic locations: Germantown at 7600 Wolf River Blvd, Suite 220 and Collierville at 1458 West Poplar Avenue Suite 204. He operates at multiple hospitals and surgery centers to better accommodate patient needs and insurance preferences. He sees a large number of pediatric patients and works at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and Surgery Center as well as Baptist Children's Hospital to care for some of these patients.
While Dr. Naidu cares for problems of all areas of the ears, nose, and throat, he does care for a large percentage of children. Children with ear infections, snoring, sinus infections, and neck masses and infections are just some of the ailments that Dr. Naidu can help manage. In his adult patients, he also sees many with ear infections and hearing or balance problems, voice problems, and sinus and allergy issues among others.
When he is not working, Dr. Naidu enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Paula, for 15 years and has 2 boys, Jason and Ravi. They enjoy bird watching, biking, the theater, and traveling. Dr Naidu sings in an a cappella group in Memphis called Deltacappella. He has been with them"since 2008 and has performed both locally and even outside the Mid-south area as far as Las Vegas and even Shanghai, China. Outside of his musical interests, Dr. Naidu enjoys exercising, running, and cooking.
Received his M.D. in May of 1998 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Received the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine Teaching Award in June 2002. Recently awarded from the Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association as the Breastfeeding Friendly Physician Award. Dr. Naidu uses current state of the art surgery with such techniques as intraoperative computer-assisted navigation.
Mark A. Milburn, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAOA
Dr. Mark Milburn received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. He then came to Memphis for two years of general surgery residency followed by four years of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery training. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Milburn has done research in cochlear immunocytochemistry and established a research laboratory at UT/Memphis during residency.
He has traveled to Geneva, Switzerland for specialized training in salivary gland endoscopic surgery (sialendoscopy) and established the first program in Memphis for endoscopic care of salivary disorders.
Dr. Milburn has performed medical missions in Ecuador, China, and Peru.
He has a diverse ENT practice with special interests in endocrine and salivary surgery and surgical oncology of the head and neck. He has served as division chairman for the Otolaryngology departments at both Methodist and Baptist hospital systems.
Dr. Milburn is married with four children. He and his wife, Jennifer, enjoy travel and theater. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on his small farm.
John S. Touliatos, M.D., F.A.C.S., FAAOA
Dr. John Touliatos is an alumni of Evangelical Christian School, Mississippi College, and the University of Tennessee Medical College. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
He has 5 children, and he and his wife enjoy an active lifestyle that includes Iron Tribe, tennis, and wakesurfing. They are members of First Evangelical Church and involved in the Memphis Downline Institute.
Bruce L. Fetterman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Fetterman grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Woodward Academy, where he was both an All-American athlete and valedictorian of his graduating class. Next, he went to Duke University, and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in zoology. Dr. Fetterman went to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, and graduated at the top of his class.
Dr. Fetterman did his internship in surgery and residency in otolaryngology / head and neck surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After residency, he spent an extra year specializing in otology and neurotology during a fellowship at the House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. While there, he learned advanced techniques for removing tumors from the hearing and balance nerves, the details of cochlear implantation, operations for all types of chronic ear infection, and many other specialized otologic / neurotologic procedures.
After his extensive training, he became an assistant professor at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was the head of Otology and Neurotology and Director of the temporal bone laboratory. In 1998, he moved to Memphis, where he established a medical and surgical practice devoted entirely to the treatment of ear, hearing, and balance problems.
Dr. Fetterman is board- certified in Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery. He has written many scientific articles and book chapters and has lectured at medical meetings nationwide. He is a member of many societies, including American Neurotology Society, North American Skull Base Society, Vestibular Disorders Association, Politzer Society, Sir Charles Bell Society, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Tennessee Medical Association, Memphis / Shelby County Medical Society, and Memphis Society of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery.
Scott D. Burge, M.D., FAAOA, FAAP
Dr. Scott D. Burge received his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then completed his residency in “ENT” at Oklahoma University College of Medicine followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. After finishing his training, he stayed on as an Assistant Professor for 2 years at Texas Children’s Hospital until he and his family moved to Memphis in 2019 to be closer to their family.
Dr. Burge is Board Certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
As mentioned previously, Dr. Burge is trained in caring for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy problems for both adults and children, and his additional training in Pediatric Otolaryngology qualifies him for more complex surgical care of children. He believes that every patient deserves the highest quality care, and he strives to partner with patients and families in achieving that goal.
Brandon A. Shepherd, M.D.
Dr. Shepherd grew up in the Memphis area and attended the University of Memphis where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then worked locally in the medical device industry before pursuing his M.D. at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. During his medical training, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated with high honors.
He went on to complete his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He and his family then returned home to Memphis to join Mid-South Ear, Nose, and Throat and fulfill Dr. Shepherd’s dream of being a “hometown doc.” He is the co-author of a book chapter on the association of allergy and sleep and has authored several scientific papers.
Dr. Shepherd is trained to care for the breadth of adult and pediatric otolaryngology allergy and sleep surgery. He also has unique training in the state of the art surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea aimed at patients who are unable to tolerate their CPAP - Inspire hypoglossal nerve stimulator therapy. Dr. Shepherd is one of only three surgeons in all of West TN performing this procedure.
He has participated in several medical mission trips to Honduras, including medical, surgical, and spiritual investment into the community.
When not working, Dr. Shepherd, his wife, and their three girls enjoy spending time enjoying the various activities and food that Memphis has to offer, travelling, and are active in their local church.
Anne Moffatt, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN
Nancy Anne Moffatt, a native Memphian, graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences. She completed her M.S.N., graduating magna cum laude in 1994 and was credentialed by the ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She worked in Primary Care/lnternal Medicine until 2005, at which time she joined Mid South Ear, Nose & Throat. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and West TN Nurse Practitioner's Association. Mrs. Moffatt enjoys seeing both pediatric and adult patients at both the Germantown and Bartlett offices. Mrs. Moffatt and her husband have two sons and two grandsons. Outside of the office she enjoys running, gardening and weekends in Oxford, Mississippi.
Michelle M. Pattat, FNP-BC, MSN, MHA
Michelle Murchison Pattat was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Bachelor's in business administration in 1988 then went on to earn a Master's in healthcare administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1990. After working as an assistant administrator at Children's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, for two years, Michelle realized that she wanted to be more involved in patient care. She returned to graduate school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she received a master's of science in nursing and became board-certified as a family nurse practitioner in 1995.
Before moving to Memphis, Michelle was in family practice in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, for about ten years. She did additional training in otolaryngology and joined Mid-South Ear, Nose and Throat in 2006. She sees adult and pediatric patients at two locations: 7600 Wolf River Blvd, Suite 220, in Germantown and 1458 West Poplar Avenue, Suite 204, in Collierville.
Michelle and her husband, Clayton, have been married 22 years and live in Arlington. They have three sons and a miniature schnauzer named Abraham. The oldest, Tyler, lives in Germantown, is married to Caroline and has a daughter, Ellie Mac. For the last seven years, Michelle has homeschooled Avery, 18, who will be going off to college in the fall, and Eli, 15, who is a freshman in high school. They are very involved in their church, Bellevue Arlington, where Clayton and Michelle work with the youth group and Michelle plays the keyboard in the worship band. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys watching her boys play sports, reading, music and traveling.
Marsha D. Dean, RN, APN, MSN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC
Marsha Dean was born in Crossett, Arkansas, and lived most of her childhood there before going to Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1980. She completed the course of study and served in the student government and choir throughout her schooling. Marsha served as the student body president for her senior year. She graduated from the School of Nursing in 1983 and received the Outstanding Student Award.
After graduation, she began working at Baptist Memorial in the Coronary Intensive Care and worked in the Intensive Care Unit until 1986, when she was chosen to be one of the first flight nurses for Hospital Wing, one of the first consortium of four competing hospitals to form a flight service in the United States.
Marsha worked as a full time flight nurse for the next twelve years and part time as an emergency room nurse. During this time, she went back to school for her BSN in 1995. She was awarded the Army's Spirit of Nursing Award and graduated with highest honors. She continued with her education by entering into the Family Nurse Practitioner program and earned her MSN with High Honors in 1997.
She became a family nurse practitioner and worked in the pediatric emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. She was able to work with board-certified pediatricians and was able to obtain her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification. Marsha continued to work at BMH pediatric ER from 1997 to 2007.
During this time, she met her husband and daughter and began to work in an Internal Medicine office environment from 2007 to 2011. Marsha began to work with Mid-South ENT with Dr. Naidu in 2011. There she sees both pediatric and adult patients with various illnesses and medical problems. She sees patients for sinus issues, ear problems, vocal issues and many other issues. She sees patients at two offices: 7600 Wolf River, Suite 220, Germantown, Tennessee and 1458 West Poplar Ave, Suite 204, Collierville, Tennessee.
When Marsha is not working, she and her husband (and at times her daughter and new son-in-law) enjoy fly fishing, hiking, camping, and working at their farm. She also enjoys photography, learning primitive skills, and making stained glass projects. Marsha loves music and plays bass, guitar, and mandolin. She is also very active in her church and plays the bass guitar for church services.
Lauren Bruff, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN
Lauren Bruff joined Mid-South Ear, Nose & Throat in 2011. She sees patients at Mid-South Allergy Center at the Wolf River location. She is a family nurse practitioner who is trained in the testing and treatment of allergies. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis in 2007. She received her Masters of Nursing at the University of Memphis in 2011.
Lauren is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Amanda Person, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN
Amanda Person is a native of the Memphis area. She graduated from Bartlett High School and went on to attend the University of Memphis. In 2001 she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, graduating magna cum laude. She worked in the Emergency Department at Methodist Healthcare as a staff nurse and then in a management role. In 2007, Mrs. Person returned to the University of Memphis and in 2008 earned a Master's of Science in Nursing with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner studies. During her graduate studies, she enjoyed working as a graduate assistant teaching undergraduate nursing students, and one of her writings was selected for publication by the Online Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice.
Mrs. Person was honored with recognition by the University as the Family Nurse Practiioner Student of the Year for 2008. After working for 4 years in the family practice setting, Amanda joined Dr. Klug and Mid-South Ear, Nose & Throat in January 2013. She sees patients at the Bartlett and Wolf River office.
Mrs. Person enjoys spending time with her family, bargain shopping, and traveling.
Ashley Marsh, APN
Ashley Marsh was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South College in Knoxville, TN. She worked as a registered nurse for the next 7 years in various roles including inpatient/outpatient for the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Novant Health and as charge nurse in the Emergency Department at Emory University Hospital. During this time, Ashley attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA where she earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Medicine. She is certified by and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Ashley and her husband have two sons. She is an avid runner and has completed several half marathons. She enjoys spending her time with family, playing with her children, cooking, and traveling.
Mary Patterson, APN
Mary Patterson was born in New York and moved to Memphis in 1989. In 1996, Mary graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked at St. Francis Hospital on both the Oncology and Cardiology units for seven years.
In 2003, Mary graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Barnes College of Nursing with focus on Family Nurse Practitioner studies. She is board certified with American Nursing Credentialing Center. For the next 13 years, Mary focused on working with primary care and Oncology patients.
In 2015, Mary and her family moved to the Colorado mountains and continued primary care focus at Mountain Family Health Centers. After a great adventure, the decision was made to return to Memphis to be closer to extended family.
Mary is married with two teenage sons. Outside of work, she enjoys exercising with her two dogs, bargain hunting and gardening. Mary joined Mid-South Ear, Nose and Throat in 2021 and looks forward to meeting new pediatric and adult patients at the Germantown location.