Dr. Tamekia Wakefield graduated Cum Laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland where she was an active participant in many student organizations and committees including the admissions committee and Medical Student Society, the student government organization. She completed General Surgery Internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Otorhinolaryngology Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During residency, Dr. Wakefield achieved many academic honors and awards, such as the Resident Research Award in 2001 given by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Wakefield completed Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland .
After leaving residency, Dr. Wakefield spent four years serving with the United States Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her duty was served in the Department of Otolaryngology where she cared for the war-wounded and their family members and also served as the Academic Program Director for the National Capital Consortium Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Program, the Medical School Clerkship Director, as well as a member of the Society of Military Otolaryngologists. While serving, Dr. Wakefield earned the National Defense Service Medal, The Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, and The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Her active duty ended with an honorable discharge.
During fellowship Dr. Wakefield explored her interest in pediatric sleep apnea and co-authored a chapter on sleep apnea which will appear in the next edition of Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery .
Dr Wakefield specializes in pediatric otolaryngology. Her areas of interest include pediatric sleep disorders, pediatric voice disorders, and the impact of childhood obesity in the practice of pediatric otolaryngology. She is fellowship trained in the management of pediatric disorders of the ear, nose, and throat and is Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Published On: 11/08/2011
Published On: 07/20/2011
Dr. Wakefield was just so courteous to my mother. She listened to her problem and then explained to my mother what she would do to remove the wax from the ear. She was gentle and put my mom, who is 87, at ease. My mother felt so much better when she left the office. I was so impressed with her, I made the six month follow up appointment before I left. Dr. Wakefield is knowledgeable and kind. The office staff was also courteous and helpful.
06/10/2013 Patient from ratemds.com
My daughter just had her nose caurterized because she constantly has nosebleeds and i brought her over to Dr. Wakefield and so far so good, she is not only Beauftiful but she is sooooo Caring , Gentle and makes you feel very comfortable. my daughter wants to visit her just because LOL...
10/19/2012 patient from ratemds.com
I have a child who has severe allergies. I came to Dr. Wakefield because my son had difficulty swallowing and consequently was regurgitating meals. Dr. Wakefield explained the correlation between his allergies, enlarged tonsils and adnoids, and the frequent ear infections and colds that he had. For the first time everything made sense. I went to several doctors and other professionals before coming to Dr. Wakefield. None of them could tell me why my son was so sick. After she explained the cause she talked about treatment options. I liked the fact that she tried to treat him by non invasive means first. Eventually he had to have surgery. Since then my son has made a complete turn around. Not only is he eating but he's even gotten a little chubby. He's willing to try new foods where he would just look at food before and refuse. His speech has also improved. But best of all he is not getting sick. One of the kids in his class had a contagious illness and he was the only 1 not to get it
09/17/2012 Patient from ratemds.com
Dr. Wakefield was phenomenal!
05/18/2009 Patient from vitals.com