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ENT and Allergy Associates Welcomes Tamekia L. Wakefield, MD, further reinforcing its Pediatric sinus expertise and capabilities in Queens

04/23/2010 in press release

Tarrytown, NY – April 13, 2010, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is once again pleased to announce that a superb physician has joined the Practice — otolaryngologist Tamekia Wakefield, M.D. She will join ENTA on August 1, 2010, practicing in ENTA’s Bayside Queens office. 

 

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.  

 

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. 

 

Dr. Wakefield completed Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland .  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.

 

Dr. Wakefield joins ENT and Allergy Associates in their Bayside office, where she will see both adult and pediatric patients.

 

Wayne Eisman, M.D., President of ENT and Allergy Associates remarked, “I am proud to say that Dr. Wakefield is another example of our continuing effort to recruit the nation’s top candidates in the field of ENT&hellip,and deliver the highest quality medical care to our patients.”

 

Andrew Blank, M.D., a partner in the Bayside office, commented, “I am very pleased that our group continues to recruit top talent and will bring on another physician to practice in Northeast Queens. Dr. Wakefield’s training at the Mayo Clinic will enable our office to significantly expand its Adult and Pediatric sinus services.”

 

In addition to Dr. Blank, Dr. Wakefield will be joining Gerald Suh, M.D. otolaryngologist, and Robert Marchlewski, M.D. allergist and immunologist, in Bayside, allowing ENTA to fully serve both the pediatric and adult needs of this important community.

 

The 32 offices of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP have a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck. The Practice also has an ongoing partnership with the American Cancer Society for the promotion of smoking cessation in our communities.

 

To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, please visit www.entandallergy.com

 

Contact:  Jason Campbell
               Manager, Marketing and Special Events
               (914) 984-2531
               jcampbell@entandallergy.com
 

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