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Our Doctors

Neelesh H. Mehendale, MD, FACS

Dr. Mehendale completed his training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center affiliated hospitals in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and is board certified. His training included all facets of the specialty and he was a member of the medical staff at nine area hospitals. He has won awards both regionally and nationally and was selected to present his research to the annual meeting of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery numerous times.

Dr. Mehendale has particular interest and training in pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders, hearing disorders, sinus and allergy, snoring and sleep apnea, head and neck oncology, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Mehendale is active in teaching residents and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Dallas. Combining his engineering and medical backgrounds, Dr. Mehendale also has a special interest to use technological advances to drive improved patient care. He is a proud resident of north Dallas where he lives with his wife, Kimberly, and their children, Leena and Raja.

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President & Founding Physician

Chad M. McDuffie, MD, FACS

Dr. McDuffieA native Texan, Dr. Chad McDuffie studied medicine at the University of Texas in Houston and received Honors recognition. His training includes a General Surgery internship and four years in the Otorhinolaryngology program at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. McDuffie is board certified. During that time, Dr. McDuffie has presented research projects in the field of head and neck surgery at two national otolaryngologic meetings and is a published author in The Laryngoscope and in the Archives of Otolaryngology.

Dr. McDuffie FamilyDr. McDuffie has special interest in sinonasal surgery, otologic surgery, sleep apnea surgery, allergy, endocrine surgery and pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders. Dr. McDuffie also has hands-on experience in numerous facial plastic surgery cases, specifically facial rejuvenation and aesthetic procedures.

Dr. McDuffie and his wife Kim-Loan met in their hometown of Orange, Texas. Along with their children Delaney-Mai, Keagan and Anderson, they are now proud to call Plano home.

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Dale Ehmer, MD, FACS

Dr. EhmerDr. Dale Ehmer received his medical degree from UT-Southwestern Medical School graduating in the top of his class with honors. He is also board certified. He subsequently completed his ENT training at the UT-Southwestern Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ehmer has several publications in medical journals and his research has been presented at multiple national conferences.

Dr. Ehmer FamilyDr. Ehmer’s approach to medicine combines technologically advanced surgical experience with the ability to communicate and relate to his patients and their families in order to provide the best care possible. His goal is to apply extensive knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life for both children and adults seeking relief from ear infections, allergies, nasal congestion, sinusitis, tonsillitis, snoring, sleep apnea, thyroid disease, swallowing disorders, hearing loss, facial trauma, and benign or malignant tumors of the head and neck.

Dr. Ehmer was born and raised in Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano East Senior High School and went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas. He married his high school sweetheart, Corri, and together they have two beautiful daughters, Landry and Blair. Dr. Ehmer and his family regularly attend Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco where he serves as a member of the Medical Ministry Team.

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Nicholas J. Peiffer, MD, FACS

Dr. PeifferDr. Peiffer comes to Texas from the state of Ohio. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his training in Otolaryngology at the UT-Southwestern Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Peiffer is a published author and has presented at national academic meetings. He is board certified. He is active in missionary work providing head and neck surgical needs to impoverished areas of Central America.Dr. Peiffer & family

Dr. Peiffer has an active interest in all aspects of head and neck surgery. He has structured his practice around creating a marriage of his fund of knowledge and surgical expertise with the patient’s own goals and expectations to provide the best possible individualized treatment plan. He has active interests in sinonasal disorders, chronic ear problems and hearing restoration, allergy, thyroid/parathyroid disorders, facial trauma, sleep medicine, and head and neck oncology. He serves both the pediatric and adult populations.

Dr. Peiffer resides in Frisco with his wife Sara and Ally and James.  They are members of Grace Avenue Church in Frisco.  He has numerous outdoor hobbies including golf, cycling, and fishing.


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Lav A. Kapadia, MD

Dr. KapadiaDr. Kapadia has been treating pediatric and adult patients since 2000 in the Las Colinas area. After graduating at the top of his class from medical school in Kansas City, he specialized in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During those six years in Dallas, he was trained in the treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders in children, balance and hearing problems, sinus and allergy conditions, snoring and sleep apnea, and surgery of the head and neck. He became board-certified in 2001.

Dr. KapadiaDr. Kapadia joined Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates in 2010. He performs surgery and treats patients at Baylor Plano, Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, and Centennial Medical Center of Frisco. His philosophy of medicine is based on collaboration with the patient, which he feels achieves the best results. By attending conferences and learning on a regular basis, Dr. Kapadia incorporates the latest treatments into his practice, so he can offer minimally invasive options to his patients.

Dr. Kapadia was born in Mumbai, India, but he moved to the United States at the age of two. He was raised in New York and Tulsa. He has lived in the DFW Metroplex since 1994. Currently he resides in Coppell with his wife Manisha and their children Manav and Neerali.

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