Our Providers

As the only fellowship-trained group of pediatric ear, nose and throat physicians in Austin and Central Texas, we provide personalized and comprehensive care to every child and family. 

Please call 512-324-2720 to schedule an appointment or if we can answer any questions.

Our Physicians 

James Attra, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Attra is a Central Texas native and recently returned to Austin. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at Columbia University. After completing a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Southern California, he obtained fellowship training at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

 

Stacey L. Clark, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Director, Aerodigestive Program

Dr. Clark lives in Austin, Texas with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston; completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the UTHSCSA; and obtained her fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

 

William Donald Clark, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Born and raised in Texas. Has lived and practiced in central/south-central Texas for over 20 years. He is one of the founders of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

 

John H. Nowlin, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Dell Children’s Medical Center

A native Texan, Dr. Nowlin is a graduate of the U.T. Medical Branch where he also did his general surgery and otolaryngology training. He did his fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center.

 

Corrie E. Roehm, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Roehm grew up in Austin and volunteered as Skippy the Kangaroo at the Children’s Hospital of Austin. She, her husband and children often play on the Greenbelt, climbing & kayaking. She heads the pediatric hearing/cochlear implant team and enjoys helping children hear the great sounds of Austin!

 

image.pngSuzanne Smart, MD 
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Dr. Smart grew up in Boerne, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, otolaryngology residency at Louisiana State University – New Orleans, and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the local parks, hiking and camping with her dog, Finn. She has special interest in the following: Neck Masses, Thyroid Disease, Salivary Gland Disorders, Sinus Disease, Ear Disease, Airway Management, Sleep Apnea, Vascular Malformations
Danielle Smith, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Dr. Smith grew up in McAllen, Texas, and has lived in Texas her entire life, with the exception of her year-long fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology in Washington, DC.  She now resides in Austin, Texas, and enjoys exploring her new city with her standard poodle, Maverick.

 

Our Nurse Practitioners

Kimberly Kohutek, RN, CPNP

Kimberly has been with the Children’s Ear Nose and Throat Center team since 2016, working closely with our physicians to provide care to children with a variety of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) issues. She is Board Certified as an Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

My Passion for Healthcare

Kimberly enjoys working with children and helping patients and their families have a positive experience when dealing with stressful situations. She provides a variety of services at our clinic including ear and nasal foreign body removal, tongue ties and breastfeeding management, as well as many other common ENT concerns. She often has same and next day appointment availability. Kimberly has been an invaluable asset to the practice by providing increased access to our physicians as well as high quality and compassionate care for our patients.

Chelsea Leonard, RN, CPNP
Chelsea Leonard is a Board-Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Atlanta and went to the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree. She worked as an RN at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, working closely with specialists in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Craniofacial Plastics and Otolaryngology.  She received her Master’s in Nursing at University of Texas at Austin in 2019 and joined Dell Children’s ENT. 

My Passion for Healthcare:
I first discovered my passion for healthcare after helping out my dad in his dental office growing up. I loved the combination of medicine and caring for people. Everyone who left his office noted how much they usually hate the dentist”, but he made them at ease and had a good experience. I wanted to have the same effect on the people I took care of. I have always loved working with kids and wanted to apply that same level of care and compassion to pediatrics.

Kristen Ortiz, RN, CPNP
Kristen has been with the CENTC team since 2020, working closely with our physicians to provide care to children with a variety of ENT issues. She is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

My Passion for Healthcare:
She enjoys working with children and building relationships with them as a key part of providing compassionate care. She strives to provide patient-centered care focused on physical comfort as well as emotional well-being. She provides a variety of services at our clinic including ear and nasal foreign body removal, tongue ties and breastfeeding management, as well as many other common ENT concerns. She often has same and next day appointment availability.

Our Audiologists

Connor Bean, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Connor Bean received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington. She obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin . She completed her clinical externship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington before joining the team at Children’s Ear Nose and Throat Center.
Her favorite part of being a pediatric audiologist is the opportunity to be creative and find unique solutions for each child based on their individual needs. In her spare time Connor enjoys adventuring around central Texas with her dog Zucchini, golfing, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, and gardening.
Chelsea Burns, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Chelsea Burns is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin for both her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Doctorate of Audiology. Hook’Em! Chelsea completed her clinical externship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas before joining the team at Children’s Ear, Nose and Throat Center.  Chelsea loves working with children and helping them along their hearing journey.  When she’s not serving the little ears of Central Texas, you can find Chelsea seeking out all the breakfast tacos and local coffee that Austin has to offer or exploring the great outdoors with her other half and dog Osiris.
Erin Fennessy, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Erin Fennessy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to joining the team at Children’s Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, she completed her clinical externship and worked at UPMC Children’s Hospital.  She is passionate about working with the pediatric population. Outside of work, Erin enjoys trying new restaurants in Austin and running on the Lady Bird Lake trail.
Shellie Derouen, Au.D., CCC-A
Shellie Derouen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Language and Area studies from Texas Tech University. She then returned to Red Raider country, this time to the Health Sciences Center, for her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After working five years at a busy ENT practice in Lubbock, TX, she transitioned primarily to PRN services for a variety of different ENT practices. Her favorite patients have always been the kids, so when she moved to Dripping Springs in 2016 she was delighted to join the audiology team at Children’s ENT.
When she’s not practicing audiology, she enjoys art journaling, paddle boarding with her husband or just relaxing with her two kids
Mari Lee Chartier, MA.,CCC-A
Sarah Ganske, Au.D., CCC-A