Meet Our Team

Our ENT Doctors

Kurt E. Heiland, MD

Dr. Heiland specializes in treating ear, nose, and throat issues with comprehensive pediatric and adult medical and surgical procedures, including head and neck surgery. Dr. Heiland is also qualified to treat balance problems and is a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).
Cheryl A. MacKechnie, MD

Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie is board certified in Otolaryngology and treats a broad range of ear, nose and throat conditions, caring for both children and adults. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency at the internationally recognized program in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Kenneth J. Russo, MD

Dr. Russo received a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, and attended the Medical College of Wisconsin where he earned his medical degree. This was followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in Otolaryngology, and treats adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat patients. » Learn more
Julie C. Kramer PA-C

Julie C. Kramer is our certified physician assistant. Julie runs our Allergy Department including Allergy testing, shots and drops (depending on the individual patient’s needs) as well as offering Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. She regularly attends continuing education courses, enabling her to provide thorough, modern care to our patients.

Our Audiologists

Debra L. Hamila, Au.D., CCC/A

Debra Hamila received her Master’s degree in Audiology from Cleveland State University and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been a practicing audiologist for more than 33 years. She has worked in a variety of ENT offices, hospital and clinical settings.
Natacia N. Howard, Au.D.

Natacia N. Howard obtained her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from Arizona School of Health Sciences – A.T. Still University in August 2013. She recently joined the Scottsdale Ear Nose and Throat office from a private practice that specialized in balance and vestibular testing. Here she will continue specializing in balance and vestibular testing, as well as diagnostic audiology.