Head and Neck Surgeons Kirsch, Fraley Join UAMS Department of Otolaryngology

By Linda Satter

Both Kirsch and Fraley also will assume positions as associate professors in the College of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

“We are thrilled to add the expertise and experience of doctors Kirsch and Fraley to our growing team of skilled providers in the Department of Otolaryngology and look forward to helping our patients obtain extra help for sleep issues,” said John L. Dornhoffer, M.D., department chair.

Kirsch received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He undertook preliminary internship/residency training in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center Program in Dallas and then returned to complete his Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency at Tulane.

Fraley obtained his medical degree from UAMS. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.

The practice, which includes an audiologist, is one of the state’s few ENT clinics that focuses on sleep issues. Services offered include sleep studies and sleep endoscopies, multi-level airway surgery for sleep apnea, and the Inspire implant to address sleep apnea. Additionally, the clinic offers conventional endoscopic and balloon sinus surgery, as well as nasal airway surgery. Both physicians also have active practices in general ENT, thyroid disease/surgery, pediatric ENT, and voice/swallowing issues. A full audiology department offering comprehensive hearing testing and advanced hearing aid options is on-site.


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