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Stephen Dent, M.D.
Dr. Dent attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering.
He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing General Surgery Internship at the University of California Davis he finished his specialty residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of California San Diego. He then moved to Encinitas and opened a private otolaryngology practice in 2009. Dr. Dent is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and a current member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Dent is acting Division Chief of Otolaryngology at Scripps Memorial Hospital of Encinitas, and is credentialed at: Center for Surgery of Encinitas and Scripps Encinitas Surgery Center. He has been living in San Diego since 2005. He enjoys the atmosphere of coastal North County and is very happy to serve this community. In his free time, he enjoys beach volleyball, camping, and spending time with his family.
Jacob Husseman M.D.
Dr. Husseman is transitioning from his position at UC San Diego Health where he maintained an exceptionally busy clinical practice since 2011.
His role at UCSD also included a significant component of teaching. Dr. Husseman was the primary resource for the resident trainees to help guide them in the evaluation and management of many unusual and/or complicated patients at the Hillcrest campus, a tertiary referral hospital and level one trauma center. For his efforts, the residents awarded him the Terence Davidson Memorial Teaching Award in just his second year on the faculty. He was also an integral component of the medical school, serving as the director of three different clinical rotations for third and fourth year medical students. Dr. Husseman has been active in many scholarly activities with over 20 peer reviewed publications and multiple presentations at national academic meetings. Altogether, these efforts were recognized with a recent promotion to the level of Associate Professor.
Dr. Husseman completed his Otolaryngology residency at UC San Diego. This included a T32 award to complete a dedicated year of research during which he worked in Dr. Allen Ryan’s lab investigating growth factors of inner ear nerve cells. Upon graduation, he completed a fellowship in Neurotology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. This busy program included training in skull base neurotology, cochlear implantation, and management of chronic ear disease. His undergraduate degree was completed at Stanford University, followed by medical school at the University of Washington.
His time at UC San Diego provided a tremendous breadth of clinical experience that Dr. Husseman is excited to bring to the practice. He continues to enjoy all aspects of Otolaryngology, from meticulous work under the microscope, to removing large thyroid goiters. However, Dr. Husseman has found that establishing enduring and meaningful patient relationships provides the greatest job satisfaction. Outside of work, he also finds great joy in staying active with his wife and three children in the Poway area.
Linda Goldstein Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Linda Goldstein, Au.D. is licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive audiological and hearing aid services.
She received a B.A. in Speech Pathology from East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, PA), an M.A. in Audiology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and a Doctor of Audiology from Salus University (Elkins Park, PA).
Dr. Goldstein’s background and experience in multiple facets of audiology have been broad and extensive. Prior to joining San Diego Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, she served as the Director of Audiology for HearMD for almost 20 years.
Additionally, she has served as a clinical audiologist for an ENT practice, a private practice, and the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing, Director of Clinical Services and Chief of Audiology at the St. Louis (MO) Hearing and Speech Center, and Customer Service Audiologist and District Sales Manager for Ensoniq Corporation.
Her clinical areas of expertise include:
– Diagnostic audiology
– Aural rehabilitation
– Hearing aid fitting and service
– Improved quality of life through better hearing
Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Kristin Woods, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Kristin Woods (aka Cowart) is fully licensed by the state of California to provide comprehensive audiological services.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Colorado State University (Cum Laude), and was awarded her Doctorate of Audiology by the joint doctoral program of University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University in 2007.
Dr. Woods’ prior clinical experiences at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, San Diego, and in private practices with otolaryngologists in both Northern and Southern California, have equipped her with thorough knowledge in pediatric and adult audiology. She is also helping to educate the next generation of audiologists by supervising Audiology Doctoral students at the San Diego State University Communications Clinic. Kristin has always been interested in helping others, and has found the field of audiology to be the perfect combination of science, technology, counseling, and human services.
She has special interests in:
– Advanced diagnostics
– Auditory Evoked potentials
– Hearing Rehabilitation
Dr. Woods has previously contributed to original research in the field of audiology, and co-authored a publication in the International Journal of Audiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the California Academy of Audiology (CAA).
Jennifer Price attended University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training.
She then proceeded to attend Stanford University’s physician assistant program and, in the meantime, received a Masters of Medical Science degree from Saint Francis University.
While pursuing her dreams of becoming a physician assistant, she gained her clinical experience by working at Dr. Dent’s office as a medical assistant. Jenn enjoyed the practice so much she decided to return, now as a provider, and we are excited to have her back.
Jenn enjoys pretty much any outdoor activity. She and her husband, Nick, reside in San Diego and love to travel. They are proud owners of a goldendoodle puppy named Charley.
Jenn is a member of the San Diego Physician Assistant Society, California Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.