Daniel E. Braby, M.D.
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Reconstructive Surgery, Sinonasal, And Head & Neck Surgery.
Daniel E. Braby, M.D. received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude followed by an internship at the University of Utah Medical Center, Department of Surgery. His residency was performed at the University of Utah Medical Center, Division of Otolaryngology and was board-certified in March of 1993.
Dr. Braby joined the staff of Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in 1992 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and rhinology. He is certified in balloon sinuplasty and his primary focus is treating disorders of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
Since practicing in Missoula, Dr. Braby has served seven years on the Board of Directors of Community Medical Center, is the President of the Board of Directors at Big Sky Surgical Center (located on the Community Hospital campus), and serves as a Tactical Physician on the Missoula Police Swat Team.
Phillip A. Gardner, M.D.
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sinonasal & Allergy Disorders And Head & Neck Surgery.
Phillip A. Gardner, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He practiced at the Western Montana Clinic from 1997 to 2008 and serves as the Ethics Committee Chairman at St. Patrick’s Hospital. Dr. Gardner completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Indiana University in 1996. The following year, he enjoyed a position as Otolaryngology Tutor Specialist at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Dr. Gardner completed medical school at Indiana University in 1991 and undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt in 1986.
Dr. Gardner loves everything about Western Montana, both the people and the magnificent landscape. His numerous volunteer projects include helping to organize RATPOD, a benefit bicycle ride around the Pioneer Mountains for Camp Mak-A-Dream, and building the Rattlesnake Pedestrian Bridge with Friends of Missoula Parks. Phil has participated in two trips to Honduras with Missoula Medical and served for four years on the board of Youth Homes Inc. Phil and his wife, Julie, are the proud parents of three girls.
Dr. Gardner joined the staff of Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose and Throat Center in 2008 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology, sinonasal and allergy disorders, and head and neck surgery.
Jeffrey R. Haller, M.D.
General Adult Nose, Throat, Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery And Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Jeffrey R. Haller, M.D. received his medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. His resident training was performed at the University of Iowa in Otolaryngology-HNS followed by a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He was board-certified in March of 1993 and taught head and neck surgery at the University of Utah from 1993 to 2001.
Dr. Haller joined the staff of Rocky Mountain, Ear, Nose & Throat Center in 2001 and specializes in general adult nose, throat, thyroid/parathyroid surgery and pediatric otolaryngology.
Peter G. Von Doersten, M.D.
Board-Certified Otolaryngologist With Subspecialty Board Certification In Neurotology.
Peter G. Von Doersten, M.D. is a board-certified otolaryngologist and is one of 400 physicians in the country who has subspecialty board certification in neurotology (a field of medicine concerning ear surgery), disorders of the inner ear, skull base surgery, and cochlear implantation.
After graduation from Dartmouth College, Dr. Von Doersten completed medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1989. He performed an internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago, followed by a second year of general surgery at the University of California Davis. After completing his residency in otolaryngology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, California, he engaged in a fellowship in neurotology at Vanderbilt for one year and became board-certified in 1996.
Since moving to Montana, Dr. Von Doersten has been President of the medical staff at St. Patrick Hospital, is currently President of the Montana Society of Otolaryngology, and is a faculty affiliate of the University of Montana, University of Utah, and the University of Washington. He has served on several boards including St. Patrick Hospital and the Montana Neuroscience Institute. He has developed cochlear implant programs at both St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center. He also participates in research in both inner ear hair cells and traumatic brain injury.
In his free time, he is a team leader for a biannual medical mission trip to Guatemala, is an avid cyclist, and helps his wife and two children run a certificated organic cherry orchard in the Flathead.
Josh Moser, PA-C
Josh Moser, PA-C received his physician assistant degree from Rocky Mountain College in Billings and his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at Montana State University.Josh joined the staff at Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in 2003. He sees a wide variety of ear, nose, and throat related medical concerns, with special interests in hearing & balance disorders and rhinology (nasal & sinus disease). Josh is a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
Meagan Auch, PA-C
Meagan Auch, PA-C received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Meagan joined the staff at Rocky Mountain Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in August of 2012 and currently works part-time. She sees a variety of ear, nose, and throat related medical concerns. Meagan is a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Brianna Lui, PA-C
Brianna Lui was born and raised in Manchester, NH. She came to Missoula for graduate school in Exercise Science at the U of M where she was a Research Assistant at the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (WPEM). Research studies were aimed at strategies for safety and human performance in varying hostile environments. From there, her interests extended out to the effects of exercise—not only in general health and in well-being, but its place in medicine for aiding in disease prevention and management.She is happy to call Missoula her home and in her spare time she enjoys skiing, road/mountain biking, trail running, the outdoors, and traveling.
Catherine Drescher, Au.D.
Dr. Drescher graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Louisville. Dr. Drescher joined The Hearing Center and ENT team in December of 2012 and assumed the role of Director of The Hearing Center. Her clinical specialties include cochlear implants, amplification, diagnostics, and the treatment of tinnitus.
Dr. Drescher has served on the Board of Directors for the Montana Speech and Hearing Association for several years and is an adjunct professor at the University of Montana. She has participated in medical mission trips to rural Guatemala.
In her spare time, Dr. Drescher enjoys all things music related, hiking, skiing and horseback riding.
Lee Frantz, Au.D.
Lee Frantz, Au. D. received her Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978. She has worked in a variety of audiologic settings since that time.
Initially, her time was spent in the public schools in Iowa and Wyoming. From there she moved on to work at the University of Utah and with a local ENT. In 1983, she came to Missoula as the audiologist at Community Medical Center and then owned her own hearing and speech business for 17 years.
She joined The Hearing Center and ENT team in 2008. Currently, she is serving on the Montana Hearing Aid Licensure Board and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.
Kasey Brickey, Au.D.
Kasey Brickey, Au.D. graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She went on to continue her education at Pacific University of Oregon where she graduated with her Doctorate of Audiology. Following completion of her degree, she relocated to Montana to join The Hearing Center and ENT team.
She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss including hearing amplification, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing devices, and tinnitus sound therapies as well as evaluation of vestibular disorders. She is a proud member of the Montana Audiology Guild, the Montana Speech Language and Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
Kevin Duffy, Au.D.
Kevin Duffy, Au.D, is a clinical board-certified audiologist who serves patients of all ages. Dr. Duffy comes to us from Oregon where he completed both his bachelors in biology and doctorate in audiology at Pacific University. He joined the audiology team as a student extern in July of 2016 and has been officially part of the team since October of 2017. He enjoys all aspects of audiology but with special interests in vestibular diagnostics & management as well as cochlear implants. He additionally loves working with hearing aids to help both children and adults with hearing impairments.Dr. Duffy is a Pacific Northwest native and thoroughly enjoys the outdoors. This has made the Missoula area a perfect place as his favorite activity is hiking. When not working or hiking, Dr. Duffy spends time playing music, exploring new towns, or trying new outdoor activities.
Laurie Slovarp, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Dr. Laurie Slovarp received a Master’s of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University in 2000 and a PhD in Independent Interdisciplinary studies at University of Montana in August 2015. Following attainment of her M.S. degree, she worked in hospital, outpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing and university settings for 10 years. She is an associate professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at The University of Montana.
Dr. Slovarp’s is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) as well as a voice, chronic cough, and upper airway specialist. Her role at UM includes clinical instruction, which she conducts through treating patients at Rocky Mountain ENT.
Dawn Bailey, LPN
Dawn joined our Allergy Center in 2002. She is trained in the AAOA and Pan American Allergy Society basic and advanced courses. She also trained with Allergy Choices from LaCrosse Wisconsin in Sublingual Immunotherapy.
She is an Allied Health Professional member of the Pan American Allergy Society. Dawn is dedicated to the quality care of patients with allergic diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat.