Learn more about our Ear, Nose & Throat team.
Dr. Josh Yorgason, MD
EAR & SINUS SURGEON AND FOUNDER
Passionate about the future of health care, Dr. Josh Yorgason founded the Minnesota Ear & Sinus Center to be located in Blaine, MN in an effort to provide state-of-the-art ENT medical and surgical specialty care to adult and pediatric patients in the greater Minnesota Area.
Dr. Josh is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his undergraduate studies in New York City at Columbia University, with a major in Neuroscience.
Dr. Katie Awoyinka, AuD
DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY AND DIRECTOR OF HEARING AND BALANCE
Dr. Katie Awoyinka is thrilled to be part of the MN Ear & Sinus Team, offering patients individualized and comprehensive care. She works with state-of-the-art hearing technology, including hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Dr. Katie is a licensed audiologist in the state of MN, holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A), and certificate in Tinnitus Management through the American Board of Audiology.
Dr. Michael Paparella, MD
OTOLOGIST & EAR SURGEON
Dr. Paparella has served as a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, Ohio State University, and as Professor and Chairman of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Otolaryngology.
He has authored hundreds of scientific publications and trained hundreds of ENT physicians over the course of his career. He is pleased to continue caring for patients in the Twin Cities.
Dr. Elizabeth Payne, MD
OTOLARYNGOLOGY & ALLERGY SPECIALIST
Dr. Elizabeth Payne brings extensive knowledge and experience in ear, nose, and throat care to MN Ear & Sinus Center. She is the lead provider of allergy services at the clinic and has helped a multitude of patients find allergy relief throughout her years of practice.
Dr. Payne completed her medical education at the University of Iowa Medical School and her residency at the University of MN. She is certified through the American Board of Otology, Head & Neck Surgery and a Fellow through the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Amanda Michalski, PA-C
Amanda Michalski is honored to join the team at Minnesota Ear & Sinus Center. She looks forward improving patients’ quality of life through personalized care.
With clinical experience in urgent care and family medicine, Amanda brings unique perspectives MN Ear & Sinus as the team looks at overall health when addressing ENT conditions. Amanda is a certified physician assistant and licensed in the state of MN.
CLINIC MANAGER & SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST
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