Dr. Ajani Nugent
Dr. Ajani Nugent has been in Georgia for the past 6 years. Atlanta has been his most recent stop on a diverse road which has included California, Texas, Florida and even Jamaica.
He came to Atlanta in 2007 after completing medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He did his Otolaryngology residency training at Emory University School of Medicine. Upon nearing the end of residency, he developed a keen interest in head and oncology, and subsequently decided to pursue advanced training by way of a fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstructive surgery. This was also completed at Emory.
In his spare time, he enjoys painting, outdoor activities as well as soccer.
His diverse geographic background makes it easy for him to relate to a similarly diverse patient population, and he is looking forward to sharing his easy-going yet meticulous persona with our community at Sleep and Sinus Centers of Georgia.
Dr. David Dillard
Dr. David G. Dillard, a Navy veteran, is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in Otology (ear diseases and surgery), Rhinology (nose and sinus diseases and surgery), Laryngology (voice box disorders and surgery), Head and Neck Surgery (primarily cancer surgery of the throat, nose, larynx and neck) and Facial Plastic Surgery. He has practices in both Athens and Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Dr. Dillard has over a decade of experience in the treatment of ENT problems with special interests in sinusitis, ear problems, vertigo, and obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, Dr. Dillard is the patent-pending innovator of multiple devices and treatments that are the result of his many years experience in his field. In regards to sleep apnea, he has performed over 500 of his patent-pending V.O.A.T. surgeries. Board Certified, Dr. Dillard held an academic appointment at Emory University School of Medicine, currently holds an academic appointment at the University of Georgia School of Medicine, and has received a national award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Dillard has published a number of research articles in major Otolaryngology journals. In addition, Dr. Dillard has also been awarded research grants and has given presentations at a number of national academic meetings. Dr. Dillard is a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology residency. In addition to providing treatment that can potentially cure your sleep apnea, Dr. Dillard also treats sinusitis and other conditions of the nose and sinuses. In fact, Dr. David G. Dillard is one of the most experienced Sinuplasty surgeons in the country. He was the first surgeon certified in Georgia for in-office Sinuplasty.
His expertise on Balloon Sinuplasty has been featured in Sky Magazine, Atlanta Medicine, The Journal of the Medical Association of Atlanta, as well as on radio stations WGKA and WAFS. For more information, feel free to view his CV.
Dr. Keith Kowal
Dr. Keith A. Kowal is graduate of Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the world- class academic and research facility of University of California in Irvine. He has been in private practice in the Metro and Southern Crescent regions of Atlanta since 1992. Dr. Kowal has extensive experience in adult and pediatric ENT, nasal and endoscopic sinus surgery, sleep apnea and head and neck surgery.
Dr. Kowal is fully versed in all cutting edge procedures within his specialty. He has been named in “Lifestyles” magazine annual list of “top docs” chosen by his peers three consecutive years in a row in the two distinguished categories of “Best general pediatric and adult otolaryngologist” and “ Best Head and Neck Surgeon.” Dr. Kowal held the position of Chief of Otolaryngology for Fayette Piedmont Hospital for nine years. He has staff privileges with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Henry Medical Center, Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center, and Spivey Station Center.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery as well as an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In addition to his practice he has been a presenter of varied topics to local physicians within the scope of his specialty and has served as Medical Director for various accredited sleep laboratories. He also served on the clinical teaching faculty at Columbia University during his years of practice in Long Island, New York prior to practice in Atlanta. Currently, he is pursuing board certification in Sleep Medicine to further widen his scope of practice.
Dr. Kowal chose his specialty for the ability to treat patients from the newborns to the distinguished, wiser years! He has a special interest in Pediatric and Adult Sleep Medicine. He considers both surgical and nonsurgical options to thoroughly evaluate the patient’s needs concerning sleep medicine disorders. Dr. Kowal believes in cooperative relationships amongst other top rated specialist in the Atlanta area in order to give his patients the optimal care they deserve and believes in keeping an open relationship with patients’ primary care physicians for comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Kowal, also as known as Dr. K to his patients, currently resides in Fayetteville, Georgia. He is married and is the proud father of 4. He enjoys tennis, golf, running, biking, and down time with his family and friends.