Cochlear Implantation was introduced to ENT Associates in 2014 by Dr. Scott M. Greene, a board-certified head and neck surgeon and implantable hearing device specialist.
To date, Dr. Greene has performed more than 200-plus Cochlear Implant procedures with a 100% success rate, helping to establish ENT Associates as a “Center of Excellence” in Florida for the procedure.
Based on this success, the Cochlear Clinic was officially launched as a division of ENT Associates in 2020. We are a comprehensive cochlear implant center – one of few in the region to offer surgical and audiologic expertise with all three of the FDA-approved cochlear implant technology providers.
As we have grown, we have been able to combine years of cochlear implant experience with unsurpassed clinic care and cutting-edge research in cochlear implants, other implantable devices, and hearing rehabilitation.
THE COCHLEAR CLINIC IMPLANT TEAM
The Cochlear Clinic Implant Team is a multidisciplinary pair of expert physicians delivering compassionate, timely care to severely hearing-impaired patients. Working in collaboration with technology providers, speech pathologists and other ancillary support services, our team is dedicated to helping qualified patients successfully restore their hearing health.
Meet the team:
DR. SCOTT M. GREENE
Cochlear Implant Surgeon
Dr. Scott M. Greene is Board Certified in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. An esteemed ENT physician, Dr. Greene has practiced in the Tampa area since 2014 and is one of few local experts specializing in Cochlear Implantation and Implantable Hearing Devices. He is affiliated with a host of local and international associations concerned with hearing loss and is actively involved with hearing research.
Dr. Greene earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center – a global Center of Excellence for Implantable Hearing Devices – where he trained under the foremost experts in Cochlear Implantation.
“I am trained to perform a wide range of surgical procedures, but I have a special passion for Cochlear Implantation, and the program we’ve built is helping a huge underserved community.”
Lauded as an expert in his field, Dr. Greene’s ENT-related areas of focus also include Chronic Ear Infections, Allergies, and advanced in-office procedures such as Clarifix®, Balloon Sinuplasty and Eustachian Tube Dilation.
Dr. Greene resides in St. Petersburg with his family.
DR. CALLI FODOR
Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Calli Fodor, Au.D / CCC-A is an esteemed and experienced Audiologist with a passion for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss in patients of all ages. She specializes in comprehensive audiological evaluations, as well as the audiologic support for cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aid devices.
Prior to joining the Cochlear Clinic, Dr. Fodor directed the cochlear implant program at her previous practice.
Dr. Fodor graduated from the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park with a dual degree in Hearing & Speech Sciences and Neurobiology & Physiology. She stayed on at UMD to earn her Doctor of Audiology, during which time she received the University’s prestigious “Excellence in Audiology” Award given for outstanding clinical and academic achievement.
To compliment her schooling, Dr. Fodor pursued internships with private medical practices, the National Institutes of Health, and Fort Meade Military Base among others. She subsequently moved to Florida where she completed her residency at Davis Family Hearing, a renowned Audiology practice based in Hernando County.
As a clinician, Dr. Fodor’s patient care philosophy is based on establishing trust and sincere, emotional connections. She wants her patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand their diagnosis and treatment.
“I enjoy empowering patients to make informed decisions about their hearing health. We work together to establish an individualized care plan that targets your specific listening needs. It is an honor to be a part of the profound and often life changing transformation to a patient’s quality of life that occurs after cochlear implantation.”
Dr. Fodor is licensed by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys skiing, biking, playing the flute, and finding alligators at the park (from a safe distance!)