Our providers and staff are committed to maintaining a safe environment for the health and safety of all of our patients.  Some of our physicians may have telemedicine appointments available.  Contact our office at 616-249-8000 to schedule an appointment.

Our Physicians

Gregory J. Artz, M.D.

Gregory J. Artz, M.D.
Neurotologist

616-249-8000

Dr. Artz has telemedicine appointments available Monday-Saturday for new and established patients with ear problems, dizziness, sinusitis, and allergies.  Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Artz is one of the only ENT surgeons in West Michigan who is fellowship-trained in ear and skull base surgery. He specializes in treating patients with all forms of hearing and balance disorders and has since 2008.

Dr. Artz is originally for Bloomfield Hills, a northern suburb of Detroit. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and received a BA in Military History. He received his Medical Degree in 2001 from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his 5-year Otolaryngology residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2006, and then completed a prestigious 2-year fellowship training program in 2008 at the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan. After his 7 years of training he worked as an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He specializes in complex ear, sinus and skull base surgery. He also was heavily involved in medical student and residency training and education. Education and mentoring young physicians has always been a passion for Dr. Artz. After 7 years in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson University, he and his family moved to West Michigan and joined Grand Rapids Ear Nose and Throat. He operates and has privileges at all of the major hospitals in the Grand Rapids area, including Spectrum, DeVos Children's Hospital, Mercy St. Mary's Hospital, Mary Free Bed and University of Michigan at Metro Hospital.

Services that Dr. Artz offers and specializes in:
-Skull base surgery, acoustic neuromas, vestibular schwannomas, Meningioma
-Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Balloon sinuplasty
-Cochlear implantation; adults and pediatrics
-Ear Drum perforation repair (tympanoplasty)
-Laser Stapes Surgery
-Cholesteatoma removal; (tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy)
-Chronic ear infections; adults and pediatrics
-Hearing restoration; ossiculoplasty, stapes, tympanic membrane repair, cochlear implants
-Hearing Aid Sales
-Allergy treatment and testing
-Allergy shots (immunotherapy), sublingual immunotherapy
-Eustachian tube dysfunction with balloon dilation
-Patulous Eustachian Tube treatment
-Otologic Disorders and Treatment

Claudell Cox, M.D.

Claudell Cox, M.D.
Otolaryngologist

616-249-8000

Claudell Cox, M.D. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Cox received his medical degree from University of Michigan, where he did his general surgery internship and Otolaryngology residency. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University in San Diego, California. He is licensed by the state of Michigan, and has been practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan since July 2002. He is board certified in Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Cox specializes in the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. This includes the treatment of the sinuses, larynx, oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. He also specializes in the treatment of cancer involving the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. He also has a special interest and training in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Dr. Cox is committed to providing the most up-to-date, reliable care to patients of all ages. He was voted #1 ENT for West Michigan kids in 2017.

Services:
-Ear tube placement
-Myringoplasty
-Tympanoplasty
-Adenoidectomy
-Tonsillectomy
-Nasal Septoplasty
-Functional Sinus Surgery
-Balloon Sinuplasty
-Neck Dissections
-Thyroidectomy
-Parathyroidectomy
-Facial skin cancer removal and repair
-Throat and Vocal cord surgery
-Otoplasty
-Rhinoplasty
-Hearing Aid Sales
-Allergy treatment and testing
-Allergy shots (immunotherapy), sublingual immunotherapy

Robert J. Meleca, M.D.

Robert J. Meleca, M.D.
Otolaryngologist

616-249-8000

Robert Meleca, M.D. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Meleca received his medical degree from Ohio State University, School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship, Otolaryngology residency and post-doctoral fellowship at Wayne State University. He also holds a Bachelors of Zoology from Ohio State University. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Meleca practices general otolaryngology for adults and pediatrics; which includes sinus surgery, otology, head and neck malignancies, thyroid disorders and malignancies, parathyroid surgery, oral, throat and surgery for sleep apnea. He is devoted to the most progressive treatment for patients of all ages.

Services:
-Ear tube placement
-Myringoplasty
-Adenoidectomy
-Tonsillectomy
-Nasal Septoplasty
-Functional Sinus Surgery
-Balloon Sinuplasty
-Neck Dissections
-Thyroidectomy
-Parathyroidectomy
-Facial skin cancer removal and repair
-Throat and Vocal cord surgery
-Hearing Aid Sales
-Allergy treatment and testing
-Allergy shots (immunotherapy), sublingual immunotherapy

Thomas W. Pfennig, D.O.

Thomas W. Pfennig, D.O.
Otolaryngologist

616-249-8000

Thomas W. Pfennig, D.O. A native of Michigan, he received his medical degree from Michigan State University. He did his internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, and his Otorhinolaryngology residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital. He also has a Masters of Art for Teachers through the Department of Physiology also at MSU. He is board certified in Oro-Facial Plastic Surgery and has a Certificate of Additional Qualifications in Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Pfennig has been in practice in Grand Rapids since 1992. As an ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Pfennig offers medical and surgical care for patients suffering from complications, diseases and disorders of the head and neck including the ears, nose, throat and facial skin cancer. He is committed to providing comprehensive care to all patients.

Services:
-Ear tube placement
-Myringoplasty
-Tympanoplasty
-Adenoidectomy
-Tonsillectomy
-Nasal Septoplasty
-Functional Sinus Surgery
-Balloon Sinuplasty
-Facial skin cancer removal and repair,
-Throat and Vocal cord surgery
-Otoplasty
-Rhinoplasty
-Hearing Aid Sales
-Allergy treatment and testing
-Allergy shots (immunotherapy), sublingual immunotherapy

Joseph C. Taylor, M.D.

Joseph C. Taylor, M.D.
Otolaryngologist

616-249-8000

Dr. Joseph C. Taylor grew up in Charlotte, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan for both undergraduate and medical school. He continued on at the University of Michigan for his otolaryngology residency and for a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship. Dr. Taylor specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders of children and adolescents. He also practices general otolaryngology on adults including otology, sinus surgery, oral and throat, head and neck malignancies, and sleep apnea.

Services:
-Ear tube placement
-Myringoplasty
-Tympanoplasty
-Adenoidectomy
-Tonsillectomy
-Nasal Septoplasty
-Functional Sinus Surgery
-Balloon Sinuplasty
-Neck Dissections
-Facial skin cancer removal and repair
-Throat and Vocal cord surgery
-Hearing Aid Sales
-Allergy treatment and testing
-Allergy shots (immunotherapy), sublingual immunotherapy

Devin Mistry, M.D.

Devin Mistry, M.D.
Rhinologist

Dr. Mistry is a 2008 graduate of Calvin College, where he received his Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Biochemistry.
He went to medical school at Michigan State University and completed his residency training in Otolaryngology/Head and
Neck Surgery at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids. During his residency, Dr. Mistry received the Patrick Murray
Award from the AOCOOHNS (the national society of osteopathic ear, nose and throat doctors). This award is given to the
top scoring individual among all ENT residents taking the annual national resident training exam.

Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Mistry completed an additional year of fellowship training in the
subspecialty of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at The Ohio State University. During his fellowship, he developed an
expertise in the management of allergies and disorders of the sinuses and skull base. During his time at OSU, Dr. Mistry
had the exciting opportunity to train under the forefathers of endoscopic skull base surgery, from whom he learned
minimally invasive techniques to manage the most challenging problems of the sinuses and skull base. He is thrilled to
join the team at Grand Rapids Ear, Nose and Throat serving as the only fellowship-trained Rhinologist in the western half
of Michigan.

Dr. Mistry’s professional interest include management of recurrent and chronic sinusitis, polyps, allergies and nasal
breathing. He also has a special interest in tumors of the brain, pituitary, skull base, orbit and sinuses, for which he
partners with his neurosurgical colleagues to use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to remove these lesions
entirely through the nose. Currently he co-directs a specialized clinic which focuses on complex disorders of the skull
base.

Dr. Mistry, his wife, and their two young boys are thrilled to be practicing in West Michigan.

Jenny Wiseman

Jenny Wiseman
Practice Manager

616-249-8000

Jenny Wiseman has been an employee at Grand Rapids ENT since 2006 and has been the Practice Manager of this multifaceted specialty office since 2015. She works hard to provide the best support and resources to her Grand Rapids ENT team so that they, in turn, will ensure all patients have positive and productive experiences when contacting or visiting the office. Jenny is very knowledgeable of all aspects within the practice and is eager to help answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your Grand Rapids ENT experience.