Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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More COVID-19 Updates

Meet the Pediatric ENT Team

Our pediatric otolaryngologists, board-certified in both pediatrics and otolaryngology, are highly trained to care for children with a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions. They work closely with nurses, technicians and other specialists at Brenner Children's Hospital to provide exceptional patient care and treatment. They are committed to helping your child heal and feel better as soon as possible.

Pediatric Otolaryngologists 

Daniel J. Kirse, MD
Vice Chair and Professor, Otolaryngology
Residency Program Director
Medical Director; Pediatric Otolaryngology

J. Whit Mims, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Eleanor P. Kiell, MD
Assistant Professor

Our board-certified clinicians and nurses, led by Leatha Maness, RN, help our patients get better through the use of multiple therapies and the latest in technology and medical advancements.

Our physicians also work with audiologists and speech pathologists to help children with hearing, speech, feeding and swallowing needs. Meet our pediatric audiologists and speech-language pathologists


  • ENT/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Appointments

    New Patients


    Returning Patients


  • Hours

    8 am - 5 pm, Mon. - Fri.