Dr Hill graduated from Auburn University in 1993 and UAB School of Medicine in 1999.  He completed both his General Surgical Internship as well as his Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency at The University of Texas at San Antonio (1999-2004). Dr Hill is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Otolaryngology and has been Board Certified since 2005. 

Otolaryngology is a vast field involving a wide variety of medical and surgical problems.
As a result, Dr Hill specializies in a multitude of problems involving the ears, nose, and throat including:

  • Acute and Chronic Sinusitis and Sinus Surgery
  • Hoarseness and other Vocal Disturbances
  • Ear infections and Ear Tubes (myringotomy)
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Skin Cancer and Facial Reconstruction
  • Dizziness and Balance Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders and Acid Reflux
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
  • Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty, and Face Lifts, BOTOX and Facial fillers
  • Allergy Testing and Treatment including Sublingual Immunotherapy

Dr Frankel graduated from Lehman College in 1977 and from New York Medical College in 1981.  He completed his training in Otolaryngology at Tripler Army Medical Center in 1986. After residency he worked as an Army Otolaryngologist.

Dr Frankel has been in Private practice in North Alabama for over 25 years and is Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. 

Dr Frankel specializes is the medical and surgical management of diseases of the head and neck including:

  • Sinusitis and sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Ear Surgery including tubes
  • Allergy Testing and Treatment including Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Dizziness and Balance Disorders
  • Reflux and swallowing disorders
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery

Dr. Jumin Sunde graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his Otolaryngology Residency  at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on June 30th, 2015. 

During his education and training, Dr. Sunde has received many honors and awards. 
He has also authored numerous articles and peer presentations. 

Dr. Sunde is a native of Mobile, AL and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Alabama. He is married to Dr. Sarah Sunde. Together, they have two young children and one more due to arrive in December. 

Sheri Korby is a native of Huntsville Alabama, graduating from Butler High School in 1979. She obtained her undergraduate degree in teaching the hearing impaired in 1983 and went on to get her Masters degree in Audiology in 1985 from the University of Montevallo. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year in Gadsden AL at the Northeast AL Audiology Clinic prior to moving to Athens in 1986 to work with Dr. Steve Smith. Sheri has been in Athens since that time and is employed with Valley ENT, doing hearing business as Athens Hearing Diag Center since 1989. Sheri’s goal is to improve the lives of people with hearing loss through better hearing and is proud to have been entrusted with the hearing needs of Athens for over 30 years.

– Licensed by  ABESPA (Alabama Board of Examiners Speech Pathology and Audiology)
– Fellow member and Holds certification through AAA— American Academy of Audiology
– Member of SHAA—Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama