Our Physicians

Otolaryngology Associates currently staffs 18 physicians, who see and treat
patients from 15 full-service medical offices throughout central Indiana.

Dr. Benjamin J. Copeland

Otologist Benjamin Copeland provides specialized, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of ear and skull base conditions. Dr. Copeland received his BA in Biology from Wittenburg University where he was a member of the honors program and...

Dr. Clem McDonald

Dr. Clem McDonald completed his medical education, post-doctorate research fellowship and his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of otolaryngology, including pediatrics, rhinology...

Dr. David Fang

Dr. Fang’s medical interests include pediatric otolaryngology, sinus disease and surgery, head, neck, and thyroid surgery, adult and childhood sleep disorders, and otologic diseases. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry and his...

Dr. Eric Knoll

Dr. Knoll received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University- Bloomington. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1987. His training included internship at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, one...

Dr. James Miner

Dr. Miner graduated from Peru High School and received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College. He received his medical degree and completed his otolaryngology residency at Indiana...

Dr. Jason J. Gutt

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Gutt pursued his undergraduate education in Bloomington where he received a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University. He graduated with highest honors and was the recipient of numerous awards and...

Dr. John Goldenberg

Dr. Goldenberg’s practice encompasses the entire spectrum of ear, nose and throat disorders, but is primarily focused in the management of head and neck tumors. These include both benign and malignant processes within the salivary...

Dr. Laryn Peterson

Dr. Peterson received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis. She completed her internship in general surgery at...

Dr. Lauren Hansen

Dr. Lauren Hansen specializes in the surgical and medical management of ears, nose, throat conditions of both pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Hansen received her B.S. from Wheeling Jesuit University, where she was an Academic...

Dr. Maximillian Newell

Dr. Newell’s medical interests include sinus and nasal surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, head and neck surgery, and pediatric otolaryngology. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and his medical degree from Indiana University. Dr. Newell is...

Dr. Michael Agostino

Dr. Agostino is a native of South Bend, Indiana, and a 1985 alumnus of the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency training...

Dr. Michael Myers

Dr. Myers received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He received his M.S. in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Michigan. He earned his medical degree from the University...

Dr. Nicole Klein

Dr. Klein received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Klein also completed her residency training in head and neck surgery at Indiana University’s Department of Otolaryngology...

Dr. Richard Biggerstaff

Dr. Biggerstaff received his BS from Indiana State University of Evansville. He received his medical degree, and completed his otolaryngology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Otolaryngology Board Certification in 1984....

Dr. Ruchin Patel

Dr. Patel is a board certified otolaryngologist and has specialty training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  His clinical interests include functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial reconstruction after skin cancer surgery, periorbital rejuvenation,...

Dr. Thomas Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild was valedictorian of his class at Beech Grove High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology and his medical degree from Indiana University. He was named Outstanding Surgical Student by the Indiana...

Dr. Tom McSoley

Dr. McSoley received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University and his medical degree from Indiana University.  He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University Medical Center in Otolaryngology & Head and...

Dr. Valerie Ann Ball

Dr. Ball earned her undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s College, where she was valedictorian of her class. She received her master’s and medical degrees from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Ball completed her otolaryngology residency...

Sarah Polacek, PA-C

Sarah joined Otolaryngology Associates in 2014. As a physician assistant, she works closely with Dr. Ben Copeland to provide diagnosis, treatment, and postoperative care related to the ear and other non-surgical ENT complaints Sarah completed...