Shivan H. Amin, M.D. is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Amin received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then went on to complete his General Surgery internship at the University of California San Francisco, and residency at the Kaiser Permanente Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery program in the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Amin traveled to his home state of Georgia and Atlanta to complete a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. William Silver, one of the founders of facial plastic surgery, and Emory University. An American Academy Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship position is awarded to only 40 candidates from the U.S. and Canada.
Dr. Amin has received numerous honors and awards including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, given to the top 5% of medical school graduates. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Amin was elected president of the local chapter of the American Medical Association.
In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Amin takes pride is staying up to date with cutting edge research. His extensive research has awarded him authorship on a large number of publications and several book chapters. His interest in basic science research led to a WHO patent of a VEGF inhibitor drug for use in diabetic retinopathy and cancer treatment. To view Dr. Amin’s list of publications and presentations in its entirety, please click here.
Dr. Amin recently joined Atlanta ENT Specialists, which is part of the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group, an affiliate of DeKalb Medical. He is proficient in all aspects of Otolaryngology, and subspecializes in face and neck plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures including rhinoplasty, facelift, facial reanimation, skin cancer treatment with defect reconstruction, and complex head and neck trauma. He has a strong interest in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and has trained with some of the top endocrine surgeons in the country. In addition, he has extensive experience in the medical and surgical treatment of sinus disease, and has worked with Peter Catalano, one of the pioneers of Balloon Sinuplasty™, and has authored a publication on this technique.
Although he calls Atlanta home, Dr. Amin enjoys traveling to other countries to provide healthcare in underserved regions. He has participated in medical trips to the Philippines, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Guatemala and New Zealand. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Amin can be found snowboarding, playing tennis or basketball, or cooking with his wife.
Preston Imhof, D.O. completed his medical degree at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He then went on to complete his residency at Oklahoma State University in 2013, as well as a rotation at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. During his tenure at both Kirksville College and Oklahoma State University, Dr. Imhof received numerous honors including the leadership position of presidency of the Blue Key International Honor Fraternity and membership at Sigma Sigma Phi National Honor Fraternity - an honorary osteopathic service fraternity.
Dr. Imhof is board eligible by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and received his certification in Balloon Sinuplasty™, a minimally invasive procedure that involves opening up the sinus passages to relieve sinus pain and pressure. Dr. Imhof enjoys keeping abreast of the newest and latest technology and is currently involved in many organizations including the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; and the American Osteopathic Association.
Dr. Imhof grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and comes from a family of otolaryngologists. When he is not practicing medicine, Dr. Imhof enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, running and playing golf.