R. Stanley Baker, M.D.
Dr. Stan Baker is a fifth generation Oklahoman, grew up in Tulsa and is a fourth generation OU Sooner. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he completed a six year residency in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California- Davis and then served a one year clinical fellowship in Otology and Neurotology at the Hough Ear Institute with Drs. Hough and McGee. Soon after, he joined them in practice at the Otologic Medical Clinic.
In his clinic, Dr. Baker enjoys seeing both children and adults with a full range of ear, hearing and balance disorders. For over twenty years he has had a special interest in the medical and surgical management of hearing loss, has performed over 900 cochlear implant surgeries and has been a co-investigator for several FDA clinical trials during the development of implantable hearing devices. Most recently he served as the principle investigator for the Hearts for Hearing contribution to the successful Nucleus Hybrid L24 Cochlear Implant project. Dr. Baker was a co-founder of Hearts for Hearing and values the interdisciplinary team approach and family centered care featured at Hearts for Hearing.
Dr. Baker is a past president of the Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology, served seven years as the Ear, Nose and Throat Department Chairman at the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City and is board certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a member of The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He was appointed a Fellow in the distinguished American Neurotology Society in 1996.
Dr. Baker and his wife, Jeni, are avid runners and cyclists and enjoy all outdoor activities. She is an audiologist and has worked at the Otologic Medical Clinic since 1999. Together they share a passion for helping others in the community by serving on several boards.
Michael McGee, M.D.
Michael McGee, M.D. graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX magna cum laude while also participating as an all conference basketball player. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and his specialist degree at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. His board certifications are in Otolaryngology head and neck surgery and Neurotology.
He specializes in all aspects of the ear, hearing and disease of the cochlea, tympanic membrane, ossicular chain, cochlear implants and base of skull tumors. He also has concentrations in vertigo and balance disorders.
Dr. McGee, along with several colleagues at the Otologic Medical Clinic, is involved with overseas medical training and missionary medicine.
R. Kent Dyer Jr., M.D.
Dr. Dyer’s specialties of interest include management of chronic ear disease, implantable hearing devices including cochlear implants, surgery of skull base tumors and balance disorders. He presently serves as Director of the Balance Center at Otologic Medical Clinic.
Dr. Dyer was involved in the development and testing of the Maxum System™, a partially implantable middle ear hearing device which is FDA approved for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss. He was admitted to the Triologic Society of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2004 in recognition of research performed to establish MRI compatibility of the SOUNDTEC™ implantable middle ear hearing device.
He has been involved in overseas medical missions since 1993 and presently is Co-Director of the International Otology Fellowship Program at the Hough Ear Institute.
Richard D. Kopke, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Richard “Rick” Kopke, M.D., joined the staff of the Hough Ear Institute and its affiliate, Otologic Medical Clinic, in 2004, having retired after 22 years in the U.S. Army. During that time he built an international reputation as an expert in the field of inner ear medicine. He was the recipient of the prestigious Edmond Prince Fowler Award for excellence in research for the most significant contribution to otology by the Triological Society. He also received the Legion of Merit, one of our country’s highest awards.
Dr. Kopke is board certified in Otolaryngology. He has subspecialty board certification in Neurotology. He enjoys seeing patients of all ages and stages, pediatric to senior citizens performing all types of otologic and neurotologic surgery including cochlear implants. He particularly enjoys cochlear implant surgery. Other surgeries include ear drum repair (tympanoplasty), ear bone surgery (ossicular chain reconstruction, stapedectomy), mastoid surgery for infection or cholesteatoma, and many others.
Dr. Kopke is a charter member of the Christian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Otological Society, the American Neurotological Society, the Triological Society, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Kopke and his wife moved to Oklahoma City to join Dr. Jack Hough at his invitation in 2004. They have three grown married children serving in different missionary efforts at home and abroad.
Perry Santos, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Perry Mitchell Santos was invited by the founder, Dr. Jack Van Doren Hough, to join the Otologic Medical Clinic in 1998, and begin the Head and Neck Division as a compliment to the Otologic Medical Clinic.
Dr. Santos, a relative newcomer to Oklahoma, was in an academic practice at the Southern Illinois University, serving as an Associate professor with tenure, in the Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery where he performed surgery, taught surgery to residents and visiting fellows, and conducted grant supported research in nerve injury and reinnervation.
Currently, Dr. Santos evaluates pediatric and adult patients in his office location and performs conservative stereotactic sinuplasty (balloon dilation) and sinus surgery in his office (sinusitissurgey.com); as well as performing more complex surgery of the head and neck requiring general anesthesia at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma (surgerycenterok.com) and Integris Baptist Medical Center (integrisok.com).
Dr. Santos’s philosophy in caring for patients is that of prioritizing the patients’ health care for the best long term outcome. Dr. Santos will obtain an in depth history and perform a head and neck examination which may include fiberoptic evaluation of the nasal, oral, laryngeal or tracheal airways. He may order imaging studies (CT scan, PET scan, Ultrasound with or without fine needle aspiration, MRI, etc.); and make recommendations appropriate to the patient’s condition.
In all circumstances, Dr. Santos, will attempt to provide the most conservative, least invasive, most economical, medical or surgical care for the patient to obtain the best current standard of care possible.
Dr. Santos’s training experiences are national and international.
He completed his undergraduate training at the University of California at Santa Barbara with Highest Honors, Dean’s List Scholar, University of California Letters and Science Scholar, and Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences. He received his Medical Degree at the University of California at San Diego where he received the University of California Regents Scholarship (academic based, four years continuum).
Dr. Santos completed his residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA where he received the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Society’s highest resident research award/grant in 1988. In addition he completed a Masters of Science Degree in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Santos’s training also includes a Head and Neck Cancer Fellowship at Guy’s Hospital, London, England where he concentrated on thyroid cancer conditions and head and neck tumors.
During residency, fellowship, graduate work, academic years and in Oklahoma City, Dr. Santos has been the recipient of multiple grants, research and teaching awards, and has presented his clinical and basic science research nationally and internationally.
Dr. Santos places a high priority on using conservative (tissue preserving) and safe sinus surgical techniques without the need for packing materials. He successfully initiated stereotactic (3-Dimensional computer assisted) sinus surgery at Integris Baptist Medical Center in 1999, a first for Oklahoma City. In 2015, Dr. Santos initiated Oklahoma City’s first in office Medtronic Fusion stereotactic system for sinuplasty (balloon dilatation; www.sinusitissurgery.com) and limited sinus surgery.
Dr. Santos’s other clinical interests are pediatric otolaryngology airway issues related to adenoid and tonsil disease, ear infections, sinusitis, voice disorders and tumors of the head and neck. In addition, Dr. Santos evaluates and treats lop ear (protruding ear) deformity in children and adults.
Dr. Santos evaluates patients with voice (speaking/singing) and swallowing disorders in the office Voice Clinic utilizing fiberoptic laryngoscopy; laryngovideostroboscopy and air pulse sensory testing of the larynx. He performs Botox injections for patients with spasmodic dysphonia and other head and neck dystonias.
Dr. Santos receives consults from neurologists and psychiatrists for surgical implantation of the Vagus Nerve Stimulator, LivaNova (formerly Cyberonics) for patients with medication resistant epilepsy and medication resistant depression. Since 1999 he has performed hundreds of cases. He also accepts complicated revision cases. Dr. Santos has published articles and presented surgical techniques at National meetings to share surgical techniques to decrease complication rates in Vagus Nerve Stimulator surgery.
Dr. Santos evaluates and manages both benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck area, ranging from oral and laryngeal tumors, neck masses, sinus tumors, salivary gland and thyroid/parathyroid tumors. When patients require adjuvant therapy he assists the patient with providing appropriate referrals. Dr. Santos works closely with chemotherapy and radiation oncologists, both with the Integris Cancer Institute and outside the institute.
In summary, Dr. Santos and his Staff are trained to provide the highest quality of care for their patients; combining respect, excellence, attention to detail and empathy.
Kristi Parker, P. A.
Kristi M. Parker, P.A. was born and raised in Oklahoma City. After graduating U.S. Grant she attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee receiving her bachelors. Following graduation from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine as a Physician Assistant, she has served the Oklahoma City area in the health care field for over 13 years. Her love for her patients is only exceeded by her commitment to the physical, emotional and spiritual heath of those under her care.
She is married and has two daughters, Molly and Kate. They all attend Henderson Hills in Edmond where she helps her husband lead a small group on Saturday nights. One of her greatest passions is foreign missions. While in college, she spent a semester in Poland teaching conversational English and a summer in Lake Tahoe helping with a children’s ministry. In recent years, she was able to go to Europe to minister to immigrants.