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Meet Our Physicians

Bruce A. Scott, MD


Dr. Scott, a native Louisvillian, is the President of Kentuckiana Ear Nose & Throat. He attended St. Xavier High School, graduated with high honors from Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency and fellowship training in Texas. He is board certified in both Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Scott has been elected by his fellow physicians as President of the Kentucky Medical Association and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Nationally he serves on the Board of the AMA.  Recognized as an outstanding clinician and surgeon, he has been named a “Top Doc” and “Top Surgeon” by Louisville Magazine for several years and listed among the “Best Physicians in America” by national publications. He has authored over 30 scientific articles and book chapters.

Dr. Scott practices all aspects of otolaryngology, with special emphasis on nasal and sinus problems including nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis and cosmetic nasal surgery. He is married and has three children.

Mark A. Severtson, MD


Dr. Severtson is a native of the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington state. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, Dr. Severtson earned his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1992 and completed his residency training at Loyola University, Chicago, in 1997. He extended his training with an American Otologic Society approved fellowship in otology/neurotology through the Ear Foundation and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Additionally, he holds subspeciality certification in Neurotology (also governed by the American Board of Otolaryngology).

Dr. Severtson concentrates his practice in the areas of otology and neurotology (medical and surgical disorders of the ear, balance system, and skull base). Dr. Severtson and his wife, a clinical psychologist, have two children. He enjoys golf, skiing, and travelling to the Pacific Northwest.

Sameet Sohi, MD


Dr. Sohi is a Louisville native who attended Kentucky Country Day School. He completed his undergraduate work at Harvard University, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Louisville. Dr. Sohi is board certified and completed his residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Ochsner Clinic/Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA in 2008. The program is consistently ranked among the annual US News and World Report Best ENT Hospitals. He has several publications through his research and clinical experience.

As a general otolaryngologist, Dr. Sohi enjoys treating the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat disorders, with a particular interest in sinus disease and pediatrics. He is married and has two children.

Thomas S. Higgins, MD, MSPH


Dr. Higgins is a board-certified otolaryngologist with sub-specialty fellowship training in the medical and surgical management of Nose and Sinus disease (“Rhinology”). He has extensive experience in complex and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, endoscopic brain fluid (CSF) leak repairs and sinus tumor resections, endoscopic orbital procedures as well as the medical/nonsurgical management of complicated sinus disease.

He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University). He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Science of Public Health (MSPH) from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia and his Rhinology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is married and has two children. For more information on Dr. Higgins, please visit

Sean M. Miller, MD


Dr. Miller is a Louisville native who attended St. Xavier High School. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame and returned to the University of Louisville for medical school. He graduated magna cum laude from both schools and was elected to the AOA Honor Medical Society. He pursued residency training through the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Dr. Miller is board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and his practice includes the entire spectrum of ear, nose and throat disorders, with a special interest in pediatric patients, sinusitis/allergy and thyroid surgery. He and his wife, Dr. Natalie Miller (an allergist/immunologist), have three children.

Elizabeth Self Burckardt, MD


 Dr. Elizabeth Self Burckardt is from Louisville and attended Sacred Heart Academy. She graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with both her undergraduate and medical school degrees. During medical school, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society as well as AOA Honor Medical Society. She went on to complete her residency training at the University of Louisville. After finishing residency, she completed a fellowship in Laryngeal Surgery through Harvard Medical School at the prestigious ​Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation with world-renowned and celebrity voice surgeon, Dr. Steven Zeitels.

She is an otolaryngologist, but specializes in surgical and medical treatment of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She is one of the few laryngeal trained specialists in the country and is happy to be a part of  Kentuckiana Ear, Nose & Throat. She is published in numerous Otolaryngology journals and gives lectures on novel techniques and procedures in laryngology.  She and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Burckardt, have two daughters.  For more information, please visit,