C.K. Hiranya Gowda, M.D., was the original founder of our medical practice in 1973. He began practice at that time in Donelson, TN, and performed most of his operations at Donelson Hospital. Many years later, in 1996, the practice relocated to the new Summit Medical Center Campus attached to Summit Hospital. In 1998, the practice was called Gowda Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. Dr. Gowda continued to practice Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery until his retirement in 2006. Our practice continues to follow the high standards for excellence in patient care as established by Dr. Gowda. The practice moved to its current location in 2006 in the Summit Outpatient Center on the campus of Summit Medical Center and was renamed to Allergy & ENT Associates of Middle Tennessee in 2009. Currently, our three physicians are Dr. Lee Bryant, Dr. Scott Fortune and Dr. Justin Morgan, all of whom are pictured here with Dr. Gowda.
Dr. Gowda received his medical degree from Government Medical College - Mysore, India. He trained in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and studied there under Dr. Joseph Ogura, one of the pioneers in our field of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He was Chief of Otolaryngology at Nashville General Hospital for many years where he often served the underprivileged. He had over 30 years of experience in the field of Otolaryngology. In his retirement, he enjoys giving lectures, writing publications, spending time with his family and traveling. He frequently returns to his hometown village, just south of Bangalore, India.