| Our Providers
At Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping our patients live healthier, happier lives. Learn more about our providers:
Each of our providers is happy to accept new patients. Contact us today to make an appointment!
William C. Kinney, MD, MHA
Schedule: Monday in Columbia 9:00a - 5:00p; Wednesday in Mexico 8:00a - 4:40p;
Friday in Columbia 9:00a - 5:00p
Dr. Kinney is a third-generation ear, nose and throat physician, following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather. He completed his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and graduated in 1997 from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders residency training program.
Dr. Kinney moved to the central Missouri area in the summer of 1997 as an Assistant Professor in the Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery Division at the University of Missouri. He continues to maintain a clinical appointment in the department.
While working as a full time physician, Dr. Kinney earned his Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri. Dr. Kinney and Dr. Scheidt moved into private practice in Columbia and Mexico, MO in June 2008.
Dr. Kinney has interests in ear disease, including pediatric and adult ear infections, cochlear implant surgery, dizziness, and lateral skull base surgery. He also has interests in sinus/allergy disease, head and neck cancer and general ear, nose, and throat problems. Dr. Kinney is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.
|Troy D. Scheidt, MD
Schedule: Monday in Mexico 8:00a - 4:30p; Tuesday and Thursday in Columbia 8:00a - 4:30p
Dr. Scheidt was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate degree in 1994 and his medical degree in 1999 at the University of Missouri. He then completed a five-year residency specializing in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, where he was trained in the care of both pediatric and adult ENT.
In 2004, he was hired as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Missouri. The private practice of Dr. Kinney and Dr. Scheidt, Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat Center, was created in 2008 and is now his primary location of practice.
Dr. Scheidt continues to teach and contribute to research at the University of Missouri on a part-time basis. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology based on training and completion of examination in the specific areas of General Otolaryngology, Otology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Dr. Scheidt has a busy practice in the areas of Otology (medical and surgical treatment of ear infections and hearing loss, hearing reconstruction, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid implants, and cochlear implants), Laryngology (medical and surgical treatment of disorders and disease of the vocal cords/voice box), Rhinology (medical and surgical treatment of sinus/allergy disease), and Head and Neck Surgery (surgical management of diseases/tumors of the parotid, thyroid and parathyroid glands).
|Mahlon R. Van Delden, MD
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday in Columbia 8:00a - 4:30p;
Tuesday in Mexico 8:00a - 4:30p
Dr. Van Delden earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1988, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1992.
He completed a five-year residency specializing in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery followed by a one-year fellowship in Allergy and Paranasal Sinus Disease at the University of Missouri in 1998.
Dr. Van Delden spent 11 years in a busy private practice setting in Evansville, Indiana, where he practiced all facets of otolaryngology with an emphasis on allergic and sinonasal disease. He returned to Columbia in 2009 to join the expanding practice of Dr. William Kinney and Dr. Troy Scheidt.
His practice interests include the medical management of inhalant and food allergy in both children and adults, including allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots and drops) along with the medical management of disorders involving the nose and paranasal sinuses. He also practices general ear, nose and throat care including ear tube placement and tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy.
Dr. Van Delden is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in both pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat. He has served as Treasurer of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Foundation since 2005 and continues to serve as a member of the AAOA Investment/Finance Task Force.
|Michelle Scheidt-Hopkins, MS, CCC-A
Schedule: Monday through Thursday 8:00a - 4:30p
Michelle was born and raised in Columbia, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Health Science in Communicative Disorders with Summa Cum Laude distinction from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 1991. She received her Master's Degree in Audiology with honors at the Washington University's Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Missouri in 1993.
While attending the Central Institute for the Deaf, Michelle was able to focus on learning the science of hearing and balance, evaluate and treat patients with all degrees of hearing loss, and participate in otoacoustic emissions research.
Following her training, she was hired as a clinical audiologist at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. She treated patients with varying types and degrees of hearing loss, hearing aid needs, cochlear implants, and balance problems for almost 15 years.
In 2008, she joined the Missouri Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, where she continues to use her training and expertise to evaluate each individual's hearing loss so that the best option for hearing rehabilitation can be achieved. Her attributes include skillfully assessing each patient, child or adult, with a thorough hearing evaluation. She can test a patient of any age, newborn through adult. She possesses the patience to make sure each patient and his or her family understands the results of their testing and recommendations.
Her goal is to help each child or adult reach their fullest hearing potential whether by medical referral, with appropriate hearing aids, or with a cochlear implant. She considers her greatest accomplishments professionally to be helping individuals hear things they have never heard before and watching her patients carry on active lives.
|Amanda Bracken, AuD, CCC-A
Schedule: Monday through Friday in Columbia 8:00a - 4:30p
Amanda was born and raised in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She received a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders with Cum Laude distinction from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 2007. She received her Doctorate in Audiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2011.
While attending Washington University School of Medicine, Amanda completed her 4th-year externship at the Center for Hearing and Speech in St. Louis, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with communication disorders. She provided quality hearing and hearing aid services to patients of all ages.
In June 2011, she joined the Missouri Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, where she works together with Michelle, Dr. Scheidt, Dr. Kinney, and Dr. Van Delden to continue the mission of providing the highest level of service possible in the treatment of disorders of the ears, nose and throat.
|Sarah Smith, AuD, CCC-A
Schedule: Monday through Friday in Columbia 8:00a - 4:30p
Sarah is from Des Moines, Iowa and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders with Cum Laude distinction from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2008. She received her Doctorate in Audiology from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, in May 2012.
While attending Missouri State University, Sarah had the opportunity to work closely with Missouri's Newborn Hearing Screening Project, as well as with a diverse group of patients during her several semesters working in a variety of clinical locations. Sarah completed her 4th-year externship at Mid-Missouri Hearing and Balance Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. She provided exceptional diagnostic and hearing aid services as well as quality balance evaluations and treatments.
Sarah joined the Missouri Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in July 2012, where she is looking forward to participating in providing quality services in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.