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Bill Minton, MSN, BSN, RN, SOHN - Director of Clinical Services

Bill has over 24 years of experience working with patients with head and neck disorders.  Since the beginning of his medical career over 30 years ago, ENT has always been his professional passion.  Bill graduated from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Regis University in Denver, Colorado with his Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  He was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing and invited for membership into Golden Key International Honour Society.  He is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and a member of the Society of Head and Neck Nurses.  Bill retired from the Air Force in 2005 at the rank of Major (sel) with 23 years of honorable service.  His military medical assignments were quite varied.  His initial assignment was at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, where he directed Otolaryngology, Audiology, and Speech Pathology Services.  In 1988 he joined the staff of the United States Air Force Academy hospital as the director of Otolaryngology and Audiology services.  After leaving the Academy in 1993 he was reassigned to Scott AF base where he managed the Pediatric Conscious Sedation unit and was the assistant director of the Family Practice clinic.

In 1997 Bill was selected as the Director of Patient Education for the Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM).  He was a member of a team of Air Force providers working directly for the Surgeon General of the Air Force responsible for developing, testing and distributing cutting edge interactive multimedia computer applications for patient education to 78 Air Force medical treatment facilities worldwide. During his tenure the CEMM earned many national awards of excellence for its patient education programs. Bill was personally recognized by the Surgeon General of the Air Force for his accomplishments. In 2002 Bill was selected as Flight Commander for the 332nd Recruiting Squadron in Nashville, TN.  He and his staff of recruiters were charged with recruiting medical and line officers in a six-state-region.  For three years consecutively, his flight was recognized as being one of the top two in the nation.  Bill and Dr. Murphy retired in 2005 and started Summit ENT Associates.  They have been practicing medicine together for over 23 years.