Meet Our Staff
Dr. Rajool Dave
Dr. Rajool Dave, Au.D., FAAA has gained considerable experience working at JFK Medical Center, dealing with all aspects of audiology and working hand in hand with the JFK Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Dave completes comprehensive audiological evaluations & hearing aid evaluations and fits advanced, digital hearing aid devices to individuals taking into account their specific needs and lifestyle. Therefore, she has helped many patients rehabilitate their hearing with the latest technology in hearing aids and takes great pleasure in watching her patients rediscover the joy of hearing.
Dr. Dave has also administered other various diagnostic testing including videonystagmography (VNG), Rotary Chair, Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER), Visual Evoked Response (VER), Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) and auditory processing evaluations. She has experience testing individuals of all ages ranging from newborn babies in the neonatal units to the geriatric population.
Rajool Dave spent most of her primary education years in Rochester, New York. She attended the State University of New York at Fredonia where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Dr. Dave was awarded her Doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Karen Herring brings with her experience in audiology that spans nearly 28 years. Her primary expertise is in hearing rehabilitation, focusing on hearing aid dispensing, troubleshooting and programming of the latest forms of hearing aid technology.
Ms. Herring earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology in 1984 at West Virginia University. She completed her Practicum at the United Hospital’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. She became a member of the interdisciplinary team for the Cleft Palate Program. She then earned a Master of Science Degree in Audiology in 1985 from Florida State University.
She became a resource of knowledge in the field, in the Princeton area, when she worked with Dr. Olaf Haroldson and Dr. Ron Li at Nassau Ear Nose and Throat. There she became well versed in audiologic testing for balance disorders which include Videonystagmography (VNG), Audiometric Brainstem Response Testing (ABR) and Vestibular Electromyographic Potential Testing (VEMP). All of which are important advanced audiologic testing to accurately diagnosis her patient’s hearing and balance problems.
Besides her knowledge, Karen adds a caring, practical approach to hearing aid fitting. Her patients praise the way she can cut through a hearing problem to deliver the optimal programming for their hearing instruments and maximize their auditory satisfaction. She also has a witty sense of humor which adds to the patient experience at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates.
Ms. Herring not only has a loving husband, but two successful, beautiful daughters to claim; she is adventurous as she travels, skis and is an avid football fan. We are very lucky to welcome her into our Princeton Otolaryngology Associates family, and our patients are very fortunate as well.
Fran Leach is the office manager of Princeton Otolaryngology Associates, and she has been with the organization for the past 13 years. Prior to joining POA, she had been the office manager for another health care provider for 11 years, giving her more than 20 years of experience in this role.
She has a great deal of proficiency and experience dealing with insurance companies, billing issues and handling all types of patient concerns. She handles the workers’ compensation cases, the motor vehicle cases, disability claims and legal work and acts as the liaison for the doctors. She interacts with the provider representatives of the insurance companies and the University Medical Center at Princeton Physician Hospital Organization in order to coordinate benefits for our patients. She is well versed in coding and compliance matters also.
As the office manager, Ms. Leach oversees the workings of our organization and is the very effective if a problem should arise. Fran is a calm and caring individual. She can take a completely chaotic situation and smooth it out to a final conclusion. Fran and her husband enjoy tournament billiards competitions when they are not working. You will always find her friendly and willing to listen.
Janet Mangone has been a member of the Princeton Otolaryngology Associates Team for the past 14 years. Prior to working with us, she had previous experience with another ear, nose, and throat specialty practice in the area. As a result, she has an incredible knowledge of the field in terms of patient management, scheduling, billing, and coding. She has worked in every area of the practice, but her primary responsibilities are scheduling operations, billing and working on insurance issues. She is truly amazing when it comes to scheduling. She can coordinate the patient’s schedule, the doctor’s schedule, and the operating room schedule to accommodate all, but the patient’s needs are always a priority. Janet is excellent at making sure the patients are ready for their surgeries from pre-admission testing to pre-operative medical clearance to working out insurance pre-certifications. She does it all. Ms. Mangone has additional training in coding and billing which also comes in handy to work out the charges and payments after the operation.
Jennifer Peterson is the first friendly face you will usually see when you walk into our office. She has been our receptionist for the past 4 years. Our patients love her because she has the ability to relate to all personalities on the basis of her previous experiences. She has prior knowledge of the medical field; she has worked as a unit secretary for Brohmen Hospital in Bloomington, Illinois. She moved to New Jersey in 2003 and began working at Carrier Clinic as a Mental Health Tech for a specialized program called Clinical Transitions Program. Jennifer also has special interests in the cosmetic side of the practice. She participated in advanced education in the area of cosmeceuticals and skin care. Her knowledge of our products and competing brands is comprehensive. She has experience in our line of glycolic peels as well. Mrs. Peterson also has a variety of interests in technology, fine arts, and culinary arts. She has spent a significant time traveling. She is also a movie and music buff. Thus, Jennifer is a huge asset to the practice because of her personality, organization and knowledge of all aspects of the practice. We’re sure you’ll agree.
Quanisha Alexander is one of our Medical Assistants at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates. She has been with us since February of 2013. Nisha grew up in Trenton and graduated from Trenton Central High School. She earned her Medical Assistant Certification at Harris School of Business in 2009. She comes to our practice after having gained valuable experience with an Internal Medicine Practice in Hamilton, NJ.
Nisha brings many valuable qualities to our practice. She is a very caring and friendly person which instantly relaxes our patients and makes them feel at home. She is also sharp and has great medical judgment which comes in handy with every encounter. Ms. Alexander loves movies, fashion and fun which make it easy to talk to any of our patients no matter how young or how old. Quanisha has an unforgettable personality and all of our patients rave about her.
We are most fortunate to have Aziz Maredia join our practice in the role of Medical Assistant. He came to Princeton Otolaryngology from Mumbai, India via a circuitous route passing through Canada. His credentials are impeccable and render him overly qualified but his life’s journey has made it difficult for him to practice in line with his training.
He became an Anesthesiologist in Mumbai in 2006 after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in medicine in 2003. He worked in an Intensive Care Unit in a multispecialty hospital in Mumbai and also had a private anesthesia practice.
Circumstances brought him to us in 2015. So now we enjoy the benefit of Aziz’s easy going, empathetic, warm personality and his knowledge of medicine. Because of his background he adds to Princeton Otolaryngology’s diverse staff and blends right in. He is Fluent in Hindi and Gujarati as well.
When he is not in the office he is an active person who enjoys exploring the outdoors as well as the entertainment New Jersey offers. He has a great sense of humor and is light hearted which makes him easy to talk to and enjoyable to be around.
Barbara Batt has been a practicing audiologist for various otolaryngologists in the Princeton area for 30 years. She graduated in 1975 from Ithaca College having majored in speech pathology/audiology. In 1977, she earned her master’s degree in audiology from Northwestern University. Her clinical fellowship year was completed in 1978 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Before moving to the Princeton area, she worked at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts.