Plainsboro and Monroe
ENTs and Audiologists
We won’t stop until you get the results you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today and meet our team of ENTs. Call us at 609-913-2378.
Dr. Scott L. Kay, MD
Dr. Scott Kay, MD was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, where he pursued his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate at Penn, he was Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna cum Laude.
Dr. Kay then went to The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he became interested in surgery, head and neck anatomy and plastic surgery. These interests guided him toward pursuing a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He was accepted at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; however prior to that, he completed two years of General Surgery Residency at Einstein Medical Center (in Philadelphia) and Mount Sinai Medical Center.
From 1988 to 1992, he was a resident in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery where he trained under some of the pioneers of the field. While at Columbia, he did research with state-of-the-art lasers, which had been published in The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
After residency, he was granted a position in a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. One of the strengths of the fellowship included facial nerve reanimation. During this year, he also received additional training in Endoscopic Surgical techniques which focused primarily on sinus surgery. He became board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in 1993, and during the same year, he began his private practice in Princeton, New Jersey.
He has been acclaimed for his participation in the Face to Face program where he provided pro bono care to victims of abuse. He has delivered presentations to medical and dental staff of the University Medical Center at Princeton where he is an attending. He has been a speaker for the Acoustic Neuroma Association. Dr. Kay is also an adjunct professor at Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine where is an instructor for the medical residents of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
He has been named either “Top Doctor of the Metro Area” or “Top Doctor of New Jersey” every year for the past 13 years. He is currently in his 21st year of practice.
Dr. Kay is currently affiliated with the Surgical Specialists at Princeton and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.
Dr. Rajool Dave, Au.D., FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
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 diagnose 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.
Amanda Bange-Smith, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Amanda Bange-Smith, Au.D., CCC-A comes to the Princeton Otolaryngology Associates team with an excitement for all things ears! She graduated with her Doctor of Audiology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, where she gained extensive experience in clinical audiology in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, and education.
Her diagnostic and hearing aid experience spans patients across the lifespan, with training in both children and adults. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.
Amanda is passionate about hearing health, especially for those with dizziness and balance concerns. She also brings experience with all levels of hearing aid technology and loves helping her patients experience their favorite sounds again.
When she’s not helping her patients hear better, you can find Amanda on the disc golf course with her husband Connor, or sipping the newest seasonal latte at her local coffee shop.
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.
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.