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Carissa Wentland, DO, FAOCO-HNS

Pediatric Otolaryngologist


  • Medical School: AT Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • Internship and Residency: (Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery) Genesys Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University, Grand Blanc, MI
  • Fellowship: (Pediatric Otolaryngology) Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (Advanced Otology) University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Philosophy of Care:

Dr. Carissa Wentland’s philosophy of care is based on three key principles – honesty, caring, and patience. She strives to develop a relationship with her patients and their families while listening carefully to their concerns to best address their needs. She enjoys working with children and loves helping them feel better. Dr. Wentland is passionate about pediatric hearing loss and disorders of the ear. Because of this, she pursued additional training in advanced disorders of the ear and hearing. She is passionate about helping children obtain ear health, optimal hearing, or communication strategies so they may thrive in their daily lives.


Dr. Wentland grew up in Rice, Minnesota, and her husband’s entire family is from the Detroit area. She completed both her Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Internship and Residency locally at Genesys Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Dr. Wentland received the 2019 Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Case Western Reserve University Otolaryngology Residency. She pursued specialized training by completing an Advanced Otology Fellowship at the University of Missouri to gain expertise in pediatric ear disease, including cochlear implantation, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, and tympanic membrane perforations. In her free time, Dr. Wentland likes to stay fit by running and spends most of her free time with family.

Services and Medical Diagnostic Procedures:

All areas of pediatric otolaryngology including but not limited to:

  • Chronic Ear Disease
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Recurrent Ear Infections
  • Disorders of the Tonsils and Adenoids
  • Sinus Problems
  • Salivary Gland Problems
  • Tracheostomy


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology (AOCOO-HNS)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

DMC Hospital Affiliation: Children’s Hospital of Michigan

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