Meet Our Sinus Surgeons

Dr. Laurence Ho

Dr. Ho is Board Certified in Otolaryngology. He has served as chief of medical student education in the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology, served as past head of the section of Otolaryngology at St. Joseph Mercy Health System and has been an invited speaker at Mercy College and Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ho was named as a Top Doctor by the editors of Consumer’s Checkbook magazine and as a Top Doc by Hour Detroit magazine. Dr. Ho is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently president of the University of Michigan Otolaryngology Alumni Society. He is one of the leading physicians in southeast Michigan performing balloon sinuplasty to open blocked nasal cavities.

Dr. Paul T. Hoff

Dr. Hoff grew up in a medical family; his mother is a nurse and his father a surgeon. His passion for medicine developed through formative years following college working as both a research assistant and a graduate student in cardiovascular pharmacology at the University of Michigan. In 1989 he earned his Master’s degree and then immediately began medical school in his home town of Ann Arbor. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan in 1993, Dr. Hoff was accepted to the otolaryngology residency program at Michigan, where he finished his training in 1999. During residency he was awarded an American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Award. Upon graduation Dr. Hoff joined Michigan Otolaryngology Surgery Associates where he has been in practice since 1999 and Section Head of Otolaryngology at St. Joseph Health System since 2011. His interest in Sleep Apnea includes the Inspire Nerve Stimulator.  Dr. Hoff is one of four surgeons in the state preforming this procedure. Dr. Hoff has been named a “Top Doc” by Detroit Hour magazine in consecutive years 2009-2018. In 2015 Dr. Hoff joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. He maintains practices at both St Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Joseph Seymour

Dr. Joseph Seymour is a Board Certified physician who specializes in caring for all patients with diseases of the ear, nose and throat. He also has a comprehensive experience in the surgery of the head and neck. He cares for patients of all ages from infants to the geriatric population. Dr. Seymour is a native of the Detroit Metro area who completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and received his Medical Doctorate at Wayne State University. He completed residency at Wayne State University and was awarded The Excellence in Resident Teaching Award. He believes in a patient-centered approach to care and incorporates the latest evidence-based research into patient treatment plans. He values low complication rates and integrates the latest technology to provide the best outcomes, including nerve monitoring and stereotactic image guidance. He has a special interest in the surgical management of diseases of the thyroid gland and minimally invasive sinus procedures including balloon sinus dilation. He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Jan Akervall

Dr. Jan Akervall completed his training at the University Hospital in Lund, Sweden obtaining both MD and PhD degrees. He then completed fellowship training in Head and Neck Cancer reconstruction at University of Michigan. While practicing in Sweden, Dr. Akervall directed the management of Head and Neck cancer for the Southern half of his country.

At Beaumont Hospital, he developed a practice in the entire breadth of ENT, specializing in Head and Neck Cancer. He also developed a unique entity called “the Biobank,” a large tissue bank, and protocols for evaluating the causes, detection and treatment of both early and advanced cancers.

Over the past decade, Dr. Akervall has developed minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laser microsurgery and robotic surgery, for head and neck cancers. He is the Medical Director for Multi Disciplinary Head and Neck cancer clinics at Beaumont, Royal Oak and St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor. He is Professor of Otolaryngology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He has published some 40 peer-reviews articles and book chapters and has six patents. Since 2012, he has been ranked in the top 1 percent of ENT physicians in the USA by Castle Connolly and was recently acknowledged in Newsweek, as well as named Top Doctor by HOUR Magazine in Detroit.