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Our Team


Cristian Slough, MDCristian Slough, MD

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist

Cristian Slough earned his bachelor and medical degrees at the University of Nottingham Medical School in the United Kingdom (UK). Following a General Surgical training rotation at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, he completed his Otolaryngology internship and residency at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed two fellowships at Harvard University School of Medicine, the first as a research fellow in otolaryngology and the second as a clinical otolaryngology fellow specializing in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Dr. Slough has published extensively on the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders, including cancer. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Oregon Society of Otolaryngology, and the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).

Dr. Slough is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Education
Medical School:
 University of Nottingham
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School

Philip Zald, MDPhilip Zald, MD

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist

A desire to help, heal and contribute to a better understanding of illness and its impact on patients’ lives led Dr. Philip Zald to a career in medicine. As a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Zald provides compassionate and state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment tailored to individual patients.

Dr. Zald treats conditions affecting the nose and sinuses, the mouth and throat, the ears, hearing and balance, the voice, speech and swallowing, and tumors of the head and neck.

Dr. Zald earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He served his internship and residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Zald is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and an associate member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

Dr. Zald loves living in Oregon with his wife and son. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor pursuits such as hiking, backpacking, running and swimming as well as spending time with his family.

Education
Medical School:
 University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Randy Lerner, AuDRandy E. Lerner, Au.D.

Board-Certified Audiologist

Dr. Randy Lerner earned his Master of Arts in Audiology from California State University, Los Angeles and Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University, AZ.  Externships: Loma Linda University and Kaiser Permanente.  He has practiced in many areas of Audiology, such as: Private practice, Neurophysiology, Educational Audiology and Pediatric Audiology.  He is board certified by The American Board of Audiology (ABA) and The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  He is a Board of Trustee’s Member at Salem Academy Christian School and previously served on the Oregon Hearing Aid Advisory Council as Audiology counsel.

Originally hailing from Southern California, Randy relocated to Salem, Oregon in November of 2011.  When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela, son Joseph. Hobbies that he enjoys include golfing, camping, fishing, and classic muscle cars.

Education
Masters:
 California State University
Doctorate: A.T. Still University of Health Science