Sanjay Athavale, MD
Dr. Athavale received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL for his medical degree. He then completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Dr. Athavale specializes in all aspects of ENT care. With extensive training in endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal surgery, ear surgery, head and neck surgery, and thyroid surgery, Dr. Athavale feels comfortable managing all aspects of ENT care. Dr. Athavale and his team are not only committed to treating ENT diseases, but we also strive to ensure patients learn and understand their specific ENT issues.
Most recently in 2020, Dr. Athavale received the honor of being voted “Best ENT” by the Dahlonega Nugget and its community readers.
Dr. Athavale has hospital privileges at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—Scottish Rite, Northside Alpharetta, and Northside Hospital Cherokee.
When not spending time with his wonderful wife Kimberly, his two daughters Eva and Lily, and his two dogs Sammy and Jerry, he loves spending time on the golf course.
Emily Holbrook is a nurse practitioner at ENT of Georgia North working with Dr. Athavale. Prior to joining our team, Emily worked as a registered nurse at Northeast Georgia Medical Center specializing in critical care and cardiovascular testing. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Brenau University, graduating with honors. Emily continued her education, getting her master’s degree from South University in family medicine practice as a nurse practitioner and graduating with honors. She has hospital privileges at Northside Alpharetta and Northside Hospital Cherokee. During her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband, running, yoga, paddle boarding and playing with her fur babies.
Shenque Foster, Au.D.
Dr. Foster received a Bachelors of Arts in communication sciences and disorders at the University of South Florida and earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) from Louisiana Tech University (LATech). She is bilingual and occasionally teaches American Sign Language at her alma mater. As a clinician, Dr. Foster has extensive experience with vestibular assessments and electrophysiological evaluations for the adult and pediatric populations. Her primary focus is evaluating patients to ensure they receive the highest quality of care. Dr. Foster is married to her college sweetheart and together they have an adorable puppy named Bossier. When not serving patients, Dr. Foster loves spending time with her family, participating in her fellowship at church, trying new recipes and practicing Pilates.