Physicians & Staff
Daryl Colden, MD, FACS*, FAAOA**, ABO***, ABFPRS****
Dr. Daryl Colden is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Otolaryngologist (Ear Nose Throat & Allergy) specialist who founded Colden & Seymour ENT and Allergy in 2003 to provide comprehensive and specialized pediatric and adult medical care in a personalized community setting.
Dr. Colden performed his internship in General Surgery at the Beth Israel Hospital as part of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Colden then completed his Ear Nose Throat & Allergy training at the Harvard Medical School residency program in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. During his fifth year of training, Dr. Colden was honored to serve as chief resident in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, along with other Harvard affiliated hospitals, including Brigham and Women's and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center. His comprehensive training included rotations in Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat disorders at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Colden then completed an advanced training fellowship in Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery through the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery mentored by internationally regarded surgeons Drs. Alvin and Mark Glasgold. Dr. Colden is uniquely qualified to treat the complex disorders of the nose and face by being double board certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Colden has supplemented his allergy training through the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, passing the stringent requirements to become Board Certified in Otolaryngic Allergy. He is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with additional expertise in the field of snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr. Colden has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and is a member of many national medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts
Society of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Dr. Colden is committed to furthering medical education and research, and is involved in teaching the next generation of medical students and residents through his affiliations with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. His academic titles include Associate Surgeon in Otolaryngology, Associate Staff, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Clinical Instructor in Otology & Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Surgeon in Otolaryngology, Associate Staff, Tufts Medical
School, and he is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital.
Dr. Colden has been actively involved in many leadership roles in the medical field, including former Board member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization (BIDPO), which is a group of 20 physicians that oversees the approximate 2000 physician members of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and
surrounding community hospitals. Other leadership positions include current Chief of Surgery at Anna Jaques Hospital, former Vice Chief of Surgery, Anna Jaques Hospital, board member of the Lower Merrimack Valley Independent Physician Association (LMVIPA), current Treasurer of LMVIPA, former board Member of the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology, former board delegate Massachusetts Medical Society, Essex North division, current member of the Finance Committee, Anna Jaques Hospital, board member, Board Quality Committee, chairman of the Anna Jaques Hospital Surgical Task Force, as well as former member of the OR task force at Lawrence General Hospital.
Dr. Colden is originally from the suburbs of New York City and attended public high school on Long Island, graduating 1st in his High School class of 340 students. He then attended Columbia University, and was selected to Dean's List and was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. He participated in medical research exploring neural plasticity in the Nematode, C. Elegans under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Dr. Martin Chalfie during his undergraduate tenure. Dr. Colden then attended Stony Brook Medical School on Long Island, and was awarded a Medical Degree with Distinction in Research, being awarded High
Honors in many surgical rotations.
Dr. Colden lives in Newburyport with his wife Kristin, an optometrist, and his two grade school aged daughters. He has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors in the region, including being a board member and Vice President of the synagogue Ahavis Achim, corporator at the Institution for Savings,
corporator for the Anna Jaques Foundation, as well as founding member of the Greater Newburyport Benevolence Foundation, which has raised over $50,000 for local charities such as the Jeanne Geiger Foundation and the Pettengill House. He has recently been inducted into Rotary Club through the local Newburyport chapter, and is an active member of the Newburyport Education Foundation as well as the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. He currently donates his time to the National Face to Face program, providing free medical care of victims of domestic abuse.
Dr. Colden has many business interests, and is a founding member of NVestX, a private investment
organization in Newburyport with approximately 50 members, with a focus on supporting local and regional early stage businesses. Dr. Colden is also a member of Launchpad, one of the most respected and established Angel Investment groups in the Boston area. Dr. Colden is founding member and President of
Centers for Alternative Medicine, which is interested in providing alternative therapeutic treatments for medical patients in Massachusetts.
Dr. Colden is a former competitive soccer player, and enjoys coaching his daughter's soccer team. Other interests include alpine skiing, tennis, travelling, reading and spending time with his precious family.
* Fellow, American College of Surgeons
** Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
*** Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology
**** Board Certified, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peter Seymour, MD
Dr. Seymour is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who joined the practice in 2009 to continue the tradition of excellent care for general ear, nose and throat disorders and provide additional expertise in the management of ear disorders (chronic infections, hearing loss and balance disorders).
Dr. Seymour was one of 11 students throughout the country to be accepted into Albany Medical School as a senior in high school. He completed the combined Siena College-Albany Medical College program with honors. Following this 8 year education, he chose to pursue training in otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. This institution has one of the busiest training programs in the country with special emphasis on sinus and nasal disorders, thyroid surgery/head and neck surgery and pediatric care. During this 5 year period he spent considerable time at DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE caring for children with various ENT related conditions. This institution was a pioneer in several forms of tonsillectomy aimed at reducing recovery time and post-operative pain.
After completing his chief resident year at Thomas Jefferson, he was accepted in the Christiana Care Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship in Wilmington, DE under the tutelage of Dr Micheal Teixido, a well known ear surgeon and physician who lectures throughout the world on various conditions involving dizziness, headaches, hearing loss and chronic ear infections, as well as, advanced anatomy courses. Under his guidance, he performed several hundred additional ear surgeries beyond his training at Thomas Jefferson including cochlear implantation, bone anchored hearing aides, chronic ear infection surgery, repair of ear drum perforations and surgery to restore hearing (i.e. stapedectomy, ossiculoplasty, etc.).
In addition to advanced surgical therapy for ear disorders, Dr. Seymour also served an active role in the Christiana Care Balance and Mobility Center. He was responsible for patient evaluations and management protocols, as well as several speaking engagements. He gained valuable experience with relatively newly recognized conditions such as superior canal dehiscence and migraine associated vertigo. This experience has served him well as he helped to create the balance center within the current practice, which provides comprehensive testing with state of the art equipment. He is the first surgeon in the Merrimack Valley to complete this advanced otologic training and he remains very active in otology with several recent publications and numerous speaking engagements on hearing and balance disorders.
Dr. Seymour is board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Massachusetts Medical Society, and New England Otolaryngology Society. He is on faculty at both Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and New England Medical Center (Tufts) serving as Assistant Surgeon in Otolaryngology-Associate staff and Assistant Clinical Professor, respectively. He is also part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization and the Lower Merrimack Valley IPA. Dr. Seymour is licensed to practice medicine in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Dr. Seymour originates from Rouses Point, New York and moved to the Merrimack Valley with his wife and three young children in 2009. His wife, Bridget Seymour, MD, is a local Gastroenterologist who also started her practice in the Merrimack Valley in 2009. Dr Seymour and his wife have completed several volunteer medical missions throughout the world including several months in both Grenada and Western Samoa teaching children and assisting in underserved medical communities. He enjoys travel, hockey, golf and skiing and is happy to be sharing these activities with his children. As a father to three young children he enjoys the opportunity to work with children of all ages and strives to make their time in the office and hospital as comfortable as possible.
Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD, FACS, FAAOA
Dr. Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, our most recent addition to the practice, is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. She joined Colden Seymour ENT and Allergy in 2013 to continue the commitment to excellent and comprehensive care of general ear, nose and throat conditions, and to provide additional expertise in the management of allergic disease and pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders. She was one of the first physicians in the region to provide patients with sublingual immunotherapy.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Davis was valedictorian of her graduating class at Marian High School. She was recognized as a Notre Dame Scholar as a high school senior, subsequently attended and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and then returned to her hometown of Omaha, attending medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. While at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she was one of only five medical students to receive the University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society as a medical student. She graduated with high distinction and was awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Clinical Excellence Award, presented to the senior who completes medical school with the highest clinical grade point average.
Dr. Davis completed her general surgery internship at Boston University Medical Center, where she was awarded the Outstanding Surgical Critical Care Resident Award. She went on to complete her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency training at Boston University Medical Center. During her five year residency, Dr. Mahoney Davis spent considerable time at Boston Medical Center, Lahey Clinic, and Boston Children’s Hospital. After her residency, she completed a clinical observership in rhinology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with Dr. Ralph Metson, enhancing her expertise in complex, minimally- invasive endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery techniques. She also completed a clinical fellowship in allergy, and passed the stringent requirements to become a fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA).
Dr. Davis has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. She was elected to the national Board of Directors for the AAOA, and is currently serving as the course director for the AAOA 2013 Basic Course national meeting.
An author of several chapters in general surgery and otolaryngology textbooks on chronic sinusitis and allergy, Dr. Davis has published research in the fields of nasal and sinus disorders, head and neck disorders and allergic disease. She has performed her research at such distinguished institutions as the National Institutes of Health, and received an NIH research award. She has presented numerous scientific papers and been a speaker at several national otolaryngology and allergy conferences.
Passionate about education, Dr. Davis has been actively involved in medical student and resident education, and is on faculty at Boston University school of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has served as Boston University Medical Center’s Associate Program Director for Competency Assessment, and received the BUSM Department of Otolaryngology’s Jalisi Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Elizabeth Davis is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, American College of Surgeons, Society of University Otolaryngologists and Massachusetts Medical Society.
Prior to joining the Colden Seymour practice, Dr. Davis spent six years at Boston Medical Center, a very busy and diverse urban medical center. She moved to Newburyport with her husband in 2012 to seek the opportunity to provide medical care in a more personalized, community-based setting. Her husband, A. David Davis, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Portsmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire. They have three young children, and the whole family enjoys taking advantage of the region’s outdoor activities. Dr. Davis is committed to family-focused medical decision-making.
Renee Llorente MA, CCC-A
Renee Llorente has over twenty years experience in the field of audiology. She earned a BA from Boston College, and received an MA in Audiology from Ohio University. She completed a Masters of Health Administration at Suffolk University, with a concentration in Disability Studies. She was a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) fellow at the Shriver Center in Waltham, MA, and as part of a capstone project created a loan program for Assistive Technology. She has a special interest in digital amplification and served as technical support for one of the first digitally programmable hearing aids. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Renee lives in Groveland, MA with her husband and two daughters.
Sarah Wellwood, AuD, CCC-A,
Sarah Wellwood received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 2004 with a concentration in speech and hearing sciences. She continued her studies at Indiana University and received her doctorate of Audiology in 2007. Sarah was extended a clinical externship at Otolaryngology Associates of Indianapolis where she completed rotations in cochlear implantation, hearing aid fitting and dispensing, as well as diagnostic and vestibular audiology. Dr. Wellwood was a recipient of the Hutton Honors College thesis award for her research in auditory physiology while studying at Indiana University. Sarah is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and board certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She lives with her husband in Georgetown, MA.
Donna Cardarelli is the Office Manager at Colden & Seymour ENT and Allergy. She joined the practice in October 2008 with 10 years of medical management experience. She has received her human resource certification and contiues to educate herself by attending management seminars and medical billing programs. Donna takes pride in knowing that when patients arrive with an ENT condition they leave happy and satisfied. She likes to know that their medical care and treatment has been addressed. Donna resides in Haverhill with her husband and three children.
She is a Member of the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators and MGMA.