Our Physicians

Our Physicians 2018-02-02T19:30:27+00:00

Purpose: to provide compassionate, timely, evidence-based care to individuals with disorders of the ears, nose and throat.

Michael J. Sillers, M.D.

Michael J. Sillers, M.D. graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984 and received his M.D. from the University of Alabama in 1988. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1993. He completed his training as a fellow in rhinology and sinus surgery at the Medical College of Georgia and joined the faculty at UAB in 1994. He was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2003 and held the endowed James J. Hicks Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery until July 2005. He is currently the founder and director of the Alabama Nasal and Sinus Center in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Sillers is a past-President of American Rhinologic Society and served on the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been voted by his peers as one of America’s top doctors for the past 15+ years. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, and has published numerous peer review articles in the field of rhinology and sinus surgery and currently participates in clinical research studies. Dr. Sillers has served as physician/surgeon advisor to several medical device manufacturers over the years and continues to work with established and start-up companies as a consultant.

Dr. Sillers has been married for over thirty years, has two children and recently welcomed a beautiful granddaughter to the family.

Kristopher F. Lay, MD

I am a general otolaryngologist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the ears, nose, and throat. Though I treat patients of all ages in all areas of otolaryngology, I have special interests in rhinology (nose and sinus diseases), allergy, pediatric otolaryngology, and head and neck tumors.

I was born in Dothan, Alabama and spent my first two years in Troy, where my parents were completing studies in education. Most of my early childhood and adolescence was spent in Pace, Florida, which is a small town just east of Pensacola. I left home after graduating from Pace High School to attend the University of Florida. While there, I became very involved in various student leadership activities and even found time to play football for the Gators under Coach Spurrier. I loved college so much, I got two degrees and spent another two years in Gainesville while my new bride, Simone, finished her degree in health science education. She has been with me through medical school at South Alabama and residency at UAB and deserves a ton of credit for any success I have achieved in my life. Simone and I now have three great children who we are pleased to watch and wonder as they grow up way too fast.

I have been part of the Alabama Nasal & Sinus Center family since 2013. I met Dr. Sillers in 2002 while training at UAB. It is my great privilege to call Dr. Sillers my mentor and friend. We have partnered together to create a practice that is truly different from the norm. That difference is found in the level of excellence of the care you receive and the joyful spirit in which the care is delivered. We treasure the trust you have shown us by allowing us to take care of your medical concerns and hope that your life is a little better after coming to see us.