Meet Our Team
Dena Y. Essa
Dena Y. Essa is a board certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner accredited by the AANP. She joined Southeast Michigan Ear, Nose and Throat in 2021. Ms.Essa has 23 years of previous surgical and nursing in the operating room at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn.
In addition to her extensive surgical experience, Ms. Essa also has an outstanding academic background that includes two bachelor’s degrees (a bachelor’s in Multidisciplinary Arts & Minor in Health Management from Siena Heights University and a BSN in Nursing from South University) and a Master of Science in Nursing from the Family Nurse Practitioner Program of South University in Savannah, Georgia.
Ms. Essa medical interests include acute and chronic ear infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections, congenital hearing loss, and head and neck cancers. She loves working with patients of all ages. She enjoys educating patients and families about the management of their health condition.
Ms. Essa is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Academy of Otolaryngolic Allergy, American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. She holds medical staff privileges at Beaumont Dearborn. Ms. Essa is fluent in the language of Arabic. Throughout her nursing career she had received awards along the way which include the Nurse Hero Award at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn 2021, Muirhead Nursing Award 2017, and the Angel of Mercy Award 2014.