At ENT for Kids Alabama our professionals are highly trained individuals with the knowledge and experience to provide your child with the best healthcare to meet any issues related to your child’s ear, nose, and throat.  We want you to trust your child is getting the highest quality care each time you come to see us.  We will combine our experience and professionalism with a personal, responsive and caring attitude to make you as comfortable as possible with our practice.

About Dr. Shirley:

W. Peyton Shirley, MD FACS

Dr. Shirley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University.  He then completed medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, recognized as one of the top 10 medical universities in the country.  He came to Birmingham for his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  After completing his five years of residency he went on to complete a two year Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of the first established and most highly esteemed pediatric fellowships in the country.  After completing his fellowship Dr. Shirley and his family looked forward to returning to Birmingham, and he was honored to start working as a staff pediatric ENT surgeon at Children’s of Alabama.  He for 9 years served as a UAB Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, and he helped to educate and train many ENT residents.  He is an active staff member of Children's of Alabama, and performs surgery at both the Children's Main hospital and the Children's South outpatient surgery center.  In his new office Dr. Shirley's goal is to provide a high level of individualized, knowledgeable, expert care, while aiming to streamline the office visit and offer an efficient patient focused experience.  Furthermore, the office incorporates the latest in technological advancements to help provide excellent care for the patient and help aid the family in having a full understanding of their child’s condition. 



About Audiologist Dr. Beth Norris


Beth Norris, AuD, Doctor of Audiology                                                                 

Dr. Norris is a pediatric audiologist with over 20 years of diverse experience in the field of Audiology.  She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  She received a Master’s of Education in Audiology from the University of Virginia and obtained a Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences. 

She began her career at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. where she worked for 2 years before relocating to Birmingham, AL.  Prior to joining ENT for KIDS Alabama, she worked at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where she gained over 15 years of extensive experience in pediatric audiology and in the supervision of audiology doctoral students.  Her primary work interests include diagnostic testing, newborn infant hearing screenings and assessment of children with auditory processing difficulties.   

Providing Pediatric ENT services for children ages 0-21 to the greater Birmingham area and all of Alabama.