Dr. Esselman earned a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and worked briefly for NASA and General Dynamics. He received a Distinguished Alumni Scholarship to Washington University School of Medicine and earned his M.D. in 1993. He completed Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1999. He spent 7 years in private practice in Mendocino County, California before moving to Aiken with his wife and three children. He is Board Certified and specializes in all aspects of General Otolaryngology.