Our Staff

The staff of Benke ENT Clinic wants patients to feel comfortable about their visit since Dr. Benke has designed a warm, caring and inviting office building. The staff partners in this endeavor. Everything they do is geared towards giving each patient an exceptional experience. They understand that a lot of people don’t like doctor’s offices, especially the paperwork and the waiting. They will go out of their way to help navigate the patient’s journey to help them feel better.

Theodore T. Benke, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Otolaryngologist/ Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr. Benke began his specialty practice in Cleburne in 2000 and built the current clinic building in 2010. He is committed to providing excellent ENT care in his relaxed yet service-oriented setting. A native of Dallas, Dr. Benke graduated from Jesuit High School and Baylor University. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and ENT residency training at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He served for five years in the USAF, including two years as Chief of ENT at RAF Lakenheath Hospital in Suffolk, UK. He is a former clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and has lectured at Cambridge University.

Mary Lou Grantham, H.I.S.

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Mary Lou, a licensed hearing instrument specialist for 5 years, joined Benke ENT Clinic in 2020.  She has 14 years experience in private practice ENT, previously working at Ear Medical Group in San Antonio as a research coordinator, medical assistant, ototech and finally a hearing instrument specialist.  Mary Lou has been involved in training of hearing instrument specialists and has been asked to serve as a board examiner for the Texas State Board of Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers.  Mary Lou earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas State University.  Mary Lou brings passion and enthusiasm to her profession so that patients can hear better and increase their quality of life.  When Mary Lou is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting and fishing.

Ellen Curlee

Office Manager

Ellen started as a receptionist with Benke ENT in 2005.  She has truly grown with the company working as an occupational hearing specialist, medical scribe and now the office manager.  Ellen is a proud mom of two active boys.  She has lived in Cleburne for over 25 years and considers it her hometown.  Ellen enjoys baking and has a particular affection for decorated sugar cookies.  She loves sharing her creations with co-workers!

Sherry Stanley, L.V.N.


Sherry has worked at Benke ENT since 2001.  She is a LVN and manages the back office.  Sherry graduated from Hill College in Hillsboro and has been a nurse for over 30 years.  She lives in Rio Vista with her husband and has two grown children.  Sherry enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and traveling.

Jenna Sees, M.A.

Medical Assistant and Scribe

Jenna has been a medical assistant for 6 years and first worked at Benke ENT from 2009-2013.  She has recently returned as a medical scribe.  She has lived in the area for 18 years and loves Johnson County and the people here.  Jenna also loves spending time with family, listening to music, singing with her daughter and shopping with friends!

Sarah Wallace

Front Office Coordinator and Oto-Tech

Sarah manages the front office and is the lead patient coordinator.  Originally from Graham, Texas, Sarah moved to Cleburne from Florida with her husband and two children in 2013.  She loves Cleburne and being “home” again!  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, crocheting and laughing (and if you’ve been to the office recently, you have probably heard her infectious laugh!).

Jamie Sullivan

Front Office Coordinator

Jamie Sullivan is the front office patient coordinator.  Jamie has been with the office since 2018 and enjoys visiting with patients and helping with their healthcare needs. In Jamie’s time at home she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. Jamie enjoys cooking and enjoying her home in Glen Rose.