Physicians and Providers

Physicians

Steven N. Dorf, DO

Steven Dorf, DO

UNDERGRAD: Temple University 1980, Bachelor of Arts in Biology

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine

RESIDENCY: PCOM 1989

CLINICAL INTEREST: I am fully competent in all aspects of Otolaryngology; however, I enjoy working on nasal sinuses and sleep apnea in all age populations.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Lititz, PA

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy cooking and baking. One of my favorite things to do is try to re-invent new recipes for my friends and family. I also love the outdoors and found a new love for backpacking and camping.

FUN FACT: In addition to being a surgeon, I am a novice artist. I enjoy drawing, sculpting, and creating. Music is also an important part of who I am, I love all styles and genres. You may hear me singing or whistling down the halls in the office!

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PHYSICIAN: Growing up, my father was a health teacher. There were always old textbooks in my house that I would sit and read, which initiated my love for medicine. I realized I was able to use those skills as I got older, in boy scouts making splints and as a lifeguard teaching water safety. I recognized that helping people was an innate ability and I cannot imagine my life doing anything else.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: My favorite part about being a Physician is the incredible satisfaction that comes with making people feel better.

John W. Miller, MD

John W. Miller III, MD

UNDERGRAD: Bachelor of Natural Sciences Washington and Lee University, 1984

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Virginia, 1988

RESIDENCY: Indiana University, 1993

BOARD CERTIFICATION: AAO-HNS

CLINICAL INTEREST: Otology and Endocrine Surgery

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Manheim, PA

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy golfing, fishing, hunting, skiing, and going to church.

FUN FACT: I enjoy baking bread and I throw a mean frisbee

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PHYSICIAN: I enjoy the patient interaction and the challenge of form and function in the head and neck.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: Being able to make a difference in my patient’s lives.

Victor M. Da Costa, MD

Victor Manuel Da Costa, MD

UNDERGRAD: University of California, Berkeley B.A. Molecular Cell Biology major, Music minor, 2001

MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of California, Irvine M.D., 2007

RESIDENCY: Duke University, Otolaryngology, 2012

FELLOWSHIP: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2013

BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2013

CLINICAL INTEREST: Pediatric hearing loss and sleep apnea, chronic sinus and allergic disease and voice disorders

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Lancaster, PA

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: Spend time with my wife and two children, travel, and listen to jazz music

FUN FACT: I play the saxophone, piano, and flute, I was part of a swing dancing club in college, and I have a black belt in hankido.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PHYSICIAN/PA/AuD/HIS: I wanted the ability to improve a patient’s quality of life while connecting at a personal level that only a physician can.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: Collaborating with other professionals to improve patient care and quality of life.

Physician Assistants

Maria F. Kuzio, PA-C

Maria Kuzio, PA-C

UNDERGRAD: St. Francis University: Bachelor of Health Science 2012

MEDICAL SCHOOL: St. Francis University: Master of Physician Assistant Sciences, 2013

BOARD CERTIFICATION: NCCPA

CLINICAL INTEREST: I am very interested in all aspects of Otorhinolaryngology, but I have a particular interest in otology.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Lancaster, PA

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I have two dogs that I enjoy taking for long walks and hikes. I like to be active and outdoors.

FUN FACT: I went skydiving and lived to tell the tale.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PA: I have always had an interest in medicine and wanted to be a healthcare provider since I was very young. I have a career that is driven by my interests where I am constantly evolving.  In this field, I can excel professionally and grow as a person in virtually any field that I choose.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: I work with wonderful coworkers who have grown to become friends. I have great relationships with so many of  my patients, it makes coming to work easy and enjoyable.

Jennifer Dankel, PA-C

Jennifer Dankel, PA-C

UNDERGRAD: Albright College: Bachelor of Science: 2004, Psychobiology

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia University: 2006, Master’s in physician assistant.

BOARD CERTIFICATION: NCCPA

CLINICAL INTEREST: General ENT

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: PA

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: Spend time with my family.

FUN FACT: I love all holidays, especially Halloween!

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PA: I have always had a natural propensity towards medicine and healthcare. I love that I get to help people feel better every day.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: I love the flexibility of being a Physician Assistant. I can have collaborate relationships with other providers, so there is never a dull moment. I also love that I get to meet new people and make a difference in their lives.  

Emeritus

Joseph S. Annese, DO

Retired July 2016

Board-Certified: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology, 1983

Otolaryngology Residency: Flint Osteopathic Hospital, 1976

DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1972

Member: AOA, POMA, LOMS, AOCOO-HNS, LCCMS, AMA, PMS