* Doctors From Left To Right: Henry H. Chen M.D., Gene C. Liu M.D., Authur W. Wu M.D., Allen S. Ho M.D.
Gene C. Liu, M.D.
Gene Liu, M.D. is a board-certified Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of most general ear, nose and throat disorders and enjoys taking care of patients of all ages.
Dr. Liu participates in the Pediatric Surgical Services and the Craniofacial Clinic taking care of children with complex ENT issues. In addition, he also specializes in 3-D Image Guided Sinus Surgery and the new tissue sparing balloon sinuplasty system (www.balloonsinuplasty.com). He is also actively involved in the Thyroid Cancer Center with expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr. Liu is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society. He has also volunteered his services with Cardiac Kids Have H.E.A.R.T. and non-profit organizations that offer free medical and surgical care to children with medical problems that cannot be treated in their home countries. One example: Dr. Liu was acknowledged by the ALO Cultural Foundation for his involvement and work with an 8-year old Lebanese boy, Hussein Balhas.
Dr. Liu obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia with a major in chemistry and earned his M.D. degree and graduated with distinction from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado with significant exposure to pediatric otolaryngology at The Children’s Hospital in Denver.
Henry H. Chen, M.D.
Henry Chen, M.D. is a board-certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Chen is trained in the medical and surgical management of all aspects of general otolaryngology with a particular interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, as well as the removal of skin cancers and the repair of cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Chen graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a Bachelors degree in Economics. Realizing the importance of business principles as they applied to the practice of medicine, he obtained dual M.D./M.B.A. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.
He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado. Following residency, Dr. Chen then completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Albany Medical Center and the New England Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Albany, New York with Edwin F. Williams, III, M.D., an international leader in the field.
Dr. Chen has published articles, and presented research nationally relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Arthur W. Wu, M.D.
Arthur Wu, M.D. is a board-certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and fellowship-trained Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon.
Dr. Wu is trained in the medical and surgical management of all aspects of general otolaryngology. He specializes in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and has a particular interest in the treatment of nasal and sinus related diseases including chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction and allergic rhinitis.
He also has an interest in the endoscopic treatment of skull base tumors and ophthalmologic disorders including eye tearing and proptosis.
Dr. Wu graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and earned his M.D. degree from Duke University. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Los Angeles.
Following residency, Dr. Wu completed the Harvard Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Ralph Metson, an international leader in the field. He has presented nationally and published numerous articles on the treatment of chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, sinonasal and skull base tumors, and the endoscopic treatment of orbital disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Rhinologic Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy as well as an editor of www.sinusvideos.com.
Allen S. Ho, MD
Allen S. Ho, MD is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained Head and Neck cancer surgeon. Dr. Ho is trained in the medical and surgical management of all aspects of otolaryngology.
He specializes in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors, as well as parathyroid and thyroid disease. He maintains expertise in robotic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive operative techniques. He promotes a multidisciplinary approach that offers patients the greatest possible outcomes while preserving meaningful quality of life.
Dr. Ho graduated magna cum laude in Neurobiology from Harvard University with Highest Honors in the Field. He received his M.D. degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed both his surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at Stanford University.
He concurrently finished a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ho subsequently completed a 2.5-year head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Ho has presented at numerous national and international meetings, including at AACR, ASCO, AHNS, AAOHNS, and ATA. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Genetics, Cancer Cell, Cancer, Thyroid, and Head & Neck, and authored multiple chapters in textbooks that include Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Ho is an active member of the American Association of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, and the American Thyroid Association. He serves on the national level as a part of the AAO-HNS Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Committee and the AAO-HNS Medical Informatics Committee.
Yu-Tung Wong, M.D.
Dr. Yu-Tung Wong is a board certified Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon and is fellowship-trained in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull-Base Surgery. Dr. Wong is trained in the medical and surgical management of all aspects of otolaryngology. He specializes in ear-related diseases involving hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing), and vertigo (dizziness). He also provides surgical treatment for ear drum ruptures, chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, exostosis repair, aural atresia, bone-anchored hearing implants, and cochlear implantation. His expertise in skull-base tumors such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas allows him to help contribute to the multidisciplinary team in planning the care of patients. Dr. Wong is a sincere advocate of educating the patient on their disease and their options so that they may make the best decision for themselves.
Taking inspiration from the Bionic Man in the Six Million Dollar Man, Dr. Wong was graduated from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA with a Bachelorís and Masterís degree in Engineering, with emphasis on Biomedical Devices. He helped establish their first Robotic Design Team for international competition in a Walking Machine Decathalon which led to the first robot in contest history to complete all ten events. His R&D engineering work for IOLAB/Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Corporation, Integra NeuroSciences, and Vascular Control Systems resulted in multiple U.S. and World patents in surgical tools. During this exposure to the medical utility of the engineering products, he made the cognizant decision to change careers so that he could more directly and immediately impact the care of the patient as a surgeon. This life-choice was confirmed during his year spent as a Rehabilitation Engineer at Goodwill Industries, working directly with children and adults with disabilities to restore function and communication through assistive technology.
Dr. Wong earned his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Following residency, Dr. Wong then completed an accredited fellowship in Otology/Neurotology/Skull-Base Surgery at University of California at San Diego with Dr. Jeffrey Harris and Dr. Roberto Cueva. In addition to caring for patients with complex ear diseases and managing skull-base tumors, his engineering background allows him to continue his research translating technologies into medical innovations.
Raquel Vasquez, PA-C
Raquel Vasquez, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant and has been with the practice since 2007.
Raquel received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from California State University, Northridge.
Prior to joining the practice she worked in family practice in Oxnard, California.
Raquel is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
Nabilah Ali, PA-C
Nabilah Ali, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant and has been working in Otolaryngology (ENT) since 2012.
Nabilah received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry from California State University, Long Beach, where she earned departmental honors and was placed on the Dean's List and President's List for high academic achievement.
Prior to joining the practice she worked in Otolaryngology and Dermatology in Los Alamitos, CA.
Nabilah is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
Chrysanta Patio, MPH, PA-C
Chrysanta Patio, MPH, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who joined the practice in September 2015.
Chrysanta received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro University in Vallejo, California.
There she concurrently earned her Master of Public Health with a concentration in global medicine. She completed her MPH field study in Cambodia working with the largest national NGO to address HIV issues within the community.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Chrysanta is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.
Colleen Moryl, Ph.D., CCC-A, Audiologist
Colleen is an expert in diagnosing and treating disorders of the auditory system. She specializes in testing and evaluating adults and children for hearing impairment, and in fitting and programming the most modern and advanced hearing aid technologies available today. She is also trained in testing patients for vertigo (dizziness) and balance disorders.
Colleen has been practicing audiology since 1986. She earned her doctorate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, her master's from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. While in college, she became a lifetime member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and made the Deans List.
In her career, she has held positions at several prominent medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she performed her audiology clinical fellowship, and as a staff audiologist at the Veteran's Administration and Children's National medical centers in Washington D.C. Colleen grew up in towns and cities along with eastern seaboard, however, she now calls southern California her home.She is a member of ASHA, the American Academy of Audiology, and the American Auditory Society.
Lisa Berliner, M.S., CCC-A, Audiologist
Lisa has been practicing audiology since 1998, when she received a Master's degree from California State University in Northridge. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in New York. During her studies she made the Dean's List several times.
Lisa specializes in testing and evaluating children and adults for hearing impairment, and in fitting and programming advanced hearing aid technologies.
Her experience includes performing audiology internships at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Los Angeles and for the city's Unified School District.
She also has five years of private practice audiology experience. Lisa is a member of ASHA and the California Academy of Audiology. She speaks fluent Spanish and knows sign language. Lisa grew up outside New York City.