About Us

About us

At Los Angeles Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, we are committed to helping you get to the highest level of happiness and ensuring you’re fully able to do the things you love with the people you love. Under the expertise of Dr. Richard W. Clark, Dr. Leah E. Mintz, and our team of hearing specialists and nurses, we help patients with head and neck surgery, audiology, hearing aids, sleep apnea, voice disorders, allergy treatment and much more.

As one of the area’s oldest and largest medical offices specializing in otolaryngology, our clinic fosters ongoing education so our staff is constantly learning the latest and best treatments and striving to help you in a personal, committed and professional experience.
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Meet Our Team

Richard W. Clark, M.D.

Dr. Richard Clark received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed an internship in surgery and a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center. 

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He also holds a California State Hearing Aid Dispenser license. Before entering private practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Clark served three years as an otolaryngologist in the United States Army Medical Corps in Germany. Dr. Clark currently is an associate clinical professor at the U.S.C. School of Medicine and belongs to a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American College of Surgeons, and the Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology.

Leah E. Mintz, M.D.

Dr. Leah Mintz graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude from the University of California-Los Angeles before receiving her medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in… 

otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine in June 2000. Dr. Mintz is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of both the Los Angeles Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is published in the fields of head and neck cancer and immunotherapy, and has presented her work at the national meetings of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.

Theresa Smith, R.N.

Theresa Smith is our Registered Nurse and has been with LAENT for over 30 years. She is our Allergy Specialist who is trained in allergy prevention, testing and treatment and works with our allergy patients every day. A Los Angeles native and mother of 4, Theresa has been married almost as long as she has been working here – but not quite. She is a favorite with patients and a large part of what makes this office successful. Please feel free to contact her with any questions you may have regarding our office.

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