Meet Our Physicians

Our Mission

LA CENTA is dedicated to providing university caliber care to the community setting.  We will help provide high-quality medical service with compassion and dedication to our patients.

LA CENTA is also committed to acting as a resource for the communities in which we operate.

 

Dr. Geoffrey B. Trenkle, D.O.
LACENTA C.E.O.
Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Trenkle is a native of Southern California and grew up in Redlands, California.  After attending medical school at Western University of Health Sciences he moved to Michigan to train in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Michigan State University through St. John Providence Health System.  During his time in Michigan, he served both as Chief Intern in his first year and Chief Resident in his final year.

Dr. Trenkle is now Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery through Michigan State University.  Dr. Trenkle has trained with some of the most prestigious names in Otolaryngology.  He has traveled across the country to train under the best minds Pediatric Otolaryngology (Dr. Robin Cotton), Neurotology (Dr. Seilesh Babu), Laryngology (Dr. Clark Rosen) and Head & Neck Surgery (Dr. Stephen Freeman) to ensure he brings a quality to Southern California that is unmatched.

He has also won awards at national conferences for his research in Neurotology.  Dr. Trenkle prides himself on complete patient care and being in touch with his patients and their families.  He comes from a long line of physicians and understands the need for a long-lasting relationship between patient and doctor.

"I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery done and they did a fantastic job. It was my first surgery ever so I was more nervous than normal but they're great customer service calmed me down a lot. I recommend them to anyone!" - Armando A.

 

 

Dr. Ahmed Maki, D.O.
Board Certified Surgeon - Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Ahmed Maki, DO is a Board Certified surgeon with an impressive list of academic and professional achievements. He has completed one year of Full Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship through Vincent Surgical Arts, a fellowship accredited through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Maki also completed his primary residency and is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Maki obtained his medical degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Missouri in 2008. He finished at the top of his class and during his 4th year of medical school was privileged enough to rotate with many of the best facial plastic surgeons in the world.

After completing a One year General Surgery internship, Dr. Maki further pursued his interests in Head and Neck Surgery/Facial Plastic Surgery at Michigan State University, one of the top programs in ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery. He was privileged enough to work with Dr. Ted Golden, a graduate of the world famous Eugene Tardy, and one of the most distinguished rhinoplasty surgeons in the world.  He then completed a fellowship in Full Body Cosmetic Surgery under the guidance of the distinguished Dr. Drake Vincent, founder of the Swift Lift facelift in Salt Lake City, UT.

You will feel safe and confident working with Dr. Maki and he looks forward to meeting patients and helping maximize goals while ensuring safety.

"I had balloon sinus surgery in the office with Dr Maki and couldn't be happier with my results. He was thorough and it was virtually painless. Highly recommend." - Verified Patient

 

Dr. Rami Abdou, M.D.
Otolaryngologist

Dr. Abdou is a California native and comes to Los Angeles with an impressive background in academic medicine.  He is a graduate of the University of California Davis, where he completed his Bachelors of Science and the Boston University School of Medicine where he received both his Master’s degree and Medical Doctorate.  While in medical school he received several awards for both his academic and research endeavors including the prestigious Poplack Award for excellent patient care and competence in medicine and was inducted into the highly selective Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  

He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Rutgers University in New Jersey, having served as Chief Resident during his fifth year of training.  There he trained amongst world-class surgeons and expert clinicians, published in numerous medical journals including the prestigious Otolaryngology Clinics, and presented cutting-edge research at a number of national meetings.  He is considered an effective teacher having taught university-level courses and presenting academic talks at numerous Grand Rounds presentations.

Dr. Abdou has earned numerous accolades from his mentors, teachers, and colleagues as a compassionate and competent clinician and talented surgeon.  He has a keen interest in the entire breadth and scope of Otolaryngology with particular expertise in Head & Neck, Sleep, and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.  Patient education, safety, and satisfaction are his top priorities and you will feel utmost comfort with Dr. Abdou.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily M.D.
Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Jumaily is a facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified head and neck surgeon with expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Jumaily fell in love with the art and science of surgery. After medical school, he pursued residency training in Head and Neck Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts, which included work at Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Lahey Clinic and Boston VA Medical Center. Throughout his training in head and neck surgery, Dr. Jumaily worked with nationally and internationally renowned facial plastic surgeons to treat patients requiring reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Under the guidance of mentors such as Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, a passion for facial plastic surgery grew. Dr. Jumaily continued his training with a prestigious subspecialty fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) at the University of Toronto where he worked with internationally known surgeons including Dr. David Ellis and Dr. Jamil Asaria. Dr. Jumaily strives to contribute to the facial plastic surgery community in order to improve patient outcomes. He has published literature in the field of head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jumaily has presented his work at several national meetings in North America.

 

Dr. Richard W. Clark, M.D.
Board Certified Surgeon

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. 

 

Christopher K. Fong, MSPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant (PA)

Christopher K. Fong, MSPAS, PA-C is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He attended the University of California, Riverside where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and then onto West Liberty University in West Virginia where he completed his physician assistant training with some of the best physicians and physician assistants in the Ohio-Valley region.

He is part of multiple organizations including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery.

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Center for Ears, Nose, Throat, and Allergy Christopher worked full-time in primary care medicine focusing on the underserved and homeless population. He enjoys volunteering and serving on medical mission trips. Christopher strives to make each patient feel welcome and their concerns addressed.

 

Tandy Tiramai, MMS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant (PA)

Tandy is a South Florida native, who moved to LA to pursue her aspiration of working in otolaryngology. She is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her Bachelor’s of Health Science at the University of Florida and her Master’s of Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, where she was actively
involved with the executive board and community.

Spending her youth working towards the advancement of minority women, she has been an advocate for diversity in the medical fields. She trained with some of the best providers in South Florida and is excited to share what she’s learned with others. Tandy is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery. In an effort to provide the best care and support to all her patients, Tandy upholds the importance of provider-patient rapport and patient education.


Danielle L. Tristani, MMS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant (PA)

Danielle L. Tristani, MSPAS, PA-C is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where she received both her Bachelor's of Science and her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Throughout her two year training, she has been alongside some of the best physicians and physician assistants of both the Lehigh Valley and Luzerne County regions.

Danielle is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

Danielle advocates for each and every one of her patients. She strives to build strong relationships with both her patients and their families to provide them with the best quality of care. It is her goal to always make you feel welcomed by her focus on patient-centered healthcare.

Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy

Otolaryngology located in Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA

The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy boasts a team of dedicated healthcare professionals that is second to none, where physicians and support staff work tirelessly to provide patients with the highest possible level of care. Dr. Geoffrey B. Trenkle is a Southern California native who began his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences before heading to Michigan State University to further hone his area of specialty. He has traveled the country to train in a number of Otolaryngology specialties, before bringing those skills and expertise back to build his practice here in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ahmed Maki embarked upon his medical career at Missouri's A. T. Still University of Health Sciences. After graduating at the top of his class, he sought additional training at Michigan State University and became a Board Certified surgeon specializing in procedures involving the head and neck. Together, Dr. Trenkle and Dr. Maki have built a thriving medical practice aimed at providing patients with a full range of services. 

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The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy boasts a team of dedicated healthcare professionals that is second to none, where physicians and support staff work tirelessly to provide patients with the highest possible level of care. Dr. Geoffrey B. Trenkle is a Southern California native who began his medical training at Western University of Health Sciences before heading to Michigan State University to further hone his area of specialty. He has traveled the country to train in a number of Otolaryngology specialties, before bringing those skills and expertise back to build his practice here in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ahmed Maki embarked upon his medical career at Missouri's A. T. Still University of Health Sciences. After graduating at the top of his class, he sought additional training at Michigan State University and became a Board Certified surgeon specializing in procedures involving the head and neck. Together, Dr. Trenkle and Dr. Maki have built a thriving medical practice aimed at providing patients with a full range of services. 


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    Head Allergy Medical Assistant

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Trenkle is a BLESSING! I have had horrible sinus issues for the past 6 years, constant sinus infections that have kept my life very limited. Im so thankful."

    Joshua F.
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    "If anyone is in need of an ENT physician who truly cares about every patient and their experience at the doctor I give my highest rating to Dr. Trenkle."

    Ivan R.
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    "Geoffrey B. Trenkle is amazing! He's so friendly and patient. He takes his time to get to know you. I really recommend him! He is so worth your time :)"

    Viona J.
  • "I had a great experience. Everyone was very nice and the doctor was clear, friendly, and addressed all of my questions and concerns."

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  • "Loving, caring,and compassionate staff. Everyone made me feel very safe and comfortable right before during and after surgery."

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  • "This office is just amazing ! Customer service is awesome all the nurses and staff. And of course the doctors."

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  • "I really appreciate the staff because they took very good care of my daughter during her tonsil surgery. I am very happy with the way everything was taken care of."

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  • "The help I got from the doctor was Amazing!! He really took his time and was an absolutely excellent experience!"

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  • "One of the best experiences I have had in the medical industry. The staff answered all my questions, the office is clean, everyone is very friendly and professional."

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