Our Physicians


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David I. Barras, MD., Founder of Valley ENT

Dr. Barras is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary High School, a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University and received his medical training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Barras is a past president of the Nesbitt Hospital past president of the Surgical Specialty Center, Forty Fort, PA. Dr. Barras is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and sees patients of all ages, ranging from newborns to geriatric. He treats a wide range of ear, nose and throat disorders including ear infections, hearing loss, vertigo and dizziness, nasal and sinus disorders, swallowing, voice disorders and throat problems, and allergy. Dr. Barras also has expertise in medical-legal evaluation of hearing loss.

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Dean M. Clerico, MD., Nasal and Sinus Specialist

Dr. Clerico is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. He attended the New Jersey Medical School, where he also did his residency in Otolaryngology. He completed fellowship training in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Valley ENT, Dr. Clerico served as Assistant Professor and faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has presented original research at numerous national and international meetings and has published many articles and chapters in the medical literature. He has been recognized for his excellence by being repeatedly selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Clerico is board certified in Otolaryngology and specializes in the treatment of Sinus Disorders.

Our Professionals


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Colleen Reed, Valley ENT, Practice Administrator

Colleen is a graduate of Pittston Area High School. She received an Associate Degree in Administration at Luzerne County Community College. Colleen has been office manager at Valley ENT for over 35 years.

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Kari Pietralczyk, Au.D,CCC-A

Dr. Pietralczyk is a graduate of Mid Valley Secondary Center, Marywood University and Southern Connecticut State University. She earned a Doctor of Audiology Degree from the University of Florida in 2010. Dr. Pietralczyk holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, a Pennsylvania State License in Audiology and a Certificate of Registration for Hearing Aid Fitting and Dispensing from the PA Dept. of Health. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology and the PA Academy of Audiology.

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Joseph Vavrek, H.I.S.

Joseph is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School. He received his license as a Hearing Instrument Specialist from the Pennsylvania Department of Health in 1998. He has worked with private practice ENT’s for the last ten years specializing in digital hearing aid evaluations and fittings. Prior to that, he worked for Geisinger Wyoming Valley as a technician for seventeen years.

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Cynthia Timimski, LPN, Allergy Nurse

Cynthia is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and attended College Miseracordia. She graduated from Wilkes-Barre Area Vo-Tech. She has gained her nursing experience from her employment at The Wyoming Valley Health Care System as well physician’s offices.

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Lisa M. Mierzwa, LPN, Nurse

Lisa graduated from John S Fine High School. She attended Luzerne County Community College and received a degree in Practical Nursing from Wilkes-Barre Area Vo-Tech. Lisa is a CPR instructor for the Red Cross.

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Tracey Sabulski, Clinical Assistant

Tracey is a graduate of West Side Tech in Pringle. She has worked at Valley Ent for over 24 years.

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Joann Noll, RN, Allergy Nurse

Joann is a graduate of Coughlin High School. She received her RN degree from Pittston Hospital School of Nursing. She has worked as an allergy nurse at Valley ENT for over 5 years.

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Pennylee Gyle, LPN, Nurse

Penny is a graduate of Hanover Area High School. She received her LPN degree from Wilkes-Barre Area CTC Practical Nursing Program. She works at Valley ENT as an allergy nurse and a VNG technician. She is currently attending LCCC working toward an RN degree. She has worked at Valley ENT for over 5 years.

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Sandy Kosik, Receptionist

Sandy is a graduate of Pittston Area High School. She has worked as a receptionist at Valley ENT for over 10 years.

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June Timinski, Receptionist

June is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She has worked as a receptionist at Valley ENT for over eleven years.

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Tatyana Goldvarg, Billing Clerk

Tatyana attended high school in Moscow, Russia. She received certification in medical billing from Queens College in New York. She has worked at Valley ENT for more than two years.