Karen A. Rizzo , MD, FACS is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Villanova University in 1981. She went to Temple University Medical school finishing in 1985 and completed her Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1990. She is board certified in her specialty.
While at Villanova she was a four year starter on the Women’s Basketball team, co-captain her senior year, and was the second 1,000 point female scorer in school’s history . She inducted into the Villanova Sports Hall of Fame and the Big Five Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. She was inducted into the Northeast Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. She was the recipient of the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Medallion in 2008.
Dr. Rizzo remains very active in organized medicine. She was President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery from 2001-2003, Division Chief Otolaryngology at Lancaster General Hospital from 2007-08, President of the Lancaster County Medical Society from 2008-2010, Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees from 2009-2011, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society from 2015-2016, Current Chair of the Women’s Physician Section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and Current Governor for the American Academy of Otolaryngology Board of Governors. She is a past member of the Pennsylvania Speech, Language, and Audiology Board as well. She has appeared several times on the Pennsylvania Newsmakers Show discussing relevant medical topics. She has participated in several Task Forces for the State Medical Society.
She is a member of the American Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Lancaster Medical Society.
Dr. Rizzo has participated in humanitarian trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, South Africa, and Egypt. She and her husband Jay, a dentist, have 2 daughters, Nicole and Marci.
Dr. Carol St. George is a 1974 graduate of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a BS in biology and a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she completed her residency in otolaryngology in 1984. In October of 1984, she opened her own practice in York and was happy to join Dr. Rizzo’s practice in November of 2013.
Dr. St. George is very active in the community. She is a long time trustee of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and is a proud Pennsylvania representative as a delegate to the American Osteopathic Asso. Additionally, Dr. St. George is a past president of the Colonia York Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Asso.
Dr. St. George is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
Kristin Rivera, MSPAS, PA-C joined our practice in September of 2016. Prior to joining LENT, she was employed as a Physician Assistant in the Lehigh Valley for 10 years. She graduated from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA with her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry from Messiah College. She is a nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Kristin is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She has experience with patients of all ages and demographics and is trained to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. She is originally from Southern California. She currently resides in Wyomissing with her husband and daughter.
Marjorie R. Kessler, Au.D. has been helping people hear better for 15 years. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Bloomsburg University and a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from the School of Audiology of Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Science (now called Salus University). Prior to becoming a clinical audiologist, Dr. Kessler had an eight-year human services career, utilizing her training from Messiah College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
She enjoys providing thorough diagnostic testing and working with advanced technologies to improve patient outcomes. Her interests and expertise include customizing and optimizing hearing aid fittings to improve hearing for patients with tinnitus, single-sided deafness and conductive hearing loss.
She especially enjoys helping musicians, service veterans and others with a history of noise exposure to improve and protect their hearing. Formerly a pediatric audiologist, Dr. Kessler, Au.D. enjoys working with patients of all ages and especially enjoys working with children. An audiophile at heart, she sings regularly with bands and choirs through her church and lives in the Lancaster area with her husband and three of their four children.