Dr. Chuma has been in practice in Chester County since 1998. In 2017, Main Line Today Magazine named him as one of the area’s Top Doctors for the fifth time (2001, 2003, 2013, 2014). Dr. Chuma is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (1999) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He completed his Medical Degree and Bachelor of Science in Immunology at the University of Toronto (Canada), where he grew up. His General Surgical Internship and Otolaryngology Residency training were completed at Albany Medical Center (NY). A resident of Downingtown, PA, Dr. Chuma enjoys listening to music and spending time with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys bonding with his family by playing sports like running, skiing, and volleyball.
Dr. Downey has been practicing Otolaryngology in Chester County since 2009 and was recognized as a Top Doctor by Main Line Today Magazine in 2013. Dr. Downey completed his medical degree at Creighton University in 1996 and his Otolaryngology training in 2001 at the Madigan Army Medical Center in association with the University of Washington. He achieved board certification in 2002 and 2012, and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. From 2001 to 2004, he was an assistant professor at Madigan’s Otolaryngology residency training program. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Downey served as the Chief of the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology at Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, GA. Dr. Downey resides in Chadds Ford, PA with his wife and two kids. His hobbies include travel, drums, and college football.
Dr. Hoffmann has been practicing in Chester County since 2009. In 2013 and 2014, Main Line Today Magazine named him among the area’s Top Doctors. Dr. Hoffmann attended college at the University of Delaware and completed his Medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the National Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He then spent 4 years as Lieutenant Commander/U.S. Navy physician specializing in Otolaryngology at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. He is Board Certified (2006) and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Hoffmann lives in the West Chester area with his wife and three children.
Dr Ward has been in practice in Chester County since 1999. In 2014, Main Line Today Magazine named him as one of the area’s Top Doctors for the fourth time (2001, 2008, 2013). He attended medical school at Georgetown University and completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of Virginia. He is Board Certified Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (1999) and completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Ward served in the US Navy from 1990-1994 as a general medical officer at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and as Battalion Surgeon for the 7th Communication Battalion, Third Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.
Dr. Cortese has been practicing audiology with CCOAA since she received her Doctorate of Audiology in 2008. Dr. Cortese graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and received her Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University. She is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology. Her special interests are adult diagnostics and adult amplification. Dr. Cortese lives in Springfield, PA with her husband and their son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and going down the shore.
Dr. Lisi has been practicing audiology since 1998, serving communities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania before joining CCOAA in 2004. Dr. Lisi graduated from Loyola College of Maryland with a Bachelors of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1995) and received his Masters in Audiology from Towson State University (1997). He obtained his Doctorate of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2006 and served as an adjunct faculty member for the school from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Lisi is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Lisi resides in Chester County with his wife and two children. He enjoys landscaping and hanging out with his family.
Dr. Spaventa has recently joined the CCOAA Audiology Team since graduating with her doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2017. Dr. Spaventa graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, and is a fellow member of The American Academy of Audiology and the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology. Dr. Spaventa enjoys working with the adult population, both fitting and dispensing hearing aids, and diagnostic testing. Dr. Spaventa recently moved back to her hometown of Havertown, with her family, after completing her fourth year externship in Burlington, North Carolina. In her free time she enjoys baking, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Ms. Eddy has been practicing audiology with CCOAA since 2010, prior to which she spent 20 years serving the hearing and audiology needs of Newark, DE. Ms. Eddy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science at Thiel College (1988) and obtained her Master of Science in Audiology (1990) from Gallaudet University. She has been licensed in both Delaware (1991) and Pennsylvania (2010). She has been Board Certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association in Audiology since 1991. Ms. Eddy has guest lectured at LaSalle University, West Chester University, and Delaware’s Listening Conferences. She is also fluent in Sign Language. A resident of Landenberg, Ms. Eddy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young adult children.
Dr. Acquavita is excited to join the CCOAA Audiology department. She received her Doctorate of Audiology in 2016 from Salus University and her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from St. Joseph’s College in 2008. Dr. Acquavita is licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Pennsylvania and is a fellow member of The American Academy of Audiology. She especially enjoys working with the adult and geriatric populations, particularly fitting and dispensing hearing aids and performing diagnostic evaluations. Dr. Acquavita currently lives in Philadelphia with her dog. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Resendiz joined CCOAA since graduating with her doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2019. Dr. Resendiz graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania, and is a fellow member of The American Academy of Audiology and the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology. Her special interests are diagnostic testing and amplification. Dr. Resendiz grew up in Chester County, and currently resides in Exton with her husband and dogs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, going down the shore, and watching professional football.
Allergy Coordinator: Ellen Hannum, RN, BSN