ANNOUNCEMENT

You asked, we listened! CENTA now offers mobile check-in, offering you a faster registration experience. You can check in before your appointment from your computer, tablet or smartphone, whenever it's most convenient for you. Just make sure we have your updated e-mail or cell phone number on file and we'll send you a registration link a few days before your appointment, no login required!

Ear, Nose, and Throat in Orlando, FL
Click here to read the article

Welcome to Our Practice
Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

At Children's Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, our mission is to provide the best care to infants, children and adolescents with conditions affecting the head and neck. CENTA is the premier otolaryngology practice in Central Florida exclusively dedicated to the care of children. Named among Best Doctors in America for over 10 years, Dr. James Kosko, Dr. Cheryl Cotter, Dr. Eric Jaryszak and Dr. Joshua Gottschall are all fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists with over 70 years of combined surgical experience with training from Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical School, George Washington University, and the University of Florida.

CENTA's physicians are all members of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the only professional society which recognizes excellence in this field. CENTA's physicians are also Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. They are fellows of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

CENTA's physicians are dedicated to advancing the care of children in the Central Florida Area. They are active members of the Surgical Departments at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. They serve as pediatric otolaryngology consultants on many multidisciplinary teams, including the cleft palate and craniofacial teams, cochlear implant team and aerodigestive and swallowing disorder clinic.

Testimonials

    First time patient..Things were easy and everything was explained. A care plan was created. Awesome staff.

    Kathleen P.

    Everyone here was very friendly and so sweet they were so patient with my son who is asd and were so good at explaining things to me and asking for my input. Very awesome

    M, Tyler Brennen ​

    Everyone is this practice is fantastic!

    Keltie T.

    "Visiting with Ear Nose and Throat has been a breath of fresh air"

    Chris Fitzsimmons

    Such a easy process to get in and out with a small child. Staff does a wonderful job.

    Frank B.

    Great experience... We are very pleased that we chose Dr Jaryszak to perform the reconstruction of our daughter's eardrum/middle ear. He was very honest, very professional, and of all very kind. The staff at the surgical center were all extremely caring and made my daughter feel at ease :)

    S. Dana & Eric

    I am very happy with Dr. Kosko. He has been very compassionate towards my child with Down Syndrome and is helping her be more comfortable and doing what is not only necessary but what is best. I appreciate him being very thorough in his explanations and also being realistic.

    Chelsea J.

    The team is awsome . Get us in quick and we spend enough time with the doctor. We are always out before 45 mins . I love it !

    Verified Reviewer.

    We have a great experience in children Ears Nose and Throat Associates Orlando; They did Tonsillectomy and my son is feeling great.

    Erica P. ​

    The experience I have had with both of my sons with this practice is amazing. The staff and Drs are wonderful. Everyone is very friendly. I would highly recommend this office. Thank you guys for everything!

    Lindsey S.

Our Staff

  • Meet Our Staff

    We want your visit to our office to be a pleasant one. Everyone has been trained as a professional and we take pride in our ability to serve your children. We look forward to a mutually satisfactory relationship.

    Read more...

  • Cheryl S. Cotter
    M.D.
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Cheryl Smith Cotter graduated with High Honors and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science at the University of Florida in 1987. She completed medical school with High Honors at the University of Florida in 1990 and remained there in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for her residency in Otolaryngology. In 1995 she moved to Boston to complete a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship through Harvard Medical School at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Read More
  • James Kosko
    M.D.
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. James Kosko was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a fourth generation steel worker and was a union member prior to his medical career. He graduated with a BS degree in Pre-Med from Penn State University where he was a varsity letterman. He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his Otolaryngology training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Kosko moved to Baltimore in 1995 to pursue a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical School.

    Read More
  • Eric Jaryszak
    M.D., Ph.D.
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Eric Jaryszak was born in Hammond, Indiana. He grew up in the Midwest, attending Wabash College where he was a Cum Laude graduate with a double major in Chemistry and Mathematics. He was a four-time letterman in basketball where he was a member of 2 NCAA tournament and conference championship teams. He completed a combined M.D./Ph.D. program at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2004 where he was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His research in pulmonary physiology has been presented on an international level.

    Read More
  • Joshua Gottschall
    M.D.
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Joshua Gottschall grew up in Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1995. He was awarded a Medical Doctorate at the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine in 1999.

    Read More
  • Brianne N. Loomis
    Au.D.
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Loomis was born and raised in south Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. While at the University of Florida, she played trumpet in the Fightin' Gator Marching Band. Her musical background played a major role in her decision to focus her studies on hearing science. She earned her Doctorate in Audiology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In 2005, Dr. Loomis returned to Florida to complete her clinical externship in audiology at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

    Read More
  • Jennie M. Chiles
    Au.D., CCC-A
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Chiles has been practicing as a pediatric audiologist for 6 years. She was born and raised in South Florida and is a fluent, native speaker of Spanish. Dr. Chiles is a proud alumna of the University of Central Florida, from which she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders, as well as certificates in Spanish Translation/Interpretation and American Sign Language. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida, where her student training included a wide variety of clinical settings in the Tampa Bay area, including All Children's Hospital outpatient center. It was this experience that sparked her passion of working with children.

    Read More
  • Jennifer Aranda
    Au.D
    Pediatric ENT in Orlando, FL

    Dr. Aranda was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was raised in Gainesville, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Health Science in Public Health and Health Professions. She earned her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Florida in 2017. She completed her clinical externship in Audiology at the UF Health Speech and Hearing Center.

    Read More
  • Shawna Hancock
    ARNP

    Shawna was born and raised in Central Florida. Since she was a young child, her dream was to work in pediatrics, following in the footsteps of her beloved pediatrician, Dr. Carter. 

    Read More
  • Kayse McGovern
    ARNP

    Kayse was raised in Massachusetts, where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She completed her nursing degrees at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Kayse graduated from both her undergraduate and graduate programs with highest honors, then spent her first three years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner as an Active Duty Air Force member stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. After completion of her Air Force commitment and separating from her military duties honorably, she and her husband moved from Utah to Florida to embark on a new adventure.

    Read More
  • Gina O’Connor
    ARNP

    Gina was born and raised in South Florida, before moving to Orlando to attend college at the University of Central Florida. After graduating with her BSN in 2005, she started her nursing career in the ICU and loved the challenge of caring for critically ill patients. After a few years, she joined the NICU team at Winnie Palmer Hospital and spent nearly 5 years caring for premature and critically ill infants and assisting in high risk deliveries.

    Read More

Featured Articles

Read about helpful topics

    Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

    Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use of the tongue, ankyloglossia. Before we are born, a strong cord of tissue that guides development ...

    Read More

    When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient hears a ringing or other noise that is not produced by an external source. This disorder can occur in one or both ears, range in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and may be continuous or sporadic. This often debilitating condition has been linked to ear ...

    Read More

    Swallowing Disorders

    Insight into complications and treatment What are the symptoms of swallowing disorders? How are swallowing disorders diagnosed? How are swallowing disorders treated? and more... Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to ...

    Read More

    Sirvan Las Amigdalas Y Los Adenoides?

    Las amígdalas y los adenoides son masas de tejido que se parecen a los nudos linfáticos o las glándulas del cuello, del ingle o de las axilas. Las amígdalas son las dos masas de la parte posterior de la garganta. Los adenoides se encuentran en la parte superior de la garganta detrás de la nariz ...

    Read More

    Tonsillectomy Procedures

    Unfortunately, there may be a time when medical therapy (antibiotics) fails to resolve the chronic tonsillar infections that affect your child. In other cases, your child may have enlarged tonsils, causing loud snoring, upper airway obstruction, and other sleep disorders. The best recourse for both these ...

    Read More

    When Your Child Has Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is a condition where the patient experiences ringing or other head noises that are not produced by an external source. This disorder can occur in one or both ears, range in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and may be continuous or sporadic. This often debilitating condition has been linked ...

    Read More

    TMJ

    Insight into causes and treatments How does the Temporo-Mandibular Joint work? What causes TMJ pain? How is TMJ pain treated? and more… Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal bone ...

    Read More

    Secondhand Smoke

    Access to quality healthcare for children is forwarded by the availability of good healthcare information. With this year's release of a new surgeon general's report on secondhand smoke, the following information should beshared with patients. New Warning on Secondhand Smoke The Surgeon General released ...

    Read More

    Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older, 14.1 percent report that they suffer from chronic sinusitis; for those 75 years and older, the rate declines to 13.5 percent. Geriatric Rhinitis Complaints Are: Constant need to clear the throat A ...

    Read More

    Why Do Children Have Earaches?

    To understand earaches you must first know about the Eustachian tube, a narrow channel connecting the inside of the ear to the back of the throat, just above the soft palate. The tube allows drainage -- preventing fluid in the middle ear from building up and bursting the thin ear drum. In a healthy ear, ...

    Read More

Contact Us

Our Location

Find us on the map

Get to Know Us

Visit us at your closest location!

Metro West Office

1507 S Hiawassee Rd

Orlando, FL 32835

Maitland Office

790 Concourse Parkway S

Maitland, FL 32751

Lake Nona Office

9679 Lake Nona Village Place

Suite 105

Orlando, FL 32827

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed