Our ENT team provides compassionate care with personalized treatment options using the most current education and technology.

We provide comprehensive medical care and surgical treatment for both children and adults, while working closely with providers from several different specialties, including audiology, speech therapy, balance therapy, allergy, and adult and pediatric anesthesiology.

Our specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of serious health conditions related to snoring, such as sleep apnea and more. Referrals are provided to Richmond University Medical Center’s comprehensive Sleep Disorder Testing and Evaluation Center. We also care for children…they snore too!

Conditions Treated:

From sinus issues to thyroid surgery, our expertly trained clinicians ensure our patients receive high quality care while relieving discomfort from the following conditions that we treat:

  • Nasal and Sinus Conditions
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders
  • Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids.
  • Allergies
  • Hearing and Balance Problems
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea
  • Cancers of the Head and Neck
  • Pediatric ENT Conditions

In Office Procedures (for select patients)

Our doctors have extensive experience the following procedures to relieve symptoms such as chronic sinus infection, facial pressure, and ear issues:

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Nasal Polyp Removal
  • Sinuva Sinus Implant for Nasal Polyps
  • Eustachian Tube Dilation
  • Latera Nasal Implant
  • Clarifix Procedure for Chronic Runny Nose
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Vocal Cord Injection
  • Needle Biopsy of Neck Masses
  • Ear Tube Insertion

Offering comprehensive surgical and non-surgical procedures to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea, including:

  • Inspire Procedure
  • Somnoplasty
  • Turbinate Reduction/Ablation
  • Base of Tongue Reduction
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Deviated Septum Repair
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Removal

All major surgeries are performed at Richmond University Medical Center located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.

Meet the Team

  • Daniele J. Kouroupos, PA-C

    Daniele J. Kouroupos is an NCCPA board certified physician assistant with many years of experience in the field of ENT (otolaryngology). She had practiced in both a private office and hospital setting prior to joining the Richmond University Medical Center team in 2013. While she provides comprehensive ENT care to both adults and children, PA Kouroupos has a special interest in Pediatric Otolaryngology.

    PA Kouroupos completed her undergraduate education and graduated cum laude from Wagner College. She obtained her physician assistant certificate from a combined medical program at Wagner College-Staten Island University Hospital. During this time, she accelerated her ENT experience through a specialized otolaryngology, head and neck surgery elective at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan. PA Kouroupos is a member of The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, as well as The American Academy of Physician Assistants.

    As a lifelong Staten Island resident, PA Kouroupos takes great pride in serving her community at 1855 Richmond Avenue along with Dr. Christopher Lisi. She is a proud member of the Richmond University Medical Center team along with all the outstanding specialists and primary care providers.

  • Christopher V. Lisi, MD

    Dr. Lisi is a board certified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon with a special interest in adult and pediatric sinus, nasal, and voice disorders. Previously in private practice on Long Island, NY, he operated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Hospital. He is trained in the latest state-of-the-art procedures for ear, nose, and throat conditions, including minimally invasive sinus procedures.

    Dr. Lisi completed an intensive five-year residency in ear, nose, and throat surgery at the University of Miami where he served as chief resident. During this time, he won first place for outstanding resident research in ENT as well as multiple awards for the highest annual exam score in his program. Dr. Lisi has authored or co-authored several journal publications related to the latest advancements in the ENT field.

     Dr. Lisi graduated cum laude from an accelerated, combined medical program at Villanova University and Drexel Medical School. He was awarded a BS in biology with a minor in Spanish, and received his MD as a Medical Humanities Scholar for his volunteer work in rural Peru.

    Having a deep sense of service to the community, Dr. Lisi proudly serves Staten Island residents of all ages at RUMC and at his office located at 1855 Richmond Avenue. He is grateful to work within the RUMC team of outstanding specialists and primary care doctors.