About Us

The South Bay’s Most Innovative ENT Doctor & Team

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, nasal congestion, ear pain, and other related conditions that affect their quality of life. Our goal is to help alleviate your suffering through effective, minimally invasive treatment options that are tailored just for you. We specialize in offering the most innovative treatments in the South Bay for allergies, sinus, ears, neck, and throat conditions in a friendly and sophisticated environment.

Our Approach to Care

Rather than just treating your symptoms, we get to the root of the problem through a series of conversations before we can recommend a treatment plan. With ENT conditions, you typically have three types of options: medicines, in-office treatments (minor procedures), and minimally invasive surgeries (operating room). When multiple options are available, we’ll work with you to choose the one that will best fit your needs.

Meet Our Doctors

Breathe Clear Institute Dr. Steven Davis

Dr. Steven Davis

BCI Founder & Medical Director

Dr. Davis is a Southern California native who specializes in ear, nose, and throat conditions. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Breathe Clear Institute, where he collaborates with the rest of our medical team.

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Breathe Clear Institute Dr. Joseph Kuderko

Dr. Joseph Kuderko

ENT Doctor, Sinus & Allergy Specialist

Dr. Kuderko is an ear, nose, and throat doctor originally from Chicago’s North Shore. He specializes in sinus and allergy conditions.

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Breathe Clear Institute Dr. Keith Hurvitz

Dr. Keith Hurvitz

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hurvitz is a Southern California native who is board certified in Plastic surgery and Otolaryngology. He specializes in rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery, and body contouring procedures.

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Meet Our Team

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Breathe Clear Institute PA Amrita

Amrita Desai

Physician Assistant

Amrita Desai, PA-C attended UC Davis where she majored in Physiology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She relocated to Los Angeles after college to pursue a career in business. She later joined the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center where she was involved in academic research for breast, liver, and head and neck cancers. Amrita graduated from the University of Washington’s MEDEX Physician Assistant program with a Master of Clinical Health Services degree. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the state of California. She is a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Amrita enjoys photography and hiking with her terrier mix Cricket.

Breathe Clear Institute PA Erin

Erin Shishido

Physician Assistant

Erin Shishido, PA-C is a Physician’s Assistant. She attended UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology before completing her graduate work in Nevada, receiving a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Erin is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the state of California. She is a member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants. In her spare time, she’s a true sports fan who loves to work out and go to concerts.

Breathe Clear Institute Nurse Practitioner Trisha Tsuno

Trisha Tsuno

Nurse Practitioner

Trisha grew up in Hacienda Heights, CA and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at UCLA. She later went back to school to become a nurse and after 4 years of nursing experience, she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. As a Registered Nurse Practitioner, Trisha loves working at Breathe Clear Institute because everyone is so friendly and willing to help. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys reading up on anything sports related, playing basketball, watching football, and attending Lakers games!

Office Staff

Breathe Clear Institute Employee Leslie

Leslie Mueller

Practice Administrator

Leslie is the Practice Administrator at the The Breathe Clear Institute. She recently moved from Lexington, Kentucky where she was the Practice Manager for the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology. Leslie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Kentucky. She enjoys talking to patients and hearing how the Breathe Clear Institute has improved their quality of life. When she’s not working, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, painting, visiting National Parks and going to the beach.

Breathe Clear Institute Employee Rebecca

Rebecca Villa

Front Office Manager

Becky is the manager of our front office. She attended El Camino College before transferring to Bryman College, where she graduated as a Certified Medical Assistant. She has worked in several different specialties including pediatrics, geriatrics and orthopedics, while also spending a number of years working in urgent care. Becky is a happy and energetic mother of four wonderful children. She enjoys helping people and has been in the medical field for her entire career.

Breathe Clear Institute New Patient Coordinator Shay

Ricshallet “Shay” Simes

New Patient Coordinator

Shay attended Everest College in Gardena where she received her medical assistant certification. In her spare time she likes to be with her daughter, go to the movies and hang out with family and friends. She also enjoys going to the beach and swimming.

Breathe Clear Institute employee Rosalyn Horacek

Rosalyn Horacek

Medical Assistant

Rosalyn was born in Washington State and moved to the South Bay in 2008. She obtained her Medical Assistant Certificate at Torrance Adult School in 2014. She is currently going to Los Angeles Harbor College to obtain her nursing degree. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with family and friends, and cooking at home.

Breathe Clear Insitute PA Patricia

Patricia Alvarez

Medical Assistant

Patricia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She studied at Everest College in Gardena where she received her medical assistant certificate in 2011. Since graduating from Everest College, Patricia has been working in the ENT field. During her free time, she loves being a full time mom and enjoys spending time with her family.

Breathe Clear Institute Medical Assistant Lisa Kean

Lisa Kean

Medical Assistant

Lisa grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana - home of Purdue University. She recently moved to downtown Long Beach from San Jose, CA. She has been in California for 18 months and absolutely loves it. During her free time, Lisa loves anything outside to do with nature and adventure including biking, hiking, going to the beach or concerts.

Breathe Clear Institute Employee Edith Guzman

Edith Guzman

Medical Assistant

Edith is dedicated to giving our patients the very best care. She attended Everest College where she received her medical assistant certificate. She is a Southern California native and is now raising her own family here. She enjoys relaxing with her daughters and listening to music.

Breathe Clear Institute Employee Rosalynn Laezza

Rosalynn Laezza

Surgery Scheduler

Rosalynn is a native Californian who grew up in Carson. She received her certification as a medical assistant and X-ray technician from the American College of Medical Technology. Rosalynn has two kids and enjoys camping, bike riding and going to drive-in movies.

Breathe Clear Institute Receptionist Angelina Akonis

Angelina Akonis

Receptionist

Born and raised in San Pedro, CA, Angelina attended San Pedro High, and has worked in the medical field for the past 10 years. She takes pride in a high-quality office, and enjoys meeting friendly patients. When she is not here at the Breathe Clear Institute, Angelina loves to spend time hiking, going on long walks, and going to the beach with her daughter.

Breathe Clear Institute Clinical Research Coordinator Gladys Sager

Gladys Sager

Clinical Research Coordinator

Gladys was born in Toronto but moved to Southern California where she grew up. She attended Orange Coast College. After her two children started school, she enrolled at Cal State Fullerton and became a certified optician. Gladys has been working in clinical research since 2001, and she absolutely loves it! She obtained her clinical research coordinator certification through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She has two horses and competes in team penning and ranch sorting.

Breathe Clear Institute Clinical Research Coordinator Candice Walker

Candice Walker

Clinical Research Coordinator

Candice is from Long Beach, CA, where she currently resides. She is studying to earn a bachelor of science degree in Psychology. She loves the people she works with at Breathe Clear Institute, and enjoys the friendly staff who are always willing to lend a hand. When Candice is not working or studying, she enjoys snowboarding, surfing, hiking, and traveling.