MEET OUR PROVIDERS

Dr. Straka received his medical degree from Creighton University in 1966. He is board certified in otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngologic allergy. After completing his residencies in surgery and otolaryngology in Pittsburgh he went on to serve as assistant chief of otolaryngology at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. between 1971 and 1973, where he served as a Major in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Straka is a teacher and a mentor, having served as clinical assistant professor at both the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies such as the American College of Surgeons, Allegheny County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery among others.

Most recently, Dr. Straka was presented the Ralph C. Wilde Award from the Allegheny County Medical Society.  It is given to a physician who exemplifies the personal and professional characteristics of the late ACMS President, Dr. Ralph Wilde, as an outstanding physician, teacher, leader, and human being.

Dr. Straka lives in Sewickley with his wife Joan and has six children and 21 grandchildren.

Dr. Straka has published a number of professional articles throughout his career.

John A. Straka, M.D.

Dr. Shelly McQuone joins us from the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed a two-year fellowship in Head & Neck Cancer Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where she also completed her residency and was named "Outstanding Resident".  She graduated with honors from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville.

Dr. McQuone is on staff full-time at Sewickley Valley Hospital, she is the Chief of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, and she is on staff at Allegheny General Hospital's Suburban Campus. She is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Dr. McQuone has published a number of professional articles, has been a guest speaker at many symposiums, and has co-authored a book on Ear, Nose and Throat emergencies. Dr. McQuone's special interests lie in the areas of thyroid surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea Surgery, and Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat problems.

Shelly J. McQuone, M.D.

​Clinical Experience

Residency--UPMC Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Internship--UPMC Department of General Surgery

Education & Research

Doctor of Medicine Degree--Georgetown University School of Medicine

Master of Science Degree in Neuroanatomy & Physiology--Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology--University of Rochester

 

Dr. Straka has research experience and publications in the areas of neurophysiology, head & neck cancer, deep neck space infections, and sinus disease.  He is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Matthew B. Straka, M.D.

Dr. Deborah Eaton joins us from a two-year fellowship in Neurotology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Eaton completed her medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and then moved on to Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas where she completed her internship in General Surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology.

Dr. Eaton returns to her hometown of Pittsburgh where she attended Shaler High School and Carnegie Mellon University for her undergraduate work. Dr. Eaton has published a number of professional articles and has been recognized with a number of awards including one for excellence in Otolaryngology.

As Dr. Eaton’s sub-specialty suggests, her passion lies in the assessment and treatment of chronic ear diseases, hearing loss, cochlear implants and vestibular rehabilitation. She is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Deborah A. Eaton, M.D.

Dr. Deborah Eaton is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in otology/neurotology.  She  completed her otolaryngology residency training at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas after receiving her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  She then returned to the University of Pittsburgh to complete her two-year fellowship in otology and neurotology.


Dr. Eaton is a native of Pittsburgh where she attended Shaler High School and Carnegie Mellon University for her undergraduate work. Dr. Eaton has published a number of professional articles and has been recognized with a number of awards including one for excellence in otolaryngology.


As Dr. Eaton’s sub-specialty suggests, her passion lies in the assessment and treatment of chronic ear diseases, hearing loss, cochlear implants and vestibular disorders. She is a member of the Allegheny County Medical Society and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Deborah A. Eaton, M.D.

Steve Kolenda, MPT

Physical Therapist

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Sharon Hall Russo, AuD

Audiologist

Asha V. Bhashyam,
M.A. CCC-A, FAAA

Audiologist

David S. Ford, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Voice & Swallowing Specialist

Rebekah Seger, AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist