Donald Lanza, MD

Donald Lanza, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Saint Petersburg, FL

Director, Sinus & Nasal Institue of Florida Foundation; Director, Sinus & Nasal Institue of Florida, P.A.

Office Address

  • Sinus & Nasal Institute of Florida
    550 94th Avenue North
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    Phone: (727) 573-0074
    Fax: (727) 573-0076

Donald Lanza, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT) Saint Petersburg, FL

Director, Sinus & Nasal Institue of Florida Foundation; Director, Sinus & Nasal Institue of Florida, P.A.


  • Dr. Don Lanza is internationally recognized as a subspecialist called a “Rhinologist & Skull Base Surgeon”. Dr. Lanza sub-specializes in managing difficult health challenges affecting the nose, sinuses, orbits and the skull base. He is an innovator of minimally invasive surgical techniques and has introduced or aided in the development of nearly a dozen surgical techniques. Dr. Lanza has more than 20 years experience with refractory sinusitis and complicated frontal and sphenoid sinus disease. He is among the first in the nation to present work on minimally invasive trans-nasal management of cerebrospinal fluid fistulas, orbital problems, and sinus/skull base tumors such as inverted papilloma, sinus cancers, and other skull base tumors. Related to his educational background, clinical experience and innovation, Dr. Lanza was quoted by both the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal for his expert opinion on treatment of sinus diseases. He and one of his patients were the subject of a Tampa Tribune news article regarding curative minimally invasive surgery for a rare sinus cancer. Related to his success as a surgeon, Donald C. Lanza, MD has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” continually since 1994 and in “Top Doctors in America for Cancer” since 2006. In 2011 he was acknowledged by Castle & Connelly as being ranked nationally among the top 1% within his specialty according to his peers. His work on sinusitis has been referenced by the Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Lanza has over 125 publications with nearly 100 in the peer-reviewed literature. As an educator, Dr. Lanza has been invited to 6 continents and 24 countries to present hundreds of lectures. Dr. Lanza has been the course director for more than 30 continuing medical education programs including teo held in St Petersburg, FL (2010, 2012) and he was the host for 2 international meetings on nasal and sinus disorders.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Otolaryngology (ENT): General Otolaryngology/ENT, Otolaryngic Allergy, Rhinology & Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Cerebrospinal Fluid; Sinusitis; Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms; Sublingual Administration; Nasal Septum; Immunotherapy; Graves Ophthalmopathy; Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases; Epistaxis; Paranasal Sinuses; Orbital Neoplasms; Squamous Cell Neoplasms; Inverted Papilloma; Adenocarcinoma; Olfactory Esthesioneuroblastoma; Chordoma; Sarcoidosis; Wegener Granulomatosis; Frontal Sinus; Cystic Fibrosis; Melanoma; Skull Base Neoplasms

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Pennsylvania
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical Center
  • Albany Medical CenterAlbany Medical Center
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineState University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Georgetown University

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • American Board of OtolaryngologyOtolaryngology, 1990

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
  • America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationeClinicalWorks EHR, eClinicalWorks LLC, 2012, 2013

Publications & Presentations


Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • The full profile is locked and available to verified physicians only.
    Join over 50% of U.S. physicians already on Doximity and get access to this and over 700,000 physician CVs. Find your physician profile

Physicians, view Dr. Lanza's full Doximity profile to:

  • Trade HIPAA-secure messages
  • Send and receive online faxes
  • Refer a patient
  • See their complete CV

© 2015 Doximity, Inc.HelpBlogCompanyContactPrivacyDirectory