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Lorin Catalena, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Lorin Catalena, PAC

Lorin Catalena, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who joined the Texas ENT & Allergy team in July 2005. Prior to this, Mrs. Catalena worked for four years at University Pediatric Association and spent six months working with Drs. de Jong and Kuppersmith in Bryan-College Station.

Mrs. Catalena graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University, where she received the Gathright Scholar Award for academic excellence. She became a practicing Physician Assistant in 2000 after graduating from Baylor College of Medicine’s prestigious PA program. She received clinical training in Houston’s Medical Center at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. Her master’s thesis research was in neonatal intestinal perforations research at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her community outpatient clinical training included general pediatrics at University Pediatric Association and community medicine training at Burleson St. Joseph Family Medicine Clinic and Brazos Valley Women’s Center.

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Adult and pediatric otorhinolaryngology
  • Voice disorders and videostroboscopy
  • Allergy


  • Graduate Degree: Baylor College of Medicine PA Program
  • Undergraduate Degree: Texas A & M University


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Texas Academy of Physicians Assistants
  • Brazos Valley Physician Assistant Association

What Our Patients are Saying

"Very well pleased. Briefly met with Dr McMahon and was turned over to Nirali…..extraordinarily helpful in every way. On second visit my wife was with me and she received the same level of care and attention. Look forward to future visits."
Bob A.
"Wonderful ENT Doctors Wonderful Staff Thank You All"
Delbra A.
"I have been going here for allergy treatments for 2 years now and everyone is wonderful! I see Dr. De Jong and he is great, really determined to make my allergies better! "
Kaitlyn S.
"I'd recommend Texas ENT & Allergy to everyone. They've taken care of my needs...fast and efficient, with a knowledgeable staff. I'm a happy customer who breathes better now!"
Kevin G.
"Dr. Dejong and his staff EXCEL in professionalism and care. Dr. Dejong, specifically, will do whatever it takes to ensure that you and your family are taken care of. I would recommend his clinic to anyone looking for a TRUSTED team."
Ann W.

ENT Care You Can Depend On

You don’t have to live in discomfort or pain from your ENT or allergy disorder. Call our office to schedule an appointment.