Meet the Providers

Meet the Doctors2023-09-22T13:29:51-04:00

Meet The Providers

The staff at My Family ENT is dedicated to providing personalized care for all the ENT and hearing needs of the whole family. Ready to meet the providers?

David J. Malis, MD, FACS, FAAP

Dr. David J. Malis received his undergraduate training at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and his medical doctorate from The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He then entered active duty in the U.S. Army and received his residency training in Otolaryngology at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas; this was followed by Fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital & Health Center, San Diego, California. Dr. Malis served over 15 years on active duty in the U.S. Army culminating in his last duty assignment as Chief, Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Throughout his military career, Dr. Malis had the honor of providing medical care to active duty service members and their families, from infants to military retirees. Dr. Malis is proud to have been able to serve and provide for the Otolaryngological needs of the entire military “family” and of all branches of military service.

Dr. Malis is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); additionally, he is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), the Society of Ear, Nose, Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery (AAOHNS). Dr. Malis is Brevard and Indian River County’s only Fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist and is here to meet all of your family’s ear, nose, and throat needs…“from 2 to 102.

Ariel D. Ascroft, PA-C

Ariel D. Ascroft received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of West Florida. After graduating, she began working in research as a Research Associate at Moffitt Cancer Center. While there, she conducted clinical research studies in cervical and colorectal cancer. After three years of working closely with cancer patients, Ariel made the decision to have more of a direct and personal impact on the health and well being of patients and chose to become a Physician Assistant. In 2012, Ariel was accepted into the Physician Assistant program at Nova Southeastern University Orlando and graduated with her Masters in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies; Ariel passed the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants state boards certifying her as a Physician Assistant.

Ariel has a great deal of experience in Pulmonary Medicine, to include obstructive sleep apnea and sleep studies, and has received extensive additional specialized training in Otolaryngology for both adults and pediatrics since joining Dr. Malis. She works directly with Dr. Malis in providing the same high quality care that Family ENT has been known for in our community. Ariel is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and is also a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA).

Ariel is a native Floridian and enjoys a healthy lifestyle to include cycling, kayaking, and crossfit.

Sarah R. Darrow, APRN

Sarah R. Darrow is a native of northeast Ohio and earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, in 2006. After graduation, she began her career as a registered nurse on the Orthopedic Trauma & Neurology units at The Ohio State University Medical Center while simultaneously pursuing her graduate school education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Wanting to expand her ability to help people, Sarah pursued and received her Master of Science degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in 2010 from The Ohio State University. Sarah holds an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license through the Florida Board of Nursing and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Before moving to Florida, Sarah has worked as a nurse practitioner in outpatient Urology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Home Health, and as a School Nurse. She has been responsible for diagnosing and treating acute illnesses along with managing recurrent and chronic medical problems in pediatric and adult populations.

Sarah is a military medicine spouse and mother to 3 children. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, walking their dog, and can be found most nights at one of their children’s sporting events.

Kara J. Naberhaus, AuD

Dr. Kara J. Naberhaus received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She then attended Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she completed her Doctorate of Audiology. Upon graduation, Dr. Naberhaus moved to Orlando, Florida, and worked in an Audiology private practice, where she became proficient in hearing testing in the adult and pediatric population, cochlear implants, and tinnitus management. Recently, Dr. Naberhaus and her husband moved back to Melbourne, Florida, where they were both born and raised.

Dr. Naberhaus is passionate about providing patients with comprehensive audiologic care throughout the process of hearing loss diagnosis and treatment, including amplification, for patients of all ages. She regularly attends conferences nationally, to stay in- tune with cutting edge Audiologic research and the most innovative hearing aid technology on the market. Dr. Naberhaus is also an active member of the Florida Academy of Audiology (FLAA), serving to provide the highest level of audiologic care standards.

When Dr. Naberhaus is not at the office, she is spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Naberhaus enjoys travelling, fishing, and reading.

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