Dr. Nancy Griner

Dr. Griner earned her Bachelor’s degree with high honors in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1975. She was awarded her medical degree in 1980 at Indiana University. Dr. Griner completed two years of general surgery at Washington University of St. Louis followed by residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Griner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Other affiliations include memberships in the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Griner is active in the local and state Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Societies and has served as president of both local and state organizations. She is also active in the national organization, having served as the Georgia representative on the Board of Governors for six years.

Dr. Griner is the author of several articles in the Otolaryngology specialty literature. She practices all aspects of Otolaryngology, but particularly enjoys functional surgery of the nose and sinuses.

Dr. Griner is on the staffs of Emory Eastside Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center, and Surgical Care Affiliates of Gwinnett.

Liza Tanghal


Liza Tanghal has been working for Dr. Griner as a Physician Assistant since 1998. As an ENT Physician Assistant, she evaluates and treats patients of all ages with diseases and conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and sinuses. Liza performs all preoperative and most postoperative evaluations of patients.

Liza graduated with highest honors from the City University of New York, College of Staten Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She then attended the Beyley Seton Physician Assistant Program in Staten Island, New York and has been a practicing Physician Assistant since 1987. Prior to joining Dr. Griner’s practice, Liza worked as a Physician Assistant in Family Practice and Internal Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.

Liza is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the state of Georgia. To maintain her certification and licensure, she must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years, and pass the national recertification examination every six years.

Liza is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.