Dr. Daniel J. McKenna

  • MD, MS
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist
  • Spoken languages English


Since 2003, Dr. McKenna has been providing superior Ear, Nose and Throat care to the residents of Southwest Florida. Year after year, Dr. McKenna has been considered to be one of the most caring, innovative and effective ENT surgeons in the greater area. Patients travel from around Lee County, as well as from Charlotte, Sarasota, Hendry and Collier counties to receive care from Dr. McKenna. After growing up in upstate New York, Dr. McKenna began his education at the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology and from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. Dr. McKenna was excited to remain at AMC to obtain his Doctor of Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class and received special honors designations in all of his classroom courses and clinical rotations. He also was honored with entrance into the highly selective Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. McKenna chose to specialize in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, commonly called ENT. He was selected by Jefferson University Hospital to perform his surgical training. This highly regarded clinical program allowed Dr. McKenna to complete his training with nearly three times the number of surgical procedures as most ENT residents. This training also included extensive concentrations in the innovative management of sinus and nasal disease, pediatric surgery and head and neck cancer.

When Dr. McKenna arrived In Fort Myers, he brought with him the many innovations that he learned at Jefferson. This included introducing the area to the latest 3-Dimensional Navigation Systems for ENT surgery. Since then, he has continued to provide this high level of surgical technique allowing for precision, speed and minimally invasive techniques. These procedures can be performed in the office, outpatient surgical center or in the hospital, allowing Dr. McKenna to tailor care to each individual patient’s needs. In his free time, Dr. McKenna spends his time with his beautiful wife that he first met as a young undergrad. He also enjoys tennis, fine wine, and travel, mostly to visit his now adult children.

Career Positions

Past position(s)

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Florida, Fort Myers, FL



  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science, Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Albany Medical College, Master of Science, Cell Biology, Albany, NY
  • Albany Medical College, Doctor of Medicine, Albany, NY


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia, PA


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, General Surgery, Philadelphia, PA


Awards and honors

  • Magna Cum Laude