Peter Zonakis, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat physician in Rifle, CO

Peter Zonakis, MD


Ear Nose & Throat services to our pediatric and adult patients at Grand River Health Clinic in Rifle

2nd year of service at Grand River Health

For an appointment call 970.625.1100


  • Internship: General surgery at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan


  • Board Certification – American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


  • English
  • Greek (partial)


  • Allergies
  • Facial skin cancer


Dr. Zonakis offers over 30 years of experience in the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat medicine. After becoming a Medical Doctor at the age of only 24, his accomplishments include teaching Otolaryngology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery in Payson, Arizona.

Dr. Zonakis received his medical degree in 1975 from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He later completed his Otolaryngology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan in 1980. Most recently Dr. Zonakis practiced at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson Arizona, where he also served as the Chairman of the Surgery Department and was the Consulting Physician for the Arizona Medical Board for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Zonakis and his wife Barb have recently relocated to the Rifle area. In their free time they enjoy cross country skiing and golf, plus hiking with their two Border Collies, Cody and Zorro.

When we asked Dr. Zonakis why he chose Grand River Health and the Rifle area, he responded “Obviously, I was attracted the scenery, climate and the outdoor activities, that was easy. But a hospital like Grand River is rare. Quality and patient care are a really priority here, not just a slogan, everyone here is committed to it. There are very few places left that truly honor their mission like they do here. I am excited to be a part of the Grand River team.”

FORMS from the office of Dr. Zonakis

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