Academics

Academic Achievements, Training, Presentations, and Research:

  • Top Doctors – Castle Connolly – Westchester Magazine – November 2007-2019
  • Best Doctors – Castle Connolly – New York Magazine – June 2011-2016
  • Phelps Legend Award. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, November 2015.
  • Westchester County, Doctors of Distinction, Humanitarian Award, October 2015.
  • Westchester Healthcare hero, Westchester Magazine, May 2015.
  • Westchester Magazine – Top Doctors – November 2006 – Featured Physician

Committees and Academics:

  • The American Laryngological Association
  • The American Broncho-Esophageal Association
  • The New York Laryngological Society
  • The European Laryngological Society
  • The Voice Foundation – Physician Member
  • Reviewer, The Laryngoscope Journal
  • Reviewer, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Journal
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Board of Directors, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
  • Faculty Senate, New York Medical College
  • Advisory Board of Mercy College (Department of Speech, Language Pathology)
  • Advisory Board of WSHLA (Westchester Speech Hearing and Language Association)
  • Professional Advisory Committee of Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester
  • Medical Executive Committee, Westchester Medical Center
  • Otolaryngology Residency Coordinator – Westchester Medical Center (New York Eye & Ear Infirmary)
  • Medical Student Research Coordinator – New York Medical College

Training:

Laryngology Fellowship: St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital – Dr. Andrew Blitzer, Laryngologist

Otolarynoglogy – Head and Neck Surgery Residency:

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia
  • New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Undergraduate Education: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Presentations:

International Guest lecturer including Australia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland,Turkey, Peru, Singapore, France, and The Netherlands Numerous presentations at prestigious institutions including Manhattan School of Music, The Westchester Music Conservatory, Purchase University – Opera Department, Westchester Medical Center, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Vassar Brothers Hospital, Sound Shore Medical Center, New York Eye & Ear, Burke Rehabilitation Center; Numerous Grand Rounds: Departments of Medicine, Pulmonary, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology.

  • Keynote Speaker: Farma vs. Pharma – A Plant Based, Diet Based Approach to Treating Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Diseae
  • Keynote Speaker: Practical Approach to Pediatric and Adult Voice Disorders, Puerto Rico Voice Update
  • Keynote Speaker: Introduction to Laryngeal Diagnosis, Lima, Peru
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease – Extra-esophageal Manifestations of GERD
  • Care of the Professional Voice
  • Pediatric Voice Disorders
  • Laryngeal Anatomy

Research Interests:

  • Diet based aproaches to treating Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • EMG findings in the thyroarytenoid muscles of chronic cough patients
  • Role of KTP laser in treating base of tongue cysts in patients with chronic dysphagia
  • The time course of anesthesia using topical lidocaine in the larynx
  • Role of laryngopharyngeal reflux in chronic cough
  • Role of laryngopharyngeal reflux with mucositis in head and neck cancer patients
  • Vector Laryngeal Electromyography and Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux disease
  • Office Based Laryngeal Biopsy
  • FEESST examination and sensory testing
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Dysphagia – Early Dilation in Head and Neck Cancer patients