Consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report®, the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai demonstrates excellence in all facets of clinical care, education and research. The Head and Neck Institute, Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center are internationally recognized for innovations and advancements in otolaryngology. Some examples include the first donor tracheal transplant worldwide, the first robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancers in the State of New York, novel endoscopic surgical approaches for otologic tumors, and a larynx-sparring approach to resect laryngeal chondrosarcomas. The Head and Neck Cancer Research Program has been in existence for more than 20 years, and offers a wide array of clinical trials. Our faculty are also recognized leaders in skull base and sinus surgery, as well as microvascular reconstruction. They provide the highest level of multidisciplinary care, and embrace their teaching role and participation in research.
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai demonstrates excellence in all facets of clinical care, education and research. The Head and Neck Institute, Ear Institute at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center are internationally recognized for innovations and advancements in otolaryngology. Some examples include the first robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancers in New York, the first donor tracheal transplant in the world, endoscopic surgery for otologic tumors, and transgender voice care. The Head and Neck Cancer Research Program has been in existence for more than 20 years, and offers a wide array of clinical trials. Our faculty are also recognized leaders in skull base and sinus surgery, as well as microvascular reconstruction. They provide the highest level of multidisciplinary care, and embrace their teaching role and participation in research.
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report® for 2023-24.
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The standard of care for human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma results in high cure rates; however, these therapies typically come with severe side effects.
The Mount Sinai Otolaryngology Surgical Video Series is a detailed, step-by-step instructional guide for surgeons and surgical trainees to learn standard approaches to ENT/Otolaryngology procedures.
Maaike van Gerwen, MD, PhD is heading two novel studies that could lead to a better understanding of thyroid cancer among patients exposed to toxins during the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks.
Course material and hands-on laboratory dissection will be appropriate for both novice and advanced endoscopic ear surgeons. For those unable to travel to New York City, this course also contains a virtual lecture component.
A specialized blood test can identify the presence of tumor cells in their earliest possible stage, is far less invasive than a traditional tissue biopsy, and can be used for both screening and surveillance.
Mount Sinai researchers help identify previously unknown genetic causes of primary lymphedema, thoracic aortic aneurysm disease, and congenital deafness.
Patients who present with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps typically undergo surgery or are given steroids to eliminate polyps.
While the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis are easy to recognize, what causes them is not yet understood.
Otolaryngology residencies are increasingly in demand. The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers four fellowships for third- and fourth-year medical students.
The standard procedure for rhinoplasty has remained popular with facial plastic surgeons for more than a century, despite some of its known risks and limitations.
For a number of reasons, it can be challenging to analyze problems in the human vocal folds. Now, a new high-resolution imaging technology, combined with access to fresh healthy tissue, is giving Benjamin Laitman, MD, PhD, an effective way to analyze them.
During their residencies, colleagues Karen B. Zur, MD, and Ian N. Jacobs, MD, MLA, collaborated with leading experts and learned valuable leadership skills that enabled them to become experts in their field.
Ya-Wen Chen, PhD, is investigating the potential for using cells from a patient’s own body to develop tissue for trachea and lung transplantations, which could result in reduced dependency on organ donors.
While rehabilitation is largely helpful for patients with vestibular dysfunction, it does not always prepare them for navigating unpredictable urban environments.
Eric M. Genden, MD, MHA, FACS, Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, reflects on a bold year for the Department that resulted in groundbreaking research and the adoption of cutting-edge technology.
Mount Sinai researchers are investigating the potential to create better surgical outcomes for patients with acoustic neuromas by using the most powerful imaging technology available.
We describe a new method of intraoperative communication of margin mapping results for head and neck cancer specimens.
Scary Cases: Mount Sinai Otolaryngology in NYC Presents Four Unique Surgeries
George Wanna, MD, Executive Vice Chair of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of the Division of Otology-Neurotology, has performed approximately 1,000 procedures to treat these unusual tumors and improve the quality of life of his patients.
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Past exposure to Agent Orange—the highly destructive defoliant widely used during the Vietnam War—may be associated with more aggressive thyroid cancer. In a first-of-its-kind retrospective study in partnership with the James J. Peters ...
Tumors of the head and neck are located in anatomical areas that contain many structures that are vital to quality of life. To aid in removal of the malignancies, Alfred M.C. Iloreta, Jr., MD, has utilized 5-aminolevulinic acid—a naturally ...
For decades, physicians have performed total laryngectomies on patients with laryngeal chondrosarcoma. Though life-saving, this standard of care procedure adversely impacted their ability to speak, breathe, and swallow.
The Institute for Airway Science (IAS) is comprised of translational and basic scientists with expertise in the areas of epithelial science, stem cell science, and transplant immunology.
Cochlear implantation recently became available as a treatment modality for patients with single-sided deafness. To assess which patient population would benefit from its use, Maura K. Cosetti, MD—in concert with a team of auditory engineers ...
Mount Sinai’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery became the first academic center in New York City to adopt ENT Navigation balloon sinuplasty. The minimally invasive, cutting-edge tool allows for the automatic merging of ...
Physicians have long known that intubations come with their share of complications. Researchers within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai want to help change that by developing ...
Human papillomavirus is the cause for a variety of cancers including anal, oral, and malignancies of the head and neck. But not all those infected develop cancer; some are able to suppress the virus. Researchers at the Head and Neck Cancer ...
In operation for more than a century, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has earned a reputation as one of the finest in the nation and is internationally recognized for ...
Attend a Virtual CME Symposium at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Learn about the world’s first human tracheal transplant
What people hear and do not hear can have a direct effect on their balance, according to new research from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).
In the summer of 2020, patients who recovered from COVID-19 began reporting to otolaryngologists throughout the Mount Sinai Health System with upper airway complications. To better address the needs of this patient population, physicians ...
For the past thirty years, Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, has investigated how to replace and rebuild an organ thought to be non-transplantable. Through extensive research, Dr. Genden has charted his vision from an animal model to the lab and finally a person
Alfred Marc Carlo Iloreta, MD, has launched a therapeutic study to assess the impact of daily omega-3 fatty acid supplementation among patients who have experienced COVID-19-associated anosmia
Face coverings are essential in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but their use may present communication challenges
More than 50 specialists were involved in the first successful human trachea transplant. The skilled team spent 18 hours harvesting trachea from a donor and implanting it into the patient
Throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, multidisciplinary surgical teams were organized to take over COVID-19 wards from ill, fatigued staff. Otolaryngologists were among the recruits
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center of Mount Sinai successfully transitioned to virtual appointments. Despite a few challenges, providers found that the increased schedule flexibility, along ...
The past year has been one of the most challenging in history, but each and every one of us acquired various takeaways, whether it be in our practice, research endeavors, or educational experiences.
Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, provides insights on COVID-19 prevention for daily life.