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Mount Sinai Beth Israel Overview

The Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel was founded by Max Som, M.D. Current staff includes full-time faculty members Mark Urken, M.D., Theresa Tran, M.D. (Head & Neck Surgery), Milton Waner, M.D. (Pediatric Head and Neck/Plastic Reconstructive Surgery), Marc Zimbler, M.D. (Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and Abtin Tabaee, M.D. (Rhinology). Residents from the Eye and Ear Otolaryngology program have been rotating through Mount Sinai Beth Israel since November 1, 1985. Two Albert Einstein residents began rotating at Mount Sinai Beth Israel on July 1, 1994, at which time Mount Sinai Beth Israel formally changed its affiliation from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine to the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mount Sinai Beth Israel are separate corporations under the Mount Sinai Health System. Although Mount Sinai Beth Israel is the academic affiliate of The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, its geographic proximity to New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (one block away), its medical facilities and shared attending staff, and its financial association with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the Mount Sinai Health System make the inclusion of rotations at Mount Sinai Beth Israel a logical and important part of resident training for this department. To accommodate residents from the two different academic programs (NYEE/NYMC and Einstein), the Mount Sinai Beth Israel rotation was divided into two separate services staffed by residents from the two academic affiliates in July 1999. However, residents from both programs work very well together and share the demands of this busy clinical service. Eye and Ear residents are primarily involved in head and neck surgery, and Einstein resident concentrate on otology.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel: Resources & Facilities

Resource / Facility Yes No Comment

Number of beds in hospital

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1162 beds

Outpatient Otolaryngology Clinic

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4 examination/treatment rooms - teaching service, 14 examination rooms - faculty practice

Dedicated Support Personnel

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RNs, Nursing Assistants, PAs

Departmental Offices On Site

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approx. 11,000 square feet

Operating Rooms

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24 (+ 12 at Beth Israel North)

Library

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24-hour access

On-Call Rooms

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1 room

Speech Pathologists/Audiologists

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Complete speech and hearing services, shared Children’s Hearing and Cochlear Implant program with the Eye and Ear, approx. 120 cochlear implants per year.

Radiology / Neuroradiology

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6 Board Certified Neuroradiologists, Complete Radiology Services onsite, including CT, MRI, PET scanning , nuclear medicine and angiography

Mount Sinai Beth Israel: Clinical Services

The residents are in the operating room five days per week. Clinic is held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Pathology conference, Radiology conference, and Tumor Board are held weekly. Teaching rounds are conducted every morning.

Additional educational conferences are shared with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Basic audiology and vestibular as well as comprehensive speech pathology services are provided at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The ambulatory vestibular, testing and rehabilitation services at both Mount Sinai Beth Israel and NYEE were consolidated and moved to NYEE in 2000, and the Cochlear Implant Center was merged with and moved to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2008.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel: Description of Residency Training Program by Year

The first-year resident in otolaryngology is at Mount Sinai Beth Israel a total of three months. The first-year resident attends all clinics under the supervision of full-time faculty and the Chief Resident. He or she will perform surgery appropriate for this level of training, such as tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy, tracheotomy, septoplasty, myringotomy and tube insertion, as well as minor procedures under local anesthesia. The first-year resident also second assists on more advanced head and neck and skull-base cases.

The third-year resident spends a total of three months of the year at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.  The resident is responsible for covering surgical cases as well as assisting in covering any clinics under the supervision of the full-time faculty.  The focus of training for this resident will be local and regional flaps, facial trauma, endoscopic sinus surgery, as well as many of the cancerous and non-cancerous head and neck surgical procedures.  Furthermore, this resident will rotate through pathology and radiation oncology on a regular basis to enhance their understanding of these related specialties.

The fourth-year resident spends a total of three months at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where he or she is the Chief resident for the NYEE/NYMC service and is responsible for conducting all aspects of clinic patient care and supervising Clinic for junior residents. The Chief resident is either the primary surgeon or first assistant on all surgical procedures under the supervision of the attending surgeon. The Chief resident will perform range of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries, laryngectomies, radical and modified neck dissections, composite resections, parotidectomies, submandibular gland resections, pectoralis myocutaneous and other flaps, tracheal reconstructions, endoscopic sinus surgeries, maxillofacial fractures, maxillectomies and assist on acoustic neuroma and craniofacial surgery (detailed operative experience appears in Goals and Objectives).

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Westchester County Medical Center Overview

The Westchester Medical Center is the university medical center for New York Medical College in Westchester County. This institution is located on the same campus in Valhalla, New York. Augustine Moscatello, MD, a head and neck surgeon, is chief of service. His staff includes full-time faculty members Angela Damiano, MD (general otolaryngology and head and neck surgery), Lianne deSerres (pediatric otolaryngology), Steven Hemmerdinger, MD (general otolaryngology), David Merer, M.D. (pediatric otolaryngology) and Craig Zalvin, M.D. (laryngology).

Westchester Medical Center is a Level I trauma center for a region that includes eight counties. This rotation provides additional experience in all aspects of otolaryngology, with emphasis on oncology, trauma, neurotology, and pediatrics. Proximity of the Westchester Medical Center to the main campus of the New York Medical College enhances resident access to the department's basic science laboratories.

A new Children's Hospital located on the Medical Center campus opened in August 2004. This facility will markedly expand clinical opportunities in pediatric otolaryngology for our residents. In addition, WMC has been designated as the only American College of Surgeons-approved trauma center in New York State. The Medical Center will be expanding its trauma facilities during construction of the new Children's Hospital.

Westchester: Resources & Facilities

 
Resource / Facility Yes No Comment

Number of beds in hospital

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751 beds

Outpatient Otolaryngology Clinic

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3 examination/treatment rooms - clinic, 5 examination/treatment rooms - faculty practice

Dedicated Support Personnel

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RNs, PA

Departmental Offices On Site

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approx. 6,000 square feet and separate departmental offices at NYMC

Operating Rooms

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18 (+ 6 at Children's Hospital)

Library

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24-hour access (plus NYMC library)

On-Call Rooms

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2-bedroom apartment

Speech Pathologists/Audiologists

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11/5, and separate graduate school programs in speech pathology and audiology.

Radiology / Neuroradiology

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3 Board Certified Neuroradiologists, Complete Radiology Services Onsite, including CT, MRI, SPECT imaging, nuclear medicine and angiography

Westchester: Clinical Services

Each resident spends an average of three days per week in the operating room. Clinic is held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at Westchester Medical Center. Radiology conference and Tumor Board are held monthly. Journal club is held monthly. Additional educational conferences are conducted at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, approximately 28 miles away from Westchester Medical Center. Comprehensive audiology, balance, and speech pathology services are available. Conferences in those disciplines are also held at NYEE.

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Westchester: Description of Residency Training Program by Year

Residents have rotated through the Westchester Medical Center since July 1, 1993.

Two second-year residents are each assigned to this three-month rotation for a total of six months in this year of training. During this rotation, he or she assists with all otolaryngologic surgery and shares clinic responsibilities with the senior resident. The resident performs all in-house consults. These are reviewed with the attending staff on a daily basis. The second-year resident, the third year resident, and a general surgery or oral surgery resident alternate first call every third night and weekends. The second-year resident assists on approximately 70 major head and neck procedures during a three-month rotation. The resident will be the primary surgeon on such procedures as tracheotomy, tympanoplasty, excisions of skin malignancies, direct laryngoscopy and esophagoscopy, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomies, septoplasty, sinus surgery, repair of facial fractures and treatment of simple and complex facial lacerations.

The third-year resident is the senior resident. The third-year resident performs approximately 70 to 100 major head and neck procedures during a three-month rotation. This number includes thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, parotidectomy, laryngectomy, composite resections, maxillectomies, major airway reconstructions, pediatric endoscopy, sinus surgery, repair of facial fractures and lacerations, tympanomastoidectomy, and tympanoplasty and other procedures described in Goals and Objectives.

Several basic science laboratories for the Department of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery are housed at Valhalla. Basic science research in laryngeal and hearing physiology is conducted in one laboratory. In addition, several joint head and neck cancer molecular biology projects are conducted jointly in the Basic Science departments at NYMC and the Department of Otolaryngology. Grand Rounds for the Department Of Otolaryngology are held at Westchester Medical Center every fourth month.

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