The Head and Neck Surgery Service is supervised by Stimson Schantz, MD, at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE); Augustine Moscatello, MD, at Westchester Medical Center. NYEE offers complete head and neck surgical care for most tumor patients presenting to the institution. Speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, radiotherapists, medical oncologists, microvascular surgeons and oral surgeons provide support services. The only patients who are referred to our affiliated hospitals are those who need direct participation by thoracic surgeons or neurosurgeons during the operative procedure.
Patients referred outside NYEE continue to be cared for by the residents. Patients initially presenting to Head and Neck Service undergo diagnostic radiography, staging endoscopy, and subsequent presentation at the combined Head and Neck Tumor Board. Outpatient radiation therapy is provided at Mount Sinai Beth Israel under the supervision of Kenneth Hu, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology. Patient follow-up by residents and attendings (surgeons, radiation therapists, and medical oncologists) occurs at the NYEE Head and Neck clinic.
Pathology conferences are held at both New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Voice Evaluation Laboratory is held weekly under the supervision of Michael Pitman, MD, and Amy Lebowitz, MS, CCC-SLP. Voice Conference, including attending surgeons, research faculty, residents, medical students, and graduate students is held monthly. Parallel Tumor Board activities are conducted at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
The Otolaryngology Resident Training Program’s other resident clinical services include: