New York, NY (March 2, 2011) - Joseph M. Bernstein, MD, has been appointed to the full-time faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Continuum Health Partners Otolaryngology Service Line. He will be working with the faculty at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel and Roosevelt Hospital to develop the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service and to further enhance the scope of pediatric services.
Dr. Bernstein graduated from Columbia University with honors. He obtained his medical degree and received his Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery residency training at New York University and its affiliated hospitals. He completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Baylor's Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Dr. Bernstein returned to New York University Medical Center as a full-time faculty member and the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 1998, where he held appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, and Plastic Surgery. He expanded his practice to Westchester County in 2005 and to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2009.
Dr. Bernstein's practice spans the entire spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology with special interests in congenital malformations, airway disorders, sleep apnea, sinusitis and other common ENT infections. He is a recognized expert in the evaluation and management of children with craniofacial and cleft anomalies. He has authored numerous articles and chapters and he lectures nationally and internationally.
In announcing this appointment, Mark S. Persky, MD, physician-in-chief of the Continuum Otolaryngology Service Line and Allan Fine, senior vice president/ chief strategy & operations officer for NYEE, said: “The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Continuum Health Partners have been committed to providing the best specialty care for generations of children. We are proud to welcome the expertise and family-centric care for which Dr. Bernstein is renowned in furthering this mission across our health system.”
One of New York’s and the nation’s foremost specialized facilities, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all diseases and disorders of the eye, ear, nose, and throat, as well elective cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, in a state-of-the-art hospital with a caring and friendly environment. Founded in 1820, it is the first and longest continuously operating specialty hospital in the Western Hemisphere. With more than 25,000 surgical cases and 225,000 outpatient visits per year, it is also one of the largest and busiest.
New York Eye and Ear is regularly ranked as one of the Best Hospitals in America by US News & World Report. It has been awarded Magnet status for excellence in nursing care, and many of its medical staff are included in directories of the “Top Doctors” in New York and America.
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is one of several historically-distinguished New York City health care institutions that comprise Continuum Health Partners, a non-profit hospital system that also includes Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Centers, and Long Island College Hospital.
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