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Co-Directors

Jan Geliebter, PhD
Stimson Schantz, MD

Technician at the microscopeThe Department of Otolaryngology is distinguished by a strong commitment to medical research, which contributes to advances in Otolaryngology and related areas of medicine. By being active participants in the research process, we help to ensure the currency of our knowledge base, and are in a better position to offer our patients the very latest clinical insight.

In addition to physicians, research is facilitated by scientists, physiologists, a molecular biologist, bioengineer/mathematician, and statistician who direct independent research in their respective areas and who regularly collaborate with an international team of researchers in various disciplines.

Members of the Department actively share the results of their research with the professional community, both through presentations at national and international conferences and via peer-reviewed print media. Select a research program below or visit the research faculty pages for further details about publications.

Otolaryngology Research Specialties

Laryngology & Voice

Colorful image of the vocal tractResearch in voice production, singing and laryngeal disorders is a significant focus of the Department of Otolaryngology. We are distinguished as an internationally-respected research team, combining the expertise of physicians, doctoral-level scientists and clinicians trained in diverse areas of medicine, voice therapy, speech science, bioengineering, neurology, singing, and biostatistics that provides a research center unparalleled in the New York City metropolitan region. Voice production is acknowledged as being one of the most complex biological systems of the human body, and we are committed to research projects of this unique system that advance the clinical care of our patients with voice disorders. Our research in laryngology and voice is focused upon two broad and overlapping areas, neurolaryngology and clinical outcomes and efficacy.

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Microscopy slide and photo of lipsResearch in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has in the past been limited to clinical reports of cosmetic procedures or laboratory research into wound physiology. The research program of the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery attempts to bridge this gap between the lab and the patient in order to provide state-of-the-art clinical aesthetic and reconstructive care to patients which is based on a firm understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck. Areas of specific interest include enhancing wound healing in both cosmetic and reconstructive settings, development and proper use of synthetic facial implants, repair of skin and soft tissues of the face with biologic materials and further elucidation of the nature of facial beauty.

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Doctor examining child's earsThe division of pediatric otolaryngology has a strong commitment to clinical research of a practical nature. Past and current projects have targeted possible alternatives to the conventional management of the most common upper respiratory diseases afflicting children. By taking advantage of our enormous clinical volume, we are in a position to study many everyday common problems. In addition to our clinical research staff, we are collaborating with a pediatrician who has considerable clinical and research experience. With the incidence of resistant bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract on the rise, we anticipate that our research efforts will have notable impact.    

Colorful lab imageHead & Neck Oncology / Thyroid

Otology / Neurotology

 

Publications & Presentations

Members of the Department actively share the results of their research with the professional community, both through presentations at national and international conferences and via peer-reviewed print media. Select a research program above for further details about publications and presentations.

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