PERSONAL DATA:

Date of Birth: December 26, 1958
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Medical License: NY #158666
DEA: #AP3192096

EDUCATION:

B.S. Summa Cum Laude Brooklyn College/City of New York – Brooklyn, New York 1975-1979

M.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Brooklyn, New York – 1979-1983 

General Surgery Residency
Staten Island Hospital – Staten Island, New York – 1983-1985 

Otolaryngology Residency
Albany Medical Center – Albany, New York – 1985-1988 

Fellowship Facial Plastic Surgery
Ferdinand Becker, M.D. – Vero Beach, Florida – 1988-1989

APPOINTMENTS:

Chief Division Otolaryngology St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn N.Y. – 2003-Present
Attending: North Shore University Hospital – 1989-Present 
Clinical Instructor: New York Eye and Ear Hospital – 1989-2007
Attending: Staff St. Francis Hospital – 1989-Present


ELECTED POSITIONS:

President-elect New York State Society of Otolaryngology – 2005
District One Representative of the New York State Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery – 1995-Present 
Long Island Society of Otolaryngology – President – 2001-2002
Long Island Society of Otolaryngology – Secretary-Treasurer – 1997-1998 
Long Island Society of Otolaryngology – Vice President – 1999-2000 
Young Surgeons Representative – Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Inc. – 1997 
Chairman of the Young Surgeons – Brooklyn and Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons – 1998, 1999 
Member of the New York State Medical Society's Smoking Cessation Task Force – 1997-Present 
New York Facial Plastic Society – Treasurer – 1995-1996
Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons, Long Island District #2 – 1998-Present
Chairman of the Medical Commission in East Hills, NY – 2005-Present
Medical Staff Representative, North Sore Hospital - Manhasset – 2003-Present

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

The risk of aspiration of pureed food as determined by flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing.  Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.130:1, January, 2004
The safety of flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing in an outpatient otolaryngology setting. Laryngoscope. 2003 Jan;113(1):21-4.
Laryngopharyngeal sensory deficits as a predictor of aspiration. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2001 Jun;124(6):622-4
Laryngeal adductor reflex and pharyngeal squeeze as predictors of laryngeal penetration and aspiration. Laryngoscope 2002 Feb;112(2):338-41
Near Fatal Complications of Tracheotomy Infections. Head and Neck. December, 1989
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Using the External Approach. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 70.7. August, 1991

Scintigraphic Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak Study in a Child With Recurrent Meningitis After Resection of a Frontal Meningoceole.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Feb, 1995, Vol. 20, No. 2, 136-139.

Pediatric American Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Sphenoid Sinus. Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Nov 2000, Vol. 123, No. 5, 642-644
Near Fatal Complications of Tracheotomy Infections and Their Prevention Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Boston, Mass. July 31, 1988
Treating Sinus Infections. HealthNews: New England Journal of Medicine. April 15, 1997

Laryngopharyngeal sensory deficits as a predictor of aspiration Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, June 2001, Vol.124, No. 6, 622-624

Basal Cell Carcinoma of Ear Coexisting with Spindle Cell Variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Boston, Mass., July 31, 1988
Risk Management. Socioeconomic Course. 1991 Eastern and Canadian Meetings, American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, January, 1991
Sports Medicine Update: Care of the School Age Athlete, North Shore University Hospital, May, 1994 Facial and Neck Trauma Presentation
Risks of Smoking to the Head and Neck. St. Francis Smoke Enders Meeting. Ongoing biannual

SPECIALTY BOARDS:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery October 1998
American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery – Fellow October 1994

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Board Certified
American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Board Certified
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Fellow, American Medical Association
Fellow, NY Facial Plastic Surgery Society
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Fellow, Nassau County Medical Society
Fellow, New York State Society of Otolaryngology
Fellow, New York Head and Neck Society
Fellow, Long Island Society of Otolaryngology
Fellow, Nassau Surgical Society
Member, Sigma XI Scientific Research Study