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Michael Pitman

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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    Michael J. Pitman MD is the Chief of Laryngology for Mount Sinai Health System. He is the Director of the Division of Laryngology and the Director of The Voice and Swallowing Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. Dr. Pitman is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. These areas include such illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules and cysts. Dr. Pitman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and was a fellow in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pitman has been voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, as well as to New York Magazine “Top Doctors” and New York Times “SuperDocs”. Dr. Pitman has received numerous grants for pioneering research in the field of Laryngology. He has authored many articles for peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters, and he lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.


  • 2003 -
    Resident Teaching Award in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

  • 2003 -
    Resident Research Travel Grant
    American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

  • 2001 -
    Resident Research Travel Grant
    American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

  • 1998 -
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine International Health Fellowship

  • 1998 -
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • 1993 -
    Golden Key National Honor Society
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • 1989 - 1991
    University of Michigan Honors Program
    College of Literature, Science and Arts

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Pitman during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Cook Medical

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