Teaching Hospitals

Our training hospitals aim to enrich your medical learning experience while fostering continuity of care and encouraging the instruction of interpersonal skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. The organization of the teaching service encourages mentorship and instruction in the basics, as well as the nuances, of managing patients both in the hospital and in an outpatient setting.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Founded in 1852, The Mount Sinai Hospital is widely respected for excellence in clinical care. It is a 1171-bed facility which also houses the Kravis Children’s Hospital. For otolaryngology residency training, Mount Sinai Hospital serves as the main teaching site for tertiary surgical cases, especially with respect to complex head and neck surgery, microvascular reconstruction, laryngologic procedures and anterior and lateral skull base surgery. Residents rotate at Mount Sinai during all five years of their training.

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Founded in 1820, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEE) is the first specialty hospital in the nation. Its focus on eye and ear care has distinguished it as a high-volume, high-quality institution for outpatient visits and ambulatory surgical cases. NYEE is also home to The Ear Institute, which is a pioneering force in cochlear implantation, hearing and balance disorders, and endoscopic otologic-neurotologic surgery. At NYEE, resident physicians participate in general otolaryngology clinic and a variety of sub-specialty clinics, performing office-based procedures and learning medical otolaryngology. They also learn a variety of surgical procedures covering every subspecialty discipline in otolaryngology, with particular emphasis on rhinology, otology, laryngology, facial plastics, pediatric and general otolaryngology.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst Hospital Center is a large and diverse hospital which serves as a Level 1 regional trauma center, and is part of the NYC Health and Hospitals organization. It is a 646-bed facility located in one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in the United States. As a city hospital serving a one million person catchment area, it is known for the variety of unique and advanced pathologies seen in the clinics and emergency room. The otolaryngology clinic and operating room are both extraordinarily active with a variety of cases ranging from chronic ear disease to facial trauma to head and neck cancer. Because of the diverse patient populations, residents develop an acute sensitivity for cultural and religious factors that may impact the delivery of care.

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

The VA Medical Center in the Bronx has 431 beds, including 120 nursing home beds. It is a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility within the VA health system, providing a full range of patient care services. The strengths for otolaryngology training lie in head and neck and skin malignancies and facial plastic surgeries. Furthermore, the allergy clinic enriches the teaching service by providing education in basic allergy assessment and immunotherapy, as well as a full-service hearing and balance center. The VA teaching faculty staff a variety of general and subspecialty cases, ranging from facelift and rhinoplasty to cancer resections, transoral robotic surgery, and microvascular reconstruction.

Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai West (MSW), founded in 1871 and formerly known as Roosevelt Hospital, houses 514 beds and has a busy general otolaryngology service, as well as an active head and neck surgery team. In 2007, MSW established the first accredited simulation center in Manhattan. Residents participate in the full breadth of otolaryngologic patient care here, learning otology and laryngology as well as tertiary head and neck surgery with reconstruction.

Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, is home to 652 beds, the Maria Fareri Children’s hospital, and is a Level 1 regional trauma center. It serves more than 3.5 million people and covers every adult and pediatric medical specialty.  The otolaryngology service at WMC is particularly active in tertiary pediatric otolaryngology, facial trauma, and head and neck/endocrine surgery. The faculty boasts multiple fellowship-trained specialists with expertise in laryngology, rhinology and anterior skull base surgery as well. The training experience here is an invaluable one that fosters independent clinical thinking and surgical skills.