In addition to being a member of the neurosurgery team at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I serve as a Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College. I greatly enjoy working with students and overseeing their rotation through Cornell’s Department of Otolaryngology.
When I myself was a medical student, I initially thought I would become a family practice doctor. Then I became fascinated with the anatomy of the ear and surrounding areas. So I went from wanting to know a little bit about everything to becoming an expert in this very focused subspecialty.
As such, I lecture nationally and internationally on ear-related, neurotologic and skull-base topics and am a past President of the American Neurotology Society, the nation’s largest specialty organization of neurotologists/skull-base surgeons. I have been on the executive council of the American Neurotology Society, and have served on or chaired numerous committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Otological Society, the Triological Society, the American College of Surgeons, and others.
I am also on the board of directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, and was the proud recipient of their Certificate of Honor in 1996.
In terms of research, I have been the principal investigator on a number of key clinical trials and have published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. I am on the editorial board of the journal Otology and Neurotology and have been a guest editor of The Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.
Outside of work, in addition to being a very busy father of three boys, I have always had a passion for music, and enjoy singing and playing a variety of instruments. I am a member of the Oratorio Society of New York, and our chorus recently performed at Carnegie Hall.