Samuel H. Selesnick, MD, FACS

Samuel H. Selesnick, MD, FACS

As a surgeon and neurotologist with more than 20 years of experience, I care for people with diseases in and around the ear, including the skull base and intracranial region. Many of my patients have a benign condition known as an acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), which is a tumor that grows in the ear’s acoustic nerve.

When surgery is necessary, I work alongside neurosurgeons to very precisely remove the unwanted tissue so that hearing is preserved. I also perform radiosurgery as part of a team of radiation oncologists here at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Other skull-base tumors that I treat include meningiomas, epidermoids, and glomus tumors. I also manage the surgical and medical treatment of people suffering from complex ear-related problems such as hearing loss, otosclerosis (an abnormal growth of bone in the ear), cholesteatoma (a skin cyst that grows in the middle ear), and facial nerve tumors.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Skull-Base Surgery; Acoustic Neuromas and Skull Base Tumors

Languages Spoken

MD, New York University School of Medicine


Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital


University of California, San Francisco

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology; Neurotology

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