2021 Highlights

Montefiore Einstein Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Over the course of an unprecedented year, Montefiore Einstein Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery placed itself on a trajectory of growth while also rising to the challenges of COVID-19 in novel, groundbreaking ways. The significant innovations in treatment and research our department made in 2021 led to improvements in care within our healthcare system and beyond.

Note from the chair

“This past year has been another challenging one for us all, as we continue to deal with the highs and lows of social inequity and the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been fortunate to be able to recruit excellent additions to our faculty—Drs. Ahmedli, Alexander, DeBiase, Fang and Lee—during this time. These fantastic physicians, as detailed in their bios below, have strengthened our ability to care for patients with any, and all, head and neck problems.”

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DATA & STATISTICS

2021 by the numbers

29,508

Outpatient visits
 

1,847

Inpatient visits  
 

2,912

Surgeries performed 
 

69

Open research protocols, 16 of which were opened in 2021

Team News

Updates and additions to our world-renowned faculty

Ronda E. Alexander, MD, FACS

Director, Division of Laryngology, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Carolyn DeBiase, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Nigar N. Ahmedli, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Christina H. Fang, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor

Andrew H. Lee, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor

Bradley Schiff, MD

Professor, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Head & Neck Division, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Intern Year: Mentorship Director

Christina Yang, MD

Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology
Associate Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Quality Assurance
Director, Pediatric Dysphagia Program
Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Co-Director, Bootcamp

Nadeem Akbar, MD

Associate Professor, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Rhinology/Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH, FACS

Vice-Chair, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology

Michel Nassar, MD, MSc

Division Director, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Director, AeroDigestive Program, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Co-Director, CranioFacial Clinic
Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Patient referrals

At Montefiore Einstein Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, we know providing patients with the best possible care includes teamwork and trust. We work closely with our valued referring physicians to ensure open communication and reliable expertise.