Department of Otolaryngology
Allan L. Abramson, MD, FACS
Committed to excellence in clinical care, research and resident education in all specialties related to the ear, nose and throat, the department delivers coverage of the full spectrum of medical and surgical problems of the head and neck for adults and children, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery, hearing and balance, tinnitus, skull base surgery, swallowing disorders, respiratory papillomas, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, salivary gland disorder, head and neck oncology, otology and neurotology, sleep apnea, voice and laryngeal disorders, airway disorders, and diseases of the sinus and nose. The department provides a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of adult and pediatric patients.
The department consists of six full-time board certified otolaryngologists, 21 community-based physicians, 10 full-time audiologists and speech pathologists, a voice scientist and eight full-time research scientists.
Otolaryngological research at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is devoted to advancing basic and clinical biomedical research, as well as training residents and students. Many of the studies focus on recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, supported by a large Clinical Research Center grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Disorders, National Institutes of Health.