About Us

Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the web site of the New York Head & Neck Institute. We hope that you find it both informative and helpful in obtaining care. As our mission statement indicates, we exist to treat patients with diseases and disorders affecting any aspect of the Head & Neck. We are also very proud of the fact that we conduct recognized research that advances the care of these patients. Lastly, we are committed to training surgeons at all stages of their careers in the latest techniques and treatments pertaining to the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (ENT).


As the Institute's Executive Director, I can promise you the following:

  • We will do our utmost to provide care regardless of your financial or insurance situation.Our primary focus is your well being.
  • If you live far from our treatment centers, please do not let that prevent you from contacting us. It will be our pleasure to direct you to surgeons, many of whom we know personally in your region, who can treat you closer to your home. We will suggest that you travel to New York only if we are the closest center that can expertly treat your condition.
  • If you have any problem with any aspect of our Institute or your care, please feel free to contact my office directly so that we can personally resolve the situation to the best of our ability. Your satisfaction is critical to us.


Peter D. Costantino, MD, FACS

Professor & Chairman:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital – Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital 
The Department of Otolaryngology
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Executive Director & Senior Vice President:
The New York Head & Neck Institute &
The Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Service Line, North Shore-LIJ Health System


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Gady Har-El, MD

"Dr. Har-El is an otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon who is widely recognized for developing minimally invasive procedures for sinus and skull base tumor resection."