News & Events

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation Inaugurate Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, as President 09/30/2015   
  • Single Mom Gets Life Back After Tumor Removal 08/27/2015  
  • Lenox Hill Hospital First in US Conducting New Trial to Treat Head and Neck Cancers 08/07/2015 NEW YORK, NY –Thirty-nine-year-old Lin ShuiPing from Brooklyn was the first patient in the United States to be successfully treated in a new clinical trial being conducted at the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital to treat his recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer.
  • Solving medical mysteries 03/04/2015 After gaining 120 pounds in 1 year, rare diagnosis saves man's life
  • Tot to get life-changing tumor surgery after Facebook post 03/03/2015 A British toddler is set to receive life-changing surgery Wednesday, thanks to a Facebook connection and a team of compassionate doctors.

    The red birthmark on Colby Ramos-Francis' right eyelid - just a small, heart-shaped strawberry mark when he was born - has grown into a bulbous tumor so large it blocks the 17-month-old's vision and draws stares and rude comments at the bus stop.

    "It's gotten to the point where we needed help. Colby was being bullied by adults and children," said the boy's mom, Aimee Ramos-Price, 18. "He sits and touches it and compares himself to myself, usually. He knows that he's got it, which is difficult, to know that he already knows that he's different from everybody else."

    Click here to read the rest of Colby's story .
  • Lab-Grown Tracheas 02/12/2015 Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, part of the North Shore-LIJ system, say they have figured out how to create a human trachea using a 3-D printer. Todd Goldstein, a Ph.D. candidate at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine who specializes in cartilage research, collaborated with NS-LIJ physicians Dr. Lee Smith and Dr. David Zeltsman.
  • New York Head & Neck Institute Surgeon Is First In New York to Achieve Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound 12/02/2014 The New York Head & Neck Institute announced today that Daniel B. Kuriloff, MD, Director of the Center for Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, is the first surgeon in New York to achieve endocrine certification in neck ultrasound (ECNU).

    ECNU is a professional certification in the field of neck ultrasonography for physicians who perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for thyroid and parathyroid disorders through both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA). The ECNU credential signifies that an individual has passed the comprehensive certification examination (CCE) and successfully completed the validation of competency process (VCP). The ECNU certification is valid for ten years.

    “We are proud that Dr. Kuriloff is the first surgeon in New York to receive certification in endocrine neck ultrasound. This prestigious accreditation reflects his continued commitment and level of expertise in the field of head & neck endocrine surgery,” said Dr. Peter Costantino, Chairman: Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Lenox Hill, Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital and The North Shore-LIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine.

    The Endocrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) Program is governed by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Neck Ultrasound Certification Council. ECNU is recognized by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), one of the preeminent, national accreditation bodies for ultrasound practices, and allows those with the ECNU credential to be directors of ultrasound laboratories and apply for AIUM Practice Accreditation. The AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a peer review process that examines practices against nationally recognized standards of excellence in training and qualifications of personnel, quality of ultrasound examinations, maintenance and calibration of machines, quality of reports, implementation of protection policies, and regular quality assurance activities.

    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents subspecialty physicians who are recognized for their expertise in the care of patients with thyroid and parathyroid diseases. These clinicians routinely perform consultations and diagnostic evaluations for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders, which include both diagnostic ultrasonography (US) and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (UGFNA). The ACE, which is the educational and scientific arm of AACE, recognizes that the certification process for US and UGFNA provides assurance for optimal quality in patient treatment outcomes.
  • Expanding Cancer Care With Radiation Oncology 10/08/2014 New specialized providers are on-site, the latest leading-edge equipment is in place, and radiation oncology treatments are now available — this is the face of cancer care at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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