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Gerald Zahtz, MD, FACS

Gerald Zahtz, MD, FACS

The Center for Pediatric Otolaryngology

Clinical Offices

430 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Tel: (718) 470-7550
Fax: (718) 470-4514

Academic Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Ambulatory Care, Department of Otolaryngology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC)
  • Otolaryngology residency program director, Albert Einstein Otolaryngology Program
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Otolaryngology Program Director - AECOM

About Gerald Zahtz MD, FACS

Dr. Zahtz has been an integral part of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) Department of Otolaryngology and its residency program for over 32 years. He trained at LIJMC and became Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Queens Hospital Center and subsequently it’s Director of Service. When the LIJMC residency program merged with the program at AECOM, He served as the LIJMC site director and subsequently as the Program director for the entire residency program.

At LIJMC, he has been member of the full-time Faculty Council and its President. He has served on the Board of the Staff Society and as its secretary. He was the Otolaryngology departmental liaison to the children’s hospital serving on its various committees, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center on the LIJ campus.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and as its second Vice President. Dr. Zahtz has been a member of the Pediatric Otolaryngology committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO-HNS) for 6 years (2006-2012). He has been a reviewer for the International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology since 2005.

His major interests are in the field of pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology and resident education.

At present he is a collaborator on:

A phase I clinical trial of Anakinra for Steroid-Resistant AIED patients, Funding Source: NIDCD, NIH R21/R33 DC011827 NCT01267994


  • MD – St Louis University School of Medicine


  • Otolaryngology – Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • General Surgery – Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology – American Board of Otolaryngology 1981

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow: American Rhinologic Society
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization

Awards & Honors:

  • BA Cum Laude -Yeshiva College - June 1974
  • First Place Resident Presentation - New York Academy of Medicine, Section of Otolaryngology – 1979
  • How to Find the Best Doctor’s: New York Metro area 4/94- 2012
  • New York Magazine – Best doctors 6/98
  • Top Doctor’s: New York Metro area (2001 -2012)
  • Newsday’s Top physicians on Long Island (2011, 2012)
  • Castle Connolly’S Best Doctors Teacher of the Year, 2002 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Departmentt of Otolaryngology

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