Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D.

Surgery, Head and Neck

Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D.

Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a member of the Department of NeurologicalSurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Selesnick is a Past President of the American Neurotology Society, the largest specialty organization of neurotologists - skull base surgeons in the United States. Neurotology encompasses lateral skull base surgery for tumors such as vestibular schwanommas (acoustic neuromas), meningiomas,epidermoid tumors and glomus tumors, as well as the surgical and medical treatment for patients suffering from complex ear-related problems such as hearing loss, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma and facial nerve tumors.

Dr. Selesnick has lectured on neurotologic and ear related topics in the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, the Ukraine, Canada, Japan and Mexico.

Dr. Selesnick has received The Certificate of Honor bestowed by The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has been named one of the best doctors in his field by lay publications. Dr. Selesnick sits on the editorial board of the journal 'Otologyand Neurotology' and has served as guest editor of 'The Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America'. Dr. Selesnick has served on the Executive Council of The American Neurotology Society, and has served on or chaired numerous committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The American Otological Society, The Triological Society, The American College of Surgeons and other medical societies. Dr. Selesnick serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Selesnick has researched topics in neurotology - skull base surgery and otology, and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals. The second book he has co-edited was released in November 2010.

At the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Selesnick has pioneered skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas and meningiomas as well as other skull base lesions. He has pioneered the use of lasers for the treatment of hearing loss in otosclerosis, and for the treatment of cholesteatoma, during mastoidectomy surgery and for tympanoplasty to repair tympanic membrane perforation.

Dr. Selesnick received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and graduated from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his training in Otolaryngology at The Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital - Cornell Residency Program and went on to advanced Fellowship training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at The University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Selesnick has been frequently interviewed by the television, radio, and print media. He is an Honorary Police Surgeon in the New York Police Department.

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