Ameet Kamat, M.D.
Dr. Kamat is a board certified, fellowship trained Sinus and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon. After graduating Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa from Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate’s prestigious BA/MD program, he completed his otolaryngology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. There, he received several honors such as the Chief Resident Award, Teaching Award, Research Award, and the Turner Award for Residency Excellence. Dr. Kamat then went on to complete a Rhinology and Skull Base fellowship at the world-renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Under the guidance of pioneers in the field, Drs. David Kennedy, James Palmer, and Bert O’Malley, Dr. Kamat became highly adept in medical and surgical therapies for advanced sinonasal disease in both adults and children. He has specialized training in revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, allergic fungal sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis related sinus disease. His other areas of expertise include allergic rhinitis, acute and chronic sinusitis, frontal sinus disease, nasal polyps, papillomas and other sinonasal tumors, mucoceles, tear duct blockage, snoring, deviated nasal septum, nasal obstruction, nose bleeds, sinus headaches, smell and taste disorders, and laser therapy for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). He believes in providing his patients with personalized medical care for sinus disease, using a combination of both systemic and topical therapeutics and safe innovative techniques in sinus surgery that include image guidance technology, anatomy-specific precision instruments, drug-eluting stents, and balloon sinuplasty.
Dr. Kamat’s comprehensive endoscopic skull base practice emphasizes minimally invasive surgical approaches through the nose and sinuses to the pituitary gland, anterior skull base, middle cranial fossa and orbit. These approaches are patient-specific and can often be safer alternatives to procedures requiring facial/scalp incisions and craniotomy. They are also associated with reduced complications, faster recovery, and long-term well-being. Dr. Kamat has extensive experience with the management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and encephaloceles, pituitary tumors, and other benign and malignant tumors affecting the skull base. He ensures that his patients are offered clear options before creating their tailored treatment plan.
Dr. Kamat currently serves as a Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. He also holds hospital affiliations with White Plains Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Kamat continues to present at national conferences and publish numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters to further the burgeoning interest in sinonasal and skull base disease. He is a current member of the American Rhinologic Society, North American Skull Base Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.