Craig Berzofsky, M.D., MHS

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December 11, 2014

Dr Craig Berzofsky | Laryngologist Westchester NY | White Plains NY | Yonkers NYDr. Craig Berzofsky is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained Laryngologist, specializing in treating voice, airway and swallowing disorders.  After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Berzofsky received a Masters in Health Sciences in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.  He then matriculated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Berzofsky completed a general surgery internship at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, both in New York City.  While at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Dr. Berzofsky was the administrative chief resident and a recipient of several accolades, including the Turner Award for Excellence in all aspects of residency and the Resident Teaching Award.

During residency, Dr. Berzofsky furthered his interest in laryngology through ongoing research in laryngeal nerve injury and reinnervation.  He completed a Laryngology fellowship with Dr. Gayle Woodson, a pioneer in the field, at Southern Illinois University.  During this time he learned the intricacies of medical and surgical management of disease related to airway, voice, and swallowing.  He focuses on treating pediatric and adult patents with hoarseness, laryngopharyngeal reflux, vocal fold paralysis, muscle tension dysphonia, spasmodic dysphonia, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, vocal tremor, benign and malignant vocal fold lesions, tracheal stenosis, laryngeal stenosis, tracheomalacia, laryngomalacia, laryngeal clefts, dyspahgia, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, Zenkers diverticulum, and chronic cough.  Dr. Berzofsky utilizes direct in office imaging through awake endoscopies to help correctly diagnose his patients.  His treatment of these disease included combinations of medicine, voice therapy, swallowing therapy, respiratory retraining, in office botox injection, injection vocal fold augmentation, and surgical treatments both endoscopic and open.

Dr. Berzofsky currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at New York Medical College.  He holds hospital affiliation at Phelps Memorial Medical Center, Westchester Medical Center, and St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, where he is establishing a voice and swallowing center.