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Augustine L. Moscatello, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A graduate of CCNY, New York, Augustine L. Moscatello, M.D. went on to The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Moscatello completed his Post-Doctoral training as Chief Resident in Otolaryngology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Moscatello is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and has consistently been listed as one of America's, New York's and Westchester's Top Doctors since 1994.

Dr. Moscatello specialties include Head and Neck Surgery including Major and Minor Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Balloon Sinus Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery, and Pillar Procedures for Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Moscatello maintains memberships in several professional societies and committees, including:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • New York Head & Neck Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • New York Medical College Admissions Committee
  • Westchester Medical Center Cancer Committee
  • Westchester Medical Center Executive Committee
  • Westchester Medical Center OR Committee
  • Medical Faculty Health Alliance Credential Committee

Dr. Moscatello's hospital affiliations include:

  • Westchester Medical Center and
  • Maria Fareri Children Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  • Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center, White Plains, New York

Dr. Moscatello is presently the Director of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. He is also an Associate Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Medical College. Dr. Moscatello has given numerous presentations and lectures, and has published articles in his areas of expertise. Dr Moscatello has regular weekly office hours at our Ardsley and Rye Brook offices in Westchester.

 


David Mitchell Merer, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

A graduate of Boston University College of Engineering, Boston, MA, David M. Merer, M.D. began his graduate training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Merer completed his Post-Doctoral training as a Resident in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery as well as his fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Merer is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has been listed regularly as “Best Doctor” in New York and Westchester.

Dr. Merer's practice encompasses the medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions in children from birth to the late teens. These conditions include, but are not limited to, diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, airway and neck regions.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Merer maintains memberships in several professional societies and committees including:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Westchester Medical Center Craniofacial/Cleft Lip and Palate Committee
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Dr. Merer's hospital affiliations include:

  • Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York
  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  • Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  • Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center, White Plains, New York

Dr. Merer is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Medical College. He has numerous publications and presentations in various areas of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr Merer has regularly scheduled office hours at our Ardsley and Rye Brook offices in Westchester as well as our Suffern office in Rockland County.

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Angela Damiano, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A graduate of New York University, NY, Angela Damiano, M.D. went on to Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Damiano completed her Post-Doctoral training as Resident in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She went on to complete her Fellowship at New York University Medical Center. Dr. Damiano is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Damiano specialties include Head and Neck Surgery including Major and Minor Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Balloon Sinus Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery, Rhinology, Pediatric and Adult General Otolaryngology. In addition to her clinical appointments, Dr. Damiano maintains memberships in several professional societies and committees, including:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • Quality Management Committee

Dr. Damiano's hospital affiliations include:

  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York
  • Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center, White Plains, New York

Dr. Damiano is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Medical College. She has numerous publications and presentations in the subject of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Damiano has regularly scheduled office hours at our Ardsley office in Westchester and New Windsor office in Orange County.

 


Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A graduate of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Craig Zalvan, M.D. went on to Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Zalvan completed his residency training in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, he has trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He went on to complete his Fellowship in Laryngology: Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Zalvan is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. He has been listed regularly as one of Westchester's “Best Doctors” . Dr. Zalvan's specialties include Adult and Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Professional voice disorders, Vocal Fold Paralysis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Neurolaryngology, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, the Aging Voice, Zenker's Diverticulum, and Laryngeal Cancer.

Dr. Zalvan has introduced a number of highly sophisticated techniques to the Westchester area. He is the only Voice Specialist performing office based KTP laser surgery for vocal fold and throat abnormalities. He has performed the largest number of injection laryngoplasties for vocal fold paralysis as well as highly advanced techniques such as medialization thyroplasty, arytenoid adduction, and laryngeal reinnervation. In addition, he is the leading expert in office based biopsy and surgery for laryngeal lesions. Dr. Zalvan is an expert in evaluating and treating swallowing disorders. He regularly performs office, non-sedated, trans-nasal esophagoscopy. In addition, he performs 24 hour pH testing using a new, more comfortable system to measure acid levels in the throat to help diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR. He has extensive experience with diagnosis and treatment using Botox for spasmodic dysphonia. Lastly, he is the only full time laryngologist offering advanced laryngeal electromyography (EMG) for diagnosis of paralytic and neurological disorders affecting the voice.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Zalvan maintains memberships in several professional societies and serves on numerous advisory boards dealing with voice and swallowing issues:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Bronchoesophageal Association
  • The American Laryngological Association
  • The New York Laryngological Society
  • New York County Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)
  • Westchester Speech Hearing and Language Association (WSHLA) Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board of Mercy College Speech and Language Department
  • Professional Advisory Committee of Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester

Dr. Zalvan's hospital affiliations include:

  • Phelp's Memorial Hospital Center , Sleepy Hollow, New York
  • Westchester Medical Center , Valhalla, New York
  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

Dr. Zalvan is presently the Medical Director at the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Director of Laryngology at the New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center. He has done numerous presentations, publications, and researched subjects including a NIH funded grant on electromyography of the larynx, Office based laryngeal biopsy, and ambulatory oropharyngeal pH monitoring.

Dr Zalvan has regularly scheduled office hours at our offices located at the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, New York and the Ardsley office in Westchester.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Zalvan on westchestervoicedoc.com

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Lianne Marie deSerres, M.D., M.S.

A graduate from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill,  Dr. de Serres went on to medical school also at The University of  North Carolina School of Medicine and graduated with Honors and Distinction.  She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington in 1996 and did a two year fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Seattle Children's Hospital. During her fellowship she earned a Master's degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She then practiced at The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York in Manhattan, NY from 1998-2005 before moving to The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York to become the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Dr. de Serres treats pediatric patients ranging from premature babies to adolescents. Her areas of expertise include infant and pediatric airway disorders, sinus disease, craniofacial disorders, ear infections, hearing loss, adenoid and tonsil problems including sleep apnea and recurrent infection, neck masses, and the treatment of children with velopharyngeal insufficiency. She places emphasis on the delicate care of children with a fear of doctors and understands the anxieties of parents whose children require medical attention.

Dr. de Serres has extensive experience with a newer method for removing the tonsils and adenoids (the partial or intracapsular tonsillectomy) that has been shown to be a safer and less painful procedure. She is also nationally known for her work in managing children with velopharyngeal insufficiency and is the Surgical Director of the Craniofacial Speech Disorders Center in Ardsley, New York. She teaches VPI surgical techniques to other surgeons at the Academy of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery national meetings.

Dr. de Serres is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Cleft Palate Association, and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at New York Medical College. She has numerous presentations and publications in the field in Pediatric Otolaryngology and has received a teaching award for her excellence in teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. de Serres hospital affiliations include:

  • Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center

Dr. de Serres sees patients in our offices in Ardsley, Scarsdale, and Suffern, New York.

 


Steven Hemmerdinger, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Steven Hemmerdinger is a board certified otolaryngologist currently practicing at ENT Faculty Practice. He maintains an affiliation with the Westchester Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as an attending physician. Dr. Hemmerdinger serves in a clinical position at Westchester Institute for Human Development and maintains an Academic Faculty appointment of Assistant Professor at New York Medical College. His other hospital affiliations include Mount Vernon Hospital, Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry, and the Westchester Ambulatory Surgery Center. Dr. Hemmerdinger is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed both his medical education and residency training at New York University School of Medicine spending time at Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital as well as Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. Dr. Hemmerdinger received his bachelor's degree from Duke University.

Dr. Hemmerdinger treats both adults and pediatric patients suffering from a wide variety of ailments, including but not limited to ear infections and hearing loss, throat infections, deviated septum, sinusitis and nasal polyps, hoarseness, thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction, salivary gland disorders, head and neck tumors, facial trauma as well as an increasing focus on sleep medicine. His office sites are located throughout Westchester County as well as Orange County. In addition, he spends a great deal of time at the Westchester Medical Center otolaryngology clinic supervising New York Eye & Ear Infirmary resident physicians and New York Medical College students.

Dr. Hemmerdinger has always maintained a strong relationship with his community. As he earned his medical degree from New York University, he served as an organizer for student orientation, as a Big Brother and tour guide, and participated in various community service activities. His hobbies include personal fitness, skiing, reading and traveling.

Dr Hemmerdinger has regularly scheduled Office hours at our Ardsley and Rye Brook offices in Westchester and Middletown in Orange County.

 


Katrina R. Stidham, M.D.

Dr. Katrina Stidham is a fellowship-trained neurotologist and skull base surgeon practicing medical and surgical otology. Before joining the ENT Faculty Practice, she was in practice in California for eight years, where she was a partner at the California Ear Institute at San Ramon, medical director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, and volunteer clinical faculty at Stanford.

Dr. Stidham received her medical education at Duke University School of Medicine, during which time she completed research under a distinguished Howard Hughes Fellowship. She completed her surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University Hospital. Subsequently, Dr. Stidham completed her otology/neurotology/skull base fellowship at the California Ear Institute at Stanford. In 2000, she received the national Neurotology Fellowship Award for her research paper completed during this time.

Dr. Stidham's scope of practice includes care for pediatric and adult patients with ear diseases, hearing difficulties, dizziness and balance problems, and facial nerve disorders. She has special interests in congenital hearing loss, pediatric otology, cholesteatomas, cochlear implants, Meniere's disease, dizziness, acoustic neuromas, otosclerosis, and chronic infections.

Dr. Stidham is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at New York Medical College and is the Chief of Neurotology at Westchester Medical Center. In addition, she serves as the Medical Director of the Balance Center at Westchester Medical Center and the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at WMC and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Neurotology Society. Dr. Stidham has over 15 peer-reviewed publications and presents frequently to colleagues and patients at local, national, and international forums.

Dr Stidham has regularly scheduled office hours at our Ardsley office in Westchester County.

Click here to read the web article “Say 'Huh' and 'What' A Lot? Your iPod Could Be the Reason” featuring Dr. Stidham

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