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Michael Pitman, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical LaryngologyAssociate Adjunct Surgeon
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Affiliated with:
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Medical SpecialtyEar, Nose & Throat Medicine/Otolaryngology
Clinical Interests
Larynx (Throat)
Nasal/Sinus Conditions
Swallowing Disorders
Swallowing Disorders
Voice Disorders
Voice Disorders
Hoarseness / Voice Disorder
Sore Throat
InsuranceAlso accepts: HRI, Oscar, Pomco, Railroad Medicare
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Otolaryngology
Medical SchoolAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Residency TrainingThe New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Otolaryngology
FellowshipVanderbilt University Medical Center, Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice
Research / AdvancesRecurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation after Vocal Fold Paralysis, Optimizing Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy Closure and Efficacy, Evaluation of Temporalis Fascia Transplant for Treatment of Vocal Fold Scar, Leading a Multi-institutional Trial Evaluating Transnasal Esophagoscopy, The Effect of Glutathione on the Voice, Clinical criteria for PEG placement in Chemoradiotherapy patients Research Grants 2001 Thyroid Fluorescence – The use of light to diagnose thyroid nodules American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Grant 2007-2009 Neuromotor Modeling of Adductor Spasmodic Sponsor: National Institute of Health – R21 (DC008786) Role: Co-Investigator 2008 Laryngeal Fracture Fixation with Sonic Weld Technology Sponsor: KLS Martin Role: Primary Investigator 2009 A Rat Model of Recurrent laryngeal Nerve Injury: RLN Motoneurons Sponsor: Triological Society Career Development Grant Role: Primary Investigator 2012 Electrical Stimulation for Spasmodic Dysphonia Sponsor: Med El $61,000 Role: Principle Investigator 2013 Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for Vocal Fold Scar Sponsor: Cook Medical $22,699.22 Role: Principle Investigator
From the doctorMichael J. Pitman MD is the Laryngology System Leader for Mount Sinai Health System. He is the Director of the Division of Laryngology and the Director of The Voice and Swallowing Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

Dr. Pitman is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. These areas include such illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules and cysts.

Dr. Pitman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and was a fellow in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Pitman has been voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, as well as to New York Magazine “Top Doctors” and New York Times “SuperDocs”.

Dr. Pitman has received numerous grants for pioneering research in the field of Laryngology. He has authored many articles for peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters, and he lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.
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