Michael G. Stewart, M.D.

Otolaryngology
Michael Stewart

Named one of New York magazine's Best Doctors from 2007-2014

Named to Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors from 2007-2014

Named to Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare from 2004-2012

Dr. Stewart is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also serves as Vice Dean of the Medical College, and the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., MD Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. He received a B.E. degree summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and received his M.P.H. degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. At Baylor College of Medicine after residency training, he served as Associate Professor and Director of Residency Education in the Department, Chief of Service at Ben Taub General Hospital, and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the College, before coming to Weill Cornell.

Dr. Stewart's clinical practice is general otolaryngology, and he has particular interest in nose and sinus disease, sleep breathing disorders, and head and neck trauma. He is the author of 2 textbooks, as well as more than 30 book chapters and 100 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Stewart is the Editor-in-Chief of The Laryngoscope journal, and has previously served as Associate Editor or on the Editorial Board of many other journals, including the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and ENT Today. He is a member of many scientific societies, has lectured nationally and internationally, and serves on several national groups. He is the chair of the Education Council of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the immediate past chair of the Research Advisory Board for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the immediate Past-President of the Association of Academic Departments of Oto-HNS, and a Past-President of the Society of University Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeons. He also serves as a Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and in 2011 was elected as a Director of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society. 

Dr. Stewart's research interests are in outcomes and quality of life research, and he has received research funding from the NIH, AHRQ, the AAOHNS Foundation, other foundations, and industry.

Dr. Stewart has received many awards and honors, including the Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award while at Baylor College of Medicine, and he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Educators there. In addition, he has received a Presidential Citation from the AAO-HNS, and he is a two-time recicipient of the Academy's Distinguished Service Award. He received the Houston Distinguished Surgeon Award from AORN in 2005. He is listed in Best Doctors in America by Castle Connolly, Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and also in Best Doctors in New York by Castle Connolly, and by New York Magazine.

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

TEXTBOOK

 Stewart MG. Head, Face, and Neck Trauma: Comprehensive Management. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 2005.

 Stewart MG, Selesnick SH.  Differential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology.  New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., in press. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS (selected)

 Stewart MG: "Outcomes research: where we have been, where we need to go," in Isenberg SF (ed): Managed Care, Outcomes, and Quality: A Practical Guide. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 1997.

 Stewart MG: "Penetrating Face and Neck Trauma," in Bailey BJ (ed): Head and Neck Surgery--Otolaryngology, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 1998.

 Stewart MG, Appling WD: "Zygomatic fracture," in Gates GA (ed): Current Therapy in Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, 6th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 1998.

 Stewart MG: "Patient-Based Outcomes Research," in Rosenfeld RM, Bluestone CD (eds): Evidence Based Otitis Media. Hamilton: B.C. Decker & Co., 1999.

 Stewart MG: "Outcomes Research in Oral Cavity Reconstruction," in Day T & Girod D (eds): Oral Cavity Reconstruction. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc., in press.

 Stewart MG: "Penetrating Face and Neck Trauma," in Bailey BJ, Johnson JT (eds): Head and Neck Surgery--Otolaryngology, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in press.

 Stewart MG: "Outcomes research and evidence-based medicine," in Bailey BJ, Johnson JT (eds): Head and Neck Surgery--Otolaryngology, 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.

 Stewart MG, Rickert S. "Subjective and objective outcomes after revision sinus surgery," in Kountakis S, Jacobs J (eds): Revision sinus surgery. New York: Springer Publishers, 2008.

 

 PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (selected)

 Chen AY, Stewart MG, Raup G: Penetrating injuries of the face. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1996;115:464-470.

 Piccirillo JF, Stewart MG, Gliklich RE, Yueh B. Outcomes research primer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1997;117:380-387.

 Stewart MG. Clinical challenges in otolaryngology: middle turbinate resection. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1998;124:104-106.

 Stewart MG, Ohlms LA, Friedman EM, Sulek M, Duncan NO, Fernandez AD, Bautista MH. Is parental perception an accurate predictor of childhood hearing loss? A prospective study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1999;120:340-344.

 Stewart MG, Sicard MW, Piccirillo JF, Diaz-Marchan PJ. Severity staging in chronic sinusitis: Are CT scan findings related to patients#146; symptoms? Am J Rhinol, 1999;13:161-167.

 Stewart MG, Friedman EM, Sulek M, Hulka GF, Kuppersmith RB, Harrill WC, Bautista MH. Quality of life and health status in pediatric tonsil and adenoid disease. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2000;126:45-48.

 Stewart MG, Donovan DT, Parke RB, Bautista MH. Does the sinus CT scan severity predict outcome in chronic sinusitis? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000;123:81-84.

 Stewart MG, Coker NJ, Jenkins HA, Manolidis S, Bautista MH. Outcomes and quality of life in conductive hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000:123:527-532.

 Stewart MG, Friedman EF, Sulek M, deJong A, Hulka GF, Bautista MH, Anderson SE. Validation of an outcomes instrument for tonsil and adenoid disease. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000;127:29-35.

 Stewart MG. Outcomes of management of rhinosinusitis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001;9:3-7.

 Kahn JB, Gliklich RE, Boyev KP, Stewart MG, Metson R, McKenna MJ. Validation of a patient-graded instrument for facial nerve paralysis and recovery: the Facial Clinimetric Evaluation. Laryngoscope 2001;111:387-398.

 Stewart MG. Outcomes and patient-based hearing status in conductive hearing loss. Laryngoscope 2001;111(11 Pt 2):1-21.

 Stewart MG, Neely JG, Hartman JM, Wallace MS, Forsen JW. Tutorials in clinical research Part V: Outcomes Research. Laryngoscope 2002:112:248-254.

 Stewart MG, Kuppersmith RB, Moore AS. Searching the literature on the internet. Otolaryngol Clin North Amer, 2002;35:1163-1174.

 Chester MW, Stewart MG. Arytenoid adduction combined with medialization thyroplasty: An evidence-based review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;129:305-310.

 Stewart MG, Witsell DL, Smith TL, Weaver EM, Yueh B, Hannley MT. Development and Validation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) Scale. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130:157-163.

 Stewart MG, Smith TL, Weaver EM, et al. Outcomes after nasal septoplasty: results from the Nasal Obstruction Septoplasty Effectiveness (NOSE) study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130:283-290.

 Stewart MG, Glaze DG, Friedman EM, Smith EO, Bautista MH. Quality of life and sleep study findings after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2005;131:308-314.

 Witsell DL, Stewart MG, Monsell EM, et al. The Cooperative Outcomes Group in ENT: A multicenter prospective cohort study on the effectiveness of medical and surgical treatment for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005;132:171-179.

 Stewart MG, Smith TL. Objective vs. subjective symptoms in rhinology. Am J Rhinol, 2005;19:529-535.

 Stewart MG, Glaze DG, Friedman EM, Smith EO, Bautista MH. Quality of life and sleep study findings after adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2005;131:308-314.

 Smith TL, Stewart MG, Orlandi RR, Setzen M, Lanza DC. Indications for image-guided sinus surgery: the current evidence. Am J Rhinol 2007;21:80-83.

 Stewart MG, Neely JG, Paniello RC, et al. Practical guide to understanding outcomes research. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007;137:700-706.

 Goldstein NA, Stewart MG, Witsell DL, Hannley MT, Weaver EM, et al. Quality of life after tonsillectomy in children with recurrent or chronic tonsillitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;138:S9-S16.

 Stewart MG. Outcomes assessment in tonsil and adenoid disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2008;138:S17-S18.

 Stewart MG.  Evidence-based medicine in rhinology.  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;16:14-17.

 Marple BF, Stringer SP, Batra PS, Bhattacharyya N, Chiu AG, ...... Stewart MG.  Going to the next level: healthcare's evolving expectations for evidence.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009;141:551-554.

Honors and Awards

2000, Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

 

2001, Fulbright and Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine

 

2001-14, listed in Marquis Who's Who in America

 

2002-13, listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World

 

2002-12, listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering

 

2004-12, listed in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

 

2004, Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2012, Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

2010, Presidential Citation, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

 

 2005, Houston Distinguished Surgeon Award, Greater Houston Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)

 

2005-10, listed in Best Doctors in America

 

 2006-13, listed in Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

2006-12, listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctors New York Metro Area

 

2007-12, listed in Best Doctors in New York by New York magazine

 

Visiting Professor or Named Lectureship at 23 different institutions, as of 2012.