Vikash K. Modi, M.D.

Pediatric Otolaryngology
Vikash Modi

Vikash K. Modi, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified Pediatric Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon. Dr. Modi's areas of clinical interest include the management of pediatric airway disease, pediatric head and neck masses, pediatric sinus disease, pediatric sleep disorders, tonsil and adenoid disease, ear infections, and cleft palate disorders.

After receiving his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Modi completed his residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine. He spent a considerable amount of time in his residency training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Following residency, Dr. Modi completed a fellowship at Northwestern University - Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago pursuing advanced training in complex issues in pediatric otolaryngology. During this time he studied under Lauren Holinger, M.D. a world-renowned pediatric otolaryngologist.

In addition to managing common pediatric problems such as ear infections, sleep apnea, adenoid and tonsil disease, Dr. Modi has particular expertise in several more complicated areas. He has advanced training in airway reconstructive procedures (laryngotracheal reconstruction), surgical management of pediatric head and neck masses, and pediatric sinus surgery using computer-aided image guidance technology. Further, as an integral faculty member of the Cornell Craniofacial team and the Cornell Velopharyngeal Center, Dr. Modi is also particularly interested in the management of speech and language disorders caused by cleft palate or velopharyngeal insufficiency.

Dr. Modi is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association(ACPA). He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He has made numerous presentations at the national meeting of ASPO and SENTAC.  In addition he has also presented his work on endoscopic airway reconstructive surgery, internationally at the European Society of Pediatric Otolarynoglogy(ESPO)

Dr. Modi has been on the faculty of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

He has been selected as a Top Doctor in America by Castle Connoly and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Family Magazine and New York Daily News for his work with children.  

Dr. Modi has a commitment to those less fortunate in developing countries and participates in medical trips to treat head and neck anomalies including cleft lip and cleft palate.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Modi as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet (under age 12) (over age 12) and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. Thank you.
 

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 [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care

Publications

 

Publications

Oomen K, Modi VK. Occult Laryngomalacia Resulting in Sleep Apnea in a Neonate.  Int J of Ped Otol. Sep 2013. 77:1617-19

Schwanke T, Oomen K, April M, Ward RF Modi VK.  Floor of Mouth Masses in Children: Proposal of a New Algorithm.  Int J of Ped Otol. Sep 2013. 77:1489-94

Gerber ME, Modi VK, Ward RF, Gower VM, Thomsen J. Endoscopic posterior cricoid split and costal cartilage graft placement in children. Otol Head Neck Surg. Mar 2013. 148:494-502

Oomen KP, Modi VK, Stewart MG. Evidence-Based Practice: Pediatric Tonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Clin of North America. Oct 2012

Modi, VK: Vocal Fold Injection Medialization Laryngoplasty; in Hartnick CJ, Hansen MC, Gallagher TQ (eds): Pediatric Airway Surgery. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. Basel, Karger, 2012, vol 73, pp 90–94.

Modi, VK: Endoscopic Posterior Cricoid Split with Rib Grafting; in Hartnick CJ, Hansen MC, Gallagher TQ (eds): Pediatric Airway Surgery. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. Basel, Karger, 2012, vol 73, pp 116–122.

Modi, VK: Vocal Cordotomy; in Hartnick CJ, Hansen MC, Gallagher TQ (eds): Pediatric Airway Surgery. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. Basel, Karger, 2012, vol 73, pp 123–126.

Hom S, Modi V, Chandran L, Kier C. Stridor in the neonate. Contemporary Pediatrics. Feb 2012. 42-47

Kier C, Balluz R, Modi V, Chandran L. Visual Diagnosis : Respiratory Distress: A Great Masquerader. Pediatrics in Review. Oct 2011. 32: e95 -e101

Ang A, Modi V, Raithatha R, April MM, Ward RF. A Pilot Study of Balloon Dilation in an Animal Model Resulting in Cricoid Cartilage Fracture: Implications for the Stenotic Pediatric Airway. Laryngoscope. Oct 2010. 120:2094-97

Maddallozzo J, Modi V, Alderfer J. Posterior Hyoid Space as Related to Excision of the Thyroglossal Duct Cyst. Laryngoscope. Sep 2010. 120:1773-78

Modi V, Monforte HM, Geller KG, Koempel JK. Histologic Assessment of Thermal Injury to Tonsillectomy Specimens: A Comparison of Electrocautery, Coblation, Harmonic Scalpel, and Tonsillotome. Laryngoscope. Nov 2009. 119:2248-2251

Book Chapters

Modi VK, Ward RF, April MM. Congenital Malformations of the Nose, Nasopharynx, and Sinuses. In: Wetmore RF, Muntz HR, McGill TJ, eds. Pediatric Otolaryngology: Principles and Practice Pathways, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Thieme. 2012. p. 410-421

 

Modi V, Ward R. Foreign Bodies in Otolaryngology; In: Lee KJ. Health Care Reform Through Practical Guidelines: Ear Nose Throat. Plural Publishing. 2010

 

International Presentations

Modi VK. A multi-institutional experience for endoscopic posterior cricoid grafting in 25 children. European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 05/2012

Modi VK, Visaya J, Ward RF. Balloon Dilation in a Live Animal Model Resulting in Cricoid Cartilage Fracture: Implications for the Infant Airway. Presented at the European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 05/2012

Modi VK. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure for Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome and Congenital Neck Masses. Salzburg, Austria. 11/2010

Modi VK. Cutting Edge Management of Congenital Airway Lesions. Salzburg, Austria. 11/2010

Modi VK. Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery 2010. Salzburg, Austria. 11/2010

Modi VK. Ward RF. Cutting Edge Management of the Stenotic airway: Update on Posterior Cricoid Grafting. European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Pamplona, Spain 06/2010

 

National Presentations

Modi VK, Visaya J, Ward RF. Histopathologic effects and Mortality of Laryngeal Balloon Dilation in a Live Rabbit Model. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Arlington, Virginia. 04/2013

Schwanke T, Oomen K, April M, Ward RF, Modi VK.  Floor of Mouth Lesions Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children. Charleston, South Carolina. 12/2012

Gerber M, Modi VK, Ward RF, Gower VM, Thomsen J. Endoscopic posterior cricoid split and costal cartilage graft placement in children. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Washington DC. 09/2012

Rickert S, Modi VK, Ward RF, Sulica L. Membranous vocal fold granuloma after traumatic intubation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association. Chicago, Illinois 04/2011

Modi VK, Ward RF. Endoscopic posterior cricoid grafting for bilateral vocal fold immobility with and without laryngeal stenosis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Chicago, Illinois. 04/2011

Modi VK, Liotta D, Lehman J, Ward RF. Simultaneous Intracapsular
Tonsillectomy and Surgery for Correction of Velopharyngeal
Insufficency. Presented at the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children. Cincinnati, Ohio. 12/2010

Ang A, Modi VK, Raithatha R, April M, Ward RF. Balloon Dilation in a rabbit airway model resulting in cricoid fracture. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children. Award Winner. Salt Lake City, Utah. 12/2009

Modi VK, Barbara A, Koempel J. Use of the Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment procedure in a neonate with laryngeal atresia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. San Diego, California. 05/2007

Modi VK, Monforte H, Geller K, Koempel J. Assessment of injury to the tonsillar fossa after tonsillectomy: A comparison of electrosurgery, coblation, harmonic scalpel & tonsillotome. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Award Winner. Chicago, Illinois. 05/2006

Modi VK, Maceri D. Lipoblastoma presenting with acute respiratory distress in a 9 month old infant. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Chicago, Illinois. 05/2006

Modi VK, Crockett D. Endoscopic excision of a nasal schwannoma in an 11 year old child. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children. Baltimore, Maryland. 12/2005

Kim J, Modi VK, Wax M. Minimally invasive transoral excision of the submandibular gland. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Los Angeles, California. 09/2005

Youssef JS, Modi VK, Quraishi HA. Cervicofacial hemangiomas and associated cerebrovascular anomalies. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Denver, Colorado. 09/2001

 

Regional Meetings/Presentations

Modi VK. Surgical Management of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. Long  Island Society of Speech Pathologists. Hauppauge, New York. 04/2013

Modi VK. New Trends in the Management of Pediatric Airway Disorders. Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology. House Ear Institute. Los Angeles, California. 03/2013

Modi VK. Pediatric otolaryngology and gastroenterology: Crossroads. Pediatric Gastroenterology Rounds. Weil Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 01/2012

Modi VK. Ward RF. The EXIT Procedure 5th Annual Symposium Otolaryngology Update in New York City. New York, New York 10/2011

Modi VK. Evaluation of the Child with Stridor. 5th Annual Symposium Otolaryngology Update in New York City. New York, New York 10/2011

Modi VK. Pharyngeal Flap and Palatoplasty for the Management of velopharyngeal Insufficiency. Presented at the 4th Annual New York Airway Symposium. Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Department of Otolaryngology. Bronx, New York 10/2011

Modi VK, Jones J, Bent J, Rickert S. Panel on Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. 10thAnnual New York Rhinology Update. New York University Medical Center, New York, NewYork 05/2011

Modi VK. Pediatric Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and the Airway. 5th Annual Update in Pediatric Gastroenterology. New York, New York 04/2010

Modi VK. Airway Disease Management. Part 1: Upper Airway. 3rd Annual Symposium Otolaryngology Update in New York City. New York, New York 10/2009

Modi VK. Endoscopic Posterior Cricoid Grafting. Presented at the 2nd Annual New York Airway Symposium. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York. 10/2008

 

Grand Rounds

Modi VK. Intubational Injury and Subglottic Stenosis. PICU Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York. 05/2013

Modi VK, MCarn K, Souweidane M, Davis J. Craniofacial Disorders: An Introduction to a Multidisciplinary Approach. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. New York Hospital Queens. Queens, New York. 03/2013

Modi VK. New Trends in the Management of Pediatric Airway Disorders. Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. University of Southern California.  Los Angeles, California. 03/2013

Modi VK, Souweidane M, Davis J. Craniofacial Disorders: An Introduction to a Multidisciplinary Approach. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York. 03/2013

Modi VK. State of the Art: Pediatric Endoscopic Airway Surgery. Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. State University of New York- Downstate. Brooklyn, New York 11/2012

Modi VK. Neonatal Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Richmond University Hospital. Staten Island, New York 10/2012

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Livingston, New Jersey 03/2012

Fan R, Modi VK, Muensterer O, Stein D. Lung isolation techniques in pediatric patients. Grand Rounds. Department of Anesthesiology. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 06/2011

Modi VK. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure for a Congenital Neck Teratoma. Professor's Rounds. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 02/2011

Modi VK. Congential Airway Lesions and the Neonatal Airway. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Grand Rounds. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 09/2010

Modi VK. Ward RF. Medical and Surgical Management of the Child with Cleft Palate and/or Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 05/2010

Modi VK. Management of the Neonatal and Fetal Airway. Grand Rounds. Department of Anesthesiology. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 04/2010

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Bronx, New York 03/2010

Modi VK. Cutting Edge Management of the Neonatal Airway. Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology. New Jersey Medical School. Newark, New Jersey 03/2010

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Richmond University Hospital. Staten Island, New York 02/2010

Modi VK. Advanced Endoscopic Airway Management. Grand Rounds. Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Department of Otolaryngology. Bronx, New York 11/2009

Modi VK. The Pediatric Emergent Airway. Grand Rounds. Department of Emergency Medicine. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 11/2009

Modi VK. Velopharyngeal Insufficiency and Ear management in the Cleft palate patient. Professor's Rounds. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 11/2009

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congential Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology. University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine. Los Angeles, California 10/2009

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congential Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Stony Brook University- School of Medicine. New York 08/2009

Modi VK. Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Management of Congenital Airway Lesions. Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 06/2009

Modi VK. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment. The EXIT Procedure. Advances in In-utero Diagnosis of Fetal Abnormalities: Impact on Postnatal Neonatal Management. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 06/2009

Modi VK. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure for Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome and Congenital Neck Masses. Grand Rounds. Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 03/2009

Modi VK. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment. The EXIT Procedure. Neonatal Grand Rounds. Weill Cornell Medical College. New York, New York 02/2009

Modi VK, Meyer A. The Ex-Utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure for Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome and Congenital Neck Masses. Grand Rounds. Department of Surgery. Northwestern University-Children's Memorial Hospital. Chicago, Illinois 06/2008

Modi VK. Management of Pediatric Subglottis Stenosis. Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Grand Rounds. University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California 07/2006

Honors and Awards