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Head and Neck Surgery
1305 York Avenue , 5th Floor
New York, NY 10021
Fax
646-962-0100
Call
646-962-2286

Personal Statement

Dr. Tassler is a specialist in all aspects of head and neck cancer surgery. His expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, tongue, lips and oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, sinuses, skull base and skin.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Tassler as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.  Thank you.

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology

Expertise

  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland Surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Endonasal Endoscopic Tumor Surgery
  • Endoscopic Chordoma Surgery
  • Endoscopic Craniopharyngioma Surgery
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Benign Nasal Tumor
  • Benign Tumor of Oral Cavity
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Laser Surgery
  • Malignant Tumor Nasal Cavity
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
  • Salivary Gland Disease
  • Salivary Gland Disorder
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Throat and Voice Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Fine Needle Aspiration

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 contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Otolaryngologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2004
  • B.A., Amherst College, 1999

Honors & Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017

 

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2018

Biography

Dr. Andrew Tassler serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine.  Dr. Tassler’s expertise lies in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, tongue, lips and oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, sinuses, skull base and skin.

Dr. Tassler was born and raised in Washington, DC.  He attended Amherst College and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science.  He then received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  He completed an internship in General Surgery at New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center followed by residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital.  While at Georgetown, he received the Hugh O. DeFries Award for Lifetime Learning. 

After residency, Dr. Tassler completed a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to joining the faculty at Weill Cornell, Dr. Tassler practiced for five years at Montefiore Medical Center where he was Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  While at Montefiore, Dr. Tassler was awarded for outstanding teaching and was selected three times as a SuperDoctors “Rising Star” by his colleagues. 

Dr. Tassler is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, the New York Head and Neck Society, and the North American Skull Base Society.  He is also an active fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Tassler is a specialist in all aspects of head and neck cancer surgery.  He also has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques in head and neck surgery including transoral laser (TLM) and robotic surgery (TORS) as well as endoscopic skull base surgery.