Ashutosh Kacker, M.D., B.S.

Ashutosh Kacker

Dr. Kacker graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital/The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Residency Program. He is involved in clinical and basic science research in the field of Rhinology, involving nose and sinus. His clinical practice emphasizes the treatment of diseases of the nose and sinuses including image guided surgery and medical management of difficult cases. He also maintains a practice in General and Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology treating patients with any disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, or throat.

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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 [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • 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 Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]






1)Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (Laup)- Revisited Yosef P. Krespi, Ashutosh Kacker. OTOLARYNG CLIN N AM 2003:36/3 pp 495 - 500


2)Sporadic Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Head and Neck in the pediatric population. Vishal Banthia, Albert Jen, Ashutosh Kacker Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2003: 67(1):59-65


3)Combined modality treatment of Ewing's sarcoma of the maxilla. Wexler LH, Piro J, Kacker A, Close LG Head and Neck 2003;25(2):168-172


4)Balanced" Orbital Decompression for severe Graves' orbitopathy - technique with treatment algorithm. Ashutosh Kacker, Michael Kazim, Mark Murphy, Stephen Trokel, Lanny G. Close Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;128/2;228-235


5)Outcome of computer-assisted sinus surgery: a 5-year study. Tabaee A, Kacker A, Kassenoff TL, Anand V. Am J Rhinol. 2003 Sep-Oct;17(5):291-7.


6)Fourth Branchial Complex Anomalies: A Case Series. Mark Shrime, Ashutosh Kacker, John Bent, Robert F Ward Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2003:67/11; 1227-1233


7)Use Of Intravenous Antibiotics For Refractory Rhinosinusitis In Nonsurgical Patients: A Prospective Study. Vijay Anand, Howard Levine, Michael Friedman, Yosef Krespi, William Panje, Raymond Schettino, James Stankiewicz, Wellington Tichenor, Ashutosh Kacker, Corrine Horn. Am J Rhinol Nov-Dec 2003:17(6):363-368




8)Management of Nasopharyngeal Stenosis following Uvulopalatoplasty. Yusef P. Krespi, Ashutosh Kacker. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002:13(2); 161-165


9)Hyoid Suspension for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Yosef P. Krespi, Ashutosh Kacker. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002:13(2);144-149


10)Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum using CO2 laser. Krespi Y, Kacker A, Remacle M. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002 Oct;127(4):309-14


11)Cocaine and the Nose: Midline nasal and hard palate destruction in cocaine abusers and the role of cocaine in rhinological practice. Smith JC, Kacker A, Anand VK. ENT Journal 2002:81:172-177


12)Incidence of Chronic Hyperostotic Rhinosinusitis in Patients undergoing Primary Sinus Surgery compared to Revision Surgery. Kacker A, Huang C, Anand VK Rhinology 2002:40:80-82


13)Maxillary Hematoma Presenting as a Maxillary mass. A case report with review of literature. Tabaee A, Kacker A Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 Sept; 65(2): 153-157




14)Transsphenoidal Surgery utilizing computer assisted stereotactic guidance. Kacker A, Komisar A Huo J, Mangiardi J. Rhinology 39:207-210,2001


15)Unilateral versus bilateral neck exploration in parathyroid surgery: an assessment of 55 cases. Kacker A, Komisar A. Ear Nose Throat J 2001 Aug; 80(8):530-532


16)Congenital cystadenoma of the tongue in a neonate case report with review of literature. Kacker A, de Serres LM. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2001 Jul 30;60(1):83-6.


17)Results of the bone-anchored hearing aid in unilateral hearing loss. Wazen JJ, Spitzer J, Ghossaini SN, Kacker A, Zschommler A. Laryngoscope. 2001 Jun;111(6):955-8.


18)Reinforcement of an end-to-end tracheal resection anastomosis with fibrin glue: a case report. Kacker A, Huo J. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Apr;80(4):234-6, 238.


19)Use of Potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser in management of subglottic Hemangiomas. Kacker A, April M, Ward W. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2001,Vol 59;15-21


20)Bilateral paragangliomas with associated venous anomalies. Kacker A, Sykes S, Heier LA, Selesnick SH. OTOL NEUROTOL 22 (1): 123-123 JAN 2001




21)Choanal atresia, charge association, and congenital nasal stenosis. Keller JL, Kacker A OTOLARYNG CLIN N AM 33 (6): 1343- DEC 2000


22)Need of tracheotomy is rare in patients with acute supraglottitis: Finding of a retrospective study. Rizk S, Kacker A, Komisar A. ENT journal 2000 Dec;79:952-957


23)Management of nasopharyngeal stenosis after uvulopalatoplasty. Krespi Y, Kacker A. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Dec;123(6):692-5.


24)Reduced Time Window Sistamibi Scan for nonlocalized primary hyperparathyroidism. Kacker A, Scharf , Komisar A. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Journal 2000:123:456-458


25)Effects of Thyroplasty Type I on Vocal fold Vibration. Omori K, Slavit D, Kacker A, Blaugrund SM, Kojima H. Laryngoscope 2000:110:1086-1091


26)Tongue reduction in Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome. Kacker A, Honrado C, Martin D, Ward R. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology. 2000:53:1-7


27)Cat scratch disease. Kacker A, Kuhel W. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000:126;677


28)Value of radiologic imaging and computer assisted surgery in surgical decisions of the anterior skull base lesions. Anand V, Kacker A. Rhinology 2000;38(1):17-22


29)Interosseous Arteriovenous malformation of the Maxilla. Kacker A, Heier L, Jones J. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2000:52;89-92


30)Solitary Mastocytoma in an infant- Case report with review of literature. Kacker A, Huo J. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2000:52:93-95




31)Image-guided Surgical Navigation in Otology and Neurotology. Selesnick S, Kacker A. Amer J Otology 1999:20:688-697


32)Non-communicating arachnoid cyst of the temporal bone presenting as facial nerve paralysis in an infant. Kacker A, Bent J,Abbott R. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 1999:49:151-154


33)Ectopic thymus presenting as a solid submandibular neck mass in an infant: case report and review of literature. Kacker A, April M, Markentel C, Breuer F. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 1999:49:241-245


34)Multifocal angiosarcoma of the scalp. Kacker A, Antonescu CR, Shaha A. ENT Journal 1999:78:302-305


35)Eccrine carcinoma arising from the post-aural skin. Kacker A, Shaha A. ENT Journal 1999:78:576-577




36)Influence of size and etiology of glottal gap in glottic incompetence dysphonia. Omori K; Slavit DH; Kacker A; Blaugrund SM Laryngoscope 1998 Apr;108(4 Pt 1):514-8




37)Oculogyric illusion test using bithermal caloric stimulation in healthy volunteers and patients with vertigo. Kacker A; Ghosh P; Kacker SK; Deka RC Indian Journal of Otology. 1997 Sep.; 3(3): 113-8


38)Low-grade adenocarcinoma of nasal passages. Cawte T, Taskin M,Kacker A, Wahl S. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997 Jul;117(1):116-9


39)Vocal fold atrophy: quantitative glottic measurement and vocal function. Omori K, Slavit DH, Matos C, Kojima H, Kacker A, Blaugrund SM. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1997 Jul;106(7 Pt 1):544-51




40)Thyroglossal duct cyst with intralaryngeal extension. Kacker A; Komisar A Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1996 Nov;122(11):1266,1268


41)Singing power ratio: quantitative evaluation of singing voice quality. Omori K; Kacker A; Carroll LM; Riley WD; Blaugrund SM J Voice 1996;10(3):228-35


42)The management of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Szubin L; Kacker A; Kakani R; Komisar A; Blaugrund S ENT Journal 1996;75(9):612-4,616


43)Basal cell adenocarcinoma of the parotid gland. Kacker A; Adsay V; Komisar A Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1996;115(1):150-1


44)Quantitative videostroboscopic measurement of glottal gap and vocal function: an analysis of thyroplasty type I. Omori K, Kacker A, Slavit DH, Blaugrund SM. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1996 Apr;105(4):280-5


45)Atypical intramuscular lipoma of the tongue. Kacker A, Taskin M. J Laryngol Otol 1996 Feb;110(2):189-91


46)Quantitative Criteria for Predicting Thyroplasty Type I outcome. Omori K, Slavit DH, Kacker A, Blaugrund SM. Laryngoscope 1996:106:689-693


47)The epidermoid formation and its relationshil to congenital cholesteatoma Mark J. Levenson, Leslie Michaels, Ashutosh Kacker. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cholesteatoma and Mastoid Surgery September, 1996 Alghero (Italy). edited by M. Sanna




48)Tongue paralysis following head trauma. Kacker A, Komisar A, Kakani R, Reich E, Rothman L. J Laryngol Otol 1995 Aug;109(8):770-1




49)Melanotic neuro-ectodermal tumor of Infancy arising from the Squamous and occipital bone. Kacker A, Bahadur S, Singh MK. J Laryngol Otol Sept 93;843-84


50)Surgical Management of Supraglottic Stenosis. Kacker A, Deka RC, Indian Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1993:2:128-131




51)Primary Neuro-Endocrine carcinoma of the skin arising from the post aural area. Kacker A, Thakker A, Bahadur S, Singh MK. J Laryngol Otol March 1992;106:258-260




52)Human Immunodeficency Virus infection in Asian Indian patients with hemophilia and individuals with multiple transfusions. Singh YN, Bhargava M, Malaviya AN, Tripathy SP, Kacker A, Khare SD Indian Journal of Medical Research 1991; 93:12-4


Chapters Authored


1)Infectious and Inflammatory diseases of the pediatric larynx. Pediatric Otolaryngology Editors Shapshay et al (2003 ed.)


2)Otoscopy for the primary care physician (In The Consultant) September 1999


3)Diseases of the External ear. E-medicine book on Otolaryngology


4)Laryngotracheobronchitis, Bacterial Tracheitis, and Acute Epiglottitis/Supraglottitis Ashutosh Kacker and Jeffrey L. Keller. In Gellis and Kagan's Current Pediatric Therapy. (2002) Editor Burg F D et al WB Saunders. New York, NY pg. 482-483


5)Revision adenotonsillectomy. Pediatric Otolaryngology Editor C Meyers


6)Larynx. Head and Surgery, Editor Eugene Meyers


7)HIV and Head and Neck Cancer. Head and Surgery, Editor Eugene Meyers


8)Common Pediatric ENT emergencies. Verimed Healthcare


9)Principles and Practice of Lasers in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. (2002) Editor V. Oswal and M.Remacle, Kugler Publications, The Netherlands.




a)Nasal turbinate Surgery pg 221-244

b)Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia pg 277-286

c)Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty pg 384-388

d)Laser Assisted Septoplasty pg 389-391

e)Laser Midline Glossectomy and Lingualplasty for OSA pg 392-395

f)Laser Assisted Serial Tonsillectomy pg 404-407

g)Laser Management of Lingual Tonsils pg 408-412


11) Kacker A, Selesnick S, Jen A. Module on Facial Paralysis. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003

Honors and Awards



1)Clinical Teaching award for the best teacher 2003 by the Residents of Otorhinolaryngology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital residency program


2)Member winning team, Nasal Knowledge bowl at Nose 2000 and beyond conference, Sept 19-23, 2000 Washington D.C.


3) Honduran Medical Foundation Travel Award 2000. Cleft

Lip/palate Surgery mission to Honduras. April 24-28, 2000 Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


4) American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Basic Allergy Residents retreat. April 14-16, 2000 Dallas, Texas.