Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Aaron N. Pearlman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include the medical and surgical management of sinonasal disorders in adults and children, including acute and chronic rhinosinusitis and diseases of the skull base. Dr. Pearlman also participates in the management of sleep apnea and sleep related disorders. As a board certified Otolaryngologist, he treats general otolaryngologic disorders such as ear infections, acid reflux, hearing loss, and tonsillitis. 

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Specialties and Expertise


  • Otolaryngology
  • Rhinology


  • Surgical Procedure With Approach By Anterior Skull Base
  • Nasal/Sinus Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Nasal Disorder
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinus Disease
  • Pediatric Sinusitis
  • Disorder of Nasal Sinus
  • Sleep and Snoring Disorders
  • MSLT (Sleep Disorders)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Ear Infection
  • Hearing Loss


Aaron N. Pearlman, MD is an associate clinical professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York, and has been in practice for nearly 15 years.  After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, he earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.  He completed both an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York University School of Medicine He then went on to complete an advanced rhinology and skull base surgery fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.  He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  

Dr. Pearlman is board certified in Otolaryngology and his clinical focus is on chronic inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, treating patients both medically and surgically.  He is an advanced specialist in endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery.  Currently Dr. Pearlman practices in Manhattan, New York at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine.  He is also privileged to treat patients at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn, New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, and is a consultant at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  For over 12 years Dr. Pearlman also treated patients at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, New York where he helped to begin an advanced rhinology service with his neurosurgical colleagues.  

Dr. Pearlman has served on various committees within the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Rhinologic Society.  He actively peer reviews journal articles for Laryngoscope, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, International Forum of Rhinology and Allergy, and American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Additionally, Dr. Pearlman serves on the Promotion and Graduation Committee for the medical college at Weill Cornell Medicine.  He was selected as a New York Rising Star from Superdoctors in 2013 and 2014. 

He is a leader in the field of rhinology and has presented his research at various meetings within the United States and abroad.  Dr. Pearlman is the lead author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles within the medical literature.  Currently, his research interests concern pediatric and adolescent chronic rhinosinusitis, as well as the impact of nasal septoplasty and inferior turbinate reduction on exercise tolerance.  He has also authored chapters in an array of medical textbooks.  Dr. Pearlman has been interviewed and quoted by the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Self, amongst others.  He has also been featured on medical podcasts.

Dr. Pearlman grew up in western Maryland and currently resides in New York City.  He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and walking his dog.  Even though he’s lived in New York for nearly 25 years, he still roots for the Baltimore Ravens and occasionally, the Orioles.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

While in training, Dr. Pearlman received the NYU Otolaryngology Resident Research award for his work involving common respiratory viruses and inflammatory nasal polyps.

As a fellow, Dr. Pearlman received an industry sponsored grant to examine the role of balloon sinuplasty in the office setting.


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Associate Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 2002


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WorldWide Medical

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External Relationships

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