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Natalya Chernichenko, M.D.

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Insurances Accepted

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Personal Statement

Dr. Chernichenko, MD, FACS, MPH, is a Site Chief of Otolaryngology at NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. In addition to being a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Chernichenko is a fellowship-trained head and neck surgical oncologist. Her clinical practice focuses on benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck area, including tumors of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, sinuses, salivary gland, head and neck skin cancer, and melanoma. She aims to provide high-quality, patient-centered advanced surgical care, emphasizing quality of life and functional outcomes.

Head and neck cancer can impact essential human functions, including swallowing, speech, sight, and appearance. While it is her top priority to cure cancer, she is committed to helping patients achieve the best possible quality of life. She works closely with experts in radiation oncology, medical oncology, reconstructive surgery, pathology, endocrinology, radiology, speech and language pathology, physical therapy, and other disciplines to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient. She aims to support her patients through their cancer diagnosis and treatment challenges and help them live healthy and fulfilling life after cancer treatment.

Biographical Info

Dr. Chernichenko received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School in 2005, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2010, followed by the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. During her fellowship, she was a recipient of a prestigious Young Investigator Award from the American Head and Neck Society for her work in understanding the mechanism of perineural invasion of cancer. She joined Weill Cornell from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she was Chief of Head and Neck Surgery. She completed her MPH in Community Health at SUNY Downstate in 2023 to focus on community-based interventions to prevent and diagnose head and neck cancers early.

Dr. Chernichenko 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 American Association for Cancer Research.

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology
Clinical Expertise
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
Parathyroid Disease
Parathyroid Surgery
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disease
Larynx Cancer
Larynx Surgery
Pharynx Surgery
Oral Cancer
Salivary Gland Disease
Salivary Gland Surgery
Malignant Nasal Tumors
Benign Nasal Tumor
Melanoma
Skin Cancer Surgery
Throat and Voice Problems
Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.P.H.
    State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    2023
  • M.D.
    State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    2005
  • B.A., B.S.
    New York University
    2000
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Otolaryngologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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