Locations and Appointments
- Neuro Otology
- Surgery, Head and Neck
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Mastoid Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Skull Base Surgery
- Ear Drum Perforation
- Ear Laser Surgery
- Glomus Tumor
- Laser Surgery
Clinical & Academic Positions
- Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Professor of Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education & Training
- M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1985
Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D., F.A.C.S. has been in practice for nearly 3 decades and continues to be named as one of the Best Doctors in lay publications.
Dr. Selesnick is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a member of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Selesnick is a Past President of the American Otological Society and a Past President of the American Neurotology Society. At the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Selesnick has pioneered skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas as well as other skull base tumors. He is an expert in surgery for otosclerosis and cholesteatoma and placement of cochlear implants. Dr. Selesnick has lectured on these topics in 19 countries, across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
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Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a member of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Selesnick is a Past President of the American Otological Society and is a Past President of the American Neurotology Society, the largest specialty organization of neurotologists - skull base surgeons in the United States.
Neurotology encompasses lateral skull base surgery for tumors such as vestibular schwanommas (acoustic neuromas), meningiomas,epidermoid tumors and glomus tumors, as well as the surgical and medical treatment for patients suffering from complex ear-related problems such as hearing loss, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma and facial nerve tumors.
Dr. Selesnick has lectured on neurotologic and ear related topics in the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, the Ukraine, Canada, Japan and Mexico.
Dr. Selesnick has received The Certificate of Honor bestowed by The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and has been named one of the best doctors in his field by lay publications. Dr. Selesnick sits on the editorial board of the journal 'Otology and Neurotology' and has served as guest editor of 'The Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America'. Dr. Selesnick has served on the Executive Council of The American Neurotology Society, and has served on or chaired numerous committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The American Otological Society, The Triological Society, The American College of Surgeons and other medical societies. Dr. Selesnick serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Selesnick has researched topics in neurotology - skull base surgery and otology, and has published extensively in peer reviewed journals. The second book he has co-edited was released in November 2010.
At the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Selesnick has pioneered skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas and meningiomas as well as other skull base lesions. He has pioneered the use of lasers for the treatment of hearing loss in otosclerosis, and for the treatment of cholesteatoma, during mastoidectomy surgery and for tympanoplasty to repair tympanic membrane perforation.
Dr. Selesnick received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and graduated from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his training in Otolaryngology at The Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital - Cornell Residency Program and went on to advanced Fellowship training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at The University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Selesnick has been frequently interviewed by the television, radio, and print media. He is an Honorary Police Surgeon in the New York Police Department.
His website address is http://www.weillcornell.org/physician/samuelselesnick/index.html.
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 - HMO
- AETNA - PPO
- AETNA - Medicare
- Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
- Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
- Affinity Access
- Affinity Health Plan
- Blue Priority Network
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
- Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
- Fidelis Care
- Health First
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
- Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
- Rockefeller University - CoreSource
- United Health Care
- VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
- VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Past President of the American Otological Society
Past President of the American Neurotology Society.
President of the New York Otological Society
Past Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Recipient of the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Named one of the Top Doctors in New York City, by lay publications.
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017