Language: English
Gender: Male
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Personal Statement

Dr. Sperling focuses on restoration of hearing. The hearing needs of each individual is carefully analyzed to identify the best approach, utilizing advanced surgical and technologic solutions. Dr. Sperling's goal is to provide expert care in the most professional and humane manner. 

Specialties & Expertise


  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • Ear Pain
  • Ear Surgery
  • Otitis Media
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Otosclerosis
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Ear Drum Perforation
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stapedectomy of Both Ears Using Laser
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Reconstruction of Ossicular Chain
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Implantation of Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Aid Consultation
  • Balance Problem
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Tinnitus

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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • 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
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • 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
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., New York Medical College, 1985
  • B.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1981

Honors & Awards

Dr. Sperling has been Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®
from 1996 to 2016.

Dr. Neil Sperling has been selected by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors in 1997, 1999, 2001-2017.

Voted into ‘Best Doctors’ in America: 2003 – 2014

Selected to New York’s Top Doctors: 1997, 1999, 2001 – 2015

Selected by New York Magazine Best Doctors in NY: 2007, 2008. 2016

Selected to New York Super Doctors: 2008-2016

Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Dr. Sperling specializes in surgery for hearing restoration. He is involved in research to improve hearing health care, for patients with otosclerosis and other ear conditions.

Dr. Sperling is on the clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the past president of the New York Otological Society. He served as the Director of Otology (Ear Surgery) at SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine from 1991-2010.  He also serves on the teaching faculty at the Causse Ear Hospital in France, one of the most innovative and experienced centers in the world for Ear surgery and Stapedectomy surgery.

Dr. Sperling graduated with honors from New York Medical College. He completed his post-graduate residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Fellowship in Otologic surgery and research at the Minnesota Ear Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Sperling is the author of numerous medical publications and has edited several textbooks.  He has been elected to the New York Otologic Society a group of New York ear experts.  He has served on local and national committees including the committee on applicants for the American College of Surgeons, and the implantable devices sub-committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.