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Pediatric Otolaryngology
428 East 72nd Street, Oxford Building, Suite 100
New York, NY 10021
P: (646) 962-2224 | F: (212) 746-8124
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(646) 962-2224
Pediatric Otolaryngology
2315 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
P: 646-962-2224 | F: 212-746-8124
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Personal Statement

Vikash K. Modi, MD, FAAP, is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Modi's areas of clinical interest include the management of pediatric airway disease, pediatric head and neck masses, pediatric sinus disease, pediatric sleep disorders, tonsil and adenoid disease, ear infections, and cleft palate disorders.

After receiving his medical degree from the Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Modi completed his residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine. In his residency he trained in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Following residency, Dr. Modi completed a fellowship at Northwestern University - Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago pursuing advanced training in complex issues in pediatric otolaryngology. During this time he studied under Lauren Holinger, M.D. a world-renowned pediatric otolaryngologist.

In addition to managing common pediatric problems such as ear infections, sleep apnea, adenoid and tonsil disease, Dr. Modi has particular expertise in several more complicated areas. He has advanced training in airway reconstructive procedures (laryngotracheal reconstruction). Further, as co-director of the Cornell Craniofacial team and the Cornell Velopharyngeal Center, Dr. Modi is also particularly interested in the management of speech and language disorders caused by cleft palate or velopharyngeal insufficiency.

Dr. Modi is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association(ACPA). He has also been inducted as a Fellow into the presitigious Triological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgeryand the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He has made numerous presentations at the national meeting of ASPO and SENTAC.  In addition he has also presented his work on endoscopic airway reconstructive surgery, internationally at the European Society of Pediatric Otolarynoglogy(ESPO)

He has been selected as a Top Doctor in America by Castle Connoly,  Best Doctor in New York Family Magazine, and as Best Doctor in New York Magazine.  He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Family Magazine and New York Daily News for his work with children.  

Dr. Modi has a commitment to those less fortunate in developing countries and participates in medical trips to treat head and neck anomalies including cleft lip and cleft palate.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Modi as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet (under age 12) (over age 12) and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. Thank you.

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Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)
  • Pediatric Airway Disease
  • Cleft Palate
  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric Tonsil and Adenoid Disease
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Pediatric Cleft Surgery
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors

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 [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


  • M.D., New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2002

Honors and Awards

§  Graduated with High Honors. Illinois Institute of Technology

§  Old Crow Scholar (highest GPA in Computer Science Dept) Illinois Institute of Technology

§  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Research Award Winner . May 2006

§  Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children – Research Award Winner. December 2009

§  The Malcolm Shvey Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching .  Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residents at New York Presbyterian-Columbia and Cornell Campus program. June 2012

§  Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children –  Research Award Winner. December 2013

§ Triological Society Fellow: May 2015

§  Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Pediatric Otolaryngology: April 2013, 2014, 2015

§  New York Family Magazine Top Doctor: October 2013, 2014

§  Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area: January 2014, 2015

§  New York Magazine Top Doctor: June 2015







Associate Attending Otolaryngologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University


Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Fellowship- Northwestern University (Childrens Memorial Hospital 2007-2008)

Residency: University of Southern California (2002-2007)

Medical School: Rutgers Medical School (1998-2002)

Top Doctor in America by Castle Connoly 

Best Doctor in New York Family Magazine

Best Doctor in New York Magazine