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

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. 

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 prestigious Triological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, and 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 Otolaryngology (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.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery


  • Pediatric Ear Disease
  • Pediatric Tonsil and Adenoid Disease
  • Pediatric Airway Disease
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)
  • 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 Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • 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 - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Otolaryngologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

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

Honors & 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: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

§  New York Family Magazine Top Doctor:  2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

§  Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area:  2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

§  New York Magazine Top Doctor:  2015, 2016, 2017



Medical School: Rutgers Medical School Class of 2002

General Surgery Internship: University of Southern California 2002-2003

Otolaryngology(ENT) Residency: University of Southern California  2003-2007

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: Childrens Memorial Hospital (Northwestern University) 2007-2008

Clinical Instructor: Northwestern University 2007-2008

Assistant Professor: Weill Cornell Medical College 2008-2015

Associate Professor: Weill Cornell Medical College 2015-current

Cheif, Pediatric Otolaryngology: Weill Cornell Medical College 2015-current


Castle Connoly Top Doctor in Pediatric Otolaryngology: 2013-2016

Castle Connoly Top Doctor Metro Area: 2014-2016

New York Family Magazine Top Doctor: 2014-2016

New York Magazine Top Doctor: 2015-2016