William Reisacher, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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William Reisacher, M.D.

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. Reisacher is an Otolaryngic Allergist who sees people with a wide range of general ear, nose, throat and allergy problems. His clinical expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of airborne and food allergies in adults and children. He uses the latest desensitization techniques, including sublingual immunotherapy (drops placed under the tongue at home) and oral mucosal immunotherapy (using a specially designed toothpaste) along with minimally-invasive skin-testing methods. As a board-certified Otolaryngologist, he is able to offer his patients the most effective balance of surgical and medical treatments for sinus and nasal problems to help them regain their quality of life and return as quickly as possible to the activities they enjoy. He treats patients of all ages and believes that taking time to listen to his patients and helping them understand all of their treatment options are necessary steps towards developing a trusting and effective doctor-patient relationship.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Reisacher as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. It is important to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled visit. Thank you.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Otolaryngology
  • Allergy


  • Hearing Loss
  • Allergy
  • Nasal Disorder
  • Ear Infection
  • Salivary Disorder
  • Sleep and Snoring Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Food Allergy
  • Airborne Allergy, Current Reaction
  • Sinus Problem


William Reisacher, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of airborne and food allergies in children and adults. Dr. Reisacher graduated from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994, with Distinction in Research, and completed his Otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in 2000. He is currently on the full–time faculty of the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department at Weill Cornell Medical College / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he is an Associate Professor and the Director of Allergy Services. Dr. Reisacher is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA). He has published numerous chapters and research papers, holds a patent in the area of allergy diagnostics, and has presented his work at both national and international meetings. An Honor Award recipient for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Reisacher has served on the Allergy & Immunology Committee and Board of Governors, as well as the Board of Directors of the AAOA. He has also been an instructor and mini-seminar moderator for both academies. Dr. Reisacher has appeared on national and local news broadcasts, providing commentary on ENT/allergy topics, and is the Senior Scientific Advisor and Co-founder for Allovate Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in New York City which focuses on oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT).


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Cornell University Honor Society

Distinction in Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1994

Alumni Associations of Cornell University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine

American Medical Association
Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, HNS.
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Member of Allergy Committee of AAO-HNS, 2008, 2009
Item writer for American Board of Otolaryngology, 2008


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1994


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • * 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 - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • * WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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Patient Forms

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External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

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Allovate, LLC; Immunovent; Intrommune Therapeutics; ScopeBug, Inc.
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