Dr. Anthony Sclafani, MD

Dr. Anthony Sclafani, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Anthony Sclafani, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Read his story

Weill Cornell Medical College

1305 York Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Deviated Septum
more than 54% of peers
more than 49% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
more than 29% of peers

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Dr. Sclafani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sclafani "Anthony P. Sclafani, MD, FACS, joins us from New York Eye & Ear Infirmary- Mt. Sinai, where he was a Surgeon Director, professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and Director of Facial Plastic Surgery of the Mt. Sinai Health System. Dr. Sclafani brings training and expertise in the full range of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. He completed residency training at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary and fellowship training in facial plastic surgery at St. Louis University. Dr. Sclafani has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including twice being awarded the Ira Tresley Award, as well as the Sir John Delf Gillies Award, for outstanding research by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Sclafani has authored and edited several books, including Total Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Rhinoplasty- The Experts' Reference and Surgical Atlas of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sclafani received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia University followed by his medical degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. Dr. Sclafani will be the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery here in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sclafani "Dr. Anthony P. Sclafani has dedicated his career to providing comprehensive, state- of- the- art cosmetic and reconstructive medical and surgical care for the face, head and neck, and to restore and enhance his patients to a more youthful, healthful and natural appearance.  Dr. Sclafani believes that the best results come from a cooperation between patient and physician, and enlists his patients as partners in treatment.  Named as a top doctor by publications such Castle Connelly and New York Magazine since 2004, Dr. Sclafani determines the specific results his patients seek and educates them about the various options available (including what surgery will and will not do);  the doctor and patient jointly define specific treatment goals and choose the most appropriate way of achieving those goals.  Dr. Sclafani provides his patients with the most comprehensive and modern cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, based in science and provided with artistry. "


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  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Beth Israel Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Ny Eye And Ear Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sclafani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sclafani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sclafani to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Sclafani's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
After 4 surgeries on my nose, no doctor wanted to operate on me. When I spoke to Dr. Sclafani, he agreed to try to help improve my breathing, but said my nose was fragile and that it would be risky to try to do too much improvements on the outside. It took a while for the swelling to go down my nose, it looks better than it had in years and I can finally breathe through my nose and get a comfortable night of sleep.
New York, NY |
My visit with Dr. Sclafani was great. I went to him for tear trough and lip filler. The results are great, my under eye bags are gone and my lips are plump but natural looking. He explained everything to me in detail and discussed different filler options available. The whole experience was pleasant and I will definitely be back to see him again.
in New York, NY |
Like any of the really good surgeons Dr. Sclafani is often rushed and you can have a bit of a wait to see him. However, this is worth it because of his exceptional skill and the personal attention and thoughtful care he gives you when it's your turn to be seen.
in New York, NY |
While Dr Sclafani may be an excellent doctor, I'll never find out. his office staff is uncaring, rude and arrogant. Completely unprofessional service. Time to change your front office staff Dr Sclafani
in Jc, NJ |
I have had many surgeries on my nose for different skin cancers. So not a lot of skin to work with. Dr. Sclafani was thorough in his explanation of the possible outcome before the surgery. After surgery, he listened to my concerns, discussed in detail timing for recovery and moved up my appointments accordingly. He is compassionate, spends a good amount of time with his patients and I trust him.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Sclafani is thorough and knowledgeable. Explains all procedures and protocols. Gives reasons why progress is moving forward or not so you don't wonder what's happening after the surgery is over. Excellent bedside manner w no wasted time; either his or mine
in Bronx, NY |
Perhaps one of my favorite physicians, though Weill Cornell and Columbia Presbyterian have shown me quite a few noteworthy ones. Dr. Sclafani performed nasal valve surgery on me after having had 2 other doctors make a mess of things. He was always patient, cautious, listened attentively and has about as pleasant a personality as one could hope for. I never felt rushed or noticed disinterest. As for the reviewer who complained about $'s, I never once felt any financial issues were in play.
in New York, NY |
The $ shake down Dr. & Staff Unprofessional Dr./staff with only $ ethics & not your health or well being. I had a scheduled visit with Dr. Scalfani to have procedure done after my intal visit with him. Knowing I had a deductible I was more than happy to pay after the procedure, But no Dana the Dr. assistant & hospital staff insisted $ be paid before procedure? ?Dr.?s orders? I asked them to show me the policy where it?s documented that I have to pay before procedure is done?Noting. STAY AWAY.
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Dr. Sclafani accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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