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.
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.
Dr. Sclafani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Sclafani's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Conductive Hearing Loss
Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Maxillary and Malar Fractures
Outer Ear Infection
Salivary Gland Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
Head and Neck Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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