Dr. Mark Persky, MD

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Dr. Mark Persky, MD

Dr. Mark Persky, MD is a head & neck surgical oncology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Persky is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center .

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Mark S. Persky, MD is a recognized expert in head and neck surgery with special interest and expertise in the treatment of tumors of the head, neck skull base and thyroid gland, congenital vascular malformations, hemangiomas . He has published and lectured extensively on these topics. He is presently Professor of Otolarynology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Head and Neck Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Persky received his Bachelors degree from New York University and his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. He completed his otolaryngology residency at NYU Medical Center and a Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Persky was Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine from 1994-1998. From 2005 through 2014, he was Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief of the Continuum Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery Service Line and was a Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was Associate Director of the Continuum Cancer Center and is Co-Director of the Institute for Head and Neck Cancer at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is past president of the New York Head and Neck Society and is a member of the American Laryngological Association, the American Head and Neck Society, the American Bronchoesophagological Society, the North American Skull Base Society and was the Vice-President of the Eastern section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (a.k.a. Triological Society).

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NYU Otolaryngology Associates160 E 34th St Fl 7
New York, NY 10016
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4.3
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Persky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
New York, NY |
I was diagnosed with Mudullary Thyroid cancer and sent to Dr. Persky for a consultation. He was respectful, and patient. I am hard of hearing and he was compassionate about explaining everything to me at a pace I could feel comfortable with. His expertise and the staff that surround him, made for one of the best experiences I have had involving surgery and hospitals. He is a gifted surgeon and I am extremely grateful for him and NYU.
in New York, NY |
4 years later after stage 3 thyroid cancer and with the expert surgery of Dr Persky And his excellent referrals for my continuing care I am in excellent health .
in New York, NY |
Dr. Persky is arrogant, condescending, patronizing, and would greatly benefit from a refresher course in how to respectfully talk to patients. Not only is he incredibly arrogant, but he is also incompetent, as evidenced by the fact that I saw him for months with a malignant tumor, which he insisted was benign. Due to his refusal to acknowledge the fact that the tumor could have been malignant (there were squamous cells in the needle biopsy), precious months were wasted with his blundering.
in New York, NY |
Although I expressed concern about becoming hypothyroid after my hemithyroidectomy, I was told by Dr. Persky I would be fine. He neglected to test me for a common thyroid disease, Hashimoto's, which left me severely hypothyroid after the surgery. He did not explain any risks. In addition, I used another surgeon to complete the removal of my thyroid and she said it looked like he put his thumb in there, due to the amount of scar tissue she found and made my surgery with her very difficult.
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Dr. Persky's Care Philosophy

Mark S. Persky, MD is a recognized expert in head and neck surgery with special interest and expertise in the treatment of tumors of the head, neck skull base and thyroid gland, congenital vascular malformations, hemangiomas . He has published and lectured extensively on these topics. He is presently Professor of Otolarynology – Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Head and Neck Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Persky received his Bachelors degree from New York University and his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. He completed his otolaryngology residency at NYU Medical Center and a Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Persky was Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine from 1994-1998. From 2005 through 2014, he was Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief of the Continuum Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery Service Line and was a Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was Associate Director of the Continuum Cancer Center and is Co-Director of the Institute for Head and Neck Cancer at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is past president of the New York Head and Neck Society and is a member of the American Laryngological Association, the American Head and Neck Society, the American Bronchoesophagological Society, the North American Skull Base Society and was the Vice-President of the Eastern section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society (a.k.a. Triological Society).

Dr. Persky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Bellevue Hospital Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    Ny U

    Graduated in 1968

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair