Dr. Mark Persky, MD

Dr. Mark Persky, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Mark Persky, MD is a head & neck surgical oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1972 and specializes in head & neck surgical oncology and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

160 E 34th St Fl 7

New York, NY 10016

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tongue Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Oral Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Persky "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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2  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • 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
  • Pharyngitis
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • 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
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
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24  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • 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.


  • NY U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Montefiore Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Persky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Persky to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Persky's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • 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 (3)

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...more
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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 .
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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...more
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