Dr. Mark Urken, MD
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Dr. Mark Urken, MD


Head & Neck Surgical Oncology | Male

Care Philosophy

To provide expert and compassionate care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and thyroid gland. To expose patients to a renowned and dedicated team of clinicians from radiation oncology, medical oncology,radiology, pathology, cytology, speech and swallowing therapy, endocrinology who form a unique multidisciplinary group dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care.


Dr. Mark Urken, MD is a head & neck surgical oncology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Urken is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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    in Central Islip, NY |
    Was recommended to Dr Urken by a family Endocrinologist after explaining my biopsy results. Scheduled an appointment with Dr Urken in NYC. He took his time explaining my condition and provided me with my options. I elected to have surgery in late Feb 2017. He successfully removed my left thyroid as a ambulatory patient at Beth Israel hospital. I had minimal pain after surgery and my scare is barely visible! Dr Urken expects a full recovery. Dr Urken is a caring and compassionate person/surgeon!
    New York, NY |
    Dr. Urken is a fabulous surgeon who performed my complicated thyroid surgery. My recovery was remarkable, no side effects, and I was feeling fine and off meds within a week and one half. Because of my unusual condition, I had been to many doctors in NYC before choosing Dr. Urken. Thrilled that I chose him.
    3 hours wait to see him and he's ignoring the situation and schmoozing outside in hallway with 7 full exam rooms all waiting inpatient for him never saw this kind of respond
    in New York, NY |
    Waited over 1 an hr to see Dr. He apologized for wait, but then took a call. I am a 17 year survivor. Had head and neck radiation. Need to be followed as a result. Once he saw I didn't currently hv cancer he couldn't be bothered with me. I asked him if he wld examine my ears. He said he had patients who had Cancer. I am a 2 time Cancer Survivor. I get everything re: having cancer, being a survivor & LATE side effects. Dr. Urken was the worst Dr. Not thorough. Didn't even try to connect.
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    I've been to many doctors in my time for many different issues. Dr. Mark Urken is by far the most intelligent, skillful and I believe that he has a sixth sense that no other person I know possesses. I'm so privileged to have Dr. Urken in my life. He saved my life so far on two occasions and I'm forever grateful. Frank Brooklyn
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    Dr. Urken's Care Philosophy

    To provide expert and compassionate care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck and thyroid gland. To expose patients to a renowned and dedicated team of clinicians from radiation oncology, medical oncology,radiology, pathology, cytology, speech and swallowing therapy, endocrinology who form a unique multidisciplinary group dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care.

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

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
    •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, 1994
      • The Helmuth Goepfert visiting lecturer, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, MD Anderson Center, Feb 2011
      • Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare Third Edition, Marquis Who’s Who, 1999-2011
      • Presidential Citation, American Head & Neck Society, 2003
      • Best Doctors in America, 2000-2012
      • Cambridge Who’s Who, 2007-2011
      • Phi Beta Kappa - Williams College, 1976
      • Lester Gabrilove Award, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999
      • Summa Cum Laude - Williams College, 1977
      • Top Doctor – The Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 1995-2011
      • Best Cancer Doctors in America, 2006,2008,
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    • Otolaryngology

    Conditions Treated

    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bone Cancer
    • Cancer
    • Dysphagia
    • ENT Cancer
    • Facial Skin Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Goiter
    • Graves' Disease
    • Gum Cancer
    • Hashimoto's Disease
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Larynx Conditions
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
    • Oral Cancer
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroid Cancer
    • Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sinus Cancer
    • Skin Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
    • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
    • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
    • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cyst
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vocal Cord Paralysis
    • Vocal Cord Polyp


    • Medical School
      University Of Virginia / Main Campus

      Graduated in 1981

    • Internship Hospital
      St Elizabeths Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Mt Sinai Med Center

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Mercy Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    • Undergraduate School
      Williams College

      Graduated in 1977

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Russian
    • Spanish

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    • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
    • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

    Procedures Performed

    • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
    • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy
    • ENT Surgery
    • Ear Surgery
    • Excision of Facial Bone
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • 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
    • Facial Nerve Repair
    • Glossectomy
    • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
    • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Lip, Excision or Resection
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheal Reconstruction
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction