Dr. Michael Pitman, MD

Dr. Michael Pitman, MD

Save
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Pitman, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Read his story

Columbia Doctors Midtown

51 W 51st St # 385

New York, NY 10019
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Learn about Dr. Pitman

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Pitman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vocal Cord Polyp
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Pitman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

Dr. Pitman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pitman "Dr. Michael J. Pitman is chief of the Division of Laryngology. He serves as director of the Voice and Swallowing Institute of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He previously served as laryngology division leader of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and the Mount Sinai Health System. "Dr. Pitman is a true pioneer in the field of laryngology. His extensive background and research in voice restoration, airway disorders and dysphonia allows us to offer a number of innovative treatment options for patients," said Dr. Lawrence Lustig, the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and otolaryngologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pitman is responsible for providing a full spectrum of vocal and throat care to patients of all ages. He is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. He specializes in the treatment of illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules, and cysts."

More

Read More

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pitman "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
3

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
42

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Oral Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Disorders
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Familial
  • Vocal Cord Hemorrhage
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Vocal Granuloma
  • Vocal Papilloma

More

Read More
19

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
  • Larynx Repair
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery

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.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pitman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pitman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Pitman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Pitman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pitman to family and friends
4.0
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Pitman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Morrisville, PA |
Very good doctor! Cares, listens to everything you have to say. Great bedside manner. He's one of top doctors in voice, and I would highly recommend him.
Springfield, NJ |
Dr. Pitman is a knowledgeable physician who takes times to explain the procedure and rationale for it.
Have you seen Dr. Michael Pitman, MD?
Are you Dr. Pitman?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Pitman

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Pitman accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthFirst
    ABCD HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Pitman has admitting privileges

View Hospital Profile

More Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialists like Dr. Pitman at Columbia Doctors Midtown

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(2)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(6)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(9)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(24)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist
(9)