Sleep Medicine | Male | 50 years old
261 5th Ave Rm 901
New York, NY 10016
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Dr Ofer Jacobowitz MD PhD FAASM is an internationally recognized expert for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. He completed his undergraduate university studies in biological sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequently worked in computer research & development. He then performed his medical and doctoral studies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Medical Scientist Training Program in New York, earning his medical degree as well as a PhD in pharmacology. He is an assistant professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and a partner at ENT and Allergy Associates in New York.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine where he is the former chairman of the Sleep-related breathing disorders section and all membership sections. He is dual board-certified in Otolaryngology/ head and neck surgery, as well as Sleep Medicine
He has authored original research articles, review articles and book chapters on OSA in scientific and medical journals. He is a peer reviewer for several prestigious journals and is an associate book editor of the upcoming second edition of the textbook Sleep Apnea and Snoring. His research interest is implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation for obstructive sleep apnea and nasal breathing in sleep. He is a primary investigator in the former and current FDA clinical trials for ImThera Medical's Implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.
He enjoys spending time family, photography, archaeology, traveling, learning new languages, and practicing Tae Kwon Do martial art.
I strive to provide caring, personalized, advanced treatment of sleep, and ear, nose, throat disorders and to treat my patient as I would a dear friend.
I am an internationally recognized expert in the personalized treatment of sleep apnea & snoring using advanced reconstructive surgery, office procedures, oral appliances, CPAP and implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation. I have been performing sleep endoscopy (DISE) for sleep apnea since 2006.
I also specialize in nasal disorders and sinusitis, performing advanced sinus surgery, image-guided surgery and in office balloon sinus procedures.
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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... More
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.
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