Dr. Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

Dr. Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 53 years old

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      Specialties

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

      Board Certifications

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      • Otolaryngology

      Conditions Treated

      • Abscess
      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Acute Laryngitis
      • Acute Sinusitis
      • Acute Tonsillitis
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Allergic Reaction
      • Allergic Rhinitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Nose
      • Cancer
      • Chronic Laryngitis
      • Chronic Sinusitis
      • Chronic Tonsillitis
      • Conductive Hearing Loss
      • Cough
      • Deafness
      • Deviated Septum
      • Dizziness
      • Dysphagia
      • Ear Ache
      • Ear Disorders
      • Earwax Buildup
      • Endocrine Disorders
      • Enlarged Turbinates
      • ENT Cancer
      • Facial Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gum Cancer
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
      • Headache
      • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
      • Jaw Fracture
      • Laryngeal Cancer
      • Laryngitis
      • Larynx Conditions
      • Leukoplakia
      • Lip Cancer
      • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
      • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
      • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
      • Meniere's Disease
      • Nosebleed
      • Oral Cancer
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Outer Ear Infection
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
      • Parathyroid Cancer
      • Peritonsillar Abscess
      • Postnasal Drip
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Salivary Gland Cancer
      • Salivary Gland Stones
      • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
      • Sinusitis
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
      • Throat Cancer
      • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
      • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
      • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
      • Throat Pain
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Tinnitus
      • Tongue Cancer
      • Tonsil Cancer
      • Tonsillitis
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Vertigo
      • Vocal Cord Nodule
      • Vocal Cord Paralysis
      • Vocal Cord Polyp

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Adenoidectomy
      • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Balloon Sinuplasty
      • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
      • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
      • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
      • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
      • ENT Surgery
      • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Excision of Facial Bone
      • 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
      • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
      • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
      • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
      • Lip, Excision or Resection
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Sinus Surgery
      • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
      • Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Thyroid Surgery
      • Thyroidectomy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Uvulectomy
      • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
      • Wound Repair

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      • 0
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      Education

      • Medical School
        Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

        Graduated in 1989

      • Internship Hospital
        St Vincents Hospital And Med Center

        Completed in 1999

      • Residency Hospital
        Ny Eye And Ear Infirm

        Completed in 1995

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Meml Sloan Kettering Canc Center

        Completed in 1997

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Korean
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
      • Board certified in Otolaryngology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Caruana says...

      Dr. Salvatore Caruana is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. He is a widely respected head and neck surgeon in the forefront of the surgical treatment of tumors of the mouth pharynx, larynx and sinuses, parathyroid surgery, thyroid gland, and salivary glands. He is a pioneer in laser microsurgery for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers.

      Dr. Caruana is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Caruana graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo and completed his Doctor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His general surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center was followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then completed an NIH funded two-and-a-half-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Caruana's peer-reviewed research has included work centering upon the biological nature of several head and neck cancers and on the role of viruses in malignancies of the paranasal sinuses.