Dr. Samuel Selesnick, MD

Dr. Samuel Selesnick, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Samuel Selesnick, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

Weill Cornell Comprehensive General Otolaryngology

1305 York Ave

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth

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Top Care Areas


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

Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 96% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Acoustic Neuroma
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Selesnick "Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Otolaryngology in Neurological Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and is a member of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Selesnick is a Past President of the American Neurotology and is the President Elect of the American Otological Society. At the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Selesnick has pioneered skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas as well as other skull base tumors. He is an expert in surgery for otosclerosis and cholesteatoma and placement of cochlear implants. Dr. Selesnick has lectured on these topics in 18 countries, across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. "


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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Schwannoma
  • Sensorineural Deafness
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo


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  • Adenoidectomy
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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.


  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St. Vincent's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Selesnick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Selesnick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Selesnick to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Selesnick'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 (12)
in Whitestone NY |
Dr. Selesnick is by far the best doctor I have ever encountered in 30 years! He is extremely knowledgeable, down to earth, compassionate, dedicated and truly exceptional! He was the only doctor who was able to diagnose my rare brain tumor after 3 years of searching for answers and 13 misdiagnoses!
in New York, NY |
Dr. Selesnick was very thorough in his exam. He diagnosed me, scheduled surgery on my first visit. Dr. Selesnick was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Selesnick was very thorough and personable while explaining my hearing status. I was a first time patient and wanted a hearing evaluation and will return as needed. In the years to come.
Yonkers, NY |
Dr.Selesnick is an excellent doctor. I highly recommend him!
in Riverdale, NY |
Great bedside manners.Dr. Selesnick is a highly knowledgeable professional. I understand his diagnosis when he relayed it to me without confusion.
Selden, NY |
I had surgery five years ago and Dr. Selesnick along with another doctor were attentive and caring. I remain under his care and am certain he wants the best for my health.
in Belleair FL |
Dr. Selesnick is an Excellent Doctor! He has great experience and knowledge. He Saved me and I recomend him highly! I was very lucky to have him as my surgeon. Look no further, just go to him,. God Bless Dr. Selesnick.
White Plains, NY |
I liked his professionalism, knowledge, and focus. He was attentive and caring; yet, was not intrusive or overwhelming. His credentials speak for themselves.
in Ridgewood, NY |
He is very good doctor i could recommend family and friends to see him if they need ent doctor.
Poughkeepsie, NY |
Poor surgical outcome. He did one post-op visit and one post-discharge visit. He seemed moderately interested in my condition. I opted to not return after that visit. I would not recommend this doctor.
in New York, NY |
Superb doctor who really takes time to listen to me.
in Ramsey, NJ |
Dr. Selesnick is a kind, patient and extremely competent doctor. His staff is wonderful and very responsive. I cannot recommend him any higher. He and Dr. Stieg saved my life.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Selesnick accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Traditional PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Selesnick has admitting privileges

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Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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