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 otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat, neurotology, and more.

Weill Cornell Comprehensive General Otolaryngology

1305 York Ave

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Dr. Selesnick'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.

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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3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated


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21  Procedures

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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
29 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 (16)

I was recommended to Dr. Selesnick, by my PCP, about 8 years ago, and have never been sorry. He is caring, extremely knowledgeable in his field(s) of expertise, and has always spent enough time with me that I trust him totally! I finally decided to have a l.eft cochlear implant in May of 2016,...more
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Wonderful answered my questions and gave me reassurance that I would be under great care
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I have been a patient of Dr. Selesnick's for nearly a decade. He is extremely diligent and thorough. An amazing doctor with the accomplishments to prove it. 10/10
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I'am soo greatful to have chosen Dr Selesnick. I had acoustic neuroma tumor on right side ear size of a nickel.1year and 3 months ago had surgery on September 2016 .with this type of surgery most of the time you loose hearing ! But he saved mine. & improved my quality of life. & for that I love...more
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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...more
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