Dr. Vikash Modi, MD

Dr. Vikash Modi, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vikash Modi, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

Pediatric Otolaryngology

428 E 72nd St Ofc 100

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Tube Placement
very high
more than 94% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Modi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Modi "Vikash K. Modi, MD, FAAP, is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Modi's areas of clinical interest include the management of pediatric airway disease, pediatric head and neck masses, pediatric sinus disease, pediatric sleep disorders, tonsil and adenoid disease, ear infections, and cleft palate disorders. After receiving his medical degree from the Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Modi completed his residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine. In his residency he trained in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Following residency, Dr. Modi completed a fellowship at Northwestern University - Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago pursuing advanced training in complex issues in pediatric otolaryngology. During this time he studied under Lauren Holinger, M.D. a world-renowned pediatric otolaryngologist. In addition to managing common pediatric problems such as ear infections, sleep apnea, adenoid and tonsil disease, Dr. Modi has particular expertise in several more complicated areas. He has advanced training in airway reconstructive procedures (laryngotracheal reconstruction). Further, as co-director of the Cornell Craniofacial team and the Cornell Velopharyngeal Center, Dr. Modi is also particularly interested in the management of speech and language disorders caused by cleft palate or velopharyngeal insufficiency. Dr. Modi is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association(ACPA). He has also been inducted as a Fellow into the presitigious Triological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has made numerous presentations at the national meeting of ASPO and SENTAC. In addition he has also presented his work on endoscopic airway reconstructive surgery, internationally at the European Society of Pediatric Otolarynoglogy(ESPO) . He has been selected as a Top Doctor in America by Castle Connoly, Best Doctor in New York Family Magazine, and as Best Doctor in New York Magazine. He has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Family Magazine and New York Daily News for his work with children. Dr. Modi has a commitment to those less fortunate in developing countries and participates in medical trips to treat head and neck anomalies including cleft lip and cleft palate."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Modi "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. "


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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoid Disorders
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ankyloblepharon Filiforme Adnatum - Cleft Palate
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Infection in Infant
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Language Problems
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
  • Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Southern California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University of Southern California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Childrens Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Modi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Modi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Modi to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Modi'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 (9)
in NJ |
Dr. Modi and his staff are amazing! My son recently had Pharyngeal flap surgery. I can't say enough about how impressed I am about him and the PICU team at NYP hospital. He's been calling often to see how my son is doing post op.. He explains everything thoroughly.. He's a very intelligent and caring surgeon.. We are so blessed to have him as our sons doctor..
in New York, NY |
Our 6 year old daughter has been a patient of Doctor Modi’s since she was a baby. He has always provided her with excellent care and we trust him implicitly! Through innumerable ear infections, and multiple surgeries he and his staff have always been professional, patient, and sensitive to not only the medical needs of their patients but also to the emotional needs of parents understandably nervous about whatever medical challenges their children might be facing. Would highly recommend him!
in Connecticut |
Dr. Modi and his team are fantastic. Great attitude and. always professional. My son has a rare condition, Bilateral vocal cord paralysis. We were fortunate enough to be recommended to Dr. modi. Our son is on his way to breathing normally. Thanks Dr Modi. Your the best!
New York, NY |
Waited over 45 minutes to see Dr. Modi only to have him come in and seem annoyed by any questions we asked. I agree with many other reviews. He is extremely condescending & the visit is very rushed. Had the same experience with him a few years back with my other child.
in New York, NY |
After being told by several pediatricians and another pediatric ENT that our child's laryngomalacia was not severe and would eventually go away, Dr. Modi immediately diagnosed it as severe and got us proper testing to confirm such within days. He then moved heaven and earth to get an emergency supraglottoplasty scheduled. He performed the surgery which was successful and now our child is breathing easy. Dr. Modi was a consummate professional throughout the process. We heartily recommend him.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Modi is extremely knowledgeable and takes many steps before recommending surgery. I felt very confident that my son is in the best hands with Dr. Modi.
New York, NY |
My son waited an hour to see this doctor and after he couldn't sit still any longer my husband took him home without seeing him. Totally unprofessional.
in Sunnyside, NY |
One of the worst doctors we have ever been to. Bad attitude towards parents, he pretends to know everything. He is very condescending. He sent us to 4 ultrasounds, only to come back and send us for more. Long wait times in the office. Would not recommend him. There are better doctors with more pleasant bed side manner in this city.
in NYC, NY |
We saw him 2 times. - long waiting time - not prepared for the visit (= has not reviewed the results of previous tests which means and additional 1hr and half of wait) - perform non reimbursed procedure without warning patients - charge for non performed procedures (also non reimbursed) which is medical billing fraud - ineffective staff, non responsive (does return call), does not fix issues but send files to debt collection agencies
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Dr. Modi accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Oxford Health Plans
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  • UnitedHealthCare
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