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....See Less
Dr. Modi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Modi's Board Certifications
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.
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Ankyloblepharon Filiforme Adnatum - Cleft Palate
Chronic Adenoid Infection
Cleft Lip and Palate
Conductive Hearing Loss
Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
Ear Infection in Infant
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Oral and-or Facial Cleft
Outer Ear Infection
Pediatric Head and Neck Disorders
Pediatric Neck Neoplasms
Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Airway Reconstruction Surgery
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New York.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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