Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head Neck Surgery


The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) provides primary and tertiary care for the full spectrum of disorders of the head and neck as well as helping to maintain patient and community heath of the head and neck.  The physicians, audiologists, and speech and swallowing experts at Montefiore have extensive expertise in all aspects of clinical care, including ear disease and hearing loss, dizziness, voice discords, nasal and sinus illnesses, head and neck tumors, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, swallowing problems, and infections of the head and neck.  The pediatric otolaryngology division is based in the new Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), one of the most technologically advanced hospitals for children in the world, while adult patients are seen in the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion where state of the art facilities allow for expert and comforting care.  Our close interactions with other Montefiore providers offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.  

The ORL-HNS department also serves as the center of the residency program in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  We have one of the finest residency programs in the New York area. The department also promotes significant research programs providing invaluable learning opportunities for residents and medical students as well as paving the way for future improvements in patient care.   We have many clinical trials for the care of our patients which provide novel cutting edge therapies for patients while furthering advancements in the field of ORL-HNS 


Department Office

Chair: Richard V. Smith, M.D.
Tel: 718.920.4646
Fax: 718.405.9014

Administrator: John T. Leonard
Tel: 718.920.8425
Fax: 718.882.2463

Montefiore Medical Center
3400 Bainbridge Ave.
Medical Arts Pavilion, Room 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10467
Tel: 718.920.2991
Fax: 718.515.8235