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Department of Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, and Special Achievements


Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

President and Founder, International Society for Otitis Media

Editor-in-Chief, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Journal

Senior Advisor for Guidelines and Quality, AAO-HNS

Board of Directors, AAO-HNS Foundation

Listed in America’s Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd, 2013

Listed in Top Doctors in America, Consumer Research Council, 2013

Listed in Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc. 2013

Listed in Best Doctors in New York, New York Magazine, 2013

Media Spokesperson for American Academy of Pediatrics

Media Spokesperson for AAO-HNS

Chair, AAO-HNS Tympanostomy Tubes Guideline Development Group

Steering Group Chair, North American Community of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N North America)

Co-chair, E-GAPPS guideline conference at NY Academy of Medicine

Board of Trustees, Guidelines International Network

Keynote Speaker, 63rd National Congress of the Mexican Society of Otolaryngology

Keynote Speaker, Inaugural Patrick E. Brookhouser Memorial Lecture at Boystown

Keynote Speaker, Otolaryngology Research Day, Ohio State University, Portland

Print and electronic media: Wall Street Journal, CBS NewsPath, NBC National, National Public Radio, WOSU Public Radio (Cleveland).


Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

Listed in NY Times in NY ENT Super Doctors, 2013

Listed in Best Doctors in America, Consumers Research Council, 2013

Reviewer for The Laryngoscope, Transplantation, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck

Surgery, and Thyroid, peer reviewed journals

Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Health Care, 2013

Endocrine Committee, AAO-HNS, 2012-2014

Public Health Committee, American Thyroid Association, Endocrine committee, AAO-HNS, 2012-2014


Nira A. Goldstein, MD

Best Doctors in America 2013

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology First Place Poster Award 1013



Sydney C. Butts, MD

SUNY Downstate Women’s History Committee-Extraordinary Woman of Downstate Award, March 2013

Face the Future Foundation Mission, Kigali Rwanda-King Faisal and National Military Hospitals, February 2013. Case census included patients with

    head and neck neoplasms, post-traumatic facial deformities, and pediatric airway obstruction.

AO North America-Chairperson, Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction. Secaucus New Jersey,

    October 2012.


Steven Cannady, MD

Recently completed 250th free tissue transfer surgery in first three years of practice

- Outcomes favorably compare to national survival statistics for flaps


SUNY Downstate Resident Teaching Award – 2012-13


Selection to the list of New York Rising Stars; a distinction for physicians nominated by peers and a review panel selecting the top 2.5% of young physicians in a region, by specialty, 2013


Matthew B. Hanson, MD

Listed in America’s Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd, 2013

Listed in New York Super Doctors, The New York Times Magazine, 2013


Richard Kollmar, PhD

2013 AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award for research proposal entitled "Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model" (co-investigators: Silverman J, Stewart, Sundaram K)

Frank E. Lucente, MD

Invited by Dean Taylor to create and direct the new Medical Student Career Advisement Office, September 2012. 

Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the SUNY/HSCB Foundation

Created and funded the departmental education fund that provides grant of $500 to each resident for purchase of Apple iPad or

      other educational materials

Selected as Senior Advisor to the Conley Division of Humanities and Ethics


Joshua B. Silverman, MD, PhD

Induction into the American Laryngological Association

AAO-HNSF Airway and Swallowing Committee

AAO-HNSF Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee

AAO-HNSF Percy Memorial Research Award: Restoration of recurrent-laryngeal-nerve function after injury in a rat model, 5/13.