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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