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Department of Otolaryngology

Awards, Honors, and Special Achievements - July 2015 through June 2016

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

  • Ogura Lectureship, Washington University, St. Louis, MI, 2016
  • Distinguished Professor appointment, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Pediatric & Surgery Keynote Speaker, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL
  • Presidential Guest Speaker, 45th Brazilian Congress on Otolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2015
  • Senior Advisor for Guidelines and Quality, AAO-HNS
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Medical Ltd
  • Top Doctors in America, Consumer Research Council
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Inc.
  • Media Spokesperson for AAO-HNS
  • Print and electronic media: MedPage Today, The New York Times, Medscape, WebMD, Reuters, Parent’s Magazine


Sydney C. Butts, MD

  • Distinguished Faculty Honoree-Student National Medical Association-SUNY Downstate Medical Center, May 2016
  • 2016 New York Super Doctors®- Selected among the top otolaryngologists in New York City, to be listed in the New York Times, May 2016


Nira A. Goldstein, MD

  • ASPO Annual Meeting 2016- 3rd Place Poster Award
  • Elected to serve as ASPO Director at Large 2016-2019
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery

Eli Gordin, MD

  • KCHC Doctors Day Award
  • 2016 SUNY Department of Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award

Matthew Hanson, MD

  • Again named to Castle Connelly Top Doctors in New York (9th year) and listed again in New York Magazines Top Doctors issue (2nd time).
  • Again named a "Super Doctor" by Key Media and listed in New York Time magazine list of Super Doctors (7 straight years)
  •  Again named a "Top Physician" by Consumer Council of America
  • Nominated for SUNY-Downstate Excellence in Teaching Award

Frank E. Lucente, MD

  • Patrick E. Brookhouser MD Award for Excellence from The Triological Society for service to the organization and profession, May 2016
  •  Award of Appreciation from the International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery,  presented by Chris DeSouza, March 2016
  •  Elected, Foundation Board of Hudson Valley Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical System
  • Elected, Advisory Board of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley/Putnam County
  •  Elected, Board of the Putnam Historical Society

Abraham Shulman, MD

  • Marquis Who’s who in America 2015 2016
  • NYAS Listing Collector’s Edition Directory 2016
  • America’s Best Physicians 2015, 2016
  • America’s Top Physicians 2015
  • Editorial Board Invitation: Annals Clinical Otolaryngology, 2016 
  • Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, 5yrs

Joshua Silverman, MD, PhD

  • Inducted into ASPO
  • NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Exploratory/Development Grant (Number: 1R21DC013629-01A1), co-PI. Project Title: Restoration of Recurrent-Laryngeal-Nerve Function after Injury in a Rat Model     Frank E. Lucente Resident Research Grant, Mentor. Nationwide characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing laryngeal cleft repair from 1997 to 2012 using KIDS Databases
  • Frank E. Lucente Resident Research Grant, Mentor. Novel Method for Implanting Tracheostomy

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Krishnamurthi Sundaram, MD

  • Listing in NY Times in NY ENT Super Doctors, 2008-2016 
  • Best doctors in America listing by Consumer Research Council, 2009-2015    
  • Appointed to the Editorial Board, Otolaryngology Open Journal, Openventio 

    Publishers, 2015                          

  • Honors Award from AAOHNS at annual meeting, Dallas, Tx, 2015                          
  • Listing in Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2012 - 2015

Elizabeth Floyd, MD

  • Third place at the 11th Annual Metropolitan New York Resident Research Day Symposium

Sandra Ho, MD

  • Recipient of the Frank E. Lucente Resident Research Grant

Sean Lewis, MD

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- HNS Board of Governors 

    -BOG Committee on Governance and Society Engagement Member

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- HNS Section for Residents and Fellows in Training

   -Board of Governor

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- HNS Delegate to Associates and Residents Society of the American College of Surgeons


  • Resident Leadership Grant, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. March 2016
  • Resident Travel Grant, Triologic Society Combined Sections Meeting. January 2016
  • Resident Leadership Grant, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. September 2015