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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology

Affiliated Hospitals

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital / Lenox Hill Hospital

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) opened its doors to patients on October 15, 1869 at its original location, 223 East 34th Street. At the time, much of the city did not have access to many vital services and the lack of basic healthcare drastically affected everyday life. Faced with this reality, the New York state legislature issued a charter to found a voluntary, non-profit hospital whose mission was to “…alleviate the sufferings of the poor, the prevention of pauperism, and the cultivation and diffusion of sound knowledge of all that relates to the diseases of the eye and ear.” Since its founding, MEETH has built upon its proud tradition of providing patient-centered care and has grown to become the world-renowned facility that it is today. MEETH and Lenox Hill Hospital joined Northwell Health in 2011. MEETH, which is located at 210 East 64th Street, is a specialized center that continues to focus on high-quality care for eye, ear and throat conditions. The center provides advanced treatments for thousands of patients each year, offering a range of services and expert care. Areas of expertise in ambulatory medicine include ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), orthopedics, podiatry, plastic surgery, urology, gynecology, dental surgery and general surgery. 17 operating rooms equipped with the latest technology for surgery. Highly specialized medical and clinical staff, with skilled professionals across multiple disciplines collaborating to deliver the best care. Six outpatient practices including the Retroviral Disease Center, the Center for Attention and Learning, Outpatient Center for Mental Health, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery. As of November 2013, the otolaryngology resident on the ambulatory care rotation spends two days per month at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) performing cosmetic facial plastics cases and seeing office patients under the direction of Richard Westreich, MD. This rotation provides training in cosmetic facial plastic surgery, with both operating room and in-office procedures. Pre-operative and post-operative care is emphasized. Since the fall of 2015, residents are also spending two days per month with Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD, performing otologic cases.


Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. A staple in the community for more than 150 years, the hospital has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. The mission of Lenox Hill Hospital is to deliver outstanding healthcare with compassion and respect, to promote wellness in its communities, and to advance the field of medicine through education and research. The hospital is particularly well known for excellence in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, sports medicine, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and maternal/child health. The hospital is also a recognized leader in public health education and community outreach.