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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Otolaryngology

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Gady Har-El, MD, FACS


Background and Expertise:

Gady Har-El, MD is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Clinical Neurosurgery at SUNY-Downstate. He is the Chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital. His clinical interests include head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive skull base surgery and sinus surgery. Dr. Har-El has authored and co-authored more than 260 scientific publications and book chapters and gave 400 presentations, lectures, and courses. Dr. Har-El served as the President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, the New York Head and Neck Society, and the New York Laryngological Society, and he is currently the President-Elect of the American Laryngological Association. Dr. Har-El is also the Vice-President-Elect of the Triological Society. Also, he is a fourth time recipient of the Stanley M. Blaugrund Award for Excellent Teaching from the New York University. He has been listed in the “Best Doctors in America” and “Best Doctors in New York” for 21 consecutive years (1994-2015). He has been also listed in the “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” directory for the last 9 years. Dr. Har-El recently published a two volume set “Head and Neck Surgery” which he co-edited. Dr. Har-El has been invited to lecture and teach in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Central and South America.