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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology


Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH

Richard M. Rosenfeld

Distinguished Professor and Chairman


Academic Qualifications:
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Chairman, and Program Director of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate and Chairman of the Board for the Auditory Oral School of New York
Background and Expertise:

Distinguished Professor, Chairman, and Program Director of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate, Vice Chair of the SUNY Distinguished Academy Executive Board, and Chairman of the Board for the Auditory Oral School of New York.  Dr. Rosenfeld graduated the Otolaryngology Residency Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center and completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with a MPH degree.  He has received the AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award five times, the SENTAC Robert Ruben Award for Excellence in Pediatric Otolaryngology, the Guideline International Network Janoua Mlika-Cabanne Innovation Award, and the IAPO Award for Worldwide Contributions to Pediatric Otolaryngology.  Dr. Rosenfeld is the Senior Advisor for Guidelines and Measures at AAO-HNS and has chaired numerous national committees in the AAO-HNS and ASPO.  He is the author, coauthor, or editor of 5 books and over 350 scientific publications and textbook chapters, including chapters in “Bailey” and “Cummings” on understanding data and medical literature.  Dr. Rosenfeld has given nearly 1,000 scientific presentations and is an international authority on guideline development, evidence-based medicine, and otitis media.  He has served as president of ASPO, president of the International Society for Otitis Media, chair of the Guideline International Network North America, and editor in chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Rosenfeld has been listed in Castle Connolly’s “Best Doctors in America” since 1999 and completed a Health Services Administration MBA in 2018. He ran his first marathon in 2019 and is an expert consultant and methodologist for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.