Apr 4, 2016
Dr. Michael J. Pitman joins the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, as chief of the Division of Laryngology, effective April 1. He serves as director of the Voice and Swallowing Institute of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He arrives from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), where he served as chief of Laryngology across the Mount Sinai Health System.
“Dr. Pitman is a true pioneer in the field of laryngology. His extensive background and research in voice restoration, airway disorders and dysphagia allows us to offer a number of innovative treatment options for patients,” said Dr. Lawrence Lustig, the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and otolaryngologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
In his new role, Dr. Pitman is responsible for providing a full spectrum of voice, swallowing and airway care to patients of all ages. He is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. He specializes in the treatment of illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal muscle dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules and cysts.
“NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has a longstanding history of excellence in medical research and patient care,” said Dr. Pitman. “I greatly admire the work this institution accomplishes on a daily basis, and I am excited to be a part of its mission.”
A board certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained laryngologist, he has received numerous grants for his research and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, published abstracts, books and book chapters. Dr. Pitman lectures extensively both nationally and internationally, having participated in more than 100 scientific presentations, panels and lectures.
Dr. Pitman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his otolaryngology residency at NYEE and was a fellow in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, located in New York City, is one of the leading academic medical centers in the world, comprising the teaching hospital NewYork-Presbyterian and its academic partner, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine, and is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.