Rahmatullah W. Rahmati, MD

Otolaryngology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Farsi (Persian)
Office Phone: (212) 305-8555, (212) 326-8475


Dr Rahmatullah (Wais) Rahmati, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, is the Director of Sleep Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Adult ENT Clinic at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Vanderbilt Clinic. Dr. Rahmati earned his medical degree from the University of Sydney, School of Medicine. He completed Otolaryngology residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia and Cornell program and fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He recently completed a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Rahmati specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region, minimally invasive salivary gland surgery (sialendoscopy), sleep surgery-including transoral robotic surgery and hypoglossal nerve stimulation, and skull base surgery. His research interests are in the areas of head and neck cancer, salivary gland disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and the role of social media in medicine. Dr Rahmati is committed to resident and medical student education and was awarded the Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award and Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]

CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199


Medicare [Medicare]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]


UnitedHealthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine (Australia)

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell and Columbia

Residency: State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


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51 West 51st Street
Suite 385
New York, NY 10019

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC

  • The Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell
  • The Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell
  • 2015 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars
  • 2016 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars