Rahmatullah W. Rahmati, MD

Office Phone: (212) 305-8555
Office Phone: (212) 326-8475
Languages: Farsi (Persian)


Rahmatullah W. Rahmati, M.D, 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 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 is currently at the Mailman School of Public Health for a Masters in Health Policy and Management. 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, obstructive sleep apnea, and the role of social media in medicine.

Area of Expertise

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]


Oscar (Exchange)

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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180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-8555

Fax: (212) 305-6142

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

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

Phone: (212) 326-8475

Fax: (212) 326-8585

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC