Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-8555, (212) 326-8475
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Dr. Salvatore Caruana is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. He is a widely respected head and neck surgeon in the forefront of the surgical treatment of tumors of the mouth pharynx, larynx and sinuses, parathyroid surgery, thyroid gland, and salivary glands. He is a pioneer in laser microsurgery for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers.

Dr. Caruana is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Caruana graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo and completed his Doctor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His general surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center was followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then completed an NIH funded two-and-a-half-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Caruana's peer-reviewed research has included work centering upon the biological nature of several head and neck cancers and on the role of viruses in malignancies of the paranasal sinuses.

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]

GHI [PPO]

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

MagnaCare

Medicare [Medicare]

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

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

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

Locations

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-8555

Fax: (212) 305-3975

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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