Dr. Sperling is among the most experienced ear surgeons in New York City. He is actively involved in researching new and improved aspects of caring for patients with otosclerosis and other ear conditions. He was the Director of Otology (Ear Surgery) at SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine from 1991-2010. He also serves on the teaching faculty at the Causse Ear Hospital in France, one of the most innovative and experienced centers in the world for Ear surgery and Stapedectomy surgery.
In addition to his work at NYOG’s Hearing & Balance Center, Dr. Sperling serves as Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at Long Island College Hospital and was Director of Otology and Associate Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Dr. Sperling graduated with honors from New York Medical College. He completed his post-graduate residency in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Fellowship in Otologic surgery and research at the Minnesota Ear Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Dr. Sperling is the author of numerous medical publications and has edited several textbooks. He has been elected to the New York Otologic Society a group of New York ear experts. He has served on local and national committees including the committee on applicants for the American College of Surgeons, and the implantable devices sub-committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Quotes about Dr. Sperling in Routine Miracles by Conrad Fischer, MD
Kaplan Publishing, New York
“If you want a physician of intensely high skill who can operate through a keyhole slit a few millimeters across and replace the minute ossicles of the ear with titanium parts, then you go see Dr Sperling.” p. 132
In the words of the author Dr. Conrad Fischer: “His patients call Dr. Sperling a miracle worker. I interviewed a dozen of them, and far more than one, even the calmest among them, say the same thing in the same words.” p. 132
With respect to otosclerosis surgery, one patient is quoted in the book as follows: “…in an hour, fifteen years of misery were stopped. I came off the table, and my life was restored back to me. It was instantaneous. I went into the hospital cut off and separate….I left the hospital on the same day happy. I felt like I rejoined the world, but I guess it is better to say that world rejoined me.” p.137
“… I gave away my hearing aids.” p. 137
Another patient who underwent hearing restoration surgery for congenital hearing loss surgery is quoted: “When I came off the table, I could hear everything. It is like living your whole life thinking there was only one dimension, then you find out all of a sudden there are three dimensions that everyone knew about but you did not. In an instant, my entire concept of normal changed.” p.142
Dr. Sperling has been Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America®
from 1996 to 2013.
Dr. Neil Sperling has been selected by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors in 2013
Dr. Sperling has been named a New York Super Doctor for 2013. This will be featured on May 19, 2013 in The New York Times Magazine.
Voted into ‘Best Doctors’ in America: 2003 – 2012
Selected to New York’s Top Doctors: 1997, 1999, 2001 – 2012
Selected by New York Magazine Best Doctors in NY: 2007, 2008
Selected to New York Super Doctors: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
Listen to Dr. Sperlings’s interview “Ear Wars: Tinnitus” on WNYC radio:
Listen to Dr. Sperling’s interview “The How of Hearing Loops” on WNYC radio: