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.
His new book on Otosclerosis has recently been published.
NYOG proudly announces the publication of a new textbook by Dr. Neil Sperling.
Otosclerosis: Diagnosis, Evaluation, Pathology, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes
by Chris de Souza, Marcos V. Goycoolea, Neil M. Sperling
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 selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2014
Dr. Sperling has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor 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
Dr. Silver graduated cum laude with honors in Neuroscience from Williams College, and earned her medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine–Loyola University Chicago. She completed her otolaryngology training at Harvard University.
She is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons. She has been selected to serve on the Board of Governors Socioeconomic and Grassroots Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Silver has authored many peer-reviewed articles in the field of otolaryngology, including articles published in Laryngoscope, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and JAMA, and she has presented at numerous regional and national meetings, including the Annual Academy Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. At Harvard, she was the recipient of the Jeffrey P. Harris Award for excellence in research.
Her areas of special interest includes:
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Diseases and surgery of the ear
Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery and treatment of sinus disorders
She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.
Dr. Silver has been selected as a
“Super Doctors – Rising Star 2013″
Dr. Jessica Gordon obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Maryland, and her Doctor of Audiology from The Graduate Center, CUNY. She worked at Columbia University Medical Center during her residency and interned at The Ear Institute at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Weill Cornell Medical College. Her clinical experience includes performing complete audiological evaluations, hearing aid dispensing and evaluation, and Neuromonics tinnitus treatment. She spent several months aiding in various research studies at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in New York State, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and has the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
Dr. Olesia (Alisa) Ivanutenko-Flit was previously the Chief of Audiology at Primary Audiological Services where she specialized in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the George Washington University in speech and hearing sciences, and earned her Doctorate in clinical Audiology fromSalus University the George Osborne School of Audiology.
Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit completed her fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she received expertise in comprehensive audiological evaluations of adults and children, including complete assessment of auditory function, vestibular/balance assessment and treatment, and aural-rehabilitation, including amplification evaluation, fitting and orientation.
She is a published author in Care Management Journal. She has experience working in hospitals, ENT offices and private practices with diverse populations. She is skilled in comprehensive audiological evaluations, vestibular and neuro-audiological testing as well as hearing aid evaluations and dispensing .Dr. Ivanutenko-Flit is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Sheli Lipson graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her audiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Lipson’s clinical experience includes performing complete audiological evaluations, hearing aid dispensing and evaluation, and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing. In addition, she has gained extensive research experience while working for three years at a cochlear implant and hearing loss research lab at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipson is a licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser in the State of New York.
Dr. Maya Berenson was previously the Chief of Audiology at Metropolitan Hospital where she received extensive training in pediatric audiology. Dr. Berenson earned her Doctorate in clinical Audiology from the Long Island Consortium comprised of Hofstra University, Adelphi University and St. Johns University. She completed her fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she received expertise in comprehensive audiological evaluations of adults and children, including complete assessment of auditory function, vestibular/balance assessment and treatment, and aural-rehabilitation, including amplification evaluation, fitting and orientation.
Dr. Berenson experiences have allowed her to practice in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, hospitals, and ENT offices. Her passion for enriching the quality of life of her patients and for the field of audiology as a whole is reflected in the faces of her patients.