09/23/2013 in press release
ENT and Allergy Associates®, LLP Continues to Add the Best and the Brightest to its Clinical Ranks
Welcomes Pediatric Otolaryngologist Dr. Anthony Paul Vastola, MD, FACS to its new Staten Island and Brooklyn Heights Offices
Tarrytown, NY—September 23rd, 2013: ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is committed to providing superior ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology care to as many patients as possible in the numerous New York and New Jersey communities it serves through its 40 clinical locations. That, in turn, means the 145-physician Practice must successfully overcome the formidable challenge of identifying and enlisting top doctors each and every time it opens a new office, or expands an existing one.
Once again, that's exactly what it has done.
Today ENTA proudly announced the addition of Fellowship Trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist A. Paul Vastola, MD, FACS.
Dr. Vastola will begin seeing patients at two of ENTA's newest state-of-the-art offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn Heights effective Spring 2014.
Dr. Vastola graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Molecular Biology and went on to receive his Medical Degree from the Boston University School of Medicine where he earned placement on The National Deans List and was awarded membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his preliminary residency in General Surgery at The New York Hospital—Cornell Medical Center. His Otolaryngology residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital was completed in 1994. He then pursued a Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Baylor College of Medicine—Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Vastola has authored numerous presentations and publications on topics related to Pediatric Otolaryngology and has also contributed his skills and expertise to multiple Medical Missions overseas. He is licensed in Medicine by the State of New York and Board-Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
A seasoned ENT physician, Dr. Vastola joins ENTA from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where he served as the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology as well as Associate Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate service. He has also served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at SUNY Downstate.
Commented Robert Glazer, CEO of ENTA, “Our vision is to provide a superbly-trained and credentialed multidisciplinary team to our communities and offer our patients a comprehensive roster of services in a single location.” He continued, "Adding a pediatric fellowship-trained physician like Dr. Vastola to both Brooklyn Heights and Staten Island helps us ensure that mission can be accomplished."
Dr. Vastola will see patients at ENTA's new Staten Island office (at 1 Teleport Drive, Staten Island, NY 10311), which features 13 ENT exam rooms, 3 Allergy rooms, 2 Audiology Booths and 1 Hearing Aid Dispensing room, and a welcoming reception area. This new state-of-the-art office will also house the ENTA Staten Island Sleep Lab.
There he joins Otolaryngologists Mark E. Carney, MD; Shawn C. Ciecko, MD, FACS; Abraham I. Sinnreich, MD; and Allergist/Immunologist Dorothy Chau, MD; as well as Audiologists Beata Contri, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA; and Harriet Friedman-Wilson, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA.
In addition, Otolaryngologist John P. Dodaro, MD will be coming on to join these physicians as of November 1st, 2013.
"We are delighted to welcome an accomplished colleague like Dr. Vastola to our ranks", noted otolaryngologist Mark E. Carney, MD, "and I believe the patients of Staten Island will be just as pleased”.
In the new Brooklyn Heights office (at One Pierrepont Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201), Dr. Vastola will join the entire roster of superb physicians currently practicing in Park Slope (406 15th Street, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11215), including Otolaryngologists Ramez Habib, MD, FACS; Sheldon Palgon, MD; Christopher Song, MD, FACS; Francisca Yao, MD; Roheen Raithatha, MD; and Allergist/Immunologist Milo Vassallo, MD, Ph.D.. Working right alongside them is audiologist Sofya Shlafman, Au.D. In addition, in the near future Tahl Colen, MD, an ENTA Neuro-otologist who also sees patients in the Practice's Bay Ridge East office, will provide her services at this location. The state-of-the-art space will serve the patients of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Dumbo, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Boerum Hills, and could be up and running as early as Spring 2014. It will supplant the Practice's current office at 406 15th Street, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11215. The new office at One Pierrepont is easily accessible with 13 Subway Lines, 15 Bus Lines and the LIRR.
“The timing of Dr. Vastola's arrival couldn't be better", remarked Dr. Ramez Habib, ENTA physician Partner in Park Slope and Bay Ridge West. "With the coming transition from Park Slope to our larger and more technologically-fitted Brooklyn Heights location, we will definitely need another gifted—and locally versed—physician so we may maintain our standard of superb patient care".
Added Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENT and Allergy Associates, “As we continue to grow throughout the 5 boroughs of NYC, our need to attract the best and the brightest Otolaryngologists grows in tandem. Dr. Vastola represents the right combination of credentials, expertise, and experience. We are confident his benefit to the community will be felt early and often".
About ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP
ENT and Allergy has over 140 physicians in 40 office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep, and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.
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