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Karen Wirtshafter, MD, FACS

Karen Wirtshafter, MD, FACS

Karen Wirtshafter, MD has been practicing medicine in the New Jersey area for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr Wirtshafter's internship and residency took place at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Wirtshafter is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. She treats patients with a variety of disorders including pediatric otolaryngology, diseases of the paranasal sinuses and obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Wirtshafter is affiliated with St. Clare's Hospital. She is also a member of several organizations including the American Academy Of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and The Morris County Medical Society.


Karen Wirtshafter, MD, FACS accepts the following insurance plans:

Parsippany Office:
  • AARP MedicareComplete
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth Value Plan
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • Horizon Advantage
  • Horizon NJ BCBS
  • Horizon Omnia Tier 1
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Qualcare (NJ Only)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • US Family Health
Languages spoken:
  • English


900 Lanidex Plaza
Suite 300
Parsippany, NJ, 07054
Morris County

Tel: (973) 394-1818

Fax: (973) 394-1810

Hospital Privileges:
  • St. Clare's Hospital


Dr. Wirtshafter is professional, smart, experienced, compassionate and gentle. I would highly recommend her.

12/18/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

She is very professional, experienced and smart. But she is also caring. When scoping the throat or examining the ears, she is very gentle.

12/17/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals

Dr. Wirtshafter took care of my son many years ago. Recently, I was having pain and ear fullness and decided to visit her myself. I was highly satisfied with both the staff and the doctor. Dr. Wirtshafter took the time to listen and explain. I would highly recommend her to others.

03/08/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

Dr Wirtshafter is knowledgeable, caring, and trustworthy. I highly recommend her.

02/20/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals

Excellent Doctor. She was caring, knowledgeable, and very good at taking care of me.

02/20/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs

Not only did this office squeeze me in the same day, the staff was so friendly and amazing. I did have to wait a little but I just appreciated that they squeezed me in that day. It's almost unheard of for an office to take a new client that day. I have to say Dr. Wirthshafter was by far the nicest, most kind, and amazing Dr I have ever met. She really listened to my concerns and took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me. I even made sure to tell her that I have never met a Dr. like her.

06/24/2014 RateMD User

Almost always on time. Excellent doctor's office. Wouldn't change doctor's for the world. Dr. Wirshafter is terrific.

06/06/2014 RateMD User

Dr. Wirtshafter and the entire group of Dr's and staff at ENT and Allergy in Parsippany NJ are wonderful. I have been a patient of the group for many years and I am always treated very well. I have a chronic condition so I have regular visits to the office but I am always greeted with a smile and made to feel welcomed by the group. In particular Dr. Wirtshafter is a very gentle Dr. and she always takes the time necessary to help me out. She has performed many in office procedures and two surgeries on me. I am very happy with her and the entire group.

05/08/2014 RateMD User

Very professional, very well educated, and very caring. I have had surgery and it worked. Part of my sinus condition is just the way god made me, my sinus's do not drain properly on their own. Dr Wirtshafter has been excellent in diagnosing and treating my perpetual sinus condition.

05/06/2014 RateMD User

Dr. Wirtshafter has been trying my 4 year old daughter for about a year. She performed a tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, and put tubes in her ears. Throughout the consultation process, surgery, and post-op follow-ups Dr. Wirtshafter has been great. She takes time to explain everything and listens to us describe the symptoms and our concerns prior to the surgery. My daughter started off scared but over the course of the year, she has definitely warmed up to Dr. Wirtshafter thanks to her smiling face and cheerful attitude. The only slight complaint I have is that the office can get slightly backed up in the afternoon around allergy season which resulted in a few appointments where we were sitting in the waiting room past our appointment time. But the staff has always been apologetic when this has happened. Great experience and have recommended the office (and Dr. Wirtshafter) to several people.

04/21/2014 RateMD User

Dr. Wirtshafter has been my personal sinus specialist for more than a decade. I trust no one like I trust her. She has prevented me from needing surgery through a combination of sheer determination, attention to detail, and proactive solutions. She is an outstanding physician and I would recommend her to anyone in need of special attention.

04/03/2014 RateMD User

Terrific doctor. Great understanding of human nature. Sinceregentlekind and intelligent. A fine lady as well as dr. Couldn't have been more satisfied with our visit. Extensive lists of associates and very impressive offices.

07/27/2011 Patient from Parsippany

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