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Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the medical and surgical treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. He is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, from non-invasive and minimally-invasive options such as the Pillar Procedure, oral appliances and CPAP to advanced airway reconstructive surgery and implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation. He is dual board-certified in otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine and is highly skilled at assessing and treating the anatomical aspects of sleep apnea and spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr Jacobowitz provides caring, state-of –the-art treatment to adults and children in order to improve their quality of life, function and reduce the medical risks of sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea and Nasal Procedures performed include:

  • Custom Oral Appliance fitting (eg TAP-3, Respire, D-SAD)
  • Pillar procedure and office snoring palatal treatment
  • In office Nasal Procedures (Vivaer Remodeling and Turbinate Reduction)
  • In office Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)
  • UPPP, preserving the uvula
  • Palatal Advancement Pharyngoplasty
  • Lateral pharyngoplasty and Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  • Lingual tonsillectomy (Coblation)
  • Genioglossus Advancement
  • Midline glossectomy (Coblation)
  • Hyoid suspension
  • Nasal reconstructive surgery (nasal valve, septoplasty, turbinate, endoscopic sinus procedures)

Dr Jacobowitz is a national and international speaker and course director on sleep apnea and has presented in academic venues in Australia, Brasil, Italy, Israel, Taiwan and academic medical centers throughout the US.  He has authored original research articles, review articles and book chapters in prestigious scientific and medical journals.  He is a peer Reviewer of sleep articles for academic journals and is an associate book editor of the upcoming second edition of the definitive textbook Sleep Apnea and Snoring.

He is a renowned researcher in implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation, an experimental novel therapeutic option for obstructive sleep apnea.  He served as a principal investigator in the THN2 FDA clinical trial for Implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy and and is now enrolling patients in the THN3 pivotal FDA study.

Academic Positions and Accomplishments Include:

Peer Reviewer

  • Laryngoscope Journal
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Journal
  • Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • National Chair, Sleep-related Breathing Disorders Section  (2012-2013)
  • National Chair, all Membership Sections  (2012-2013)
  • Expert member Quality Measures Task Force for Adult OSA (2013-present)
  • Section leader , Future of Sleep Medicine Expert Task Force (2010-2011)
  • Fellow, awarded (2012)

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

  • Medical Devices and Drugs Committee, member / consultant (2007-present)
  • Sleep Disorders Committee, member / consultant (2008-present)
  • Honor award (2011)

American Rhinological Society member
International Surgical Sleep Society, founding member
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, fellow (2006)
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society induction (1995)

Mount Sinai Hospital (2012-present)

  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

New York Presbyterian/Columbia University (8/2004-8/2013)

  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (2009-2013) and Instructor (2004-2009)

Orange Regional Medical Center, attending (7/2001- present)

  • Associate Director, Orange Regional Medical Center for Sleep Disorders (2011-present)
  • Chairman and executive committee member, EENT Department, 2 terms (2007-2010)

New York University

  • Co-director, Dental Sleep Medicine course, for 3 years

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

  • S.B. in Life Sciences

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medical Scientist Training Program, New York, NY

  • M.D.
  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

  • Internship in Surgery
  • Residency in Otolaryngology

Editorial positions:

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

 

Otolaryngology

Associate Editor for the 2nd edition of “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring”, Elsevier

 

Editor and author for Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Journal's "Obstructive Sleep Apnea" issue, March 2012

 

Recent national and international presentations:

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery annual meeting, San Diego, CA, September 18-21, 2016.

  • "Integrating Oral Appliances into Your Sleep Apnea Practice", Hands-on Instruction 2hr Course Director
  • “Upper Airway Surgery: More or Less”, 2 hr mini-seminar chair and speaker
  • “Horizons for Hypoglossal Neurostimulation: Current and Future Directions”, mini-seminar speaker
  • “Predictors of Success For OSA Treatment Using Targeted Hypoglossal Neurostimulation (THN)”, presenter of original research

 

“EUROSAS up to date 2016”, Invited speaker and presenter, September 15-17, 2016, Rimini, Italia.

  • “Implantable Neurostimulation for Sleep Apnea: ImThera Medical”
  • “Does Sleep Endoscopy Predict Extent of Upper Airway Reconstructive Surgery Required for Treatment of OSA?”, poster with Dr Ying Shuo Hsu

Seventh International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS) Symposium- Surgery Sleep & Breathing, Sao Paulo, Brasil, April 15-16, 2016.  Invited speaker and presenter of original research

  • “Targeted Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for OSA”
  • “Predictors of Success for OSA Targeted Hypoglossal Neurostimulation”
  • “Does sleep endoscopy predict extent of upper airway reconstructive surgery required for treatment of OSA?”

27th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, Melbourne, Australia, October 22-24 2015

  • Speaker on innovations in surgery and neurostimulation, Marrying anatomy with physiology in OSA phenotypes

Sleep Apnea Surgery Multi- Disciplinary course Down Under, Melbourne, Australia, October 21-22 2015

  • Surgical Instructor and Speaker on advanced sleep apnea reconstructive surgery procedures

American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery annual meeting, Dallas, TX, September 30 2015

  • Panelist & Speaker: "Ask The Experts Sleep Surgery Forum" with colleagues

Associated Professional Sleep Societies’ (APSS) Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 8, 2015

  • Session Chairman:
    “Personalized OSA Therapy: Combining Patient Preferences with the Evidence for Clinical Outcomes of CPAP, Oral Appliance Therapy and Surgery”

St Louis University, St Louis, MS, May 7-9, 2015

  • Invited speaker and instructor: “Advanced Surgical techniques for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring Hands-on Course”

16th World Congress of Rhinology, Sao Paulo, Brasil, April 30-May 2, 2015.

  • Invited international speaker and Panelist
    1. “Implantable Neurostimulation for OSA”
    2. “Controversies in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea”
    3. “Nasal Obstruction in Sleep Apnea- Does it Matter?”

 

 

OSAS Surgery International Course: Surgically Oriented Hands-On Workshop, Celebration, FL, March 1-3 2015

  • Invited speaker and surgical dissection leader
    1. “Multilevel Surgery for OSA”
    2. “Geniotubercule advancement”
    3. “Medical reimbursement in OSA”

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, April 6, 2015

  • Grand Rounds Invited Speaker “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Surgical Approaches”, at

Charleston Sleep Surgery Symposium, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, January 30-31 2015.

  • Invited speaker and surgical instructor,
    1. “Multilevel Surgery or Palatopharyngoplasty? Which is best?”
    2. “Oral Appliance Therapy by the Otolaryngologist”
    3. “Upper Airway Stimulation, Part 2: ImThera”

Annual Taiwan Otolaryngological Society Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, November 15-16, 2014.

  • Keynote speaker
    1. “Recommendations for ENT Clinicians on Sleep Medicine Practice from Experiences sitting as the Chair, Section leader & Committee member of AAO-HNS & AASM”
    2. “Could Palatal Plus Base Of Tongue Surgery Replace The Role Of MMA In OSAS Treatment?”

2nd International Sleep Science and Technology Association (ISSTA) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei, Taiwan, November 15, 2014.

  • Invited international speaker “Research Trends in Sleep Surgery and Technology”

Sixth International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS) Meeting, Detroit, MI, October 25, 2014.

  • Invited speaker “Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA”

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery annual meeting, Orlando, FL, September 21-24, 2014.

  • Invited speaker and course director
    1. "Hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy for OSA"
    2. "UPPP and Oral Appliance: Friends or Foes?"
    3. "Integrating Oral Appliances into Your Sleep Apnea Practice"

43rd Annual Brasilian Congress of Otolaryngology Sao Paulo, Brasil, November 21-23, 2013.

  • Invited international speaker and panelist
    1. "Retrolingual expansion for OSA: Selection and Treatment", Invited panelist
    2. "Surgical Planning in OSA: How to Choose the Surgical Technique"
    3. "Does Polysomnography Reflect the Benefit of OSA Surgery?"
    4. "New Trends in Tongue Base Treatment for OSA: Hypoglossal Neurostimulation"

News:

Dr Jacobowitz is a mentor, externship sponsor and admissions counselor for Massachusetts Institute of Technology students.

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz Now enrolling volunteers in FDA Study of Neurostimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr Jacobowitz ENTA magazine article “ Personalized Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea”

Dr Jacobowitz in the news for Implantable Hypoglossal Neurostimulation therapy

Options for Treating Sleep Apnea Mean More Shut-eye and Better Health

Dr Jacobowitz named national chairperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s sleep apnea section

Dr Jacobowitz quoted on Provent Therapy

AASM Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Section Names New Chairperson

Dr Jacobowitz speaks about the impact and treatment sleep apnea in children

Dr Jacobowitz named associate medical director of the center for sleep medicine

ImThera Medical Generating Buzz Over Neurostimulation for Sleep Apnea

Dr Jacobowitz presents successful surgical treatment for OSA in Sleep Review Magazine

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz Receives Honor Award from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

MIT student externship with Dr Jacobowitz

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA accepts the following insurance plans:

Grand Central Office:
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • LIJ IPA
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • PHCS
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United HealthCare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health For Heros
Languages spoken:
  • French
Location:

Grand Central

18 East 48th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10017
Manhattan

Tel: (646) 868-4300

Fax: (646) 868-4495

Hospital Privileges:
  • Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell)
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • New York Eye And Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai
  • Orange Regional Medical Center
Services & Procedures:

Testimonial

Great visit. Comprehensive discussion about topic. Unfortunately, they didn't have all the paperwork I filled out on Zocdoc for the appointment. Not sure why.

12/06/2017 edward C. from ZocDoc

I was first introduced to Dr. Jacobowitz for a sleep study. After having difficulty using a CPAP machine, Dr. Jacobowitz recommended I repair my badly obstructed nose. I am now able to sleep thru the night, feeling well rested in the morning. I am also able to breath thru my nose, which is far more comfortable than mouth breathing. I no longer wake with a dry, scratching throat. I am also now able to relax myself breathing thru my nose. Doc, thank you for changing my life.

11/19/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

I had a great experience here - very clean office, great staff, dr spent plenty of time with me going over my questions and the questionnaire I filled out. Front desk staff was fantastic, helpful, and friendly; which I feel is rare these days. Their patient portal is helpful and easy to navigate. I feel confident moving forward that we will figure out my problems and that this Dr knows what he's doing.

11/10/2017 Sasha Abramson from Google

I had a great experience here - very clean office, great staff, dr spent plenty of time with me going over my questions and the questionnaire I filled out. Front desk staff was fantastic, helpful, and friendly; which I feel is rare these days. Their patient portal is helpful and easy to navigate. I feel confident moving forward that we will figure out my problems and that this Dr knows what he's doing.

11/09/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

Great dr - spent plenty of time with me answered all my questions. very nice office - front desk people were very pleasant and helpful. didnt wait long for dr. i will continue to use them to get to the bottom of my issue. i really trust this office.

11/08/2017 Sasha A. from ZocDoc

Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end. Every team member was friendly, and knowledgable and Dr. Jacobowitz was an absolute delight to speak to. Highly recommended!

10/25/2017 Trena D. from ZocDoc

He was great, quick, thorough, had lots of suggestions, answered questions, explained everything he was doing, I had a highly positive experience. It did feel a little rushed at the very end, but that was a tiny detail. I don't like giving reviews based on one initial visit, but for what it is, the visit was great.

10/18/2017 Noam M. from ZocDoc

Great staff. Great doctor who takes the time to explain everything.

09/06/2017 Anthony T. from ZocDoc

Dr. Jacobowitz's service was fantastic. He was patient and offered practical advice. I will definitely return.

09/05/2017 Robert R. from ZocDoc

Great specialist! I had a great experience so far. A+

08/29/2017 Vitaliy M. from ZocDoc

I cannot say enough good things about this establishment. From the second I walked in to the second I walked out. Rose at the Reception Desk greeted me so nice and warm. The office was clean and comfortable. The nurse (I wish I got her name) was incredibly wonderful and pleasant to talk with about my symptoms. And finally, Dr. Jacobowitz was so amazingly professional and made me feel 110% comfortable. Dr. Jacobowitz talked through the procedure and empathized at times it was going to feel uncomfortable or pain. I was completely blown away at the hospitality of this office, I literally started recommending this place the minute I walked outside.

08/08/2017 Alexandra C. from ZocDoc

Dr. Jacobowitz was professional and conscientious. I felt that my concerns were acknowledged in great detail. His staff was also efficient and courteous, and the office and facilities are well kept. I would go to Dr. Jacobowitz again.

07/25/2017 Lorina N. from ZocDoc

He was great and very personable. Dr. Jacobowitz is very willing to work with his patients on what treatment plans work best for them and their lifestyle.

07/18/2017 Amanda D. from ZocDoc

Great visit. I was greeted by friendly staff. Fitz working at the desk was very helpful guiding me through sign in process. Dr. Jacobowitz is a good listener and took time to evaluate my condition before rushing to any decisions. I was very satisfied with my experience.

06/14/2017 Maya Davis from Healthgrades

Great doctor, knowledgeable and helpful with advice.

05/06/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc

He is just simply amazing. He is very kind a knowledgeable. Highly recommend him

04/04/2017 vanessa rivera from Google

The best of the best. Knowledgeable, caring, great doctor/surgeon. Helped my sleep apnea issues.

03/29/2017 Alan Gold from Healthgrades

I visited Dr. Jacobowitz in his Middletown office multiple times over the past year. Office staff from the receptionists to the M.A. that bring you in were very nice and helpful each time. Timely and professional! Dr. Jacobowitz himself is a star! Going in I was extremely nervous. He made me comfortable by explaining every single thing precisely and asking if I had questions (of course I did) He gave me all options for my apnea that I had no idea were available. His knowledge and especially his attention to detail is second to none. I would and have recommended Dr. Jacobowitz to anyone with Sleep Apnea ... I could go on and on about this man but then I feel like ppl won't read all that I write. Wish I could give him more stars

02/27/2017 Jerrick Harris from Google

Sleep medicine OSA and ENT, Doctor Ofer Jacobowitz is personable, professional, gentle and the best I've had in my 55 years of sinus and sleep issues. The staff is super helpful, always available and a pleasure to deal with.

02/22/2017 Richard Wall from Healthgrades

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz was very knowledgeable and was extremely nice!

01/27/2016 Vitals

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