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Our Physicians

Shawn C. Ciecko, MD, FACS

Shawn C. Ciecko, MD, FACS

Dr. Shawn C. Ciecko  is an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck Surgeon).  He graduated from the University of Rochester and attended the University at Buffalo School of Medicine.  He completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.  Dr. Ciecko spent two years as Duke’s chief resident in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.  He has received several honors in his career including Duke Hospital’s consultant of the year in 2006.  He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and is currently a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the  American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Ciecko is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has a special interest in thyroid surgery.  He performs ultrasound guided biopsies for thyroid nodules in the office and was Co-director of the 2010 Long Island College Hospital’s Head and Neck Symposium on Thyroid disease.

Dr. Ciecko is the President of  Operation International -Team ENT.  This international surgical mission group travels yearly on missions around the world for those in need.  Team ENT is currently building the infrastructure of ENT and Plastic Surgery in Guatemala City –

Visit Team ENT's website to learn more:

Dr. Ciecko’s interests are in adult and pediatric ENT, endoscopic sinus surgery ( including minimally invasive in-office procedures like balloon sinuplasty), head and neck surgery with a focus in thyroid and parathyroid surgery.  He is currently a clinical instructor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and operates at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island and Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn.

Drs. David Bough, Mark Carney, and Shawn Ciecko go to Guatemala City: In 2016 Operation International Team ENT traveled to Guatemala City for the fifth consecutive mission in five years, after traveling to Ecuador and the Philippines. The team will concentrate their efforts in this Central American country for the next few years making more of a global impact on the health of the Society and widening their footprint in this nation...below is a video that shows what they experienced in November 2017.



Shawn C. Ciecko, MD, FACS accepts the following insurance plans:

Staten Island Office:

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth GHI
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199
  • Longevity
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • WTC Health For Heroes
  • Touchstone
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare


Dr Ceicko is a great doctor who took the time to make me comfortable and explained to me about the procedure he was going to do and afterwards the diagnosis. I would definitely recommend Dr Ceicko to anyone who is looking for a ENT. Staff was also very nice and helpful.

11/29/2017 Papandrea from Healthgrades

Dr. Ciecko took care of my daughter and she had a tonsillectomy with him at Richmond University Hospital and I couldn't be happier that we went ahead with the surgery. Dr. Cieko was great with my daughter (who was 7 at the time) and we had no issues before, during, or afterwards. She still sleeps through the night with no snoring or breathing issues at all. We as Staten Islanders are lucky to have him here!

08/07/2017 Kenneth Chapman from Google

I'm not a patient per se but Dr Ciecko helped me when I broke my ankle in Prospect Park. Great guy with a fantastic manner -- should I ever need throat surgery, I know who I'm going to!

06/18/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

He truly is the best. My son is petrified of doctors and Dr. Cieko was absolutely amazing with him. My daughter is a baby with frequent ear infections. He made her laugh during the visit and she allowed him to do his job. I highly recommend him.

06/15/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs

I just left his office. Very professional. I suffer from severe anxiety and he went up and down to make me feel comfortable, any other doctor would just send me home and tell me to come back another time, but not him. I highly recommend dr Ciecko. Thank you very very much.

05/09/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs

Such a fantastic Dr. Highly recommend!!!!!!

03/03/2017 Danielle Owens from Google

Dr. Ciecko has great bed side manners - takes his time to explain and always follows up

02/27/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals

Dr Ciecko is very upbeat, friendly and eager to help. He listens and offers options. I highly recommend him to adults and children.

02/12/2017 Zoesmommy from Healthgrades

Dr. Ciecko is very professional, easy to communicate with, and answers all questions. I'm very satisfied and happy to have been referred to him.

02/02/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals

Dr. Ciecko is amazing. I cannot say enough wonderful things about him. Dr. Ciecko has a wonderful bedside manner and spends a lot of time with his you and explains things to you in a way that you can understand. I would highly recommend him.

11/11/2015 Patient from

dr.ciecko is an excellent dr.he is very knowledgable in his profession...and he simplifies everything so that its easy to understand..

12/11/2011 Patient from Staten Island

Very nice very smart gave advice easy on the eyes! Recommended!


He trys very hard to find out your problem. Excellent bedside manner very smart. He is caring understanding and very intelligent in his field. He is the best there is