Neil L. Prufer, MD
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Neil L. Prufer, MD

About Neil Prufer, MD

Neil Prufer, MD, a native of New York City, studied music at New York University, where he graduated cum laude with honors in music, before beginning his medical training. He then received his MA and MD from the Boston University School of Medicine where he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. After completing his general surgery internship and residency in otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate and Long Island College Hospital, he earned his fellowship in laryngology, training with Drs. Kenneth Altman and Peak Woo, internationally recognized laryngologists. Dr. Prufer is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Manhattan Surgery Center. He has also authored numerous publications and presentations on the evaluation and treatment of the professional voice and has conducted research in the field of laryngology.

Dr. Prufer, who is fluent in Spanish, is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the New York Laryngological Society, and the American Laryngological Association.

 

Insurances Accepted Aetna, Aetna Aexcel, Aetna HMO, Aetna Medicare, Aetna Open Choice Access EPO, Aetna PPO, ArchCare (NY), BC/BS Empire HMO, BC/BS Empire NY, BC/BS HealthPlus (NY), BC/BS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (NY), Centivo, Cigna, Cigna HMO, PPO, POS, Cigna Medicare, Cigna Open Access Plus, Connecticare, Elderplan (NY), EmblemHealth GHI, Empire BCBS POS, EPO, Indemnity, Empire BCBS PPO, Empire Plan (UHC), Fidelis (NY), Fidelis Essential (NY), Fidelis Medicaid / CHP (NY), Fidelis Medicare (NY), Hamaspik (NY), HealthCare Partners IPA (NY), HealthFirst (NY), Healthfirst Medicare PPO, HealthSmart WTC, HIP (NY), HIP ID (NY), HIP Montefiore CMO (NY), HIP Montefiore CMO ID (NY), HIP Mt. Sinai IPA (NY), HIP Mt. Sinai IPA ID (NY), Humana Medicare (NY), Local 1199, Magnacare, Medicare, Multiplan/PHCS, Northwell Direct (NY), OSCAR (NY), Oxford Freedom, Partners Direct Health, Partners Health Plan (NY), Railroad Medicare, Railroad Medicare NJ, SELF / PATIENT PAY TIME OF SERVICE, Tricare, Tricare HMO, Tricare PPO, UHC Oxf Liberty, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare Commercial (HMO,PPO,POS), US Family Health, Wellcare HMO/Medicare (NY), WTC Health For Heroes
Affiliations Beth Israel Medical Center of Mt. Sinai, New York Eye And Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, Mount Sinai Queens
Education
Medical School
  • Boston University School of Medicine
Internship
  • Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency
  • Otolaryngology, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Fellowship
  • Laryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
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