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Elects Otolaryngologists Drs. Andrew Azer, Dennis Burachinsky, Douglas Leventhal, Joel Portnoy and Allergist/Immunologist Brian Safier as newest practice owners.

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP Announces Promotion of Five Associates to Partner

07/25/2018 in news

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP Announces The Promotion of Five Associates to Partner!

ENTA Elects Otolaryngologists Drs. Andrew Azer, Dennis Burachinsky, Douglas Leventhal, Joel Portnoy and Allergist/Immunologist Brian Safier As Newest Practice Owners!

Tarrytown, NY – ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), the leading Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy, and Audiology practice in New York and New Jersey, with over 200 physicians and 40 clinical locations, is proud to announce that five associates have been promoted to partner. With this latest announcement, now over 140 physicians have earned the title of partner, all achieving this status through leadership, hard work and their extraordinary commitment to their patients and the practice.

At ENTA, our new associate physicians are mentored when they join ENTA. They cover an array of issues, including from being a new attending to learning how to connect with the patient and referring communities in their catchment area, sensational support and mentorship from their physician colleagues, and coding, billing, and compliance. ENTA makes the transition from associate to partner as simple and straightforward as possible. 

As new practice owners, these five extraordinary physicians will help to continue ENTA’s growth and success in 2018 and beyond.

The Members Of The 2018 Partner Class Are:

Andrew Azer, MD - Dr. Azer graduated with the highest honors from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He went on to receive his doctorate of medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Azer is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Azer has authored numerous research papers.

Dennis Burachinsky, DO - Dr. Dennis Burachinsky graduated from Villanova University in 2002 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed both his internship and residency in ENT/Facial plastic surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he was the Co-Chief resident of the program. Dr. Burachinsky’s training includes treatment of adult and pediatric general ENT disorders as well as facial plastic surgery with special interest in functional endoscopic sinus surgery, endocrine surgery, snoring and sleep apnea surgery and salivary gland surgery. Dr. Burachinsky is affiliated with Somerset Medical Center and speaks fluent Ukrainian. Dr. Burachinsky has Been Nominated and Accepted as a 2016 American Institute of Plastic Surgeons’ 10 Best in New Jersey for Client Satisfaction.

Douglas Leventhal, MD - Dr. Leventhal graduated with high honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his medical degree from UMDNJ, graduating first in his class. He then completed his surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following residency, Dr. Leventhal went on to receive advanced fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at New York University in New York City. Dr. Leventhal has been inducted into several honor societies throughout all levels of his training, including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He has published numerous original articles in peer-reviewed Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery journals. 

Joel Portnoy, MD - Dr. Joel E. Portnoy, a Long Island native, attended SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, New York, where he earned his medical degree and completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed his fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His advanced training makes him among the only experts on Long Island specializing in the art and science of caring for the human voice.  Dr. Portnoy is affiliated with the North Shore/ Long Island Jewish Healthcare System.  Dr. Portnoy specializes in the care of the professional voice, voice restoration and the treatment of other complex adult and pediatric voice and swallowing disorders in addition to treating other general ear, nose and throat problems. Dr. Portnoy is also affiliated with the American Laryngological Association, New York Laryngological Society, and the American Academy of Geriatric Otolaryngology.

Brian Safier, MD - Dr. Brian Safier graduated from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts with a B.S. in Biology, and went on to study at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He then completed his three-year Pediatric Residency at Schneider Children's Hospital in New Hyde Park, NY. Dr. Safier completed his Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology fellowship at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Commented Robert Glazer, CEO of ENTA, “Our associates understand that they must work hard to build a practice, connecting with primary care physicians, urgent care centers and other specialty physicians, which is required throughout their clinical career, but critical in the beginning when building a practice. In addition, patient to patient referrals, generated by treating every patient with dignity and thorough clinical workups and clear and thoughtful communications, is key to building a lifelong connection to their patients and the community they work in.” Mr. Glazer further commented, “Since 1998, 74 residents or fellows have successfully transitioned to being a partner at ENTA. These five superb physicians have demonstrated their commitment to the practice and the patients in their communities.”

Added Robert Green, MD, President of ENTA, “The ENTA partnership model allows physicians to be active in the administration of ENTA, participate in their committees and attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings. These meetings are open to any physician who wishes to attend, including partners and associates., We welcome Andrew, Dennis, Douglas, Joel and Brian to the rank of partnership and fully expect that they will continue to use the experience, skill and work ethic they have demonstrated since joining our practice to achieve the best results for our patients.”

To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, find the office near you or book an appointment, please download our app "ENT and Allergy Associates", or visit www.entandallergy.comor call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP:

ENT and Allergy has over 200 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 80,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT and Allergy, Voice and Swallowing, Advanced Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, 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, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in New York City and the Hudson Valley, a clinical alliance with the Northwell Health for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties 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. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor Awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards.

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