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ENT and Allergy Associates® Signs Letter of Intent with Head and Neck Specialist Andres Lopez-Albaitero, MD, Expected to Join Wall Street and Astoria offices.

09/25/2015 in news

Greater Medical Expertise Heading to New York City ENT and Allergy Associates® Signs Letter of Intent with Head and Neck Specialist Andres Lopez-Albaitero, MD,  Expected to Join Wall Street and Astoria offices.


Tarrytown—September 25th, 2015: While the hustle and bustle of downtown Manhattan may seem worlds apart from the sidewalk cafe charm of Astoria, Queens, each of these vibrant NYC neighborhoods shares an important attribute: an ever-expanding resident and commuter population that both deserves and demands outstanding and accessible ear nose, throat and allergy care.

That’s why ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA)-whose 170+ board certified specialists and sub-specialists serve patient ear, nose, throat, sleep, facial plastics, allergy and audiology needs in 41 offices throughout New York and New Jersey-is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Andres Lopez-Albaitero has signed a letter of intent to join the clinical roster of its Wall Street and Astoria offices in the 4th Quarter of 2015.  Dr. Lopez -who is fluent in Spanish-will treat a full spectrum of adult and pediatric conditions.  He expects to perform surgical cases at Mount Sinai Queens and NYEE.

After completing his medical studies at Universidad LaSalle, Dr. Lopez was chosen as a post-doctoral Fellow in Cancer Immunology and completed his residency at University of Pittsburgh, widely regarded as one of the nation’s top otolaryngology programs.

He then completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck oncological Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where, during his tenure, he was selected as a clinical scholar and spent two years developing novel antibody therapies that focus on stimulating the immune system to effectively recognize and combat cancer.

At ENTA’s Astoria office (31-19 Newtown Ave, Suite 201, Astoria, NY, 11102) Dr. Lopez would join an extraordinary team of physicians including Otolaryngologists Russell Beckhardt, MD, FACS; Tamekia Wakefield, MD (Fellowship trained in Pediatrics); and Allergist/Immunologist Jennifer Lee, MD.

At ENTA’s Wall Street clinical location (150 Broadway, New York, NY 10038 ) Dr. Lopez would serve alongside Otolaryngologists Anna Aronzon, MD, Sheldon Palgon, MD, and Allergist/Immunologist Hale Yarmohammadi, M.D., MPH.

"Having Dr. Lopez join our team will be a wonderful development for both us and the Astoria community," noted Dr. Russell Beckhardt, physician partner at ENTA’s Astoria office. His advanced training in head and neck cancer medicine and surgery, plus his facility with Spanish, means more depth and breadth of overall available resources, so the entire staff, and patient population, is sure to benefit.”

Added Dr. Anna Aronzon, physician partner at ENTA’s Wall St office, “We are delighted a clinician with Andres Lopez’s credentials has expressed a desire to join our family of physicians, and look forward to having him begin serving the varied needs of our patients.”

Robert Glazer, CEO of ENTA stated, “At ENTA, our mission is to provide each of our patients with the finest medical care possible.  There is no doubt in my mind that Dr. Lopez is the kind of doctor who will do just that. We are all looking forward to the assets and expertise he will bring to our offices.”

To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, or to conveniently find an ENT or Allergy doctor and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York or New Jersey location, please visit or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

ENTA has over 170 physicians in 41 office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City, Long Island and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 70,000 patients per month. Each ENTA clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, 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 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. ENTA’s management and marketing teams also have been recognized with awards and accolades, including Health Leaders Media 2011 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. Visit for more information.

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