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ENT and Allergy Welcomes Renowned Specialist Dr. Jonathan Aviv Opens Specialized Voice and Swallowing Centers

04/01/2009 in press release

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Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACSENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA), is pleased to announce that, effective May 1, Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS will join the Practice and head ENTA’s newly formed full-scale laryngology program as Clinical Director. Dr. Aviv comes to ENTA from Columbia University, where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Director, Division of Laryngology and Medical Director, Voice and Swallowing Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among his many substantive credentials, he is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing). He completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then added a Fellowship at Mount Sinai in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction.

He is now entering private practice after completing an impressive 18-year tenure in Academic medicine at Columbia. Dr Aviv was Chairman of the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, the Technical Advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research branch of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding swallowing problems in the elderly and former President of the American BronchoEsophagological Association (ABEA).

Asked about Dr. Aviv’s joining the Practice, Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENTA, commented, “Our Practice continues to advance by combining the likes of superb veterans of academic medicine like Jonathan Aviv — with those from private practice, and new residents just out of training, into a superior mixture of the highest quality physicians committed to providing the best medicine to our patients. To me, the addition of Jonathan Aviv is a testament to our group’s continuing ability to attract top talent from the nation’s top ENT Programs — both young proté,gé, residents as well as the teachers/mentors themselves like Jonathan. We are thoroughly delighted to have him join us.”

ENTA’s Voice and Swallowing Center&trade, ( will begin providing state of the art care for voice and swallowing disorders at three of their Manhattan locations (Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Gramercy Park), 3 Locations in Northern Jersey (Englewood, Oradell and Wayne), and one location in Westchester (Sleepy Hollow). Like the entirety of ENTA, the Voice and Swallowing Center&trade, will utilize the latest equipment such as distal video chip Flexible Endoscopes, Videostroboscopes, Laryngeal Sensory Testing, and Transnasal Esophagoscopy for diagnostics and therapeutics.

More about ENTA&hellip,ENTA, now a 96-physician New York and New Jersey Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy private practice, is committed to offering patients clinically superior centers of excellence. Its 28 offices provide patients with the highest quality comprehensive care and the most advanced technology. Now, ENTA is once again differentiating itself by adding a dedicated voice and swallowing program at 7 of its clinical locations. ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP also enjoys a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck, and has an ongoing partnership with the American Cancer Society for the promotion of smoking cessation in our communities.

To learn even more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, please visit, where patients can conveniently find an ENT doctor or find an Allergy Doctor, and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York (NY) or New Jersey (NJ) location.

Contact: Drew Franklin
Senior Manager, Marketing and Physician Relations
(914) 984-2530

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