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ENT and Allergy Associates extends its Practice to Poughkeepsie, New York...its fourth significant expansion in 2008.

12/18/2008 in press release

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Tarrytown, NY - December 18, 2008, ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is proud to announce the addition of three new physicians to its ranks - Drs. Jason P. Cohen, Rami N. Payman, and Ryan Borress - through a merger with Hudson Valley Otolaryngology, PC in Poughkeepsie, NY. As a result of this merger, ENT and Allergy Associates will now consist of 92 physicians and over 50 licensed audiologists across 30 clinical office locations. In addition, ENTA allergist Dr. Michael Hugh will see patients in Poughkeepsie, expanding that office’s services to include the comprehensive treatment of allergies.

Hudson Valley Otolaryngology will now become ENT and Allergy Associates. This merger, effective January 1, is the fourth expansion for ENTA in this calendar year, following on the heels of mergers in Bayside/Garden City, NY, Parsippany, NJ, and Somerville, NJ. As a result, 18 physicians have or will be joining ENT and Allergy in the past 12 months, in five new office sites.

Wayne Eisman, MD, President of ENT and Allergy Associates, noted that “Our group will continue to explore expansion opportunities as long as they are consistent with our long term strategy of highest quality physicians committed to providing clinical excellence, one patient at a time”.

Jason P. Cohen, MD received his bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed an ENT residency at New York University Medical Center and a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at NYU School of Medicine and Director of the Head and Neck Institute at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He has been board certified since 1983. Dr. Cohen specializes in head and neck surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and head and neck oncology.

Rami N. Payman, MD, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical doctorate at the SUNY- Health Science Center at Syracuse. Following this he developed an expertise in evaluating and treating balance and dizziness disorders while spending two years at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary as a National Research Service Award Recipient. He completed his surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the SUNY-Health Science Center at Syracuse. Following board certification his training culminated with a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Payman remains active in training residents from the Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency. His special interests include: disorders of the ear, hearing and balance, pediatric otolaryngology, advanced sinus surgery, sleep apnea, voice and swallowing disorders and general ENT.

Ryan Borress, MD, graduated from SUNY Albany and attended SUNY Health Science Center of Brooklyn-College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Borress is Board Certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck surgery. He practices general ENT with a special interest in advanced sinus surgery.

Michael Hugh, MD, completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to his fellowship, he completed a residency in Pediatrics at Sacred Heart Childrens Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr Hugh sees both pediatric and adult patients for a wide variety of allergic disorders.

ENT and Allergy Associates is delighted and proud to welcome the physicians of Hudson Valley Otolaryngology into its Practice.

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck.

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

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