Curriculum Vitae (7-2017)

Curriculum Vitae (7-2017)



Name: Andrew Blitzer, M.D., D.D.S.

Address 325 East 57th Street

New York, NY 10022

Office: 425 West 59th Street

New York, N.Y. 10019


Date of Birth: April 25, 1946

Pittsburgh, PA

Citizenship: United States

Educational Background: B.A. Adelphi University,

Garden City, N.Y. 1967

D.D.S.Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, 1970

M.D. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y.C.1973

Postgraduate Education: Surgical Residency, Beth Israel Hospital, N.Y.C., 19731974

Otolaryngology Residency,

The Mt. Sinai Hospital,

New York, N.Y. 19741977

Academic Appointments: Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology/Head

and Neck Surgery

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

New York, NY -May 2014 to present

Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology (in Neurology)

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

New York, NY -May 2014 to present

Profeesor Emeritus of Dental Medicine (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University

May 2014 to present

Adjunct Professor of Neurology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

New York, NY 2011- present

Adjunct Professor

College of Dentistry

New York University, NYC

2009 to 2014

Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology,

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, N.Y. 1984 to 2014

Acting Chairman, Dept. of Otolaryngology,

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York,

N.Y. 1991-1994

Professor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery), School of Dental and Oral Surgery,

Columbia University, N.Y.C.

1984 to 2008

Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology in Neurology Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

New York,N.Y. 1993-1995.

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology , Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 19821984

Associate Professor, Division of Oral Surgery, School of Dental and Oral Surgery,

Columbia University 19821984

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology,

Columbia University, College of P & S, 19771982

Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Surgery,

School of Dental & Oral Surgery, Columbia

University, 19781982

Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology,

Mt.Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y.C.


Administrative Appointments:

Director, New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at

St. Luke's/Roosevelt Med. Ctr., in Association with Head & Neck Surgical Group, 425 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 1994- present

Director, Laryngology Fellowship Program, NY Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders

1996 to present

Medical Director, New York Center for Clinical

Research, 2001- present

Director, Otolaryngology Service, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center 1991- 1994

Vice Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology,

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1983 1991

Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Dept. of Otolaryngology, ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical Center, N.Y.C. 19801994

Director of Residency Education, Department of Otolaryngology, College Of P&S, 19781991

CoDeveloper and Administrator, Head and Neck Tumor Registry, ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical

Center, N.Y.C.197782

Director, Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Board, ColumbiaPresbyterian Medical Center. 19801994

Hospital Appointments:

Senior Attending Otolaryngologist

St. Luke's/ Roosevelt Med. Ctr.

1994- present

Attending Otolaryngologist, ColumbiaPresbyterian

Medical Center, 19842010

Assoc. Attending Otolaryngolgist, CPMC, 198284

Asst.Attending Otolaryngologist, CPMC, 197782

Attending Otolaryngologist,

Bronx Veterans Admin.

Hospital, N.Y.C., 19771988

Consultant, Dept. of Surgery, Sharon Hospital, Sharon, Connecticut, 19832000

Other Appointments:

Head and Neck Surgeon, The New York City Housing Authority Police Department, 1981—1997

Founder and Director of Research and Education

ADN International (Aero-Di-Namics)- a company

For the advancement of aero-digestive medicine

Professional Practice: Dentistry Parttime,

24201 Jamaica Ave.

Bellerose, New York, 19701975

Otolaryngology 161 Ft. Wash. Ave., N.Y.C., 19771994

Otolaryngology 38 E.61st N.Y., N.Y.., 1982—1992

Otolaryngology-16 E. 60th St.

NY, NY 1992-1994

Otolaryngology- 425 W. 59th St.

N.Y., N.Y. 1994-present

Otolaryngology-785 Park Avenue

NY, NY 1996-2000

Otolaryngology- 110 East 59th St.

NY, NY 2004 to 2010

Certification and Licesure:


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1974

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology, 1977

b. licensure:


State of New York, #028439 1970

State of Connecticut,#4854 1975 inactive

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #12738 1974-


State of New York,#120296 1974-

State of Connecticut,#24879 1983-

Military Status: Last Classification lAMD

Society Memberships:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons 1980

Fellow, American Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Soc. 1982

Fellow, The New York Academy of Medicine 1980

Fellow, The American Society of Head and Neck Surgery 1981

Fellow, American Laryngological Association 1987

Fellow, American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery 1978

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive

Surgery 1981

Fellow, Society for Ear,Nose,and Throat Advances in Children 1981

Fellow, American Bronchoesophagological Association 1988

Member, American Rhinological Society 1990

Member, American Medical Association 1973

Member, American Academy for the Advancement of Science 1970

Member, Society of University Otolaryngologists 1978

Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology 1979

Member, The New York Academy of the Sciences 1980

Member, The Harvey Society 1980

Member, New YorkBrooklyn Division, American College of

Surgeons Committee on Trauma 1979

Member, New York Head and Neck Society 1981

Member, Sigma Xi Kappa Chapter 1982

Member, New York Laryngological Society 1984

Member, Basal Ganglia Study 1988

Member, North American Skull Base Society 1989

Member, Movement Disorders Society 1990



Adelphi University Beta Beta Beta; Alpha Epsilon Delta;

Tau Epsilon Phi Scholarship Award

Columbia University William Jarvie Society

American Assoc. of Orthodontists Award for Excellence in Craniofacial BiologyLong Island Academy of Odontology Award for Excellence in Preventive Dentistry and Community Health

Mt. Sinai Honors in Neurology and Otolaryngology


Columbia University Sigma XiKappa Chapter NIH Award: Teacher Investigator Development Award "Laryngeal Connective Tissue Responses to Cancer" NINCDS, 197883 #1KO7NS00392

Honor Award: American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery, 1985.

The Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching 1992

Distinguished Service Award American Academy of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery, 1996

The James E. Newcomb Award American Laryngological Association, 1998

for outstanding contributions to laryngology

and Rhinology

The 2000 Vaughn Lecturer The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, June 9, 2000

The Chevalier Jackson AwardAmerican Bronchoesophagological Association

Chicago, May 14, 2006

Presidential CitationAmerican Laryngological Association, 2008

for outstanding contributions to laryngology

The de Roaldes AwardAmerican Laryngological Association, 2009

For outstanding achievement in Laryngology

The Blanchard-Kleinman LecturerUniversity of Maryland, June, 2009

The Goldman/Biller LecturerMt. Sinai School of Medicine, June 2009

The Steven Gray Memorial LectureThe University of Utah, June 2009

The J. Floyd Kyser, MD LecturerThe University of Arkansas, June, 2011

The 2nd Clyde B Alley LecturerVanderbilt University, December 2011

Presidential CitationAmerican Laryngological Association, 2013

for outstanding contributions to laryngology

Guest of HonorEastern Section, American Otological, Rhinological and Laryngological Society, Miami 2016

Biographical Listings:

1. Who's Who in the East 18th through 24th eds.

2. Who's Who in America- 46,47,48 49, 50, 51,52,53,54,55,56 editions

3. Personalities of America 2nd edition

4. Directory of Medical Specialties

5. Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology 1st,2nd eds.

6. Who's Who Professionals and Resources in Cancer 1st ed.

7. Who's Who in the World 7th-to 20th editions

8. Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th eds.

9. The Best Doctors in America-1992-2017

10. Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2nd, 7th edit

11. The Best Doctors in New York- 1993-94; 1998-2017

12. Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1st ,2nd edit

13. American Health's Best Doctors

in America-- March 1996-2017 14. The Best Doctors in New York-

(New York Magazine) 1996,1998,2001-17

15. Who’s Who in American Education, 6th edit.

16. WHO’S WHO- 9th edition- 2003

Medical Center Committees:

Member Executive Board Department of Otolaryngology, 1982 1994

Member Executive Board Foundation of Thanatology,19781995

Representative Head and Neck Surgical Service, Columbia

Presbyterian Medical Center Comm. on Cancer, 197994

Chairman Cancer SubCommittee for evaluation of quality of care, 19791980

Chairman Ad Hoc SubCommittee for tracheostomy care, Medical Board Standardization Committee, 19801984

Member Search Committee for Director of Oral Surgery, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia Univ. 197980

Member Clinical Research Advisory Committee, Cancer Center, 19801991

Representative Subcommittee for the tumor registry

Member Subcommittee for Clinical Cancer

Education, 1981 1988

Representative Faculty Council, Columbia Univ. 1980-83

Member Tissue CommitteeSurgical Pathology, CPMC, 1981 86

Member Surgical Case Review Committee of the Medical Board,CPMC 1987-91

Chairman Otolaryngology Surgical Case Review Committee 19861991

Member Esophageal Cancer Study Group, 198184

Member MedicalSurgical Patient Care Committee, 198184

Member Otolaryngology Dept. Scientific

Review Committee, 19821994

Member Cancer Center Research Protocol

Committee, 19821988

Member Comprehensive Cancer Center 198594

Member Doctors' Private Office Committee


Member Faculty of Medicine Departmental

Review CommitteeDepartment of

Anesthesia, 1984

Member O.R.Anesthesia Committee, 198494

Member Committee on Curricular Continuity:

HematologyOncology 1985

Member Medical Center Committee for the

DRG's 19861990

Member Committee for the Ambulatory OR suite 19861990

Member CPMC Referral System Advisory Group 1986 1988

Member Laser Safety Committee 1986

Member CPMC Independant Physicians Assoc


Member Task Force for Facilities Services

of the Health Science Campus- 1990

Member Clinical Risk Management Committee 1990-1991

Member CPMC Cancer Task Force 1990

Director Laser Surgery Center Comm.-1991-92

Member Task Force for Columbia- Presbyterian point of service health care sytem 1992

Advisor CPMC Clinical Research Development Committee- 1992-94

Member Medical Board-Presbyterian Hospital-1991-94

Member Vendor Selection Committee, Columbia-Presbyterian Physicians Network-1994

Member Operating Room Endoscopic and Laser Committee, St. Luke's/

Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1994-1996

Member Executive Committee of the Medical Board, St. Luke's/

Roosevelt Hospital Center 1996-98

Regional and National Committees:

Secretary Section of Otolaryngology, N.Y. Academy of Medicine, 198283

Chairman Section of Otolaryngology, N.Y. Academy of Medicine, 198384

Member Continuing Education Committee of the Society of Univ. Otolaryngologists,197982

Member Manpower and Long Range Planning Comm. Soc. of Univ. Otolaryngologists, 198384

Member Surgery Comm.,Cancer and Leukemia Group B, 19801986

Member Membership Committee, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 198284

Member Awards Comm., Am. Acad. Facial Plastic and Reconstr.Surgery 198385

Faculty American Acad. of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery SelfInstructional Packages, 1982 87

Member Editorial Board, Am. Acad. Otol.Head and Neck Surgery SelfInstructional Packages, 19871995

Faculty Am. Acad.Otol.Head and Neck Surgery, Continuing Education Program for PractitionersSelf Improvement Program, 197882

Reviewer Am. Acad.Otol.Head and Neck Surgery, Patient of the Month Program, 198284

Secretary Eastern Section,Am.Acad. Facial Plastic and Recontructive Surgery, 198283

Alternate Delegate Board of GovernorsAm.Acad.Otol.- H&N Surgery: 198386(N.Y.Acad, Med.);19861990(Soc. Univ. Otol.)

Delegate Board of GovernorsAm.Acad.Otol. H&N Surgery,198486 (NY Acad. Med.);1990-1994 (Soc.Univ.Otol.)

Member Program Comm.,N.Y.Head and Neck Soc., 198384

Member Research Comm.,N.Y. Head and Neck Soc. 198485

Member Instruction Course Advisory Comm. Am.Acad.Otol.Head & Neck Surg. 198490

Consultant Instruction Course Advisory Comm. Am.Acad.Otol.Head & Neck Surg. 1990-1996

Chairman Education Committee: N.Y. Head and

Neck Soc. 198587

Chairman Program Committee: N.Y. Head and

Neck Soc. 198788

Member Program Committee: Am. Acad. Facial Plastic Reconstr. Surgery 198892

Member Nominating Committee, Am. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. Society, 1990

Founding Member Subcommittee on Neurolaryngology, AAO-HNS- 1989-1995

Consultant Subcommittee on Neurolaryngology, AAO-HNS- 1995-present

Chairman Subcommittee for Position Paper on the use of Botulinum Toxin- Am. Acad. Otol-H&N Surgery, 1990.

Member Am. Acad.Otol.-H&N Surg.-Comm. for the environment 1991- 1997

Council member American Bronchoesophagological Assoc. 1991-1993

Member BOTOX Guidelines Committee- Am. Assoc.of Neurology- 1991

Member WE MOVE- Physicians Core Advisory Board-1992- present

Alternate Delegate Am. Laryngol. Rhinol. Otological Society Council, 1993

Member Long Range Planning Committee, Am. Bronchesophagologic Assoc., 1993

Member Am. Laryngological Assoc. Reasearch Agenda Task Force,1994

Member Medical Advisory Board, National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, 1994- present

President New York Laryngological Society, 1995.

Member Rehabilitation Committee, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery, 1995

Member Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee: Botulinum toxin, American Academy of Neurology, 1995-1998

Member Medical Advisory Board, The International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine, 1995-2000

Chairman Membership Committee, New York Head and Neck Society,


Chairman SIPac Committee (Self Improvemet Program), American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1995-2002

Member Continuing Education Advisory Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1995-2002

Member and reviewer Laryngeal Research Fund Committee, American Laryngological Association, 1995-2001

Member Committee on New Drugs and Devices, Am. Acad. Otol.-Head &

Neck Surgery 1996-

MemberWE MOVE (World Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders) advisory committee, 1997-

MemberWE MOVE Dystonia Task Force, 1999-

Chairman Am. Laryngological Voice Research and Educational Fund, American Laryngological Association, 1998-2001

ChairmanAm. Laryngological Association Resident Research Award Committee, 1998-2000

PresidentNY Head and Neck Society, 1999-2000

MemberTherapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee- Botulinum Toxin Reassessment –Am Acad. Neurology 2001-2008

CoordinatorInstruction Course Program, American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery- 2002-2008

MemberBoard of Directors, Am. Acad. Otolarygology- Head and Neck Surgery, 2002 to 2008

Council MemberAmerican Bronchoesophagological Association

2005 to 2011

ChairmanScientific and Educational Advisory Committee, America Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2006-2008

Program ChairmanABEA- 2008 Annual Meeting

Council MemberAmerical Laryngological Association- 2007- present

MemberAmerical Laryngological Association Awards Committee- 2007 -2010

Program ChairmanAm. Laryngological Assoc. 2009 Annual Meeting

PresidentAm. Bronchoesophagological Association 2009-10

PresidentAm. Laryngological Association 2010-11

MemberTriological Program Planning Committee 2014-15

Courses Given:

Codirector Postgraduate Anatomy course, School of Dental & Oral Surgey, Columbia University, 19781982

Program Director Symposium"Advances in Maxillofacial Surgery", Columbia Univ. June 1980

Organizer & Codirector New York Otolaryngology Basic Science Course, 1980 1994

Planning Committee SymposiumPsychosocial Aspects of Radiation Oncology: The Radiation Therapist and Supporting Staff

Found. of Thanatology, Nov. 1980

Program Director Symposium:Rehabilitation of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

CPMC, May,1981

Faculty Soft Tissue Surgery Course, Regional Course of the Am. Acad.Facial Plastic & Reconstr.Surgery

Mt.Sinai School Med. May,1981;

New York Univ., June, 1983

N.J. College of Med., 1986

Program Director Symposium:Complications in Head and Neck Surgery,CPMC, May, 1982

Faculty Paranasal Sinus Surgery Course,

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Program Director Eastern Section Meeting, Am.Acad,

Facial Plastic & Reconstr. Surgery Jan. 1983

Faculty Course on Benign Laryngeal DiseaseAlbert Einstein College of Med. March, 1983

Faculty Am. Acad.OtolaryngologyHead and Neck SurgeryCourse on Management of Chronic Aspiration, 1984-1993, 1995-2001

Faculty Am. Acad.Otol.H&N Surgery Course on Evaluation and Treatment of Spastic Dysphonia, 1988-1995

Faculty Am. Acad. Otol-H&N Surgery-- Course on Botulinum toxin for Hyperfunctional Disorders of the Head and Neck-1996-2006

FacultyAm.Acad.Otol-H&N Surgery---Course on Botulinum toxin and filler material for facial lines and wrinkles, 2003-present

FacultyAm.Acad Otol-H&N Surgery—Course on Neurologic Disorders of the larynx, 2003- present

FacultyAm Acad Otol H&N Surgery—Course on Botx and Migraine Headaches—2005-present

Program Director Symposium: Conservation Surgery of The Head and Neck in honor of

Dr. Max L. Som, Dec.1984

Faculty Basic Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology Course,"Laryngeal

Electrodiagnosis", Neurological Inst., NYC 1982, 83,84.

Faculty Course on Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses, St. Louis University, 1985

Program Director Laryngology Update1987 Symposium in honor of Dr. Degraaf Woodman N.Y.C. Dec.1987

Faculty Swallowing Disorders Symposium, S.U.N.Y.Downstate, N.Y.C. 1987, 1988

Faculty Laser in Otology,Rhinology, Laryngology Co2, YAG, KTP, Argon SUNYDownstate 1989

Faculty Treatment of Dystonia including the use of Botulinum toxin- CPMC- 1990-1992

Faculty Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Severe Facial Trauma-- Laryngeal Injuries CPMC April, 1991

Faculty Endoscopic Sinus Surgery- St.Luke's/Roosevelt Med. Ctr. 1991-92

Faculty Laser Surgery- St.Luke's/ Roosevelt Med. Ctr. May, Oct. 1991.

Faculty Tratamiento De Las Distonias Focales Con Toxina Botulinica Tipo A- XLIII Reunion Anual de la S.E.N., Barcelona Dec. 1991

Faculty American Academy of Neurology- Botulinum Toxin Therapy Workshop San Diego, CA May 1992

New York City May 1993

Washington, DC 1994

Seattle, WA, 1995

San Francisco, 1996

Boston, 1997

San Diego, 2000

Philadelphia, 2001

Faculty International Conference on Benign Essential Blepharospasm and Meige's Syndrome-Dallas Aug.1992

Faculty Colloquia and Workshops on Laryngeal Disease- Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions- Sept.1992

Faculty Am. Academy Otol-Head&Neck Surg. Course with John Conley,M.D.

"Medical-Ethical Issues"-1992

Faculty Am. Acad. Otol-H & N Surg.Laboratory Course on

Laryngoplasty- 1992

Faculty European Symposium on Botulinum Toxin, Barcelona, Spain 1993

Faculty Sisson International Head and Neck Workshop, Vail CO, 1992, 93, 95,96,97,98,99, 00, 02,04

Faculty Cracovaner Symposium, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, "Management of Spasmodic Dysphonia," March 1993

Faculty 31st Annual Armed Forces Institute Basic Science Course in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, (laryngeal dysfunction)

Wash. D.C. May 1993

Faculty Symposium on Diseases of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses, Case Western Reserve University, "Surgical Anatomy; Fungal diseases of the Sinuses; Complications of Sinusitis" Cleveland, OH May 1993

Faculty Am. Academy Otol-Head&Neck Surg. Course with

George Sisson,M.D. "Recurrent Carcinoma of the Head and Neck"-1993

Program Director Symposium- Ethical Issues in Managed Care- NYC May 1994

Program Director Management of Facial Lines and Wrinkles-

NYC- 12/1994; 6/95; 6/96

Santa Rosa, CA, 3/95;

Baltimore, MD 4/96

NYC- 6/96

Faculty Second Colloquia and Workshops on Laryngeal Disorders, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Oct. 1994

"Laryngeal Electromyography; Medialization Thyroplasty; Treatment of Cricopharyngeal Spasm"

Faculty Masters Seminars, Am. Acad. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Palm Desert CA 1995; Wash. D.C. 1996

"Botox Management of Hyperfunctional Facial Lines"

Faculty International Conference on Botulinum Toxin: Basic Science and Clinical Therapeutics, Munich June 1995; Orlando, 1999

Invited Faculty The Ninth British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology, Manchester, UK July, 1995.

Faculty Phonatory and Voice Disorders Conference,Harvard Medical School

Boston Sept. 1995

Program Director "VOX HUMANA: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders" Lincoln Center, NYC Dec., 1995.

Guest Faculty Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin-- Toronto, CANADA

March, 1996

Guest Faculty Advances in Surgery of the Upper Airway, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, FL April, 1996

Guest Faculty Management of Wrinkles and Facial Lines, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Batimore, MD April 1996; April, 1998

Guest Faculty Johns Hopkins Medical School-- Sixth Multidisciplinary Symposium on Dysphagia-- Baltimore, MD May,1996

Guest Faculty 4th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium- University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI July, 1996

Guest Faculty Botulinum A to Z- A Complete Educational Symposium- The Premier Educational Group, Dallas, Texas Aug.1996

Faculty and Planning Committee First International Neurolaryngology Symposium,

National Inst. Health, Bethesda, MD Oct,1996

Faculty Am. Soc. Head and Neck Surgery- Dysphagia Panel- Wash. D.C. 1996

Faculty Subcommittee on Neurolaryngology- Panel on Movement Disorders of the Head and Neck- AAO-HNS mtg. -San Francisco 1997.

FacultyCourse on Dysphagia and Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction. Am. Acad. Otollaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, San Fran. 1997.

Program Director Courses on New Directions in Cosmetic Enhancement

New York City-- 4/99

New York City-- 5/99

Wash DC -- 6/99

Phila.-- 6/99

Nassau, NY 7/99

New York City-- 5/00

New Orleans 5/00

Wash DC 5/00

Ft. Lauderdale 5/00

Boston 6/00

New York City 10/00

Ft. Lauderdale 10/00