Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology Residency Program Virtual Tour

Training four residents each year, Montefiore Einstein’s five-year Otorhinolaryngology Residency is dedicated to world-class resident education and treatment. Our residents train at three medical centers: our Moses and Hutchinson Campuses, Jacobi Medical Center and Northwell Health.

John Bent, MD, Director, Otorhinolaryngology Residency Program, and Richard Smith, MD, Interim Chair, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Why our program could be right for you

Working within a program that cultivates a framework for lifelong learning, our Otorhinolaryngology Residents acquire the clinical and surgical skills necessary to deliver empathetic, humble and skilled patient care. Our program teaches state-of-the-art medicine informed by evidence and cost, and emphasizes a patient-first ethic while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We nurture leadership and foster an investigative and curious approach to medicine. In the process, we develop skilled physicians, many of whom move on to the job or fellowship of their choice.

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

The 726-bed Moses Campus is home to Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Greene Medical Arts Pavilion (MAP). CHAM is a state-of-the-art tertiary care center, consistently recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. The Moses Campus occupies many blocks in the West Bronx, and includes a 25-bed operating room, large medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) and one of the five busiest emergency rooms in the United States. The Moses Campus is also home to the Greene Medical Arts Pavilion (MAP), where additional outpatient services are provided on the third floor.

Montefiore Einstein Otorhinolaryngology Residents undergo a very well-rounded, hands-on training. The complex pathology seen in the Bronx is unrivaled and the faculty and residents are fantastic and extremely supportive.

Christina Fang, MD

Current Faculty and Residency Alumni

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

The Hutchinson Campus is an 11-floor, 280,000-square-foot patient-focused ambulatory care center, designed for efficient technological innovation, easy patient access and multi-specialty collaboration. The Otolaryngology service shares the vast 10th floor with the Ophthalmology service. This location is also home to 12 outpatient operating rooms, where residents spend the majority of their time.

The department has always placed resident education and well-being as its highest priorities, and the commitment to training superb, well-rounded otolaryngologists remains at the forefront under the leadership of our new chairman.

Vikas Mehta, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

A partner teaching hospital designated as a Level 1 trauma center

Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) is a 457-bed municipal hospital that provides healthcare for 1.2 million people in the Bronx and the broader New York City area. One of New York City’s largest medical facilities, JMC houses the only burn unit and Level I pediatric trauma center in the Bronx. With a high volume of clinical visits and emergency room visits, JMC is an excellent location for our residents to acquire skills in acute care, trauma and intensive management. Residents are also exposed to many cases of head and neck cancer, which are prevalent among the patients served here.

I was attracted to Montefiore by the opportunities to provide comprehensive care to complex patients, the collegiality within the department, and the institution’s deep commitment to serving the surrounding community.

Alanna Windsor, MD

Attending Physician, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

A partner clinical and academic hospital

Part of the Northwell Health System, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) is an 825-bed complex on a 48-acre campus in New Hyde Park, Long Island, which borders New York City and Nassau County. LIJMC consists of a tertiary care hospital located next to the 150-bed Cohen Children's Medical Center. The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at LIJMC is located within a large, state-of-the-art freestanding complex that includes centers of excellence for sinus surgery, voice rehabilitation and cochlear implantation.

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jack D. Weiler Hospital is a 431-bed facility located four miles east of our Moses Campus and a short walk from our Hutchinson Campus. Weiler Hospital houses Montefiore Einstein’s busy Maternal Health Program and a 35-bed tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and is adjacent to Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s classrooms and research buildings.

A world-renowned faculty

Richard Smith, MD

Chair, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Professor, Clinical Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Professor, Pathology
Professor, Surgery

Patrick Colley, MD

Director, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Bradley Schiff, MD

Director, Head & Neck Division
Director, Intern Year: Mentorship Director
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Christina Yang, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Quality Assurance
Director, Pediatric Dysphagia Program
Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology

Mona Gangar, MD

Director, Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Howard Moskowitz, MD

Director, Resident Education Seminars
Assistant Professor, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Howard Stupak, MD

Site Director, Otolaryngology, Jacobi Medical Center

Maja Svrakic, MD

Program Director, Hofstra Otolaryngology Residency Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our Otorhinolaryngology Residency consists of a core didactic program including junior seminar, mock oral exams, grand rounds, clinical conferences and a resident education series. Other offerings include head and neck rounds, a temporal bone lab, didactics at Jacobi Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and frequent endowed programs. 

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Have questions? Get in touch.

Maggy Ayala
Residency Program Coordinator

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

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