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Date Published: Monday, October 5, 2020
Date Updated: Friday, June 30, 2023

WMCHealth Physicians Opens Advanced ENT Services Practice

Ear, Nose & Throat Services at 10 Convenient Locations Throughout

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VALHALLA N.Y. (October 5, 2020) Advanced ENT Services is the newest practice within WMCHealth Physicians, the medical group of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The 10-office practice provides a wide range of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) primary care and specialty services throughout the Hudson Valley as well as the Bronx. Services include primary ear, nose and throat care, including treatment for hearing loss and therapy for balance problems and, through WMCHealth's advanced care centers, surgical procedures for complex neck/throat, nasal/sinus, ear and skull base conditions.

WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services, which previously served the community as ENT Faculty Practice for more than 30 years, also offers children's ear, nose and throat care services provided by physicians trained in pediatric otolaryngology. 

Each WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services practice location is  accepting new patients and takes most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Appointments can be scheduled with a call to 914.693.7636 or requested online.  The Balance Center and the Cochlear Implant Center can be reached through 914.493.4634. WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services also offers the convenience of telemedicine appointments.

Practice-based Ear, Nose & Throat Care Supported by WMCHealth Hospital Services

Many of the ear, nose and throat procedures performed by WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services can be performed safely and conveniently in the medical practice's offices, with more complex surgical procedures performed at Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the WMCHealth Network or at WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.  Both hospitals are regional referral centers for advanced care located in Valhalla, NY., and easily accessible from most Hudson Valley and Bronx locations.

"Bringing this established practice under the auspices of the growing WMCHealth Physicians has enhanced the services we are able to provide to our established and future patients," said Augustine Moscatello, MD, Director, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Westchester Medical Center. "Our physicians are all certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and they work collaboratively with practice colleagues with fellowship training in distinct areas of otorhinolaryngology. This team-based strategy is key when conditions become complex and now that we are teamed with WMCHealth, patients have seamless, one-provider access to the network's vast resources, which include state-of-the medical technologies and a workforce with advanced clinical skills."

 WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services care providers include:

  • Angela Damiano, MD, FACS – General and pediatric otolaryngology with specialties in head and neck surgery, and sinus surgery.

  • Lianne Marie de Serres, MD, MS – Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, with specialties in pediatric otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.

  • Steven Hemmerdinger, MD, FACS – General otolaryngology with specialties in adult and pediatric otorhinolaryngology.

  • David Garber, MD – Otolaryngology with specialties in laryngology, neurolaryngology, and otolaryngology head and neck surgery.

  • Habib Jamal, MD – Otolaryngology with specialties in otology, hearing loss, sleep apnea, and head/neck cancers.

  • Matthew Kim, MD – Otolaryngology with specialties in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.

  • Tali Lando, MD – Otolaryngology with specialties in pediatric otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.

  • David Mitchell Merer, MD, FACS, FAAP – Otolaryngology with specialties in pediatric otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.

  • Augustine Moscatello, MD – Director, Department of Otolaryngology, Westchester Medical Center.  Specialties in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and rhinology.

  • Katrina Stidham, MD – Director, Balance Center and Cochlear Implant Center. Specialties in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery.

  • Mike Yao, MD – Otolaryngology with specialties in endocrine surgery, plus head and neck oncologic surgery.

WMCHealth Physicians: Advanced ENT Services has offices in Hawthorne plus Ardsley, the Bronx, Rye Brook, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, Chester, Pomona and New Windsor. Please consult the WMCHealth Physicians website for directions to a location near you.

Community Confidence in Safety

Each patient can be assured that all CDC guidelines are met or exceeded when it comes to WMCHealth Physicians practice offices and staff use of personal protective equipment. Additionally, special COVID-19 cleaning protocols are in use by WMCHealth medical practice offices, hospitals and surgery centers.