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Rahmatullah W. Rahmati, MD

Board Certifications: 
Expertise in: 
Cancer Care
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(212) 305-8555


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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical Expertise

  • Cancer Care
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Laser Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep and Snoring Disorders
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Disorder
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Cancer

Education & Training

  • University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine (Australia)
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell and Columbia
  • Residency: State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Honors & Awards

  • The Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell
  • The Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service Department of Otolaryngology -Columbia/Cornell
  • 2015 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars
  • 2016 New York Super Doctors Rising Stars

About Rahmatullah Rahmati

Dr Rahmatullah (Wais) Rahmati, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, is the Director of Sleep Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Adult ENT Clinic at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Vanderbilt Clinic. Dr. Rahmati earned his medical degree from the University of Sydney, School of Medicine. He completed Otolaryngology residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia and Cornell program and fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He recently completed a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Rahmati specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region, minimally invasive salivary gland surgery (sialendoscopy), sleep surgery-including transoral robotic surgery and hypoglossal nerve stimulation, and skull base surgery. His research interests are in the areas of head and neck cancer, salivary gland disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and the role of social media in medicine. Dr Rahmati is committed to resident and medical student education and was awarded the Shain Schley Resident Teaching Award and Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Assistant Director, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Director, Sleep Surgery
  • Director, Adult ENT Clinic

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery

American Head and Neck Society

American College of Surgeons

North American Skull Base Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital


  • Farsi (Persian)


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Access (Exchange)
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199




Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty



  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO
  • The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)


  • SelectHealth

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
(212) 305-8555
(212) 305-6142
51 West 51st Street
Suite 385
New York, New York 10019
(212) 326-8478
(212) 326-8585