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Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

Board Certifications: 
Otolaryngology
Expertise in: 
Head and Neck Surgery, Cancer Care
Accepting New Patients
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Appointments

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-8555
New Patients: 
(212) 305-8555
Existing Patients: 
(212) 305-4287

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Credentials & Experience

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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical Expertise

  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Cancer Care
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Laser Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Cancer

Education & Training

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY

About Salvatore Caruana

Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer - Drs. Close and Caruana

Dr. Salvatore Caruana is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. He is a widely respected head and neck surgeon in the forefront of the surgical treatment of tumors of the mouth pharynx, larynx and sinuses, parathyroid surgery, thyroid gland, and salivary glands. He is a pioneer in laser microsurgery for pharyngeal and laryngeal cancers.

Dr. Caruana is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Caruana graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo and completed his Doctor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His general surgery training at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center was followed by a residency in Otolaryngology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He then completed an NIH funded two-and-a-half-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Caruana's peer-reviewed research has included work centering upon the biological nature of several head and neck cancers and on the role of viruses in malignancies of the paranasal sinuses.

Academic Titles

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

Administrative Positions

  • Director, Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

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

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • 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

GHI

  • PPO

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicare

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

POMCO

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • SelectHealth

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

Contact & Locations

1
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-8555
Fax:
(212) 305-3975
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 385
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-4287
Fax:
(212) 326-8585