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Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

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

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-8555

Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

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.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Areas of 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

Locations

  • Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 7
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (212) 305-8555
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-8555
    Fax:
    (212) 305-3975
  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    Floor: 3, Suite: 385
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone:
    (212) 305-4287
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 326-8475
    Fax:
    (212) 326-8585

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Indemnity, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Medicare Managed Care, 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, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • PHCS [PPO]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]