Hae-Ok Ana Kim, MD

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
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Treats Children



Dr. Ana H. Kim is board certified in Otolaryngology and Neurotology, specializing in ear diseases such as hearing loss, cochlear implants, facial nerve disorders, chronic ear diseases, and skull base tumors. She focuses on inner ear disorders and potential therapies.

Dr. Kim graduated from Cornell University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Otolaryngology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Neurotology fellowship at the University of Michigan.

She is a member of numerous professional societies and also serves on the New York State Hearing Aid Advisory Board. She has authored numerous publications and has presented nationally and internationally.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Hearing Aids
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Dizziness
  • Dizzy
  • Ear Disease
  • Ear Drum Perforation
  • Ear Drum Repair
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Problems
  • Ear Tumors
  • Facial Nerve Disorder
  • Facial Nerve Surgery
  • Hearing and Balance
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Surgery
  • Implantation of Hearing Device In Temporal Bone
  • Middle Ear Disease
  • Neuro Otology
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Pediatric Head & Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Hearing Aids
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Stapedectomy
  • Tinnitus

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Cochlear Implantation Program
  • Division Chief, Otology/Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Residency Program

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Korean


  • Female

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51 West 51st Street
Suite 385
New York, NY 10019
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call 212-305-1972.


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


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

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

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

Fidelis Care

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


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

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

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • SelectHealth


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Albert Einsein College of Medicine
  • Internship: St Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Residency: 2004 New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan
  • Fellowship: 2006 University of Michigan

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
  • Otolaryngology

Honors & Awards

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Distinction in Basic Science Research, 1999
  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary Resident Teaching Award, 2004
  • J. Swift Henley Excellence in Resident Research Award, 2004
  • Neurotology Fellow Award – American Neurotology Society, 2006
  • Deafness Research Foundation Fellowship Award, 2006
  • Triological Society Career Development Award, 2008
  • SuperDoc (Peer nominated), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • New York Eye and Ear Resident Teaching Recognition Award, 2014
  • AAO-HNS Honors Award, 2014
  • 9th Annual Metropolitan Resident Research Day (Mentor) – 1st prize, 2014
  • 10th Annual Metropolitan Resident Research Day (Mentor) – 2nd prize, 2015
  • Jorge Buxton Microsurgical Educator Award, 2016


Selected Publications


  • Huang T, Cheng AG, Stupak H, Liu W, Kim A, et al. Oxidative stress-induced apoptosis of cochlear sensory cells: otoprotective strategies. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2000;18(2-3):259-70. PMID: 10715580
  • Kim AH, El-Kashlan H, Arts A. Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA): Complications and Pitfalls. Otol Head and Neck Surg, 2005;133(2):190.
  • Kim AH, Edwards B, Kileny P, Telian S, Arts A. Transient Evoked Otoacoustics Emissions Pattern as a Prognostic Indicator for Hearing Preservation in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Otol Neurotol. 2006;27(3):372-79. PMID: 16639277
  • Adams M, Kim AH, Arts A, Telian SA. Contralateral Hearing Loss After Acoustic Neuroma Surgery. Otol Head and Neck Surg, 2006;135(2):252.
  • Kommareddi PK, Nair TS, Raphael Y, Telian SA, Kim AH, Arts HA, El-Kashlan HK, Carey TE. Cochlin isoforms, interaction with CTL2, and expression in the organ of Corti JARO. 2007;8(4): 435-46. PMID: 17926100
  • Kim AH, Kileny PR, Arts HA, El-Kashlan HK, Telian SA, Zwolan TA. Role of Electrically Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (EABR) in Cochlear Implantation for Children with Inner Ear Malformations. Otol Neurotol. 2008;29(5):626-34. PMID: 18520627
  • Lee P, Jung M, Abraham A, Lei-Rivera L, Kim AH. Tai Chi as a Form of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2009;141(3):196.
  • Kim AH, Parisier S, Hoffman R, Linstrom C, Alexiades G, Chung D. Evolution of Wound Complications in Cochlear Implant Surgery: 30+ yrs Review. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2009;141(3):79-80.
  • Kileny P.R., Kim AH, Wiet R.M., Telian S. A., Arts H.A., El Kashlan H.K., Zwolan T.A. The Predictive Value of Transtympanic Promontory EABR in Congenital Temporal Bone Malformations. Cochlear Implants International. 2010;11(1):181-86. PMID: 21756608
  • Shanidze N, Kim AH, Raphael Y, King WM. Eye-head coordination in the guinea pig I. Responses to passive whole-body rotations. Exp Brain Res. 2010;205(3):395-404. PMID: 20686891
  • Shanidze N, Kim AH, Loewnstein S, Raphael Y, King WM. Eye-head coordination in the guinea pig II. Responses to self-generated (voluntary) head movements. Exp Brain Res. 2010;205(4):445-54. PMID: 20697698
  • Wilson L, Gandolfi M, Ahn I, Yu G, Huang T, Kim AH. Cost Analysis of Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Investigations. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(9):1832-6. PMID: 20661936
  • Chung D, Kim AH, Parisier S, Linstrom C, Alexiades G, Hoffman R, Kohan D. Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery in Patients with Suspected Soft Failures. Otol Neurotol. 2010;31(8):1194-8. PMID: 20729777
  • Lee P, Jung M, Abraham A, Lei-Rivera L, Kim AH. Tai Chi as a Form of Vestibular Rehabilitation - a Preliminary Quasi-Experimental Study. J Phy Ther. 2012;5:6-13.
  • Yu Y, Santos LM, Mattiace LA, Costa ML, Ferreira LC, Benabou K, Kim AH, et al. Reentrant Spiral Waves of Spreading Depression in Hypoglycemic Chicken Retina. PNAS. 2012;109(7):2585-9. PMID: 22308470
  • Dean C, Mattiace L, Sollas A, Kim AH. Specific targeting of retrocochlear auditory pathway for optimal pharmacotherapy delivery using a mouse model. Otol Neurotol. 2012;33(6):1085-91. PMID: 22772010
  • Nahm EA, King N, Liberatos P, Shi Qiuhu, Kim AH. Assessing Quality of Life in Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2012;147(2):P79-80.
  • Kim AH, Petti DR, Kohan L, et al. Comparison of Speech Performance in Bimodal versus Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users. 2013 (under revision Otol Neurotol). Kang B and Kim AH. Comparison of Cochlear Implant Performance after Round Window Electrode Insertion Compared to Traditional Cochleostomy. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2013;48(5):822-6. PMID: 23447485
  • Chan F, Pantelides H, Kim AH. Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak Associated with Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Screw Removal. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2013;148(6):1059-60. PMID: 23482477
  • Kim AH, Nahm EA, Sollas A, et al. Connexin 43 (Cx43) and Hearing:Possible Implications for Retrocochlear Auditory Processing. Laryngoscope. 2013;123(12):3185-93. PMID: 23817980
  • Gandolfi M, Kim AH. A Rare Case of Terceva Resulting in Tympanic Membrane Necrosis. Int J Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2013;2:135-7.
  • King N, Mao L, Holiday R, Iacob C, Kim AH. Primary Middle Ear Meningioma and Dural/Ophthalmic Artery Aneurysm. J Otol Rhinol. 2013;2(4):1-3.Dean C, Felder G, Kim AH. Analysis of Speech Perception Outcomes Among Patients Receiving Cochlear Implants with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder. Otol Neurotol. 2013;34(9):1610-4. PMID: 24080979
  • King N, Nahm EA, Liberatos P, Shi Qiuhu, Kim AH. Assessing Quality of Life in Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otol Neurotol. 2014;35(3):407-13. PMID: 24492130
  • Chen L, Dean C, Nahm E, Gandolfi M, Mattiace L, Kim AH. Protective Effects of Dexamethsone Against Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in the Retrocochlear Auditory Centers. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;151(4):667-74. PMID: 25113508
  • Jeevan D, Ormond D , Kim A, Meiteles L, Stidham K, Linstrom C, Murali R. Cerebral fluid leaks and encephaloceles of temporal bone origin: nuances to diagnosis and management. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr;83(4):560-566. PMID: 25514617
  • Kadakia S, Koss S, Fisher T, Holiday R, Kim AH. Facial Nerve Paralysis After Pre-Operative Embolization of a Paraganglioma. Am J Otol. 2015;36(1):9012. PMID: 25241031
  • Gandolfi M, Reilly EK, Galatioto J, Judson RB, Kim AH. Cost Effective Analysis of Unilateral Vestibular Weakness Investigation. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Feb;36(2):277-81. PMID: 25420081
  • Schwab B, Gandolfi M, Lai E, Reilly EK, Singer L, Kim AH. The Impact of Age on Cochlear Implant Performance. Int J Otol Head and Neck Surg 2015;4(5):329-337.
  • Chan F, Damato M, O'Gara J, Kim AH. Normative Rotary Chair Gain and Phase Stratified by Age. Laryngoscope 2016 Feb;126(2):460-3
  • Dibelius G, Silverman M, Patel V, Kuhlmey M, Singer L, Kim AH. Comparing Speech Recognition in 7 Different Cochlear Electrode Arrays. 2016. Otol Neurotol (under review).
  • Dean C, Schwab B, Kim AH. Rare Case of Metastatic Prostate Cancer. 2016.Otol Head and Neck Surg (under review).
  • Kim AH, Dean C, Varakina K, Mattiace L. The Protective Role of Dexamethasone from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss via the Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone- Connexin 43 Activity in the Retrocochlear Auditory Centers. 2016. JARO (In preparation).
  • Nahm EA, Liberatos P, Shi Qiuhu, Lai E, Kim AH. Quality of Life After Sequencial Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: An Updated Comprehensive Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (CCIQ). Otol Head and Neck Surg


  1. Kim, AH, Gandolfi M. "Migraine as a Source of Vestibular Disorders: Diagnosis and Management".Vertigo and Disequilibrium, 2st Edition.
  2. Kim, AH, Fischer T, Parisier S, et al. "Retraction Pockets and Atelectasis".Otology Textbook, 1st Edition.
  3. Kim, AH, Dean C, Parisier S, et al. "Injuries of the Ear and Temporal Bone".Pediatric Otolaryngology, 5th Edition.
  4. Kim, AH, Dean C, Hoffman R. Vestibular Pathology:Evaluation and Clinical Syndromes".New York Eye and Ear Otolaryngology Handbook,1th Edition.