Salvatore M. Caruana, MD

Cancer Care, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
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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 Associate 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.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Disorder
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Thyroid Surgery

Academic Appointments

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

Administrative Titles

  • Director, Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Male

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

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • POS
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicaid Managed Care

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad

MVP Health Care

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

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Residency: 1995 New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  • Fellowship: 1997 Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
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