Plans to Expand Services for Problems of the Ears, Nose and Throat
By John Alexander
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Millions of Americans suffer each year from ailments of the ears, nose and throat (ENT) — with a significant number occurring in children and adolescents, according to NYU Lutheran Medical Center. NYU Lutheran is addressing these problems head on for families in Brooklyn through an expanded ENT program under the auspices of the nationally ranked Otolaryngology Department at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Seth E. Kaplan will lead the expansion of ENT services at NYU Lutheran as chief of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Kaplan graduated with honors from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency training in otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a fellowship in laryngology-professional voice and swallowing disorders at the Cleveland Clinic.
Joining him is Dr. Kim A. Baker, a pediatric ENT specialist. An alumna of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Their recruitment allows us to add the nationally renowned pediatric and adult ENT services of NYU Langone to NYU Lutheran’s rapidly expanding roster of medical specialties available directly in Brooklyn,” said Dr. J. Thomas Roland, the Mendik Foundation professor of otolaryngology and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Langone. “The deepening partnership with NYU Langone in Manhattan makes it possible to attract top-notch specialists to our Brooklyn campus.”
Kaplan is looking forward to bringing his expertise to Brooklyn, the borough in which he was born. “We are excited to build the otolaryngology service at NYU Lutheran, and our Brooklyn network of physicians, from the ground up,” he says. “Our goal is to provide the highest quality and level of ear, nose and throat care that has not previously been available in this community.”
“As part of the NYU Langone Health System, NYU Lutheran provides the highest level of care and services that are needed by the families we serve in the communities where they live,” said Dr. Bret J. Rudy, executive hospital director and senior vice president of NYU Lutheran.