Andrew Blitzer, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.
Andrew Blitzer, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. is an Otolaryngologist with expertise in voice and swallowing disorders, nasal and sinus surgery, and head and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Blitzer is also a pioneer and leading authority in the use of Botox (botulinum toxin) for conditions with excessive muscle function, muscle pain, tremor and muscle spasm including spasmodic dysphonia and facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Blitzer is a graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the School of Dental and Oral Surgery of Columbia University. He completed his residency training at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Blitzer is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of his expertise and major contributions to the field of Otolaryngology, including the prestigious James A. Newcomb Award of the American Laryngological Association for his outstanding contributions to the field of laryngology. He also has been an extramural consultant to the National Institutes of Health and has also conducted several product and drug trials for the Food and Drug Administration, including the clinical trials for Botox for facial lines and wrinkles, temporomandibular disease, and migraine headaches
Dr. Blitzer has published over 300 scientific articles and text chapters concerning head and neck surgery, voice and swallowing disorders, nasal and paranasal sinus disorders, and the use of Botox for hyperfunctional conditions of the head and neck. He helped establish the field of neurolaryngology and has one of the 20 fellowship programs in the country. He is the author of 14 text books including the definitive texts Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses, Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx, Office-Based Surgery in Otolaryngology, and Management of Facial Lines and Wrinkles. Dr. Blitzer is currently Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a Senior Attending Otolaryngologist and Director of the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at the St. Luke’s/ Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.
For the past decade, Dr. Blitzer has been listed in the “Best Doctors in America,” American Health; “Best Doctors in New York,” New York Magazine; “Best Doctors in the New York Metropolitan Area,” Castle and Connely; Who’s Who in America; and Who’s Who in Science and Technology. Dr. Blitzer is a world leader in the management of voice and swallowing disorders, nasal and sinus surgery, laser surgery, management of facial lines and wrinkles, and head and neck surgery. He enjoys marathon running, skiing, photography, fly fishing, and making rustic furniture in his free time.
To read more extensively about Dr. Blitzer, please visit his Head and Neck Institute page.