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Professional Statement

  • Dr. Jeffrey Ahn is one of the leading head and neck surgeons in the world, with over twenty years of clinical experience and a long record of academic leadership. As Director of Sleep Disorder & Robotic Surgery and Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Ahn has dedicated his career to pioneering approaches in the treatment of sinusitis, snoring, and sleep apnea.
  • Mission and Specialities
  • Patient comfort is at the heart of Dr. Ahn’s academic work and private practice. Over the years, he has been at the forefront of developing minimally invasive head and neck procedures that reduce patient discomfort and make patient recovery time shorter and less painful. Moreover, his additional fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery means that he is particularly skilled in reducing the visible impact, as well as the physical discomfort, of head and neck surgery. Dr. Ahn was the first surgeon in the United States to use the coagulating agent Costasis to control bleeding during nasal and sinus surgeries; this spared patients from undergoing painful post-operative packing. Since 2005, Dr. Ahn has been performing balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive method whose endoscopic, catheter-based technology has vastly improved and shortened the patient recovery experience. Currently, Dr. Ahn is involved in stem cell research for connective tissue engineering in head and neck reconstruction, and in the research and development of head and neck robotic surgery.

Education

  • Medical School - Columbia University
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean