About Mark Levenson, MD, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Mark Levenson
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Dr. Levenson has been in the practice of Otolaryngology for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the Manhattan Eye and Ear Residency Program and completed a post-graduate fellowship in otology/neurotology with Dr. Simon Parisier also at Manhattan Eye and Ear. He is board-certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Triologic Society for which he wrote his thesis on how to teach stapes surgery. And while in practice in New York City, was repeatedly listed in New York Magazine “Best Doctor’s Listing”.

He has published numerous research articles on cholesteatoma and is a recognized world expert in this field. He has lectured at the Royal Academy of Medicine on the use of lasers in ear surgery, presented at numerous international forums on cholesteatoma surgery, and as Chief of Ear Surgery at Manhattan Eye and Ear directed yearly courses in laser surgery of the ear and innovations in ear surgery.

Dr. Levenson is former Chief of Ear Surgery and past Surgeon Director at Manhattan Eye and Ear. In 2003, he established Saratoga Ear and Sinus Surgery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and in addition for the past five years has served as Consultant Ear Surgeon for Capital Region Otolaryngology in Albany, NY. Dr. Levenson was an early adopter of lasers in ear surgery and for the last five years has extensively utilized the OmniGuide CO2 Laser system.

Besides his expertise in ear surgery, Dr. Levenson has wide experience with image-guided endoscopic sinus surgeries and Balloon Sinuplasty procedures.

Dr. Levenson is on the active staff of Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center. He also has privileges at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Academic Publications

  • Laryngeal Tuberculosis Review of Twenty Cases. Laryngoscope 1984; 94:1094-1097.
  • Melkerson Rosenthal Syndrome. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1984; 110:540-542.
  • Chronic Otitis Media with Cholesteatoma; A Bacteriologic Study. Infections in Surgery ; 4:260-267.
  • Bacteriology of Cholesteatoma. Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otolaryngology, Editor – Eugene Meyers, Vol. 2, New Dimensions in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, pp. 248-249, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Congenital Cholesteatoma of the Middle Ear: A Surgical Approach: Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Editor – Eugene Myers, Vol. 2, pp 784-785, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Deep Neck Abscess of Otogenic Origin. Proceedings of the XII World Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 2, pp 258-259, Editor – Eugene Myers, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Chronic Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma. Infections in Medicine; 2:304-323.
  • A Review of Twenty Congenital Cholesteatomas in Children. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 1987; 94:560-567.
  • A Review of 100 Resident Stapedectomies. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery; 113:29-31.
  • Congenital Cholesteatoma an Embryologic Correlation. Laryngoscope. 98:949-955.
  • The Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome in Children: The Description of a New Clinical Entity. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:54-58.
  • Spontaneous Extracranial Pneumatocele of the Mastoid. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:107-108.
  • Modern Presentation of Bezold’s Abscess Review of Five Cases. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 115:1126-1129.
  • Management of Congenital Pediatric Cholesteatomas. American Journal of Otology. 10:121-123.
  • Congenital Cholesteatomas Etiology and Surgical Treatment: A Review. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 22:941-954.
  • Ciprofloxacin Drug of Choice in Treatment of Malignant (Necrotizing) External Otitis. Laryngoscope. 101:821-824.
  • Management of the Oval Window in Chronic Ear Surgery. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 3:55-57.
  • Necrotizing (Malignant) External Otitis Caused by Staph Epidermitis. Archives Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 118:94-96.
  • Complications of Acute Streptococcal Otitis Media: A Resurgence. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, pp 644-646.
  • Beta-2 Transferrin: Limitations of Use As a Clinical Marker for Perilymph. Laryngoscope. 106:159-161.

Book Chapters

  • “Tumors of the Middle Ear and Mastoid.” In: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, eds: Paparella and Shumrick. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. Vol. 3:1457-1482.
  • “Congenital Cholesteatoma.” In: Common Problems in Otology, ed: Britton BH. St. Louis, Mosby. 42-47.
  • “Surgical Management of the External Auditory Canal.” In: Instructional Courses 1991, eds: Johnson, Derkay. St. Louis, Mosby. Vol. 4:280-298.
  • “External Ear Canal: Surgical Management.” In: Lucente, ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. 287-301.

Academic Presentations

  • One of Dr. Levenson’s presentations, “Otologic Applications of Lasers,” took place at The Royal Society of Medicine, London, England.
  • Another major presentaton, Dr. Levenson offered a paper on Epidermoid Formation and its relationship to Congenital Cholesteatomas at the Fifth International Conference on Cholesteatomas in Alghero, Sardinia. Read a non-technical version
  • Dr. Levenson lectured in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sponsored by the Hospital Servidor Publico;
  • He was course Director for an international presentation in Otologic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City.

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