About Us
The complexity of the larynx, voice box, creates an inherent difficulty in diagnosing and treating voice and swallowing
disorders.  It is important that one finds the proper clinician experienced in the care of such disease processes.  A
laryngologist is an otolaryngologist (ENT) who has specialized training and experience in dealing with these disorders.

Craig H. Zalvan, MD, FACS is the medical director for the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Phelp's
Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.  This institute is the first of its kind in Westchester, NY.  Our team includes
Westchester's most experienced full time laryngologist and a team of speech language pathologists providing the highest
level of care to patients with problems of their voice or swallowing ability.  We employ speech language pathologists (SLP)
with classical music and professional voice background to help our professional voice users achieve their absolute best
voice.  Our SLP's are also experts in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders.

Dr. Zalvan is a member of  ENT Faculty Practice (
www.entfaculty.com), an otolaryngology (ENT) specialty group diagnosing
and treating all aspects of diseases of the ear, nose and throat.  Our doctors are among the finest ENT surgeons in the
country.  We have subspecialists in Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Sinus Surgery,
Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Laryngology.  Our members include Dr. Augustine Moscatello, Dr. David Merer, Dr. Angela
Damiano, Dr. Katrina Stidham, Dr. Lianne DeSerres, Dr. Steven Hemmerdinger, Dr. JK Rasamny, Dr. Deya Jourdy, Dr.
Ameet Kamat, Dr. Cameron Budenz, Dr. Craig Berzofsky and Dr. Craig Zalvan.  Drs. Stidham, Deserres, Merer, and Zalvan
are routinely elected by Castle Connolly as the Top Doctors edition of Westchester Magazine.  Dr. Zalvan is the only
laryngologist/ENT in Westchester to be elected yearly into the New York Magazine's Top Doctors edition.
News 12 Health Segment
November 2003
"Laryngopharyngeal Reflux"
Silent reflux and the effects on the throat


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