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 Hospital, Northwell Health 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


Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery for
Vocal Fold Paralysis

Click on "Daily News" to view article
Treating Reflux With Diet
New York Times |Nicholas Bakalar

Acid Reflux May Respond Better To Diet Than Drugs
TIME |Alice Park

Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian
Health Day |Amy Norton

Plant-based diet may be better than PPIs for laryngopharyngeal reflux

ABC News

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux - Dr. Zalvan featured in the treatment section of Wikipedia
Peru Volunteer
Teaching Mission
Live interview on Huffington Post
Dr. Zalvan discussing intervention for voice and
swallow issues related to Parkinson's Disease
Team member for surgical missions providing free care to patients
with cleft lips, cleft palates, and voice and swallowing disorders
November 2012 - Babahoyo, Ecuador
November 2013 - Lima, Peru
April 2015 -  
Dr. Zalvan led a laryngology team to Lima, Peru
Click to see our In Focus documentary
seen on PBS
Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux
Medical Xpress

PPIs Not Superior to Dietary Intervention for Reflux, Data
Medscape |Tara Haelle

Diet May Be as Effective as PPIs in Reducing Reflux
Monthly Prescribing Reference
JAMA research paper by Dr. Zalvan and collegues at NYMC
In The News: Dr. Zalvan and his team from NYMC found that treatment of Laryngopharygneal Reflux
with a mostly plant based diet and alkaline water was as if not more effective than medications (which
can have significant side effects). His approach not only can help stop your reflux symptoms but also
can improve your overall health!
Dr. Zalvan quoated in the NY Times regarding the
use of alkaline water for reflux treatment
Click here to see Dr. Zalvan's Summer BBQ Tips
to avoid reflux
 for a summer BBQ