Practice Contact Information
130 East 77th Street
Black Hall 10th Floor
Web Site: http://www.nyhni.org
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgeon
Dennis Kraus, MD is the Director of the Center for Head and Neck Oncology within the New York Head & Neck Institute and the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. He is Chair of the Lenox Hill Hospital Cancer Committee, Member of the Cancer Oversight Committee for the Northwell Health System, Professor of Otolaryngology at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a Member of the Admissions Committee for the Hofstra School of Medicine. He has served in a number of administrative positions within the otolaryngology and head and neck surgery communities. He has served in multiple roles within the AHNS, including program chair of the annual meeting, Secretary, and past President.
He currently is Chair for the American College of Surgeons Otolaryngology Advisory Council. He serves on the American Joint Commission of Cancer. He is the past president of the North American Skull Base Society, the New York Head and Neck Society and the New York Laryngological Society. He is currently co-editor in chief of the Skull Base Journal and associate editor of Head and Neck Surgery. He is past chair of the Subspecialty Advisory Council for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Head and Neck Educational committee and the Home Study Course.
His clinical interest focuses on all aspects of head and neck oncology and his research efforts have paralleled his clinical initiatives. He has particular expertise as it relates to minimally invasive thyroid surgery, robotic surgery of the head and neck and sentinel node biopsy for cutaneous malignancies. He has been a strong advocate for the use of minimally invasive surgery in the sinonasal region and skull base. Each of these developments has been associated with decreased morbidity with improved cosmetic and functional outcomes for patients with head and neck neoplasms. Dr. Kraus lives in New York City with his wife of 30 years Daryl and has 3 adult children, all of whom are successful in professional positions.