Dr Shai Shinhar :: Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

Dr. Shinhar was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel.  After graduating from high school he went to study medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine.  Dr. Shinhar then served for six years as a medical officer in the Israeli Defense forces, filling various field assignments with the troops.  He was discharged with the rank of captain and went on to complete a residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.  During his training Dr. Shinhar developed an interest in pediatric ENT and decided to pursue it as his career.  He was accepted to the acclaimed two year fellowship program at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, which he graduated with honors.  Dr. Shinhar then joined the attending staff at Children's Hospital and spent the next four years working there at Memorial Hospital in Fremont Ohio.  During that time Dr. Shinhar gained extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric ENT, performing hundreds of surgical procedures.  He also developed his unique and innovative technique for Painless Tonsillectomy.

Shai Shinhar, MD
Dr. Shinhar moved with his family to New York , where he spent two years as part of a private practice group on Long Island affiliated with LIJ.  Dr. Shinhar is the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Lenox Hill Hospital, as well as Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. Dr. Shinhar is also serving as a pediatric ENT surgeon at the staff of the world renowned New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in Manhattan, as well as serving as a pediatric ENT for Beth Israel Medical Center., as well as serving as a pediatric ENT for Beth Israel Medical Center, and on staff at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center where he attends to airway disease in the NICU infants. Dr. Shinhar is an Israeli Board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and fellowship trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology.  He has published many original articles in peer reviewed journals and is involved in resident training and research projects.  Dr. Shinhar is very experienced in all the different aspects of pediatric ENT, including ear disease and hearing loss, chronic ear infections, correction of protruding ears, sleep apnea, tonsils and adenoids, sinus disease and surgery, head and neck masses and tumors, congenital abnormalities of the head and neck, and airway disorders and abnormalities.  Dr. Shinhar was honored to be listed in the 2009 Marquise Who's Who in America edition.

"During all the years of practicing my passion was and still is providing relief and state of the art medical care for children and their families.  My guiding principal is to treat every child as if it were my own." - Shai Shinhar, MD
9/1983-8/1990:          Medical Studies:  Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, within the framework of Academic Reserve (University studies with Army call-up deferred owing to high Matriculation examinations grades.)

1990:                              M. D. Degree M. D. Thesis:   PTCA in asymptomatic patients – early and long term follow-up, under the guidance of Prof. H. Miller, head of the PTCA Department at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel-Aviv.



09/1989 – 09/1990:     Internship at Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv.

11/1990 – 09/1995:     Military Service as a Medical Officer, discharged with the rank of Captain.

07/1995 – 03/1997:     Residency in  general surgery and intensive care at the Department of General Surgery at the Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel.

05/1997 – 05-2001:     Residency in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck surgery in the Ear, Nose, Throat Department at the Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Duties and responsibilities included:  Treating patients in the clinics and inpatients, seeing patients in the emergency room, consultations for inpatients, performing the different types of surgical procedures in otolaryngology, and organizing and supervising the other residents in the Residency training Program as a Chief Resident.  Also, responsible for arranging schedules for educational seminars and lectures in otolaryngology given by the department.

12/1998:                      Awarded ECFMG certificate #: 0-440-095-8

08/1999-5/2001           Appointed “Instructor” by the school for postgraduate studies in Otolaryngology at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.

11/12/2000:                 Awarded the “Itzhak Rabin” award for outstanding clinical research by the Research and Science Committee of the Sourasky Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel.

03/29/2001:                 Successful completion of the Final Residency boarding examination.

06/01/2001:                 Obtaining License as a Board Certified Specialist Attending Physician. Duties and responsibilities included:  Treating patients in outpatient clinics, performing surgeries in all the different fields of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.  Particularly specialized in Thyroid disorders and Thyroid surgery.

07/2002:                      Awarded “Master’s” Degree (MSc) by the Sackler School of Medicine after completing 5 years at the Tel Aviv University Postgraduate Medical School.

07/2001– 7/01/2003    Two year postgraduate clinical fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, U.S.A.

4/2004 – 04/2007:     Specialist Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Ohio, U.S. A. Attending Staff, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

04/2006- 4/2007          Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Ohio.

05/2005- 4/2007          Appointed “Clinical Instructor in ENT” by Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

09/01/2006- 4/2007     Attending Staff, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Clinton Township, Michigan, USA

09/2006- 4/2007          Appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the College of Medicine, Health & Science Campus, Medical University of Toledo, Ohio

02/2007- present          Reviewer for the Respiratory Medicine Journal

06/2007- 8/ 2009         Associate, Long Island ENT Associates, Long Island, NY

07/01/2007- 08/ 2009  Attending Staff, North Shore University Hospital at Plainview and Syosset, Long Island, NY

10/1/2008                    Listee, Marquise Who’s Who in America, Healthcare section, 2008-2009.

11/1/2009                   Attending Staff, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY.

1/1/2010                     Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology,  New York Medical College.

8/1/2010                     Attending Staff,  Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

12/1/2011                  Attending Staff,  St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY


Israeli Medical Association Israeli Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery American Medical Association Ohio State Medical Association New York State Medical Society American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

LICENCES:                Michigan Physician License Ohio Physician License New York Physician License


Cochlear Implant Surgeons Training Course Swedish Hospital, Denver Colorado, March 2003 Penn Rhinoplasty Course:  Aesthetic and functional Rhinoplasty, Philadelphia, Pa, November 2006 Balloon Sinuplasty Course, Baltimore, Ma, February, 2008


Expert Moderator, monthly seminars on “Pediatric Airway” for Wayne State University Medical Students, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, 7/2001 – 7/2003