RAJESH S. KAKANI, MD, FACS

 

AWARDS & DIPLOMAS

Office Address

University Medical Plaza

877 Stewart Ave.#2

Garden City, NY 11530

516 222 1105

Medical Education:               MBBS (MD Equivalent), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India, 1984

Citizenship:                            USA

 

Academic Appointments:

07/99- 2009                 Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 10461

Administrative Experience:

Chief of Head and Neck Surgery Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center, 2009- Current

Member Institutional Review Board-Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center, NY

QA study of tracheotomies done at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, 1992–94.

Member of Board of Studies for Medical Student Curriculum (Anatomy and Physiology, Surgery and Anesthesiology), University of Indore, India 1981-85.

Student member, Court of D.A. University (University Senate), Indore, India, 1985–86.

Organization of teaching programs in the Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency program, All India Institute of Medical Sciences India, New Delhi, 1989–92.

Chief Resident, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1998-99.

 

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery,

Fellow and Member of International Otolaryngology Committee

American College of Surgeons-Fellow

American College of Surgeons- Brooklyn Long Island Chapter

Long Island Society of Otolaryngologists

American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage (life Member)

Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Life Member), 1989 to present

American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) (life Member)

AAPI-Queens Long Island Chapter (Life Member)

Madhya Pradesh Medical Alumni Association of North America-Past President

 

Honors and Awards:

Selected for Commonwealth Scholarship (UK Government), for research in head and neck cancer at University of Leeds, UK, 1992–93

Ethicon Travel Fellowship of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1991

Silver Medal for first place in Master of Surgery (ORL) examination, at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1988

First Place in Merit in Medical School Class at all examinations; best academic record in a class of 160 students; received 31 of 33 Gold and Silver Medals awarded, 1979–84

National Talent Search Scholarship of Government of India (similar to the Westinghouse Scholarship in US), 7/78–12/88

National Merit Scholarship of Government of India, based on performance on the Higher Secondary Examination, 1978

State Merit Scholarship for performance on the Medical School Examinations; all years of medical school, 1979–84

 

Certifications:              Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology, 2000

Diplomate, National Board of Otorhinolaryngology (India), 1989

Master of Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1988

ECFMG, Certificate No. 0-397-542-2, indefinitely valid

FLEX, New York, 1992. Currently valid ATLS, ACLS and BLS certifications.

 

Current Hospital Appointments:

Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY

North Shore University Hospital at Syosset, Syosset NY

Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center NY

South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside NY

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York NY 10021

NSUH at Plainview, Plainview NY

Jacobi Medical Center/N.C. Bronx Hospitals, Bronx NY

 

Practice History:

12/1999- Current                     Private Practice.

07/1999-Current                      Attending at Jacobi Medical Center, employed by University Medical Group PC, and later as result of employer name change by New York Medical Group PC

 

Postgraduate Education/Training:

Fellowship

07/92–06/94                            Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY; emphasis on head and neck surgery and voice disorders.

Internship and Residency

07/95–06/99                            Resident, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY

07/94–06/95                            Resident (PGY-1), General Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

10/89–04/92                            Senior Resident, Otorhinolaryngology (post board certification, teaching appointment, equivalent to a junior faculty in US), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (national referral center for difficult/unusual problems);

01/89–10/89                            Senior Resident, Otorhinolaryngology (post board certification, teaching appointment, similar to junior faculty position in US), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

01/86–10/89                            Resident Otorhinolaryngology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

11/85–01/86                            House Officer, Pediatrics Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, India

11/84–11/85                            Rotating Internship, Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, India. 

Licensure:                              New York,                  #208436          issued 09/97    Active

 

Publications:

Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Deodhar SD, Mann SBS, Mehta S.  Audio-vestibular functions in rheumatoid arthritis.  Journal of Otolaryngology 1990;19:100–102 [abstracted in Year Book of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1991].

Mehta S, Kakani R, Mann SBS, Radotra BD.  Cystic hygroma of parotid.  Bulletin of the Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh) 1990;24:207–211.

Bhansali A, Agarwal RG, Kakani R.  Thalamic glioma: an unusual presentation.  Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 1990;38:232–233.

Kakani RS, Mantri P.  Eradication of parthenium.  Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 1990;38:380.

Mehta S, Kakani R, Mann SBS, Radotra BD.  Primary neuroblastoma of maxilla.  Ear Nose and Throat Journal 1991;70:252–253.

Kakani RS, Bahadur S, Tandon DA, Kumar S.  Parapharyngeal lipoma.  Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992;106:279–282. 

Kakani RS, Kakani SR.  Ear buds need cautious use.  Journal of the Indian Medical Association 1993;91:119.

Kacker A, Komisar A, Kakani RS, Reich E, Rothman L.  Tongue paralysis after head trauma.  Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1995;109:770–771.

Kakani R, Bahadur S.  Role of pectoralis major flap in carotid artery protection.  Indian Journal of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 1995:47:288–292.

Szubin L, Kacker A, Kakani R, Komisar Blaugrund S.  Management of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia.  Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal 1996;75:612–616.

Taskin M, Gokaslan T, Kakani R, DaSilva M.  Kimura’s disease.  Archives of Otolaryngology 1996;122:892–895.

Kakani RS.  Analysis of CT scanning referrals for chronic rhinosinusitis [letter; comment].  Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1996; 110:1189. [published erratum appears in 1998 Apr;112(4):422]

Omori K, Kojima H, Kakani R, Slavit DH, Blaugrund SM.  Acoustic characteristics of rough voice: subharmonics.  Journal of Voice 1997;11:40–47.

Kakani RS, Callan ND, April MM. Superior Adenoidectomy in children with palatal abnormalities. Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal 2000; 79:300-305.

Kakani RS, Goldstein A, Meisher I, Hoffman C. Nodular Amyloidosis: Case report and literature review. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2001:101-104.

 

Presentations:

Kakani RS, Mehra YN.  Sound signal processor-design.  1st National Workshop on Cochlear Implants.  Chandigarh, India, 1986.

Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Mehta S.  Hypopharyngeal carcinoma in teenagers: a report of 14 cases.  40th Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1988.

Kakani RS.  Cochlear implants—Indian context.  CME on deafness.  Chandigarh, India, 1989.

Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Deodhar SD, Mann SBS.  Rheumatoid arthritis: audio-vestibular profile.  41st Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1989.

Kakani RS, Tandon D, Bahadur S.  Visual loss following Orbital Infections.  43rd Annual conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1991.

Kakani RS, Mori K, Blaugrund SM, Yu JD.  Vocal tractogram: a preliminary report.  Voice Foundation’s 22nd Annual Symposium—Care of the Professional Voice.  Philadelphia, PA, June 1993.

Kakani RS, Blaugrund SM.  Low-grade papillary adenocarcinoma of the nasopharynx.  Poster at American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, MN, October 1993.

Kakani RS, Komisar A, Blaugrund SM, Kacker A.  Management of electrolytes following total thyroidectomy.  Triologic Society Eastern Section Meeting.  Ottawa, Canada, 1994.

Kakani RS, April MM, Callan N.  Superior adenoidectomy.  Residents Night, Section of Otolaryngology, New York Academy of Medicine.  New York, NY, April 17, 1996.

Kakani RS, April MM, Callan N.  Superior adenoidectomy–revisited.  American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.  Orlando, FL, May 1996.

Kakani RS, Katz AE, Barbera JA.  Dispensing hearing aids during pro-bono surgical missions.  Poster at American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting.  Washington, DC, September, 1996 [abstract in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 1996;115:177].

Kakani RS: Rhinosinusitis-update 2008. MPMAANA CME. Cedar Grove, CA

Courses/Lectures:

How to protect and market your invention. Instruction Course, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.  San Francisco, CA, November 1997.

Also given San Antonio, TX, September 1998.

Prevention and management of complications in facial reconstruction.  Instruction Course American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.  San Francisco, CA, November 1997 (with Arnold E. Katz, MD).

Complications of Otitis Media. Basic Sciences Lecture Series. Dept of Otolaryngology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein Col. of Medicine, Nov. 1999

Complications of Otitis Media. Basic Sciences Lecture Series. Physician Assistants Lecture Series, Coney Island Hospital Nov. 1999

Midline Clival Lesions: Dignosis and Management. Grand Rounds, Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1998.

Evaluation of a dizzy patient.  Lecture to Physician’s Assistant Students.  State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997. Also given September 1998.

Hemangiopericytoma of head and neck.  Grand Rounds, Division of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997.

Management of sinusitis.  Noontime conference.  Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997.

Principles and care of tracheotomy.  In-service training to nursing staff.  Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, 1994.

Clinical evaluation of the larynx.  Interdisciplinary research conference.  Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, 1993.

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