The North Shore-LIJ Health System has expanded its services for head and neck conditions and named a senior vice president to lead the program.
North Shore-LIJ expands, names new VP
The hospital group has established the New York Head and Neck Institute as well as the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, both in Manhattan. In his role as senior vice president, Dr. Peter Costantino will serve as executive director of the NYHNI and director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery, according to a news release.
Costantino will focus on expanding head and neck surgical capabilities at Lenox Hill and Staten Island University Hospital. He also will collaborate with the Cushing Neuroscience Institute to develop cranial base surgery programs at Lenox Hill, North Shore University and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Costantino joins the health system from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Centers, where he was vice chair of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. He was also director of cranial base surgery there for the past decade.
Known for his work in facial reconstructive surgery, Costantino was the lead surgeon to operate on ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff after he was injured by shrapnel in Iraq. He and his team were also the first to obtain approval from the New York Department of Health and other parties to perform a facial transplant.
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