Faculty & Staff

Our faculty comprises a wide range of backgrounds and interests with many holding dual certifications or other advanced degrees. In addition to providing hands-on, 24-hour department supervision and teaching, all faculty members share a commitment to creating an atmosphere that is conducive to the advancement of otolaryngology.

Faculty members participate in regional and national professional organizations and research endeavors. Many also serve on national committees and organizations dedicated to the growth and development.

Faculty Member

Jason Mouzakes, MD

Sub-Specialty:  Pediatrics 
Medical School:  Albany Medical College
Residency Training:  Albany Medical Center
Fellowship Training:  Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA 
Interests: Airway reconstruction and pediatric hearing loss/cochlear implantation

Steven Parnes, MD

Medical School:  School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Residency Training:  Eye & Ear Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 
Interests:  Otology, neurotology, dizziness, cochlear implants, sinus and nasal disease, head and neck cancer and voice disorders

Lisa Galati, MD

Sub-Specialty:  Head & Neck 
Medical School:  Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 
Residency Training:  University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey 
Fellowship Training:  University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 
Interests:  Laryngeal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, HPV-related malignancies, vocal cord diseases, and melanoma

Carlos Pinheiro-Neto

Carlos Pinheiro-Neto, MD, PhD

Sub-Specialties:  Cranial Base Surgery (Open and Endoscopic Approaches) and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Medical School:  Federal University of Ceara (Brazil)
Residency Training:  University of Sao Paulo
PhD:  University of Sao Paulo / School of Medicine.  Thesis:  "Study of the nasoseptal flap for endoscopic anterior cranial base reconstruction"
Fellowship Training: 
University of Sao Paulo - Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Cranial Base Surgery
Interest:  Sinonasal tumors, sinusitis, septoplasty, epistaxis and minimally invasive surgery, anterior cranial base tumors, infratemporal fossa tumors, approaches to the pituitary lesions and reconstruction of the cranial base, facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and craniofacial anomalies sinonasal and skull base anatomy.

Steven Silver, MD

Sub-Specialty:  Rhinology & Allergy 
Medical School:  Albany Medical College 
Residency Training:  Albany Medical College 
Interest:  General otolaryngology, nasal and ENT allergy with testing and treatment using sublingual immunotherapy.  All ear problems including perforation, hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus and wax.  Snoring evaluation and treatment

Stanley Shapshay, MD

Sub-Specialty:  Voice 
Medical School:  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 
Residency Training:  Boston University/Tufts University Boston, MA 
Fellowship Training:  Serafirmer Hospital, Karolinska Medical School, Stockholm, Sweden 
Interests:  Diseases and disorders of the larynx or "laryngology," Care of Professional Voice, voice disorders in general, lesions and tumors of the larynx, vocal cord movement disorders and larngeal/tracheal stenosis
Secondary interest:  laser applications in the airway and the treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia 

Lisa Artino, AUD

Sub-Specialty:  Audiology 
Bachelor:  State University of New York at Buffalo 
Master's:  State University of New York at Buffalo 
Doctrine:  A.T. Still University - Arizona School of Health Sciences 
Interests:  Cochlear implants, pediatrics, hearing aid fitting

Dayle Comar, FNPC

Sub-Specialty:  Pediatrics 
Associate:  Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, NY 
Bachelor:  SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY 
Master's:  SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 
Interests:  Pediatric otolaryngology, and tracheostomy teaching

Dan Kayajian, SLP

Sub-Specialty:  Speech Language Pathologist 
Bachelor:  LaSalle University,  Philadelphia, PA 
Master's:  The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY 
Interests:  Voice and swallowing disorders, and head and neck cancer