Dr. Michael Ditkoff is a 1994 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He completed an internship in general surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 1995. Following this he commenced his specialty training in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. During his specialty training, Dr. Ditkoff had an outstanding exposure to lasers in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery during his work at Harvard University Boston Childrens Hospital, Tufts University Pediatric Floating Hospital and Brown University Hasbro Childrens Hospital. He completed his residency in June of 1999. Following this he commenced practice in Nassau County, New York. He co-founded Progressive Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in 2008 with Dr. Philip Perlman. Hospital affiliations include: North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn Dr. Ditkoff has published and presented papers in the area of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. Some of the topics covered have included the use of the laser in middle ear reconstruction, abnormal neurological activity of the larynx, early intervention in the cleft palate child, tumors of the skull base and evaluation of swallowing. Dr. Ditkoff has also done research involving various anesthesia techniques in tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgeries in the pediatric population. Dr. Ditkoff currently treats adult and pediatric patients medically and surgically in all aspects of ear, nose and throat disorders. Dr. Ditkoff has an active role in the surgical and medical training of the surgery, medicine and pediatric residents at North Shore University Hospital. He lectures frequently in the community on various aspects of ear, nose & throat disorders. He sees patients Monday – Friday in his office in Manhasset.