Meet Our Team

Kenneth W. Altman MD, PhD
Director of the Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center

Dr. Altman is the Director of the Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center. He has expertise in laryngology, care of the professional voice, swallowing, airway disorders, cough and rhinology. After receiving his BS from the University of Illinois at Champaign, Dr. Altman went to Duke University for his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering prior to obtaining his MD degree. He was at the University of Pennsylvania for residency in Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, and then completed a fellowship in Laryngology & Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Altman was in Chicago for six years developing and directing the Center for Voice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He’s been at Mount Sinai since 2005 building both clinical and research programs at the Grabscheid Voice Center.

Daniel McCabe, DMA, CCC-SLP
Vocologist of the Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center

Daniel McCabe has an extensive career in professional voice, teaching, and voice therapy. He has a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and has 15 CDs to his name, including one that won the Grand Prix du Disc, and one that was put up for a Grammy. He has been on the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and the Music department at SUNY Buffalo, and studied with Jan DeGaetani and Richard Miller. After completing a three-year program of study in vocology at the University of Iowa Mr. McCabe specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of functional voice disorders. He brings a unique knowledge of the demands that professional voice users place on their voices. His published research includes studies on swallowing, neural plasticity, as well as voice disorders. His current research focuses on laryngeal hypersensitivity, and vocal fold elasticity.


Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD
Director, Laryngologist

Daniel McCabe, DMA, CCC-SLP
Vocologist, Voice Therapist

Andrew Sikora MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology

Tamar Kotz, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech & Swallow Pathologist

Sherryleen Elisca, RPA-C
Physician Assistant, Allergy & Rhinology

Patricia Wells
Department Administrator

Rupali Shah, MD
Laryngology Fellow

Lev Yagudayev, RPA
Physician Assistant, Laryngology & Otology

Raisa Dzhurayeva
Clinical Assistant

Sarah Kim-Richardson
Senior Medical Assistant

Contact Us

Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center
Department of Otolaryngology – 
Head & Neck Associates
5 East 98th Street
New York NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-9425