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Peak Woo

  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Education

  • MD, Boston University

  • Residency, Surgery
    Hospital of The University Of Penn.

  • Residency, Otolaryngology
    Boston University

Biography

    Dr. Peak Woo is a board certified otolaryngologist with special interests in the voice, voice disorders, and surgery designed specifically to improve the voice.  He has a private practice on Manhattan's upper west side and is a clinical professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

    As Clinical Professor, Dr. Woo participate actively in Residency Training and Laryngology Fellowship Training.  His research interests are in investigation of high speed video laryngoscopy in diagnosis of complex voice disorders and minimally invasive office based laser treatments for patient's with vocal fold lesions and scar.

    In the News

    Dr. Woo discusses voice disorders in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
    View the PDF.

Awards

  • 2007 -
    Chevalier Jackson Lecturer for the American-Bronchoesophageal Association

  • 2006 -
    The Triologic Society Presidential Citation, presented at COSM

  • 2003 -
    American Academy of Otolaryngology Service Award, September

  • 2001 - 2008
    America's Best Doctors-Otolaryngology
    Castle Connolly

  • 2000 - 2008
    New York Magazine Best Doctors- Otolaryngology

  • 1996 - 1998
    Sackler Awards Committee
    The Voice Foundation

  • 1995 -
    Tufts Faculty of the Year Award
    Presented June 16, 1995 by the graduating Otolaryngology Residents of the combined Tufts University, Boston University Residency

  • 1995 -
    Special Invited Speaker
    Royal Canadian College of Surgeons, Phonosurgery Concepts for Non-Phonosurgeons, Third Biennial Vice Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • 1990 -
    The Certification of Appreciation
    American Speech Language Hearing Association

  • 1982 -
    Resident Research Award, American Broncho
    American Broncho-Esophagological Association

Research

The Grabscheid Voice Center

Dr. Peak Woo, whose clinical interests are laryngology and voice disorders, is leading a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of the voice and larynx as Director of Clinical Services of The Eugen Grabscheid, M.D., Voice Center.

Using a multidisciplinary approach that brings together otolaryngologists, speech/language pathologists, voice scientists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, and other experts, the Grabscheid Voice Center provides comprehensive treatment of the voice and larynx through medicine, surgery, and rehabilitative services. State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment allows the most advanced management of these patients. Under the clinical directorship of Dr. Woo, the voice program has become one of the truly outstanding centers in the nation. The Grabscheid Voice Center is a resource for patients who suffer from the entire spectrum of voice disorders. Under the direction of Dr. Woo, the Center also will be establishing a unique Swallowing Disorders program.

The Grabscheid Voice Center provides comprehensive treatment of the following diseases and disorders:

Problems of the professional singer and voice user
Neurological disease (stroke, Parkinson's disease)
Polyps and other benign vocal fold lesions
Acute and chronic laryngitis
Muscular tension dysphonia
Functional voice disorders
Nodules
Laryngeal cancer
Swallowing disorders
Vocal cord paralysis

The following rehabilitative services, surgeries, and procedures are done at the Center:

Examining the vibration of vocal cords with a special scope called an endostroboscopy Objective testing of the voice and breathing through Phonatory function measures

-acoustic parameters
-respiratory kinematics
-electroglottography

Speech and singing therapy to modify or change the way people use the voice to promote better vocal health

Pre- and post-treatment documentation and consultations

Testing of electric signals of muscle function of the larynx through a process called Laryngeal electromyography

Surgery designed to change the voice or Phonosurgery

Injection of botulism toxin into the muscle of the vocal cord to treat spasmodic dysphonia

Diagnosis and management of laryngeal acid reflux laryngitis

Voice rehabilitation by tracheal-esophageal puncture

Laryngeal reconstruction

The Grabscheid Voice Center is a resource for people who have a professional voice, no voice, or a swallowing disorder.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Woo during 2013 and/or 2014. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • LifeCell Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Dr. Peak Woo

300 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Tel: 212-580-1004
Fax: 212-580-6101
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Office Hours:
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Languages:
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
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  • 1199 National Benefit Fund
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice
  • Guardian
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Worker's Compensation
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