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Jonathan Aviv M.D. & Suiana Chandrasekhar M.D.
A treatable, virus-related vagus nerve injury may be the cause of persistent shortness of breath in some COVID-19 long haulers
He is the Clinical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™‚ a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA). The author of the health and wellness book designed for non-medical professionals called The Acid Watcher Diet: A 28-Day Reflux Prevention and Healing Program. He comes to the practice from Columbia University‚ where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery‚ Director‚ Division of Laryngology and Medical Director‚ Voice and Swallowing Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Aviv was Chairman of the Speech‚ Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery‚ the Technical Advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding swallowing problems in the elderly and former President of both the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) and The New York Laryngological Society.
Among his many substantive credentials‚ he is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing) and a pioneer in the use of unsedated upper endoscopy known as Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE).
He is the author/co-author of several health and wellness books on the topics of reflux prevention, GERDS, and cookbooks relative to acid prevention.
He has been in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" 1998-2013, 2015, Best Doctors in America 2004-2020, written for MINDBODYGREEN, FORBES, and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe.
Dr. Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, a fellowship-trained Otologist/Neurotologist, received her undergraduate degree from Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York, cum laude. She then went on to earn her M.D. at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at New York University Medical Center, and her fellowship in otology/neurotology at the House Ear Clinic and Institute, in Los Angeles, California.
She has held leadership positions at the most prestigious organizations in her field, serving as President of the AAO-HNS where she was also Past Chair of their Board of Governors and Secretary/Treasurer of the American Otological Society.
Dr. Chandrasekhar is also a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell, Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Consulting Editor, Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, and Director of Neurotology, JJ Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
She was President of 12,000 member American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2015-2016 and prior Chair of its Board of Governors. She is Secretary-Treasurer of American Otological Society and Vice President-Elect of the Eastern Section of the Triological Society.
Dr. Chandrasekhar is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology in both Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Neurotology and is licensed in New York and New Jersey.
Her honors and awards, foundation memberships, professional society participations, grant activities, presentations, and publications are extraordinarily numerous and laudable.
She is married with 4 children.