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Dr. Samuel N. Helman Joins WPHPA

August 7, 2023

White Plains, N.Y. (August 7, 2023) – Dr. Samuel N. Helman, a board-certified Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon with fellowship training in advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery (Rhinology), has joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in Nyack.

Dr. Helman is an expert in minimally invasive surgical approaches to treat complex diseases of the sinus and skull base, including infections, inflammatory diseases, and tumors. This includes expertise in primary and revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, nasal polyp surgery, image-guided surgery, nasal tumor surgery, tear duct and orbital surgery, nasal obstruction surgery, nosebleed management, and treatment of taste and smell disorders.

Dr. Helman is also a specialist in salivary gland disorders including parotid and submandibular tumors and stones, thyroid and parathyroid diseases and cancers, vocal cord disorders including nodules, cysts, and polyps, and benign, malignant, and congenital masses and malformations of the neck. He further treats disorders of the ear, eardrum, and mastoid bone including infections and hearing loss.

He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City as a Dean Dominick Purpura Scholar, where he graduated with distinction in Otolaryngology and received the Dean’s Recognition Award. Dr. Helman then completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Program, where, as Chief Resident he was awarded the J. Swift Hanley Research Award. Dr. Helman finished his training at Emory University School of Medicine, completing a prestigious and highly sought-after Rhinology (Sinus) and Skull Base Surgery fellowship, where he focused on minimally invasive and open approaches to the sinus and skull base.

Dr. Helman has been recognized with numerous awards recognizing his clinical and research accomplishments, including most recently the Weill Cornell Medicine James Moore Clinical Scholar Award. He has authored thirty-nine peer reviewed publications, five book chapters, and has presented as a lecturer at over forty national and international academic meetings.

He serves as a member of the American Rhinologic Society Skull Base and Orbital Surgery Education Committee. He derives enormous satisfaction from global health, and most recently returned from a surgical mission to Santa Marta, Colombia.

To make an appointment with Dr. Helman, call 914-849-3755.

About White Plains Hospital

White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Rye Brook, Somers and Yorktown Heights; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale.

The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and in 2022, White Plains Hospital received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by that federal agency. In addition, the Hospital received its third Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a distinction held by only two percent of hospitals in the country. White Plains Hospital has consistently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, and in 2022 became the only Hospital in Westchester to be awarded with an A Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for the 8th time.