Simon C. Parisier, MD
The Children's Hearing Institute
Dr. Siomon C. Parisier graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1961. After completing his residency in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in 1966, he served in the Army Medical Corps. At Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Parisier attained the rank of clinical professor and chief of otology-neurotology. In 1983, he was appointed Chairman of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital and Clinical Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at Cornell University Medical College. While Chairman of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital, Dr. Parisier spearheaded an innovative Conjoint Ear, Nose and Throat Residency Training Program sponsoring residents at four New York medical centers. This program was cited by U.S. News &World Report as one of the top 20 in the country. On June 1, 2004 he joined the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary as the Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Center and Professor of Otolaryngology at New York Medical College.
Dr. Parisier ranks among the pioneers in the development of cochlear implants and related operative techniques that effectively restore hearing to infants, children and adults afflicted with profound neuro-sensory deafness. He is also a leader in the field of chronic middle ear infections and ear diseases. His research on the cellular biology of cholesteatoma has led to a clearer understanding of this destructive benign cyst that can destroy healthy inner ear bones as it grows. Author of more than 120 publications and a member of numerous professional societies, he has also been invited to be a visiting professor and invited lecturer both nationally and internationally.