ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP(R) Port Jefferson/East Patchogue, NY Practitioner Recognized for her Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Otolaryngology

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ear, nose and throat specialists and sub-specialists of ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA)-the nation's preeminent otolaryngology practice-have long valued support offered to clinicians by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).

Year after year, so many of the Practice's 180+ physicians attend the AAO-HNS annual meeting, this year to be held September 18-21 in San Diego, California.  Indeed, dozens of ENTA physicians have spoken and led seminars at AAO-HNS events held during the convention.

This year is particularly special to ENTA, because one of its own-Dr. Lauren S. Zaretsky-will be honored by the AAO-HNS and awarded its Presidential Citation, in recognition of her superb service to the organization and its goals.

Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons. After earning her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed two years of general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and went on to serve her Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Zaretsky recently completed a six year term on the Board of Directors at the AAO-HNS, is the past Chair of the Ethics Committee for AAO-HNS and the Women in Otolaryngology Section/AAO-HNS Program's Committee. In addition, Dr. Zaretsky currently serves as the President of the Long Island Society of Otolaryngology. She also holds a position of Assistant Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University.

"Dr. Zaretsky is truly an inspiration, not just to her partners at ENTA, but to clinicians everywhere," noted Dr. Robert Green, President of ENTA.  "Her unending willingness to give back to her colleagues and to the overall field of otolaryngology serves as a template for excellence.  I congratulate the AAO-HNS for selecting her as their Citation recipient."

The AAO-HNS Presidential Citations recognize individuals who have made a lasting impression through their outstanding contributions and dedication to the Academy, or the greater house of medicine. Citation honorees are recognized during the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony.

In its 119th year, the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO is deemed the "the world's foremost gathering of otolaryngologists." Held each fall, it provides the only opportunity for thousands of Academy members, non-member physicians, allied health professionals, administrators, and exhibiting companies to gather for an exhilarating four days of presentation, conversation, sharing and learning.

This year, more than 5,500 medical experts and professionals from around the world are expected to attend its many instructional courses, mini-seminars, scientific oral presentations, and honorary guest lectures.

To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, or to conveniently find an ENT or Allergy Doctor and then easily book an appointment at the nearest New York (NY) or New Jersey (NJ) location, please visit www.entandallergy.com or call 1-855-ENTA-DOC.

About ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP:

ENT and Allergy has over 180 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 80,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT and Allergy, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in New York City and the Hudson Valley, a clinical alliance with the Northwell Health for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media 2011 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor Awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.

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