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Michael Z. Lerner, MD


Michael Z. Lerner, MD, is an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on disorders of the larynx, with a particular emphasis on neurolaryngologic disease. He also specializes in the use of botulinum toxin (commonly in the form of Botox) for the treatment of a variety of head and neck disorders, including spasmodic dysphonia and other forms of dystonia temporomandibular disorder, chronic migraine, and hypersecretory disorders.

Dr. Lerner graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University in 2006. He went on to receive his medical degree from Tufts University in 2010 where he graduated AOA and received the Medical Class of 1928 Award for excellence in anatomy and the Dr. Frank Inserra Prize for excellence in pathology. In 2015, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Yale – New Haven Hospital. During his residency training he received several awards including SICU Resident of the Year Award. He completed his Fellowship in Laryngology and Neurolaryngology in 2016 at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders at Mount Sinai West.

Dr. Lerner’s research focuses on laryngeal neurophysiology, peripheral nerve injury, disorders of laryngeal irritability, and neuromodulation His work has appeared in numerous peer reviewed scientific journals, book chapters, and has been presented nationally. In addition to his appointment at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, where he is a member of the Yale Larynx Laboratory.

He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Laryngological Association, and the New York Laryngological Society.

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Bronx, NY 10466-2604
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111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467-2401
Phone:(718) 920-4646
Fax:(718) 405-9014
Medical School:
Tufts University
Yale-New Haven Hospital Inc
The Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY