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Dr. Vandana Kumra, MD, FACS

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

I am an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon providing expert care for general ENT problems with a special interest in Sinus Disorders/Infections and Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease. I am Board Certified and have been practicing in New York for 18 years. My goal is to provide outstanding and complete care for each patient. My practice covers the medical and surgical treatment of the respiratory tract and the head and neck, including: - allergy - nasal congestion, sinus infections - ear/hearing disorders, infections, tinnitus, vertigo - voice, swallowing and throat disorders - sleep apnea and upper airway obstruction - thyroid and parathyroid disorders - neck masses, head and neck cancer There is a convenient location with extended hours to accommodate your needs. There is no wait for an appointment, and most insurances are accepted.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University (Bachelor’s)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center (Fellowship)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1588739502

Office locations

Vandana Kumra, MD

234 Central Park West

New York, NY 10024

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Dr. Kumra was great.
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I was able to get an appointment first thing in the AM and was seen w/in 10 mins. The Dr. was in shortly thereafter, saw me, explained my issue, and discharged me. Was in and out in 25 mins. Very good experience.
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Doctor Kumra was very thorough and not in a rush... I plan on using her services in the future....
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Very professional and knowledgable doctor with excellent bedside manner.
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Dr. Kumar is excellent. Patiently explained everything and she was very gentle. Highly recommend her!
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Highly recommend
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She was great and very knowledgeable!
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Very professional.
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Dr. Vandana Kumra was very attentive and answered every question I had very thoroughly. Highly recommend Dr. Vandana Kumra
Less than 3 months ago
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Very thorough and caring professional.
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Dr. Kumra is fantastic, and her staff are responsive and helpful. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who's in need of an ENT.
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My visits with Dr. Kumra are always very pleasant.
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Very easy and professional. Would recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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The visit was pleasant and informative
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I liked Dr. Kumra very much - she examined me quickly and efficiently and I will see her in a month. Her office staff was also lovely and very pleasant. I would definitely recommend.
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My visit with Dr. Vandana can only be described as ideal. She was a great listener who addressed all my questions and concerns. She also took the time to share information and diagrams with me so that I felt more comfortableunderstanding what the issue was. I will be returning and recommending her to all my friends and family.
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Excellent physician!
Less than 1 year ago
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The office was able to check me in quickly and were very polite. Dr. Kumra was very efficient, but took the time to help me understand my symptoms and why she was prescribing the treatment she gave. I definitely recommend her.
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Dr. Vandana is really wonderful. She is kind, informative, and simply tells you what is going on, why, and how to treat it or go forward. I highly recommend and the entire visit goes by very quickly!
Less than 1 year ago
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It was great, however it took about 30 minutes to be seen, no bueno.
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I was taken care of by staff immediately and efficiently in a manner both friendly and professional. Dr. Kumra answered all my questions, and helped control my anxieties patiently and with humor. (I hate the sensation of wax being dug outof my ears, but it was the best way for my problem.)
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Dr. Kumra was really great. I didn't have to wait long before seeing her, and in the room she was such a good listener. My issue was an easy fix and she was very efficient without making me feel like I was being rushed out of the room.
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Good doctor
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Super nice, reassuring would absolutely go back!
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Dr. Kumra was very pleasant and thorough. I highly recommend her.
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I called the office for a referral for hearing test and they said they did testing. When i got there they had me down for follow up. Even though i spoke 3 times to receptiniost trying to get a hearing testtime. I waited 2.5 hours to be seen and found the receptionist particularly rude.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kumra is an excellent professional, highly recommended.
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After 2 months with dealing with a ear pain, Dr Kurma is the first one who was able to understand that it was a jaw problem. She was just a little grumpy at the beginning.
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I came in with concerns about chronic laryngitis. I indicated my history of eating disorders on the intake forms and specified it was restrictive/excessive exercise in nature as opposed to inducing vomiting (which I know could very easilyimpact my throat!). However, even after I told her this, she continues to ask, "Are you sure you've never made yourself throw up?" I understand people may not be upfront about sensitive information like that, but being upfront and not believed/taken seriously about the nature of my eating disorder made me pretty angry. I did not return for follow up and will not return if future ENT issues come up.
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She was very nice, friendly, and kind; loved how she explained everything and I wish every doctors visit was like this one.
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She was very professional, very knowledgeable. The environment was very relaxing, I felt completely comfortable.
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She was patient and thorough. I would definitely go back again and recommend her to others.
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Dr. Kumra is caring and personable. She listens well. She offered suggestions and prescribed good medication. Concerned about follow up, she asked me to call her back after a few days.
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Very empathetic, knowledgeable and gentle. I am a nervous patient. Dr. Kumra realized it and put me at ease...
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Dr. Kumra was calm and reassuring. She answered all the questions I had and gave me a great plan of action for the symptoms I've been having.
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Dr. Kumra is very professional and is always on schedule and extremely helpful.
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Dr. Kumra is great!!! Very professional, caring doctor.. there should be more doctors like her
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Dr. Kumra was extremely efficient - not in a way that made me feel hurried, but in a way that assured me that she could identity my problem right away and get to solutions quickly. She also explained what she wasseeing and what it meant so that I left feeling more informed about my illness and myself more broadly.
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Kind, gracious and brilliant physician. Highly recommended! BH
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She is always so attentive and warm!
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Dr. Kumra is always very friendly and professional. She answers all my questions & makes me feel at ease.
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it was very good. she was very helpful in helping me with my issue.
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She was kind and understanding.
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Dr. Kumra was very kind and thorough. Her staff was also very kind and courteous. I would go see her again should any other issues arise.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit at this office was great as usual..Dr. Kumra as well as her staff are great
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She's pleasant and thorough and puts up with my crochets with good humor.
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Definitively a great doctor and person
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Thorough and kind doctor who always checks things out, but also doesn't intervene or advise further treatment unless is it truly medically necessary. Reassuring and professional. Office staff very friendly and on top of things.
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She was extremely pleasant, professional and informative. I thought she did an excellent job explaining things. She was gentle and thorough.
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Dr. Kumra bedside manners were excellent as she tried to examine my throat and nasal septum. Dr. Kumra explained everything and was gentle in her procedure. Due to inflammation, we were not to complete the examine.
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