ERIC A. BIRKEN, MD FAAOA

Dr. Eric Birken PhotoDr. Eric Birken is board certified in the specialty of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is one of the founding partners of Lakeside ENT & Allergy. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1968 and the Otolaryngology Residency Program at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1974. In addition, he was a Research Fellow in Head and Neck Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Before moving to this area in 1976, he served as Chief of Otolaryngology at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Birken is the past president of the Ontario County Medical Society and is their present Secretary-Treasurer. He is the past president of the medical staff at Clifton Springs Hospital, current president of the Clifton Springs Profession Organization, and a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Clifton Springs Hospital. In addition, he is the former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at F. F. Thompson Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at University of Rochester and a adjunct faculty member of Rochester Institute of Technology in the Physician Assistants program.He is the recipient of the Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Achievement Award. He is also a former Health Care Awards Honoree from the Rochester Business Journal. Dr Birken was also bestowed a Distinguished Acheivement Award from the Rochester Academy of Medicine, a rare honor for a physician practicing outside of Rochester.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: 6 year medical surgical program at Boston University
  • Doctor of Medicine: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Internship and 1st year General Surgery: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City Residency: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York City
  • Fellowship: Otolaryngology Research; Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York City

Board Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

Professional Memberships

  • College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow) American Society for Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (Fellow)
  • American Sleep Disorders Association
  • Ontario County Medical Society (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American Medical Association

Research

  • Published approximately 20 articles on various topics in otolaryngology and national publications
  • Co-author of the “Textbook of Thyroid Diseases”

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