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Benjamin F. Asher, MD

A New York City based, board-certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon) Dr. Asher is renowned for his innovative, non-surgical approaches. In addition to being a highly regarded conventional physician, he has been at the forefront of applying alternative medicine to ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) disorders since the beginning of his medical career thirty years ago.

His integrative practice includes: cranial osteopathy, myofascial therapy, medical hypnosis, stress management, and nutritional counseling. He has also studied the Feldenkries Method, the Alexander Technique, and works in cooperation with acupuncturists and chiropractors as well as Ayruvedic, homeopathic, and naturopathic physicians.

Dr. Asher's training began at the University of Iowa, the preeminent Otolaryngology residency in the country, where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident. While at Iowa, Dr. Asher was recognized for his pioneering research in the area of vocal cord function; his findings were published in Journal of Voice. Following residency, Dr. Asher completed a fellowship in Pediatric ENT at the Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School.

"Dr. Asher is an individual with superb ability and training who is devoted to his patients. There are very few physicians who are able to manage such complex problems with very good patient outcomes. He is a very fine and comforting physician and a marvelous person."
    -- David W. Butsch, MD, FACS
    Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Asher has served on the faculty of Harvard, Washington University, and Dartmouth medical schools and on the board of the American Holistic Medical Association.

He is the founder and former chairperson of the Committee on Alternative Medicine for the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He has published numerous professional articles and book chapters, has been quoted as an expert in national consumer periodicals, and is frequently invited to lecture to healthcare practitioners and the public - both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Asher's practice on Manhattan's Upper East Side serves patients from throughout the Eastern Seaboard, as well as those who seek his care from as far as California, Washington State, Nevada, Texas, Mississippi, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Italy, and Singapore. He has served as house physician for The New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet, and been selected, One of America's Top Physicians by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

Memberships and Associations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • The Voice Foundation
  • The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • The American Holistic Medical Association
  • The American Rhinologic Society
  • The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • The American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • The American Society for the Study of Headache
  • The Cranial Academy
  • American Medical Association
  • Independent Doctors of New York (IDNY)