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NYU Langone Provider

Zahrah Taufique, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Treats: Children
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Phone: 646-501-7890
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As a pediatric otolaryngologist, I specialize in medical and surgical treatments for children with a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions. These include face, neck, and thyroid masses; soft palate disorders, which can affect a child’s speech; and breathing problems.

My passion for managing ear, nose, and throat conditions stems in part from my lifelong interest in music and language. I play the violin and speak French fluently, as well as Spanish and some Hindi, Urdu, and Tagalog.

I have a special interest in treating head and neck tumors, complex airway disorders, and facial trauma. In addition, I perform ear reconstruction in infants and children and craniofacial surgery to treat conditions such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

I am dedicated to creating personalized, evidence-based treatment plans for my patients. I believe in a team-based approach to care to deliver the best possible outcomes. This involves spending time with families to ensure they fully understand their child’s symptoms and actively participate in treatment decisions.

I collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, which may include pediatric pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, speech–language pathologists, pediatric dentists, and genetic counselors. For example, if a child has a condition that causes trouble speaking, I work with speech–language pathologists to evaluate the child.

I am committed to providing my patients with the best treatments available. I am a member of several national and international associations and committees focused on education, research, and mentorship in pediatric otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

My research focuses on health disparities. For instance, I am examining patients’ nutritional status and outcomes based on their income and zip code. I am also investigating how scientific evidence is used to guide treatment and whether initiatives to improve the quality of care are successful.

I also work to create educational collaborations with pediatric otolaryngologists in other countries to elevate the quality of care around the world.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • abnormal breathing
  • adenoiditis
  • airway obstruction
  • ankyloglossia
  • arterial or blood vessel malformation of head or neck
  • balance disorders
  • Bell's palsy
  • branchial cleft
  • branchial vestige
  • breathing disorder during sleeping
  • broken nose
  • Capillary malformation
  • choanal atresia
  • chronic cough
  • chronic sinusitis
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • congenital facial anomalies
  • congenital neck mass
  • Congestion
  • deafness
  • deviated septum
  • dizziness
  • ear infection
  • ear shape concern
  • Ear Wax
  • facial palsy
  • facial paralysis
  • fluid in middle ear
  • follicular thyroid cancer
  • foreign body in ear
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hearing Loss
  • hemangioma
  • HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)
  • hoarseness
  • laryngomalacia
  • laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • micrognathia
  • microtia
  • muscle tension dysphonia
  • nasal foreign body
  • nasal obstruction
  • nasal polyp
  • nasal sinus tumor
  • nasal surgery
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • neck abscess
  • neck mass
  • nose bleed
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • paranasal sinus disease
  • Parotid Tumor
  • preauricular pit
  • ranula
  • respiratory tract infection
  • rhinosinusitis
  • salivary stone
  • smell disorder
  • snoring
  • stridor
  • swallowing difficulty
  • swimmer's ear
  • thyroglossal duct cyst
  • tinnitus
  • Tonsil hypertrophy
  • tonsil inflammation
  • vascular anomalies
  • velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Venous Malformation
  • Vocal Cord Cyst or Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Papilloma / Laryngeal Papilloma
  • vocal cord polyp
  • voice disorder
Treatments
  • abscess drainage
  • Airway Surgery
  • bronchoscopy
  • Choanal Atresia Repair
  • Control of Nose Bleeds / Epistaxis
  • craniosynostosis
  • ear surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal / Impacted Cerumen
  • excision of a tongue tie
  • Excision Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • facial reconstructive surgery
  • Laryngoscopy
  • laser surgery
  • myringoplasty
  • neck mass excision
  • Parotidectomy
  • Passy-Muir Speaking Valve
  • Pyriform Stenosis Repair
  • Removal of foreign body
  • Septoplasty
  • sinus surgery
  • smell retraining therapy
  • Supraglottoplasty
  • thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
  • tracheostomy procedure
  • Turbinate Surgery

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology, 2021
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital and Clinic, Pediatric Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, 2021
  • Residency, NYU Langone Medical Center, Otolaryngology, 2020
  • MD from Columbia University, 2015

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  • Aetna
     
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    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
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    • Aetna POS
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    • Allied
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    • WellNet
  • Agewell
     
    • Agewell Managed Medicaid
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    • New York Hotel Trades
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    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
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    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
     
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
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    • HIP Access I
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    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced - Child Health Plus (SOMOS)
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced - NY MCD (SOMOS)
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced - SNP Harp (SOMOS)
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    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Essential 1 (SOMOS)
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    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Essential 4 (SOMOS)
    • HIP Medicare Supplement
    • HIP POS
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    • HIP Prime Bronze
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    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
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    • Vytra HMO
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    • Hamaspik Choice Medicare DSNP
  • Health Smart
     
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
     
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    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
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  • Local 1199
     
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  • Magnacare
     
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  • Multiplan
     
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
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    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
     
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
     
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
     
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
     
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
     
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
     
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
     
    • Senior Whole Health Medicare Advantage
  • Tricare
     
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
     
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Compass Exchange
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
     
    • VA CCN Optum
  • Wellcare
     
    • WellCare Medicare
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Otolaryngology Associates

240 East 38th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone ENT Associates - Mineola

134 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, New York 11501

Research Summary

I have a particular interest in health disparities that children and their families experience within our health care system. I believe it is important to examine health outcomes in relation to social and demographic factors, as the conditions and locations in which patients live shape their basic access to healthcare.

I have studied these topics domestically and have a long-standing interest in global health. I have participated in numerous mission trips outside the United States and have partnered with global health colleagues to study and improve healthcare in underserved communities abroad.

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