Peter Costantino, MD
As senior vice president and executive director of Northwell Health’s head and neck services, Peter Costantino, MD, is responsible for defining strategic goals for this clinical service line, as well as integrating and managing its operational activities across the health system. Dr. Costantino is also chair of otolaryngology at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Zucker School of Medicine.
As executive director of the New York Head and Neck Institute (NYHNI), Dr. Costantino is responsible for advancing clinical and surgical capabilities, integrating collaboration in patient care and engaging in robust professional and community outreach educational programs, as well as philanthropic development. In directing the NYHNI’s Center for Cranial Base Surgery, he works with leaders from the Cushing Neuroscience Institute to develop multidisciplinary, integrated cranial base surgery programs at LIJ Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital and Lenox Hill.
Prior to joining Northwell, Dr. Costantino served as vice chair of otolaryngology and head/neck surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Centers, where he was also director of the hospital’s Center for Cranial Base Surgery for the past decade. In addition, Dr. Costantino was the director of the Cranial Base Program within the Department of Otolaryngology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Costantino spent more than 15 years as a United States Air Force surgeon, separating at the rank of major.
A recognized expert in craniofacial reconstructive surgery, facial nerve paralysis rehabilitative surgery and aesthetic and functional facial reconstruction, Dr. Constantino's work includes the development of new biomaterials and surgical techniques to replace the facial skeleton and soft tissue, enhancing the ability of surgeons to restore patients to their pre-surgical appearance and function. Dr. Costantino lectures extensively and is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and monographs.
Dr. Costantino received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed two years of residency in general surgery, and followed this training with a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery also at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He then completed an American Cancer Society-supported fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery at Northwestern and a second fellowship in cranial base tumor surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is dual board certified in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and holds a Joint Council Certificate in head and neck surgical oncology.