Meet your doctor

Peter David Costantino, MD

Specialty

  • Otolaryngology, Craniofacial Surgery, Head/Neck Surgery

Professional titles

  • Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Professional biography

Dr. Peter Costantino is the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the New York Head and Neck Institute and the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service Line of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for Lenox Hill Hospital-Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine, and the Director of the New York Head & Neck Institute's Center for Cranial Base Surgery. In these roles, Dr. Costantino leads clinical, academic and programmatic direction for Otolaryngology services across the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Within the clinical arena, he is one of the few surgeons in the United States experienced in virtually all aspects of cranial base surgery and capable of removing tumors by either an "open" approach involving an external incision on the scalp or face, or by minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Dr. Costantino specializes in reconstruction of the face, facial nerve for facial paralysis and skull.

Dr. Costantino is an innovator and leader in his field of cranial based surgery and craniofacial reconstruction. He is the first surgeon in the United States to have obtained New York State Department of Health approval for a facial tissue allograft transfer (face transplant). Dr. Costantino was also the first surgeon to re-grow a missing segment of jawbone, utilizing distraction osteogenesis and to remove skull base tumors through the nose without external incisions. He is one of the few surgeons in the United States routinely performing such endoscopic nasopharyngeal resections, which result in significantly less deformity and loss of function compared to standard "open" methods of removing recurrent naso-pharyngeal cancers. As a recognized researcher in biomaterials and tissue engineering for over two decades, Dr. Costantino has been responsible for the development of several commercially successful reconstructive implants. He is the co-developer of hydroxyapatite cement, which has been used to reconstruct craniofacial skeleton in thousands of patients. Additionally he participated in defining and expanding the application of a cellular dermis for facial reconstruction.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Administrative titles
    • Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Academic Titles
    • Chairman, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
    • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Board certifications
    • Facial Plastic/Recon. Surgery - Amer Board Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
    • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Medical school
    • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Med.
  • Residencies
    • Northwestern University Medical School
    • Northwestern University Medical School
    • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare-Evanston Hospital
  • Fellowships
    • University Health Center, Univ of Pittsburgh
    • Northwestern University Medical School
    • University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Ctr

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (Exchange)
    • Bronze Direct Access
    • Bronze Guided Access
    • Core Direct Access
    • Core Guided Access
    • Essential Direct Access
    • Essential Guided Access
    • Gold Direct Access
    • Gold Guided Access
    • Platinum Direct Access
    • Platinum Guided Access
    • Preferred Direct Access
    • Preferred Guided Access
    • Premier Guided Access
    • Premiere Direct Access
    • Silver Direct Access
    • Silver Guided Access
  • Fidelis Care
    • Child Health Plus
    • Family Health Plus
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage
    • Fidelis Dual Advantage Flex
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage $0 Premium HMO Plan
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Flex Plan HMO-POS
    • Fidelis Medicare Advantage Without RX HMO-POS Plan
    • Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Humana
    • Medicare HMO
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • NY Hotel Trades Council
    • NY Hotel Trades Council
  • UnitedHealthcare
    • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice
    • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Choice Essential
    • UnitedHealthcare Catalyst
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage
    • UnitedHealthcare North Shore-LIJ Advantage Plus
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Bronze HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Catastrophic HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Gold HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Platinum HMO Rx 10.30.60 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Child Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 0.0.0 Zero CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child 73AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Child Only
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 10.35.70 Limited CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 6.15.30 Child 94AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare NY Silver HMO Rx 9.20.40 Child 87AV CSR
    • UnitedHealthcare Options Non-Differential PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare (Exchange)
    • UnitedHealthcare Bronze Compass $3,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Catastrophic Compass $6,600
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $1,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Gold Compass $600
    • UnitedHealthcare Platinum Compass
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass $2,000
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $1,750
    • UnitedHealthcare Silver Compass HSA $250
  • UnitedHealthcare (Oxford)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential H
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan 2i
    • AARP Medicare Complete HMO Plan i
    • AARP Medicare Complete Mosaic H
    • AARP Medicare Complete Plan I
    • Exchange
    • Freedom Plan
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • Liberty PlanSM
    • LibertySM
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Bronze NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Gold NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Platinum NY Standard PPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard EPO
    • Oxford Silver NY Standard PPO
    • Primary AdvantageSM