Kamran Jafri, MD, is a double board-certified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in the Financial District and Midtown Manhattan of New York City. Dr. Jafri’s goal is to take what he has learned from his years of experience in varied health care settings (private practices, hospitals, managed care and multi-specialty groups) to provide personalized health care for his patients by applying the techniques, strategies, and technologies that work well and removing those that do not.
By taking a direct and hands-on approach to every detail, Dr. Jafri has brought to fruition his goal of how medicine can be and should be practiced – with the patient coming first and a full embrace of the latest and most advanced tools available to offer health care for the future and beyond.
After graduating with honors from Detroit’s Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Jafri moved to New York City to seek out the best and most intensive training available in his chosen field by completing his internship, residency, and fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital of Mt Sinai. During this time, he gained wide exposure to all aspects of head and neck medicine and surgery while directly working with nationally recognized leaders in the field.
Dr. Jafri is a clinical professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center and is actively involved in the clinical and surgical education of medical students, physician assistants, and residents.
He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the International Surgical Sleep Society, the New York Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society, and the New York Medical Reserve Corps.
In 2003, Dr. Jafri completed a prestigious fellowship in craniofacial/skull base surgery at the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the New York Head and Neck Institute that focused on highly complex and difficult surgeries on the delicate structures of the skull base and deeper facial structures.
Dr. Jafri is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a diplomate of both boards and has also completed a fellowship in complicated surgeries of the skull base and craniofacial areas.
This extensive training allows him to attain a highly unique expertise in treating all medical and surgical problems of the head and neck area with special expertise in chronic sinusitis (sinus surgery, ballon sinuplasty), acute sinusitis (medical treatment), nasal airway obstruction (septoplasty, turbinoplasty, nasal valve collapse), snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, facelift surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, facial and nasal cosmetic treatments, chronic cough, and nasal drip from GERD/acid reflux.
From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Jafri was a surgical director for Lifestyle Lift in Manhattan, where he helped further develop and implement minimally invasive approaches for facelift surgery. Performing thousands of surgeries during this time allowed him to gain a nuanced understanding of what works and doesn’t work for each patient’s unique anatomy and highlighted the need for a customized approach for each patient.
From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Jafri worked in an ENT practice with a fully dedicated sleep lab center, treating patients with all types of sleep apnea and snoring problems. He was involved with the sleep disorder diagnostic tests and implemented the latest and technologically advanced sleep apnea treatments for the patients that were under his care.
Seeing some of the difficulties that patients were having in lab sleep studies, Dr. Jafri realized the importance of home sleep studies in ensuring that all patients could easily be screened for sleep apnea. Dr. Jafri has been developing a novel approach to treating sleep apnea and snoring without using CPAP. This approach utilizes a combination of nasal airway surgery (septoplasty, turbinoplasty) with oral airway appliances to help patients treat their problems when CPAP doesn’t work for them, or they can’t tolerate using it. Referring to it as “Dual Airway Therapy,” many patients who otherwise weren’t being treated for sleep apnea have seen their problems improve dramatically.
From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Jafri established and organized the Ear, Nose, and Throat Division at Murray Hill Medical Group in Manhattan to develop and implement a comprehensive program that provided all aspects of care to the patients from minimally invasive sinus procedures to sleep apnea solutions to facelift surgery.
In 2019, after 16 years of clinical practice, Dr. Jafri made the decision to further develop and progress his career by establishing Jafri Sinus Surgery, PC.