Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS

Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS Specialties: Otolaryngology, Rhinology, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS
Specialties: Otolaryngology, Rhinology, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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About Aaron N. Pearlman, M.D., FACS

Aaron N. Pearlman, MD is an associate clinical professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, New York, and has been in practice for nearly 15 years. After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, he earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed both an internship in General Surgery and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete an advanced rhinology and skull base surgery fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Pearlman is board certified in Otolaryngology and his clinical focus is on chronic inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, treating patients both medically and surgically. He is an advanced specialist in endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery. Currently Dr. Pearlman practices in Manhattan, New York at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also privileged to treat patients at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn, New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, and is a consultant at the Hospital for Special Surgery. For over 12 years Dr. Pearlman also treated patients at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, New York where he helped to begin an advanced rhinology service with his neurosurgical colleagues.

Dr. Pearlman has served on various committees within the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Rhinologic Society. He actively peer reviews journal articles for Laryngoscope, American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy, International Forum of Rhinology and Allergy, and American Journal of Neuroradiology. Additionally, Dr. Pearlman serves on the Promotion and Graduation Committee for the medical college at Weill Cornell Medicine. He was selected as a New York Rising Star from Superdoctors in 2013 and 2014.

He is a leader in the field of rhinology and has presented his research at various meetings within the United States and abroad. Dr. Pearlman is the lead author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed articles within the medical literature. Currently, his research interests concern pediatric and adolescent chronic rhinosinusitis, as well as the impact of nasal septoplasty and inferior turbinate reduction on exercise tolerance. He has also authored chapters in an array of medical textbooks. Dr. Pearlman has been interviewed and quoted by the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Self, amongst others. He has also been featured on medical podcasts.

Dr. Pearlman grew up in western Maryland and currently resides in New York City. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and walking his dog. Even though he's lived in New York for nearly 25 years, he still roots for the Baltimore Ravens and occasionally, the Orioles.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital


  • Disorder of Nasal Sinus

  • Ear Infection

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems

  • Hearing Loss

  • MSLT (Sleep Disorders)

  • Nasal Disorder

  • Nasal/Sinus Surgery

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

  • Pediatric Sinusitis

  • Sinus Disease

  • Sinus Surgery

  • Sinusitis

  • Skull Base Surgery

  • Sleep and Snoring Disorders

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Stereotactic Surgery

  • Surgical Procedure With Approach By Anterior Skull Base

  • Tonsil and Adenoid Problems


  • Fellowship: New York University School of Medicine
  • Internship: New York University School of Medicine
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Languages Spoken

  • English