An experienced physician and educator, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade currently leads a team at New York’s North Shore University Medical Center. After creating the facility’s otolaryngology and communicative disorders department, he has overseen the work of multiple physician assistants and doctors focused on ear, nose, and throat conditions. As Director, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade often attends meetings on the group’s behalf. Furthermore, in 2009, he established the Laboratory for Laryngeal Electrophysiology Clinical Testing at North Shore–Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. The office assists patients with a variety of voice disorders.
Following the completion of training, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade began instructing students. He served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stony Brook University, part of The State University of New York system. Currently, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade educates students as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders of Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. Prajoy Kadkade also actively participates in a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery, American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy, American Rhinologic Society, the American Aacdemy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Prajoy Kadkade also serves as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is an active member of the Medical Devices Committee of the AAO-HNS, the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and the MIT Enterprise Forum.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade earned several degrees. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then relocated to the West Coast, where he completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Subsequently, he spent a year at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary as a Keck Foundation Research Fellow, developing a vestibular prosthestic device. He interned at the University of California, Irvine, in General Surgery and completed a residency in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Medical Center and the University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He was selected as chief resident at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a Head & Neck Oncology rotational fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
He was recently invited to make a presentation on “Vocal Fold Paralysis in Head and Neck Cancer” for the 1st International Congress of the Cancer Center of Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago, Dominican Republic. He has given several Grand Rounds Presentations including those for the Hofstra NorthShore-LIJ, Albert Einstein, Cornell, and Stony Brook Schools of Medicine. He was recently invited on a medical mission to the Philippines to operate on indigent patients with head and neck pathology. Outside of work, Dr. Prajoy Kadkade enjoys being physically active, including scuba diving, running, rowing, and skiing/snowboarding.