William I. Kuhel, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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William I. Kuhel, M.D.

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Profile Photo of William I. Kuhel, M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English


Personal Statement

Dr. William Kuhel is the Director of the Head and Neck Surgery Division in the Department of Otolaryngology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Kuhel as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.  Thank you.

Specialties and Expertise


  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Surgery, Head and Neck


  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery


Dr. Kuhel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan for two years and completed his residency training in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University Center. This was followed by a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. William Kuhel is currently a Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and the  Richard W. Zirinsky Jr. Professor of Head & Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.


Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2017


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Richard W. Zirinsky Jr., Professor of Head and Neck Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, 1983


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • * Fidelis Care
  • * Health First
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare

Locations and Appointments

Patient Forms

Patient Forms

News and Media


External Relationships

External Relationships

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