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NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Welcomes Two Physicians to Expand Endoscopy and Ear, Nose, and Throat Services

Dec 11, 2017

Queens, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst announced the additions of Nnaemeka Anyadike, MD, and Patrick M. Colley, MD, to expand the hospital’s Endoscopy and Ear, Nose, and Throat Services, respectively. Dr. Anyadike, a gastroenterologist, has been named the hospital’s Director of Endoscopy, and Dr. Colley, an ear, nose, and throat specialist has been named the Regional Director of Otolaryngology for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens.

Dr. Anyadike is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed a gastroenterology fellowship and advanced endoscopy training at Maimonides Medical Center. He specializes in endoscopic procedures to assess conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, the pancreas, and the bile duct.

After receiving his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Colley completed his otolaryngology residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a rhinology and skull base fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In addition to general otolaryngology, Dr. Colley has extensive training in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, facial trauma, endoscopic orbital surgery, and open and endoscopic approaches to the skull base. He frequently consults with neurological colleagues to develop minimally invasive approaches for procedures involving the pituitary gland and other surrounding areas. Using the latest in image guidance and surgical technologies, Dr. Colley and his team are advancing the treatment of head and neck cancer, chronic tonsillitis, hearing loss, thyroid neoplasms, and other complex conditions.

“I am very happy to welcome Dr. Anyadike and Dr. Colley to our team of experienced, well-trained, and caring physicians,” said Israel Rocha, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “Their backgrounds and dedication to maintaining high standards of clinical excellence will be of great benefit to the patients we serve.”

For more information or schedule an appointment, please call 718-334-4636.