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Who we are

MEETH and Lenox Hill Hospital joined Northwell Health in 2011. MEETH, which is located at 210 East 64th Street, is a specialized center that continues to focus on high-quality care for eye, ear and throat conditions—but that's not all we do. We provide advanced treatments for thousands of patients each year, offering a range of services and expert care.

  • Areas of expertise in ambulatory medicine include ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ENT), orthopedics, podiatry, plastic surgery, urology, vascular surgery, gynecology, dental surgery and general surgery.
  • We offer 17 operating rooms equipped with the latest technology for surgery.
  • Our highly specialized medical and clinical staff consists of skilled professionals across multiple disciplines collaborating to deliver the best care for you.
  • Our five outpatient practices include the Primary Care Center, the Center for Attention and Learning, Outpatient Center for Mental Health, Ophthalmology, and Plastic Surgery.

Mission & vision

The mission of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital is to deliver outstanding health care with compassion and respect, to promote wellness in its communities and to advance the field of medicine through education and research. Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital seeks excellence in all endeavors, aspiring to provide premier services to a diverse patient population and to nurture an environment in which healthcare professionals and staff can learn and thrive.

MEETH shares the Northwell Health vision of making a difference by putting patients at the center of everything we do each day. Our employees contribute to the success of our goals by living up to our core values: Caring, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.

Hospital history

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH) opened its doors to patients on October 15, 1869, at its original location, 223 East 34th Street. At the time, much of the city did not have access to many vital services and the lack of basic health care drastically affected everyday life. Faced with this reality, the New York state legislature issued a charter to found a voluntary, nonprofit hospital whose mission was to “…alleviate the sufferings of the poor, the prevention of pauperism, and the cultivation and diffusion of sound knowledge of all that relates to the diseases of the eye and ear.”

Since its founding, MEETH has built upon its proud tradition of providing patient-centered care and has grown to become the world-renowned facility that it is today. Over the years the research conducted at MEETH has resulted in hundreds of new or improved techniques in diagnosis and treatment, new instrumentation, and vital breakthroughs in the fields of medicine and surgery.

Today, MEETH is home to over 400 employees who work hard to ensure that you have the best and safest experience possible.

Here for our community

Interpretation and translation

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy (ODIHL) provides language and communication access services for people with limited English proficiency (LEP) or for people who prefer to have their health information provided in a language other than English. Sign language interpretation services for deaf and hearing-impaired patients and specific communication tools for speech impaired patients also are available. Language assistance coordinators at each facility provide support and guidance and ensure that our patients’ unique communication needs are met. Free medical interpretation and document translation services are available 24/7. For more information, ask your care team or call our Patient Experience Department at (212) 434-2095.

Deaf/hard of hearing services

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital is committed to providing health care access to deaf patients and deaf family members. Sign-language interpretation services for deaf and hearing-impaired patients and specific communication tools for speech-impaired patients also are available. Language assistance coordinators provide support and guidance and ensure that our patients’ unique communication needs are met. For more information, please ask your care team or call our Patient Experience Department at (212) 434-2095.

Keane Reading Glasses Program

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital offers all of our patients complimentary eyeglasses in three different prescription levels (+1.50, +2.00 and +2.50). For more information, please ask any member of your care team.

Leadership

Joseph Schulman

Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Director, Western Region, Northwell Health

Richard Braunstein, MD

Executive Director, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Vice President, Ophthalmology Services, Northwell Health, Interim Chair, Ophthalmology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, Professor, Ophthalmology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Peter Bruno, MD

Medical Director, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Head shot of Joseph Manopella

Joseph Manopella

Deputy Executive Director, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital