Operation Head & Neck Members


Stimson P Schantz, MD FACS

Dr. Schantz

President and Director of the Head and Neck Surgical Team. Dr Schantz received his BA degree at Harvard College prior to graduating from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He subsequently had training in otolaryngology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and in general surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. He subsequently completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Univ of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he stayed on staff from 1984-1991. In 1991, Dr Schantz and family migrated to New York City to join the Head and Neck Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. His career has been solely dedicated to head and neck surgery. He is currently Paul L Chodosh, MD Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of the Head and Neck Service at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Professor of Otolaryngology at the New York Medical College. He remains active in education and has been involved in the development of an active research program regarding thyroid cancer.


Dr. David Godin

Dr. David Godin

Dr. David Godin is an Assistant Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™, a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA). He graduated Cum Laude from State University of New York Health and Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine. He then completed his General Surgery Internship and Otolaryngology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in Louisiana. Dr. Godin is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The American Medical Association, The American College of Surgeons, and The New York Head and Neck Society.

Dr. Godin is currently on staff at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Godin has academic appointments both institutions as an assistant professor, and has served on the Medical Board at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Beth Israel Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates and OASIS Medical Insurance Company. He is well-published in the field of Otolaryngology, including numerous peer review journal articles and book chapters and lectures throughout the country. His special areas of interest include voice and swallowing disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, otology, sinus surgery, sleep apnea, snoring surgery, and head and neck oncology including salivary gland malignancies as well as thyroid and parathyroid tumors.

He has been recognized for excellence in medicine by New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who, Castle and Connolly’s Best Doctors, local and national news publications.


Mark D DeLacure, MD, FACS

Dr. DelacureChief of the Division of Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine since 1998. He is also Associate Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. His training spanned both coasts and included the University of Florida, Stanford, Yale, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and UCLA.

Dr Delacure’s subspecialty interests are reconstructive microsurgery,  advanced stage and previously-treated disease, skull base surgery, and surgery of the cervicothoracic inlet.

He  is double Board Certified, Fellowship trained, and has authored dozens of publications in professional journals and textbooks. Dr DeLacure has lectured worldwide and has performed many advanced surgical procedures abroad. He has been particularly focused on India since 1996.  Leading the delegation from NYU will be the first time to Nairobi Kenya, Africa, and represents the  expansion of a long-term professional and personal commitment to the provision of advanced surgical technique and capability to the underserved peoples of the third world.