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Kenneth R. Nissim, M.D.

General Information

Kenneth R. Nissim, M.D.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Sleep Medicine
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical Interests

Sleep apnea, snoring,insomnia, hearing and tinnitus, sinus problems, voice problems, swallowing, thyroid and parathyroid problems.

Biography

Kenneth Nissim, MD, is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology for University of Miami Health System and chief of the Section of Otolaryngology for the Miami VA Medical System.

Dr. Nissim received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he received both Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. He began Harvard Medical School in 1985 and graduated in 1990 after an additional year of research in otology. While at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nissim spent six weeks practicing medicine in Venezuela’s Amazon River area where he learned how to speak Spanish. Dr. Nissim then completed an internship in general surgery and residency in otolaryngology under the leadership of renowned head and neck surgeon Eugene Myers, M.D., at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He spent seven years in private practice before moving to Florida.

Dr. Nissim is board-certified in otolaryngology and is one of approximately 100 ENTphysicians in the United States to be board-certified in the sub-specialty of sleep medicine, which means he is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive medical care for patients with sleep disorders including apnea, insomnia and parasomnias. His main clinical interests focus on sleep medicine, hearing loss, voice disorders, and nasal and sinus problems.

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