Zorik Spektor, MD, FAAP

Primary Specialties:
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)  (Board Certified)

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Insurance Accepted:
  • Avmed
  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Coventry
  • Molina
  • Sunshine Health
  • WellCare
  • First Health
  • Wellcare Staywell
  • Prestige Health Choice
  • Miami Children's Health Plan
  • Meritain
  • Education

    Education

    Medical School:

    Albany Medical College of Union University Albany, NY

    Internship:

    University of Connecticut Health Center, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford,, CT

    Residency:

    University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

    Fellowship:

    Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Otolaryngology

    Awards

    South Florida Top Physicians – Miami Metro Magazine,1998 - 2009;
    Castle Connelly Guide to America’s Top Doctors – 2001 - 2009
    Guide to Top Doctors – South Florida CEO Magazine, Palm Beacher Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine,2002 - 2009 ;
    Guide to America’s Top Physicians – 2004-2012, Consumer’s Resesarch Council of America;
    Patients’ Choice Award, MDx Medical, Inc – 2008, 2009;
    Top Doctors Award –Gold Coast Magazine, Gulfstream Media, Inc,2009.

  • Research & Publications

    Research & Publications

    Scientific Presentations:

    Effects of Lidocaine Infusion in Cats after Unilateral Labyrynthectomy. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Palm Beach, Florida. May 1986

    Effects of Lidocaine Infusion on Unilaterally Labyrynthectornized Cats. Society of University Surgeons, Columbus, Ohio. February 1987

    Treatment of Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors by Retromastoid Approach. New England Otolaryngologic Society, Massachusetts Eye, Ear Nose and Throat Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts. December 1987

    Use of Lidocaine for Control of Vertigo in Cats. Second International Symposium on Meniere's Disease, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. June 1988

    Postrhinoplasty Lipogranulamatous Cyst Formation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana. September 1989

    Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Normal and HearingImpaired Children and Normal Adults. 94th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii. May, 1991

    Use of Propophol in Pediatric Anesthesia for Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy. Poster presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Orlando, Florida. May, 1996

    Tracheal Homograft Transplantation for Management of Tracheal Stenosis in Children. Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Palm Beach, Florida. May, 1998

    Pharmacokinetics of Topical Ciprodex Otic Suspention in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients after Tympanostomy Tube Surgery. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Phoenix, Arizona. May 2004

    Post-Tonsillectomy Analgesic Use and Dietary Intake in Children: Electrocautery vs Coblation. 108th Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Boca Raton, Florida. May, 2005

    Safety and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Moxifloxacin/Dexamethasone Otic Solution in Children Congress of European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Budapest, Hungary. June 2008

    A Comparison of Post-Adenotonsillectomy Hemorrhage in Pediatric Patients Utilizing Coblation Versus Electrocautery: A Preliminary Data Analysis. Sandra Saint-Victor, Zorik Spektor, MD, David Kay MD Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum Miller School of Medicaine. Miami, Florida. February 2011

    Risk Factors for Pediatric Post-tonsillectomy Hemorrhage. Zorik Spektor, MD, David Kay MD, MPH, David Mandell, MD COSM, American Society for Pediatric Otolaryngology, 27th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California. April 2012

    Quantifying the Effect of Age on Pediatric Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage. Sandra Saint-Victor, Zorik Spektor, MD, David Mandell, MD, David Kay MD The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting Loews Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach, Florida January 2012

    Pediatric Sialendoscopy: Initial Experience in a Pediatric Otolaryngology Group Practice. Ryan Semensohn, BS; Zorik Spektor, MD; David J. Kay, MD; Alfredo Archilla, MD; David L. Mandell, MD. The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2014

    Pharmacokinetic (PK) Study of Topical Moxidex Otic Solution in Pediatric Patients Following Tympanostomy Tube Surgery. Zorik Spektor, MD; Rachel Weil Society for the Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas December 2015

    Prospective Comparative Study of PEAK and Coblation Pediatric Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. Zorik Spektor, MD; David J. Kay, MD; Alfredo Archilla, MD; David L. Mandell, MD. Society for the Ear Nose and Throat Advancement in Children Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas December 2015

    Balloon Catheter Sinus Dilatation (BCSD) in Pediatric Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis. Victoria L. Gau, MA, Laura I. Peck, DO, Zorik Spektor, MD, David J. Kay, MD, David L. Mandell, MD American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, The Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, May 2016

    Efficacy and Safety of Ciprofloxacin and Fluocinolone Solution in the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tubes Otorrhea in Children: A Comparative Clinical Trial. Zorik Spektor, et. al. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California, October 22-25, 2016

    Publications:

    Parnes, S.M., Spektor, Z., Strominger, N.L. Effects of Lidocaine Infusion in Cats After Unilateral Labyrinthectomy. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1988; 114:653-656.

    Selected for inclusion in the Home Study Course of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Spektor, Z., Parnes, S.M., Strominger, N.L. Effects of Lidocaine Infusion on Cats Subjected to Unilateral Labyrinthectomy. Extended Abstract Current Surgery 1988; 45 (2): 126-128.

    Spektor, Z., Parnes, S.M., Strominger, N.L., Leonard, G. Use of Lidocaine for Control of Vertigo in Cats. Meniere’s Disease: Pathogens, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Meniere's Disease; Joseph B. Nadol, Editor. Kugler and Ghedini, Publishers, 1989.

    Trahiotis, C., Bernstein, L., Buell, T., Spektor, Z On the Use of Adaptive Procedures in Binaural Experiments. Journal of Acoustical Society of America 1990; 87(3): 1359-1361

    Spektor, Z., Leonard, G., Kim, D.O., Jung, M.D., Smurzynski, J. Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in Normal and HearingImpaired Children and Normal Adults. The Laryngoscope Journal 1991; 10 1 (9): 965-976.

    Jacobs, J.P., Quintessenza, J.A., Andrews, T., Burke, R.P., Spektor, Z., et al. Tracheal Allograft Reconstruction: The Total North American and Worldwide Pediatric Experiences. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1999

    Aferzon, M., Aferzon,J., Spektor, Z. Endoscopic Repair of Tension Pneumocephalus. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2001; 124(6):688-689

    Spektor, Z., Dornhoffer, J., Dohar, J., Karas, D., White, J. Managing Otitis Media with Tubes. Contemporary Pediatrics Supplement; October 2003

    Spektor, Z. Swimmers Ear: Summer Survival Guide. Contemporary Pediatrics; May 2004

    Spektor, Z. Swimmers Ear: Your Guide to Evaluating and Treating a Common Summer Adversary Contemporary Pediatrics: The Pediatric Eye and Ear Clinic; June 2004

    Spektor, Z. Controversies in Ototopical Therapy. Highlights of a Round Table Discussion. ENT Journal. Supplement. 2005;

    Spektor, Z. Evolving Trends in the Management of the Discharging Ear. Topical and Systemic Ototoxicity: Medicolegal Considerations. ENT Journal. Supplement. 2006; 85(10): 22-24

    Spektor, Z. 13 Controversies in the Management of Otitis. Systemic Effects of Ototopical Dexamethasone. ENT Journal. Supplement. 2007; 86(11): 28-30

    Spektor, Z., Jasek, M., Jasheway, D., Dahlin, D.C., Kay, D.J., Mitchell, R., Faulkner, R., Wall, G.M. Pharmacokinetics of CIPRODEX® otic in pediatric and adolescent patients. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2008; 72: 97- 102

    Spektor, Z. AOE: Predisposing Factors and Pathogens. Infectious Diseases in Children, Supplement, June 2010

    Semensohn R, Spektor Z, Kay DJ, ArchillaA, Mandell DL. Pediatric sialendoscopy: initial experience in a pediatric otolaryngology group practice. Laryngoscope 125(2): Feb 2015, 480-4.

    Zorik Spektor, Sandra Saint-Victor, David J. Kay, David L. Mandell. Risk factors for pediatric post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 84(2016) 1151- 155

    Spektor, Z., Kay, D. J., Mandell, D.L. Prospective Comparative Study of Pulsed-Electron Avalanche Knife (PEAK) and Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation (Coblation) Pediatric Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery. 33(6) 528-533; November-December 2016

    Spektor, Z, et.al Efficacy and Safety of Ciprofloxacin Plus Fluocinolone Acetonide in Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tubes in Pediatric Patients. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. April 2017, 143(4).