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958468Shefali Shah, M.D.
Dr. Shefali Shah is Board Certified in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Head and Neck Surgery. She has been selected as one of America’s Top Physicians and has received the Patient’s Choice Award. Dr. Shah has been at the forefront of ear, nose, and throat for over a decade. Her ENT practices in Long Beach and Garden City are focused on treating the entire patient. She believes in providing the best medical ear, nose and throat management prior to discussing surgical options and incorporates natural treatments when appropriate. She has extensive experience treating sinus infections. Dr. Shah performs balloon sinuplasty, a minimally invasive in-office procedure to treat patients with multiple sinus infections in the Long Beach, NY office. Given her outstanding patient results, she was selected as an Oasis site of balloon sinuplasty excellence. Dr. Shah is also passionate about the proper diagnosis and best management of ent issues, such as hearing loss, in both the middle age and the senior population.

Dr. Shah was raised on Long Island and graduated cum laude from Princeton University. While there, she was elected Vice-President of the undergraduate student body. For her academic excellence, she was selected to be a member of Sigma Xi. Upon graduation, she attended The Johns Hopkins Medical School, consistently ranked in the top two medical schools in the country. Dr. Shah completed her ENT training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received prestigious awards including the Chicago Laryngological Society for best ENT research.

Dr. Shah has done extensive ENT research including the best practice management of sinus infections and allergy disease as well as ear problems. Her ENT work has been published in prestigious otolaryngology journals and she has given presentations at the national and international level. As an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor, Dr. Shah is active in ENT resident education and believes that today’s medical leaders need to help create the next best generation of ENT doctors.

Dr. Shah lives on Long Island with her husband and two young children. She started her ENT practice in Long Beach, NY and has expanded her Long Island ENT office locations to meet the growing needs of her patients. Evergreen Ear, Nose and Throat now has office locations in Long Beach and Garden City.


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Vanessa Rizzi, RPA-C

We are thrilled to have Ms. Rizzi join Evergreen ENT, A Summit Health Company. She graduated with honors from the prestigious Touro College physician assistant program. While there, she consistently outperformed her peers in both her clinical and academic pursuits.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Fordham University. After college, she worked on Wall Street.

Wanting a greater sense of personal fulfillment she changed career paths and decided to become a PA. She said that this decision was one the most important ones of her life and she is thankful to be able to do what she loves – care for patients and improve their ENT health.

Ms. Rizzi has extensive outpatient specialty experience. She is passionate about educating patients in the Long Beach, Inwood, Atlantic Beach, Garden City and Rockaway communities. Ms. Rizzi was raised on Long Island. She lives in Long Beach, NY and is thrilled to care for those in her town.

Ms. Rizzi provides ear, nose and throat services at the Long Beach office. Patients travel from the adjoining areas such as Hewlett, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, Point Lookout, Atlantic Beach and Island Park come to see her in the Long Beach ENT location.

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