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Dr. Gwen Korovin
Gwen S. Korovin, M.D. is a board certified otolaryngologist who practices in Manhattan and subspecializes in care of the professional voice. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Public School 203 where she graduated as valedictorian. She then attended Roy H. Mann Junior High School where she again was the valedictorian. Following this, she graduated in the top one percentile of her class from South Shore High School in Brooklyn, New York.
She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Cornell University. She then attended State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse followed by a surgical internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and an otolaryngology residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, also in New York City.
Her parents were born in New York City. Her father graduated from City College where he played center for the basketball team and has been inducted into the City College Hall of Fame. He then went on to become an original New York Knickerbockers. After finishing his basketball career, he worked for the New York Board of Education. Her mother was a bookkeeper. Her maternal grandparents were from Poland and came through Ellis Island. Her paternal grandfather emigrated from Russia and her paternal grandmother was born in New York.
As a physician, Dr. Korovin maintains a very busy, solo private practice and treats a variety of voice professionals including numerous patients in the earliest stages of their careers. She keeps many of the world's top entertainers in good voice. She even makes house and theater calls. She was recently chosen as a Castle and Connolly Top Doctor in the New York Metro area.
She gives back in so many different ways. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Voice Foundation and a member of the advisory board. This is a nonprofit organization that provides education and care of the professional voice. She is also on the medical advisory board of the Baby Face Foundation which provides free facial surgery to children born with facial deformities. She is a patron/supporter of City Meals on Wheels, the Actors Fund, the Elton John Aids Foundation, and Lincoln Center, as well as the Roundabout Theater Company.
Besides her demanding practice, she has found time to devote to important programs. She has volunteered her time by teaching medical and surgical otolaryngology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. She is a clinical assistant professor at the New York University College of Medicine. She has lectured at the Circle in the Square Theater School, the New School and New York University. She has taken care of many students who attend Julliard, New York University, Manhattan School of Music and the New School/Actors Studio program. She has taught at Shenandoah University for the Commercial Contemporary Music (CCM) workshop for several summers. She has been invited to be part of the faculty of the International Laser Voice Surgery and Voice Care Workshop in Paris every spring for the past sixteen years. She is currently finishing the editing of the 4th edition of a widely used textbook entitled “Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders". She has written numerous chapters and articles for medical books and journals.
She has had articles published about her in the Daily News, The Syracuse University Alumni Magazine, Wag Magazine and The Cornell University Alumni Magazine. She had been mentioned in the autobiographies and memoirs of several celebrities.
When not working, she enjoys spending time at her condo in Florida. Her hobbies include attending theater, running, swimming and tennis.