Associates In Otolaryngology of NJ, PA is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our otolaryngologists are all Board certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with nurses and office staff who work hard to understand your health issues quickly and apply the appropriate treatment to get you back to your optimal health.
Dr. Laura Downey M.D. F.A.C.S
Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Downey possesses special expertise in the diseases of the ear, dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing related disorders.
She has authored articles on subjects including Tinnitus, Cochlear Implantation in Malformed Cochleas, and Lesions of the Internal Auditory Canal. The last two subjects she also presented to The American Neurotologic Society. Dr. Downey's other peer presentations have included "Clinical Evidence of Direct HIV Cochleotoxicity" as well as Anosmia in Chronic Sinusitis."
She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Allergy, and Women in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Downey received her M.D. from The New York University School of Medicine and completed her Otolaryngology residency at New York University Medical Center, where she also completed a Fellowship in Otology/Neurotology.
Todd A. Morrow, M.D., F.A.C.S .
Todd A. Morrow, M.D., F.A.C.S. is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose &Throat) / Head & Neck Surgery, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. With extensive training and expertise in both fields, Dr. Morrow is able to provide an unparalleled level of care to his patients. A caring, honest approach, and meticulous attention to detail are used to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.
In addition to treating patients with a variety of ears, nose, throat, head and neck disorders, Dr. Morrow is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. He has acquired years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon after being trained by the masters in his field. He is highly endorsed by his peers and is well known for his exceptional quality of work. Dr. Morrow is complemented by an attentive and caring staff.
Education and Training
After receiving his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Dr. Morrow completed a residency in Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He was awarded a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Top Peer Recognition
US News and World Report as a Top Doctorin the ENT/Otolaryngologist category.
- New Jersey's Top Doctors in New Jersey Monthly's 2007,2008,2010, and 2011 editions.
- A Top Doc in the Star Ledger's Inside Jersey magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and Top Cosmetic Doctor, July 2011.
- Top Beauty Doc in NJ Savvy Living's Annual Health & Beauty Issue, 2008 and 2009
- NJ Doctors Who Make a Difference, for his pro-bono work assisting victims of domestic violence, in New Jersey Life Health & Beauty's 2011 edition
- Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area by the Castle-Connolly Guide in its 10th, 11th, 12th, and 14th editions. He also appeared in Castle-Connolly's first edition of America's Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists, and was listed in 1999 in the Center for the Study of Consumer Services' Guide to Top Doctors in the United States.
- Guide to America's Top Physicians , 2011.
- Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery , the leading group of practitioners dedicated to the field of cosmetic surgery.
- Founders Club of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, which recognizes facial plastic surgeons nationwide for their dedication and leadership in the field of facial plastic surgery.
A recognized authority on cosmetic facial surgery, Dr. Morrow's areas of special interest are: Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) -cosmetic, functional, reconstructive, ethnic, and revision; Non-invasive facial rejuvenation including BOTOX® and dermal fillers (JUVEDERM); Surgical Facial Rejuvenation (face lift, neck lift, eye lift, forehead surgery); Otoplasty (ear pinning); Facial Reconstruction , including repair of facial fractures and defects resulting from skin cancer surgery.
As Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Morrow frequently lectures to fellows and residents, and hosts visiting medical students.
Dr. Morrow has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on various aspects of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as a textbook chapter on otoplasty.
Professional Affiliations (current and past)
American Academy of Otolaryngology I Head & Neck Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American College of Surgeons; New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology I Head & Neck Surgery (Board of Governors); New Jersey Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery; American Medical Association; International College of Surgeons; American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery; New York Society of Facial Plastic Surgery; Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery; American Rhinologic Society; New Jersey Medical Society; New Jersey Academy of Medicine; Essex County Medical Society
Short Hills Surgery Center; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (Medical Executive Committee); Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Saint Michael's Medical Center; University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Dr. Reynaldo Paraiso D.O.
Dr Paraiso is a physician trained in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He completed his training from the ENT/Facial Plastic Surgery Program in NYCOM/St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He earned his medical degree form UMDNJ/SOM in Stratford, NJ and his bachelor's degreee from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.
Dr Paraiso treats a variety of ear, nose and throat disorders in adult and pediatric patients. He trained in both surgical and non surgical approaches to managing sleep apnea and snoring disorders. From creating oral guards, inserting Pillar implants, to genioglossal and hyoid suspension techniques, Dr Paraiso can manage different ranges of sleep disorders. He also has expertise in treating patients with diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Using minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, as well as balloon sinuplasty, he can help restore normal sinus drainage and function, with the principle of preserving normal anatomy and mucosal tissue.
He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Otolaryngology, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and NJ Osteopathic Physicans and Surgeons. He also serves as an instructor to Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery Residents at St Barnabas Medical Center.He is affiliated with St Barnabas Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Short Hills Surgery Center.
Danielle Blake. M.D.
With an innate passion for science and profound compassion for others, Dr. Blake recognized her calling for medicine before completing the sixth grade. A bit earlier in Elementary School, she also discovered a passion for singing, particularly classical music.
Dr. Blake grew up in Livingston, New Jersey. She attended Newark Academy, where she focused focused on math, science, and music. On weekends she attended a music conservatory in New York City, studying music theory and history in addition to voice. She headed to the University of Pennsylvania as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar to begin her college career, where she majored in Biological Basis of Behavior and minored in Music.
Dr. Blake earned her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, during which time she remained committed to becoming an Otolaryngologist. She completed her five years of Otolaryngology residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She authored more than 20 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals throughout medical school and residency.
After her residency, Dr. Blake moved back to New Jersey and went directly into practice at AONJ. She treats adults and children both medically and surgically in all aspects of otolaryngology including sinonasal disease, voice disorders, ear problems, and hearing loss.
Dr. Blake currently resides in Jersey City where she enjoys the beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty. In addition, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as going to Broadway shows in New York City. Also an avid tennis fan, she looks forward to attending the U.S. Open each year.
Dr. Dennis Yifeng Chen
Dr. Dennis Yifeng Chen is an adult and pediatric allergist-immunologist who earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine in New York. He graduated with M.D. with Research Distinction owing to his tireless research efforts addressing the unmet needs of patients suffering from post-9/ll asthma and allergic diseases. His research garnered national attention as he was invited to give oral presentation at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology national meeting.
Dr. Chen completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mt. Sinai West and Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospitals, where he actively served as a leader in various patient quality improvement projects. Dr. Chen went on to specialize in Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Downstate Medical Center in New York, where he continued research in allergic and immunologic disorders culminating in various presentations at national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Before joining Associates in Otolaryngology, Dr. Chen was an allergist with ENT and Allergy Associates in Brooklyn, NY, where he was voted Best Allergist in Brooklyn. Dr. Chen is double Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology and Internal Medicine. He has been promoted to a Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Chen treats both adult and pediatric patients for a wide variety of allergic and immunologic disorders such as seasonal & indoor allergies, asthma, food allergies, drug allergies, eczema, hives, and chronic sinusitis.