Calvin Chen-Hwan Wei
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Calvin Chen-Hwan Wei, MD

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About Me

Calvin Wei, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai West Hospital. He is a board-certified and fellowship-trained otolaryngologist with a particular interest in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. His clinical focus includes the comprehensive treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, revision sinus surgery, frontal sinus surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leak and encephalocele repair, pituitary surgery, and minimally invasive, transnasal approaches for sinonasal and skull base tumors.   Dr. Wei performed his undergraduate work at Harvard University, where he received his degree in English and American Literature and Language and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His interest in medicine and literature has been intertwined, leading him to receive a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he wrote his thesis under the direction of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at New York University and fellowship in Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.   Dr. Wei has given oral presentations at the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meetings and has published multiple articles and book chapters on the subjects of reconstruction of skull base defects, topical irrigations for chronic sinusitis, postoperative management in endoscopic sinus surgery, and the head and neck manifestations of degenerative and autoimmune diseases. He has performed basic science research studying genetic mutations responsible for hereditary hearing loss. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Rhinologic Society.
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West