Dr. LaBagnara is an Otolaryngologist who treats children and adults for disorders of the Ear, Nose and Throat. In addition to General Otolaryngology, he provides specialty care for Head & Neck tumors, surgical treatment of thyroid tumors and pediatric disorders of the head and neck.

He graduated from Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey in 1964. He then received a BA in Biology from Boston University in 1968 and his MD degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey in 1974. He completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the UMDNJ affiliated hospitals. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery since 1978.

He is a member or fellow of the following organizations:
Hospital Appointments:
Positions Held:
Other Services Offered:
  • Aviation Medical Examiner services for pilots who must maintain a current medical certificate
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) physician for dive related problems
Other Areas of Recognition:
  • 1997 Best New York Metro Area Doctors
  • 1997 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 1997 How to find the Best Doctors: NY Metro Area Doctors
  • 1998 Best New York Metro Area Doctors
  • 2000 How to find the Best Doctors: NY Metro Area Doctors
  • 2000 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2001 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2001 New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Top 388 Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2002 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2003 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2003 New Jersey Monthly Magazine, The Best Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2004 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2004 New Jersey Monthly Magazine, The Best Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2005 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2005 New Jersey Monthly Magazine, The Best Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2006 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2007 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2008 New Jersey Monthly Magazine, The Best Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2010 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2010 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top 1467 Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2011 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2011 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top 1450 Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2012 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2012 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors for Children's Health
  • 2013 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
  • 2013 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top 1613 Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2014 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top Doctors for Children's Health
  • 2014 Inside Jersey Magazine, Top 1717 Doctors in New Jersey
  • 2014 New York Metro Top Doctor: Castle Connolly Guide
Other Accomplishments:
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who, 2000 Edition
  • Commercial Pilot-Airplane and Helicopter
    • Ratings Held:
      • Airplane Single Engine Land and Sea
      • Airplane Multiengine Land
      • Rotor
      • Instrument rating: Airplane and Helicopter
    • CFII-Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
    • Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot
    • Frequent contributor of Aviation Medical Topics to the Caldwell Aviation Association Newsletter
    • Scuba Certified-Advanced Open Water
    • DAN (Divers Alert Network) referral Physician (1999 to present)
Research:

Principal Author: Mucosal Grafts from the Tongue in the Head and Neck Reconstruction in Rats. 1977 Newark NJ (unfunded)

Principal Investigator: A Phase 1, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Efficiency of MBI 226 Nasal Gel in Subjects with Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization. Verona NJ 2000

Principal Investigator: CAPSS-232. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Study To evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Levofloxacin 750mg once Daily for 5 days versus Levofloxacin 500mg Once Daily for 10 days in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Adults Paterson NJ 2003

Bibliography:

LaBagnara J, Han K, Pushparaj N. Epistaxis, Pituitary Adenoma & Acromegaly 
J Med Soc NJ 1979;76(3) 191-196

Poet A, LaBagnara J. A Pocket Manual of Soft Tissue Surgery Prepared as a handbook for the Workshop in Soft Tissue Surgery At NJ Medical School April 1979

LaBagnara J, Winarski E, Han K. Head and Neck Examination and Audiometric Screening Results of Institutionalized Mental Patients 
J Med Soc NJ 1982;79(10) 741-744

LaBagnara J, Kwartler J. Ameloblastoma Presenting as a Unilateral Facial Mass 
J Oral Maxillofacial Surg 1988;46:334-446

LaBagnara J. Base of Tongue Cysts in Infants and Children-An Unusual Cause Neonatal Airway Obstruction 
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;101:108-111

LaBagnara J, Jahn A, Habif D, Solomon E. MRI Findings in 2 Cases Of Acute Facial Paralysis 
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1989;101:562-565

Casthely P, LaBagnara J. Hoarseness and Vocal Cord Paralysis Following Coronary Bypass Surgery (letter)
J Cardiothoracic Vasc Anesth 1992;6(2):263-4

LaBagnara J, Zauk A, Rankin L, Valda V. Enteric Duplications of the Mouth 
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1993;108:187-189

LaBagnara J. A Review of Absorbable Suture Materials in Head & Neck Surgery and Introduction of Monocryl: A New Absorbable Suture 
Ear Nose Throat J 1995;74:409-415

Galati L, Schuler K, LaBagnara J. Subdural Hematoma as a Result of Septoplasty/Turbinectomy. Scientific Poster Presentation 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & neck Surgery New Orleans, Louisiana

LaBagnara J, Yuppa F, Klein M. Fibrous Dysplasia of the Middle Turbinate in Primary Hyperparathyroidism 
Ear Nose Throat J 1998;77:552-3

LaBagnara J, Hitchcock E, Spitzer T. Rhabdomyoma of the True Vocal Fold 
Journal of Voice 1999;13:289-293

LaBagnara J. Book Chapter Hyperparathyroidism 
Emedicine Textbook: Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 
@emedicine.com 2001, Revised 2005