The Team

Our skilled, caring, and dedicated staff includes:
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Memberships & Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • The Voice Foundation
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
  • American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
  • Academy of Integtrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • The American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • Independent Doctors of New York (IDNY)
  • NY County and State Medical Societies
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Benjamin F. Asher, MD

Physician

A New York City based, board-certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon) Dr. Asher is renowned for his innovative, non-surgical approaches. In addition to being a highly-regarded conventional physician and exceptional diagnostitian, he has been at the forefront of applying alternative methods to ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) disorders since the beginning of his medical career over thirty years ago .   Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Asher worked as a full-time meditation teacher.  His four decades of meditation practice and spiritual inquiry have informed his perspectives on health and wholeness.

His quest to identify the root cause of symptoms led him into the field of chronic systemic illness, particularly in the area of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.  Supporting patients with complex ailments was the impetus for investigating how health challenges can serve as a portal way to positive personal transformation.

Dr. Asher’s conventional training includes: the University of Iowa (the preeminent Otolaryngology residency in the country) where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident; and Harvard Medical School, where he completed a fellowship in Pediatric ENT. He has served on the faculty of Harvard, Washington University, and Dartmouth medical schools. While at Iowa, Dr. Asher was recognized for his pioneering research with Ingo Titze; their findings were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Voice.

His study of complementary healing modalities includes: cranial osteopathy, hypnosis, myofascial therapy, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, and various energy medicine modalities. Dr. Asher works in cooperation with acupuncturists, chiropractors, and somatic healers as well as Ayurvedic, homeopathic, and naturopathic physicians. He has served on the board of the American Holistic Medical Association and is the founder and former chairperson of the Committee on Alternative Medicine for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Asher is credited as the physician who discovered that boosting Glutathione, a substance naturally produced by the body, had a profoundly positive impact on the voice and could often be used in place of steroids or vocal cord surgery. His unique ability and steadfast desire to protect performers from the harsh, long-term side effects of conventional medical approaches has made him a valued team member for numerous theatrical, concert, film, and television performers. He has served as house physician for the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet – and was selected as One of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Asher has published numerous professional articles and book chapters. He has been quoted as an expert in national consumer periodicals, featured on radio programs, and has been frequently invited to lecture to healthcare practitioners and the public, nationally and internationally.

He serves patients from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as those who seek his care from as far as, Europe, South America, Asia, and The Middle East.

benjamin asher headshot

Benjamin F. Asher, MD

Physician

A New York City based, board-certified Otolaryngologist (Head and Neck Surgeon) Dr. Asher is renowned for his innovative, non-surgical approaches. In addition to being a highly-regarded conventional physician and exceptional diagnostitian, he has been at the forefront of applying alternative methods to ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) disorders since the beginning of his medical career over thirty years ago .   Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Asher worked as a full-time meditation teacher.  His four decades of meditation practice and spiritual inquiry have informed his perspectives on health and wholeness.

His quest to identify the root cause of symptoms led him into the field of chronic systemic illness, particularly in the area of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.  Supporting patients with complex ailments was the impetus for investigating how health challenges can serve as a portal way to positive personal transformation.

Dr. Asher’s conventional training includes: the University of Iowa (the preeminent Otolaryngology residency in the country) where he was selected to serve as Chief Resident; and Harvard Medical School, where he completed a fellowship in Pediatric ENT. He has served on the faculty of Harvard, Washington University, and Dartmouth medical schools. While at Iowa, Dr. Asher was recognized for his pioneering research with Ingo Titze; their findings were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Voice.

His study of complementary healing modalities includes: cranial osteopathy, hypnosis, myofascial therapy, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, and various energy medicine modalities. Dr. Asher works in cooperation with acupuncturists, chiropractors, and somatic healers as well as Ayurvedic, homeopathic, and naturopathic physicians. He has served on the board of the American Holistic Medical Association and is the founder and former chairperson of the Committee on Alternative Medicine for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Asher is credited as the physician who discovered that boosting Glutathione, a substance naturally produced by the body, had a profoundly positive impact on the voice and could often be used in place of steroids or vocal cord surgery. His unique ability and steadfast desire to protect performers from the harsh, long-term side effects of conventional medical approaches has made him a valued team member for numerous theatrical, concert, film, and television performers. He has served as house physician for the New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet – and was selected as One of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Asher has published numerous professional articles and book chapters. He has been quoted as an expert in national consumer periodicals, featured on radio programs, and has been frequently invited to lecture to healthcare practitioners and the public, nationally and internationally.

He serves patients from throughout the United States and Canada, as well as those who seek his care from as far as, Europe, South America, Asia, and The Middle East.

Memberships & Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • The Voice Foundation
  • International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
  • American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM)
  • Academy of Integtrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)
  • The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
  • The American Rhinologic Society (ARS)
  • Independent Doctors of New York (IDNY)
  • NY County and State Medical Societies
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Cynthia Weiss Asher

Wellness Support, Energy Healing, Business Consultant

Cynthia’s practical, creative, and intuitive expertise helped develop and continues to enhance the features and services of the practice. Her unparalleled resourcefulness, along with a deep understanding of connections and relationships make Cynthia an ideal wellness researcher and support team member. She also serves as a practitioner herself – offering Reconnective Healing™ and additional energy medicine services.

Her passion for good food and good nutrition combined with a slew of innovative recipes and snack tactics helps patients sail through any cleanse or practitioner recommended special diet (gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free or low-carb, paleo and beyond) without feeling deprived!

She also loves: sharing her knowledge of meditation and other stress reduction practices; supporting individuals wishing to inquire of themselves at a deeper, more fundamental level via soul exploration; and assisting those seeking to strengthen their own inner guidance.

Cynthia holds a Masters Degree from Dartmouth College, and a BA from the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained her massage practitioner’s certification in 1989 and has since studied numerous hands-on, nutritional, and energetic healing methods with master practitioners, indigenous healers, and psychics around the world.

Ever inquisitive and always in awe of the magical way life unfolds, her favorite expeditions include the less-travelled path and visiting her grown children – daughter Kamyn and son Tobin – in Northern California.

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Cynthia Weiss Asher

Wellness Support, Energy Healing, Business Consultant

Cynthia’s practical, creative, and intuitive expertise helped develop and continues to enhance the features and services of the practice. Her unparalleled resourcefulness, along with a deep understanding of connections and relationships make Cynthia an ideal wellness researcher and support team member. She also serves as a practitioner herself – offering Reconnective Healing™ and additional energy medicine services.

Her passion for good food and good nutrition combined with a slew of innovative recipes and snack tactics helps patients sail through any cleanse or practitioner recommended special diet (gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free or low-carb, paleo and beyond) without feeling deprived!

She also loves: sharing her knowledge of meditation and other stress reduction practices; supporting individuals wishing to inquire of themselves at a deeper, more fundamental level via soul exploration; and assisting those seeking to strengthen their own inner guidance.

Cynthia holds a Masters Degree from Dartmouth College, and a BA from the University of Washington in Seattle. She obtained her massage practitioner’s certification in 1989 and has since studied numerous hands-on, nutritional, and energetic healing methods with master practitioners, indigenous healers, and psychics around the world.

Ever inquisitive and always in awe of the magical way life unfolds, her favorite expeditions include the less-travelled path and visiting her grown children – daughter Kamyn and son Tobin – in Northern California.

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Patrice A. Lopez

Office Manager

As a native of Houston, raised in New York, Patrice has a perfect blend of southern hospitality and edgy authenticity. She grew up in a very close-knit and talented family with a strong love of the arts.

Patrice brings professionalism and warmth to our practice. She enjoys being a part of Dr. Asher’s team and strives to create the most pleasant patient experience possible. Her presence and efforts contribute to everyone’s well-being – staff and patients alike!

In her “off-hours” Patrice is an associate Pastor and active member in her church ministry, which affords her the opportunity to further serve others.

Her proudest accomplishment is raising her beautiful son David. Her favorite experience is hanging out with her granddaughter, Jaida.

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Patrice A. Lopez, Office Manager

Office Manager

As a native of Houston, raised in New York, Patrice has a perfect blend of southern hospitality and edgy authenticity. She grew up in a very close-knit and talented family with a strong love of the arts.

Patrice brings professionalism and warmth to our practice. She enjoys being a part of Dr. Asher’s team and strives to create the most pleasant patient experience possible. Her presence and efforts contribute to everyone’s well-being – staff and patients alike!

In her “off-hours” Patrice is an associate Pastor and active member in her church ministry, which affords her the opportunity to further serve others.

Her proudest accomplishment is raising her beautiful son David. Her favorite experience is hanging out with her granddaughter, Jaida.

Tiffany Ramos

Everything Else!

Tiffany is a native New Yorker who grew up in a large, loving family. She truly cares about every person who comes through our doors – greeting them with a positive, vibrant attitude and huge heart. Her high energy and ability to wear many hats is a tremendous asset to the practice.

Tiffany’s drive to improve the lives of those in need has led her to dedicate herself to service positions where she can interact with, and help, many people. She holds a particularly soft spot for the elderly.

Her outside interests are focused around dance, music, exercise, travel and spending quality time with family and friends. Working in Dr. Asher’s office has been her introduction to integrative medicine, alternative methods, and energy modalities.

tiffany headshot
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Tiffany Ramos

Everything Else!

Tiffany is a native New Yorker who grew up in a large, loving family. She truly cares about every person who comes through our doors – greeting them with a positive, vibrant attitude and huge heart. Her high energy and ability to wear many hats is a tremendous asset to the practice.

Tiffany’s drive to improve the lives of those in need has led her to dedicate herself to service positions where she can interact with, and help, many people. She holds a particularly soft spot for the elderly.

Her outside interests are focused around dance, music, exercise, travel and spending quality time with family and friends. Working in Dr. Asher’s office has been her introduction to integrative medicine, alternative methods, and energy modalities.