Meet Our Team

Affability, availability, ability.

Michael J. Kortbus, MD, FACS

Dr. Kortbus grew up in New York, and received his education at private schools in New England, including Tufts University School of Medicine. He was trained by leaders in the field of Otolaryngology at New York University Medical Center (NYU), Bellevue Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. He was also commended and respected by many as a clinical instructor during his time in the city.

After securing the highly competitive “ENT” residency at NYU, Dr. Kortbus was pleased to find that training and practice in this field included interaction with nearly every other medical specialty. While many believe ENT’s to be highly specialized, these doctors actually deal with problems that border on everything from dermatology to dentistry, from neurosurgery to acupuncture.

Dr. Kortbus chose Otolaryngology for several reasons. While in medical school, he noticed the happiest doctors were the ENT’s – a good reason to be intrigued. Also, as a young sufferer of allergies and tinnitus himself, he visited with these doctors. He was drawn to many aspects of the field – the doctors use the latest technology, such as microscopes and telescopes; perform surgery and manual techniques for care; have patients of all ages and genders; care for both chronic and acute problems; and are trusted with the most complex anatomy of the body: the head and neck.

When Dr. Kortbus is out of the office, his number one priority is spending time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys the outdoors, sports of nearly any variety, reading, travel and physical fitness – but not necessarily in that order!

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Post Graduate Training
New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA: MD degree 1997-2001
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH: BA, biology degree
Magna cum laude
Certificate, German Language and Culture
Board Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology 2008
American Academy of Otolaryngology Resident Award 2003
Minnie and Joseph Kirsner Prize 2001
An award for the graduating medical student who “epitomizes what it means to be a complete physician”
Tufts University School of Medicine, Award for Excellence 2001
Biology Department Award, Highest Grade Point Average 1997
German Consulate Certificate, Highest Achievement 1997
Dean’s List of Honors, all semesters 1993-1997
Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society 1996
Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society 1996
Saint Anselm College Academic Merit Scholarship 1996-1997
Regional Rep, NY Society for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2011
Fellow, American College of Surgeons 2009
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2002
Academy Service
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Sleep Disorders Committee 2009 –
Hospital Service
Director, Otolaryngology Service, CMH 2012
Surgical Services Committee, CMH 2012

“My passion for providing quality health care is driven by a strong connection to my patients and community. Running a private practice gives me the freedom to build and maintain those relationships through more responsive and interactive processes. By offering personalized services and high-tech capabilities, I’m able to provide the trusted and comprehensive care my patients deserve.”

Our Staff

Dedicated to providing superior care, our staff at Hudson ENT staff maintains the utmost respect and privacy for all aspects of our patients’ medical needs. With efficiency, clarity and a smile, we provide both progressive treatment and peace of mind.

Dr. Maureen Lynch-Rinaldi – Audiologist

Krystyn – Medical Assistant

Amy – Medical Assistant

Jessica – Receptionist

Kate – Office Manager