Dr. Joshua Light is a double board certified physician in Otolaryngology. Dr. Light received his ENT training at NYU Medical Center. His subspecialty focus includes the medical and surgical treatment of ear disease, for which he received fellowship training at the Ear Research Foundation.
As a Neurotologist, he provides both medical and surgical care for adults with diseases affecting the ears, facial nerves and the base of the skull, as well as evaluating other head and neck issues.
Meniere’s disease is one of the specialties Dr. Light is sought after for. He uses his years of expertise to guide patients according to their specific symptoms.
There are a numerous in-office and out-patient procedures that Dr. Light specializes in for the ear including:
Dr. Joshua Light specializes in the area of Sinus and Allergy treatment, and is a nationally recognized expert in minimally invasive office techniques for managing chronic sinus problems with balloon dilation. He is a consultant on new medical devices for sinus surgery, and is a research investigator conducting clinical trials ongoing. In addition, Dr. Light has a second board certification in Sleep Medicine. This includes treatment of sleep disorders such as snoring, sleep apnea, and insomnia.
Light ENT areas of expertise include:
- Balloon Sinuplasty and In-office Sinus Procedures
- Otology and Neurotology (disorders of the ear)
- Allergy Testing and Desensitization Shots
- Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy Surgery
- Hearing Loss, Dizziness, and Vertigo
- Management of Meniere’s Disease, Tinnitus, and Acoustic Neuromas
- Hearing Amplification Devices (Hearing Aids)
- Cochlear and other implantable hearing aid devices
- Chronic Sinusitis and Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
05/2005 – Present Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Fl., P.A.
01/2005 –2002 Palm Beach Ear, Nose and Throat, P.A.
Otology/Neurotology, General Otolaryngology
08/1993 – 07/1996 Medical Doctorate
University of Miami School of Medicine
08/1992 – 07/1993 Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA
(transferred after 1st year)
08/1988 – 07/1992 Bachelor of Arts – Biology
New York City, New York
08/2001 – 072002 Fellowship in Otology/Neurotology
Herbert Silverstein, M.D.
Florida Ear and Sinus Center
08/1997 –07/ 2001 Resident – Department of Otolaryngology
New York University Medical Center
New York City, NY
08/1996 – 07/1997 Intern – Department of Surgery
New York University Medical Center
1996 Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
1992 Graduated Cum Laude Yeshiva University
2002 American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2000 State of Florida Medical License #ME81501
1997 – Present American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head
and Neck Surgery
1996 – Present American Medical Association
RESEARCH STUDIES / CLINICAL TRIALS
2015 Eustachian Tube Dilation Study
2015 Bruxism and Sleep Study
2014 /2015 Tinnitus Study
2014/2015 TMJ and Bruxism Study
2014/2015 Allergy Studies
2014/2015 Meniere’s Disease Study
2013/2014 Acute Bacterial Otitis Externa Study
2012 Balloon Sinuplasty Study
PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS
Silverstein H, Light JP, Jackson LE, Rosenberg SI: Dexamethasone perfusion for the treatment of sudden deafness. AAO-HNSF Fall Meeting. September 24, 2002. San Diego, CA.
Light JP, Silverstein H, Jackson LE: Gentamicin Perfusion- vestibular response and hearing loss. American Neurotology Society Annual Meeting. May 11, 2002. Boca Raton, FL.
Silverstein H, Light JP, Jackson LE, Rosenberg SI, Thompson JH: Direct application of dexamethasone for the treatment of chronic eustachian tube dysfunction. Florida ENT Society. November 2001. Orlando, FL.
Light JP, Roland JT, Fishman A, Cohen NL, Miller DC: Atypical and Low Grade Malignant Vestibular Schwannomas: The Clinical Implications of Proliferative Activity. American Neurotology Society Annual Meeting. May 13, 2000. Orlando, FL.
Giacchi RJ, Lebowitz RA, Yee H, Light JP: Histopathologic Evaluation of the Ethmoid Bone in Chronic Sinusitis. American Rhinologic Society. May 14, 2000. Orlando, FL.
Light JP: The Clinical Applications of Otoacoustic Emissions. New York University Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds. June 21, 1999
Light JP, Roland JT, Fishman A, Cohen NL: Malignant Acoustic Neuroma – Histopathology and Clinical Implications. The North American Skull Base Society Meeting. May 31, 1999. Chicago, IL.
Waltzman SB, Light JP, Shapiro WH, Roland JT, Cohen NL: The Stability and Utility of Neural Response Telemetry (NRT) in Children using the Nucleus CI24M Cochlear Implant: Preliminary Findings. The American Neurotology Society Annual Spring Meeting. April 25, 1999. Palm Desert, CA.
Liu E, Lebowitz RA, Jacobs JB, Light JP, Tierno P: The Bacteriology of Chronic Sinusitis- Results Using a Novel Culture Device. The American Rhinologic Society Spring Meeting. April 25, 1999. Palm Desert, CA.
Light JP, Waltzman SB, Shapiro WH, Roland JT, Cohen NL: The Temporal Variation of Neural Response Telemetry and Electrical Impedance in a Multichannel Cochlear Implant. The New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Meeting. April 15, 1999. New York, NY.
Light JP, Lebowitz RA: Metastasis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma to the Percutaneous Gastrostomy Site. The Triological Society Eastern Section Meeting. January 30, 1999. Providence, RI.
Light JP, Soderberg PG, Lofgren S: Morphometry of Lens Epithelium After In Vivo Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation in the 300nm Wavelength Region. The Eastern Student Research Forum. May 15, 1994. Miami, FL.
Silverstein H, Jackson LE, Light JP: Vestibular Neurectomy. In: Jackler RK, Brackmann D, editors. Neurotology, 2nd edition. New York: Harcourt Publishers; 2002
Light JP, Silverstein H, Jackson LE: Gentamicin Perfusion- Vestibular Response and Hearing Loss. Otol Neurotol 2003 March; 24(2): 294-298.
Silverstein H, Light JP, Jackson LE, Rosenberg SI, Thompson JH: Direct Application of Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. ENT J 2003 Jan; 82(1): 28-32.
Jackson L, Light JP, Silverstein H: Implantable Hearing Aids. In: Silverstein H, Rosenberg S, Jackson L, Poe D, editors. Minimally Invasive Otologic Surgery. New York: Delmar Publishers; 2002
Light JP, Roland JT, Fishman A, Cohen NL, Miller DC: Atypical and Low Grade Malignant Vestibular Schwannomas: The Clinical Implications of Proliferative Activity. Otol Neurotol 2001 Nov; 22(6): 922-7.
Light JP, Miller P: Digital Photography in Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg 1999; 15(2): 111-7
Silverstein H, Light JP: Meniere’s Disease: Pathology, Natural History, and Treatment. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; Orlando, Fl. September 2003
Silverstein H, Light JP: Expanding Office Otologic Surgery: Implantable Hearing Aids, Otoendoscopy, Perfusion Techniques. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL. September 2003
Silverstein H, Light JP: New Advances in Stapes Surgery. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL. September 2003
Light JP, Silverstein H.
“Transtympanic perfusion: indications and limitations.”
Curr Opin Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. 2004 Oct;12(5):378-83. Review.
Light JP, Silverstein H, Jackson LE.
“Gentamicin perfusion vestibular response and hearing loss.”
Otology Neurotology Journal 2003 Mar;24(2):294-8.
Silverstein H, Light JP, Jackson LE, Rosenberg SI, Thompson JH Jr.
“Direct application of dexamethasone for the treatment of chronic eustachian tube dysfunction.”
Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2003 Jan;82(1):28-32.
Dr. Light has been in private practice in Palm Beach County since 2002. He is currently on staff at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center.