WNY ENT Welcomes Dr. David Lafferty, One of the Area’s Only Otologists, to the Practice

Western New York Ear, Nose & Throat (WNY ENT) is very pleased to announce the addition of a new physician with a unique subspecialty to its growing practice.  David Lafferty, DO has joined the WNY ENT team.

Dr. Lafferty is a board certified otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist), who has subspeciality fellowship training in otology – the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and complex ear conditions.    Dr. Lafferty is one of the only otologists currently practicing in Western New York.  He joins Dr. Raymond Paolini, Dr. Michael Cipolla, Dr. Natalka Stachiw and Dr. Heather Crabtree at WNY’s premier provider of ear, nose and throat care.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Lafferty received his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY.  He had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Buffalo.

He completed his residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and most recently completed the Delaware Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, DE.

“I’m very excited to join the Western New York Ear, Nose & Throat team,” Dr. Lafferty said.  “It’s an outstanding group of dedicated and talented professionals who are providing the very best ENT care to the people of Western New York.  I’m also excited to be coming home to Western New York.”

Dr. Lafferty treats patients of all ages for all ear, nose and throat related conditions, but his subspecialty in otology makes him uniquely qualified to also treat patients with hearing loss and other complex ear problems, including those best treated surgically, such as cochlear implants to address hearing loss in patients young and old alike.  Prior to Dr. Lafferty’s return to Western New York, many patients with these conditions needed to travel to Rochester, NY to see an otologist.

Dr. Lafferty is accepting new patients, which he will be seeing at WNY ENT’s office(s) in Orchard Park,  Williamsville and Lockport.

“Dr. Lafferty is a wonderful addition to our team here at Western New York Ear, Nose and Throat,” said Dr. Michael Cipolla.  “We’re committed to making superior ENT care available to more and more patients across this area, and Dr. Lafferty will play a major role in helping us do that.  As one of this area’s only otologists, Dr. Lafferty will become a “go to” physician for patients with hearing loss or other complex conditions of the ear.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lafferty or any of the physicians at WNY ENT call (716) 675-5711.


Thursday, January 18 2024:  All locations will be OPEN regular business hours.

All Western New York Ear Nose & Throat locations will be closed on Monday 4/8/2024 after 1 PM for the solar eclipse.