Dr. William Drake

Dr. William Drake


A board-certified otolaryngologist and respected surgeon, Dr. William Drake is honored to be named a New Jersey Monthly Top Doctor since 2002 by his colleagues.
Known throughout the region for expertise in treating complex nasal and sinus disorders, Dr. Drake utilizes the latest techniques in endoscopic sinus surgery, including image-guided surgery.  He also specializes in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid and parotid glands, employing minimally invasive procedures for both benign and malignant tumors.

Dr. Drake has been in practice since 1994 having completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. Drake focuses on delivering expert care, allocating a generous amount of time discussing medical and surgical issues with each patient.  After twenty years of practice, Dr. Drake’s mission remains constant: providing empathetic, compassionate care for his patients.  “I still love what I do,” he says.

Dr. Drake is the previous chairman of the Otolaryngology Department at Overlook Hospital and is the senior managing partner of The Center for Ambulatory Surgery, located in Mountainside, NJ.

Dr. Drake trained at the following prestigious institutions:

  • New Jersey Medical School at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • General Surgery Internship at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center

He is Board Certified in:

  • Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Awards & Commendations

  • Voted Top Cancer Doctor for the Tristate Area, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 1997 – present
  • Top Doctors New York Metropolitan Area, New York Magazine, 2002 – present
  • New Jersey’s Top Doctors, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2002 – present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School)
  • Academic Scholarship (UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School)
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (College of the Holy Cross)
  • CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award (College of the Holy Cross)
  • Academic Scholarship (College of the Holy Cross)

Hospital Privileges

  • Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Union County Medical Society