Charles I. Highstein M.D. spent his formative years in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, then returned to Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland Medical School. He received his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. It was at Johns Hopkins that Dr. Highstein became one of the first surgeons in the country to be trained in modern endoscopic sinus surgery and surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. After a one year stint on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Highstein moved to Central New Jersey in 1985, and he started his own private practice in 1987. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Highstein has maintained a continuing relationship with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and St. Peter’s University Hospital. He has been a regular lecturer at the Rutgers Student Health Center and the Maxillofacial Pain Department at the UMDNJ Dental School. Like both of his partners, Dr. Highstein is also involved in teaching medical students from Rutgers Medical School.
In his medical/surgical practice, Dr. Highstein has strived to provide the best in general adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat care, with an emphasis on endoscopic sinus surgery, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, and surgery of the salivary and thyroid glands. He treats a wide age range of patients, from newborns to seniors of very advanced age, and has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly as one of the state's "Top Doctors" multiple years over multiple decades.