Babak Sadoughi, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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Personal Statement

The focus of my clinical practice is on the surgical management of complex voice, throat, and upper airway disorders. I strive to ensure outstanding outcomes and the highest level of patient satisfaction, by relying on scientific evidence and state-of-the-art disease management approaches. Empathetic patient advocacy and excellence in clinical care are at the core of my practice philosophy.

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Biographical Info

Dr. Babak Sadoughi is a nationally known specialist of voice disorders. He is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an Assistant Attending Otolaryngologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

A fellowship-trained laryngologist serving as a full-time faculty member at the Sean Parker Institute or the Voice, Dr. Sadoughi has advanced expertise in the care of all disorders of the larynx (“voice box”), encompassing voice medicine and surgery for professional vocal performers, treatment of benign, malignant and paralytic diseases of the larynx, voice restoration after injury or surgery, and airway and swallowing rehabilitation surgery. He also specializes in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of adult otolaryngologic and head and neck diseases.


Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Sadoughi was the Director of Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Restoration services at Beth Israel Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also a former faculty member of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.


Dr. Sadoughi grew up in Paris, France and graduated summa cum laude from the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine of Sorbonne University. His postgraduate training in otolaryngology began at the Paris-Descartes University, with a special emphasis on head and neck surgical oncology. After relocating to the United States, Dr. Sadoughi completed residency training in otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also served for several years as a Research Associate and Project Coordinator for the Montefiore Otolaryngology Surgical Simulation Center. He subsequently pursued fellowship training in Laryngology and Neurolaryngology at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Blitzer.


Dr. Sadoughi is an active clinician, educator and researcher, has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters, and has presented his scholarly work nationally and internationally. His clinical and research interests include organ preservation in laryngeal cancer, care of the professional voice, minimally invasive surgery of the larynx, and neural modulation of laryngeal function. He is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including the Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service, awarded to him by the graduate otolaryngology staff of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sadoughi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the American Laryngological Association, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the Triological Society.

Honors and Awards


First Place Resident Research Award

“Practical Anatomic Concepts in Surgical Preauricular Pit Management: A Case Series”

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York



First Place Resident Research Award

“Objective Screening of Surgical Skills: The End of Self-Selection for Surgeons?”

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York



Chief Resident of the Year

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York



First Place, Annual Laryngology Fellows Presentation

“Hoarseness evaluation: a transatlantic survey of laryngeal experts”

New York Laryngological Society, New York, New York



Maxwell Abramson Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service

Combined Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University/Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology
Clinical Expertise
Voice and Vocal Cord Disorders
Throat and Voice Problems
Larynx Surgery
Larynx Cancer
Laryngeal Dystonia
Otolaryngology Oncology
Airway Disorder
Airway Reconstruction
Swallowing Disorder
Salivary Gland Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland Surgery
Sinus Surgery
Voice and Vocal Cord Surgery
Voice Evaluation
Voice Assessment Using Voice Analysis Equipment
Voice Assessment Using Computer
Voice Assessment Using Audiovisual Equipment
Voice Assessment Using Aerodynamic Function Equipment
Voice Assessment
Hoarse Voice Quality
Abnormal Voice
Voice Symptom
Voice Hoarseness
Voice Disturbance
Voice Disorder Due to Transsexualism
Voice Disorder
Voice Resonance Disorder
Voice Complaint
Otolaryngology Surgery
Otolaryngology Consultation
Otolaryngology Procedure Using Carbon Dioxide Laser
Otolaryngology Procedure Using CO2 Laser
Laryngeal Cancer
Laryngeal Carcinoma
Laryngeal Cyst
Laryngeal Disease
Laryngeal Granuloma
Laryngeal Nodule
Laryngeal Reinnervation By Neuromuscular Pedicle
Laryngeal Polypectomy
Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
Laryngectomy Using Laser
Vocal Cord Anomaly
Vocal Cord Bowing
Vocal Cord Cancer
Vocal Cord Contact Ulcer
Vocal Cord Cyst
Vocal Cord Disease
Vocal Cord Edema
Vocal Cord Granuloma
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal Cord Leukoplakia
Vocal Cord Mass
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Nodules
Vocal Cord Palsy
Vocal Cord Paralysis
Vocal Cord Polyp
Vocal Cord Paralysis Syndrome
Vocal Fold Cyst
Vocal Fold Dysfunction
Vocal Cord Injection, Laryngoscopic
Bilateral Vocal Cord Operation
Augmentation, Vocal Cord
Biopsy, Vocal Cord
Cordectomy, Vocal Cord
Cordotomy, Vocal Cord
Excision, Vocal Cord, Using CO2 Laser
Examination, Vocal Cord, Laryngoscopic
Excision, Vocal Cord
  • M.D.
    Faculty of Medicine Saint-Antoine, Pierre et Marie Curie University (France)
  • M.Sc.
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI (France)
  • Associate Attending Otolaryngologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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