Language: English, French, Farsi, German
Gender: Male
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Voice Disorders & Laryngology
240 East 59th Street , 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(646) 962-SING(7464)

Personal Statement

I strive to ensure excellent outcomes and the highest level of patient satisfaction, by relying on the best available evidence and state-of-the-art approaches, techniques and tools. Empathetic guidance, patient advocacy and clinical excellence are at the core of my practice philosophy. I attempt to apply the same principles in my research and physician education activities, with two fundamental goals: improving current medical and surgical practices, and defining tomorrow’s standards of care.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Sadoughi as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.  Thank you.

Specialties & Expertise


  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Laryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  • Voice and Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Throat and Voice Problems
  • Larynx Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Airway Disorder
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Assistant Attending Otolaryngologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

James A. Moore Clinical Scholar in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine Saint-Antoine, Pierre et Marie Curie University (France), 2004
  • M.Sc., Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI (France), 1998

Honors & 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


Dr. Babak Sadoughi is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College and an attending laryngologist at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice. He is a fellowship-trained otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, with advanced expertise in the care of laryngeal disorders, encompassing voice medicine and surgery for performers, treatment of benign diseases and malignant tumors of the larynx, voice restoration, and airway and swallowing rehabilitation surgery. Dr. Sadoughi also specializes in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of adult head and neck conditions. Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College, he 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 also served as a member of the faculty 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 and conservation surgery of the larynx. 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 a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Laryngological Association, the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Dr. Sadoughi is an active clinician, educator and researcher, has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters, and has presented his work extensively at local, regional and national conferences. His clinical and research interests include minimally invasive surgery of the larynx, organ preservation in laryngeal cancer, the care of the professional and performing voice, and neural modulation of laryngeal function.