Babak Sadoughi, MD, FACS
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
< Back to Search Results

Babak Sadoughi, MD, FACS

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Profile Photo of Babak Sadoughi, MD, FACS
Accepts New Patients
Video Visit Icon Video Visits Available
Gender: Male
Language: English, French, Farsi, German


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.

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 and Expertise


  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngologist
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngologist


  • Voice and Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Throat and Voice Problems
  • Laryngology
  • Larynx Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Otolaryngology Oncology
  • Airway Disorder
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Laryngologist
  • 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
  • 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


Dr. Babak Sadoughi is a nationally known specialist of voice disorders. He is the James A. Moore Clinical Scholar in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as well as 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

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 and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Education and 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


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

Patient Forms

Patient Forms

News and Media


External Relationships

External Relationships

Relationships and collaborations with for-profit and not-for profit organizations are of vital importance to our faculty because these exchanges of scientific information foster innovation. As experts in their fields, WCM physicians and scientists are sought after by many organizations to consult and educate. WCM and its faculty make this information available to the public, thus creating a transparent environment.

No External Relationships Reported