Sara Abu-Ghanem, MD, MMedSc

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, SUNY Downstate Laryngology and General Otolaryngology

Sara Abu-Ghanem MD MMedSc is an otolaryngologist (ENT) with expertise in voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She obtained Bachelor of Science, Master of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology, and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She received her residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center affiliated with Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School, Israel. She completed two years of clinical fellowship in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology at Stanford University School of Medicine (California, USA) and New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA).

Dr. Abu-Ghanem has recently joined Downstate Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Abu-Ghanem has published numerous scientific articles and is active in research and medical education.

As a laryngologist, her clinical interests include the care of professional voice users; phonomicrosurgery; vocal fold paralysis; laryngeal movement disorders (Neurolaryngology); laser surgery for laryngeal cancer; recurrent respiratory papillomatosis; airway and swallowing disorders; rehabilitation after total laryngectomy; and the treatment of chronic cough.

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