Sara Abu-Ghanem, MD MMedSc

Maimonides Physician


Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat/ENT


English, Hebrew, Arabic

About Me

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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat/ENT
  • Swallow Center Specialist

Conditions Treated

  • Swallowing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Larynx
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Zenker and Upper Esophageal Sphincter Dysfunction
  • Vocal Tremor and Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Hypersensitive Larynx- Chronic Cough
  • Paradoxical VF Movement


  • Vocal Fold Injection: (1) Augmentation (2) Steroids (3) Botox
  • Vocal Fold Surgery: +/- KTP/CO2 Laser Treatment for Benign and Malignant Pathologies


Medical Degree

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School, Israel


Stanford University School of Medicine; New York University School of Medicine


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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