Dr. Bentsianov completed his medical school training at Downstate Medical Center. He continued his clinical training at Downstate Medical Center/ Long Island College Hospital as an intern in General Surgery followed by a residency and chief residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He then went on to do a fellowship in Laryngology and Neurolaryngology at Columbia University/St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital-New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. After becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery he rejoined the faculty of SUNY Downstate in June 2003 as assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Director of the Division of Laryngology, Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Bentsianov’s clinical interests are centered on the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the larynx by various endoscopic, stroboscopic and electromyographic techniques, as well as laryngeal framework surgery. His research interests include neurologic disorders of the larynx, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing disorders, and development of a voice laboratory and professional voice center.