About Yael Emilie Bensoussan MD

Yael Emilie Bensoussan MD

Otolaryngology, Laryngology
USF Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Yael Emilie Bensoussan MD

Dr. Yael Bensoussan is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and a fellowship-trained laryngologist with advanced expertise in voice, swallowing and upper airway evaluation and treatment. She is also an avid proponent of multidisciplinary care and has led multiple patient-education initiatives around tracheostomy care.

Prior to joining USF Health, she completed her medical school at the University of Montreal and her surgical residency training at the University of Toronto, Canada. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Laryngology (voice, airway and swallowing disorders) at the University of Southern California. Dr. Bensoussan’s background also includes a degree in Speech Pathology and a prior career in music, which has led her to her passion for the voice and for laryngeal disorders.

While completing her clinical fellowship, she also obtained her Master of Science (MSc) in System Leadership and Innovations and the Institute of Health Policy, Evaluation and Management at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she worked on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the laryngology field. She is developing an expertise in integration of AI to the field of voice research and is involved in many projects of healthcare digitization and data-driven care. Passionate about optimization of health systems efficiency and algorithms of care, she is building bridges with multiple partners to integrate technology to optimize the quality of care provided to her patients.

Dr. Bensoussan has served on the Voice Committee of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), and was awarded the Young Faculty/ Practitioner Award of the ALA in 2021 for her research work on AI and gender-affirming voice care.


USF Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Address: 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Phone: (813) 821-8012
Fax: (813) 821-9702




University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Graduate, Science, Masters, 2021

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Fellowship, Otorhinolaryngology, 2021

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Internship, Otolaryngology, 2019

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Residency, Otolaryngology, 2019

Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Medical School, MD, 2014

Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Under Graduate, Speech Language Pathologist, Bachelor, 2010