Trained in both Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Dr. Yagoda specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face (including nose, eyes, ears, brows, lips, cheeks, chin, and skin). Her unique integrative approach to beauty combines the best of topical skincare, ingestible supplements, and alternative holistic therapies with injections, laser treatments, and surgery to obtain the most natural and rejuvenating results. In Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat medicine and surgery), Dr. Yagoda sub-specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of sinus disease, and in Laryngology, she focuses on the care of the professional voice, combining natural, prescription, and holistic treatments with cutting-edge surgical techniques.
As an internationally recognized expert in care of the professional voice, Dr. Yagoda treats entertainers on-and off-Broadway: performers of the New York City and Metropolitan Operas, screen actors, cabaret, rock, jazz, pop, rap, and gospel singers, disc jockeys, radio and television announcers, and public speakers. Highly regarded by the New York Singing Teachers’ Association as one of the most comprehensive voice specialists in New York, Dr. Yagoda has authored “The Professional Voice: Steps Towards Good Vocal Health,” and the column, “Whatever You Do, Don’t Whisper” in Standby, the newsletter of AFTRA.
Dr. Yagoda received her medical degree magna cum laude from the six-year combined B.A.-M.D. program at Boston University. She completed two years of general surgical training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Her subsequent four-year residency included two years as Chief Resident and six months as Fellow in Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, she is on staff as Associate Adjunct Attending and Clinical Instructor at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
Dr. Yagoda is an inventor and CEO of Opus Skincare, LLC, where she co-created BeautyScoop, a patented beauty supplement. Additionally, she serves on the Committees of Women in Facial Plastic Surgery and Face-to-Face: the Domestic Violence Project, where she provides complimentary plastic surgery to survivors of domestic abuse. She is the Chairwoman of the Public Relations Committee of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been on the Medical Advisory Board for United Healthcare and Oxford Health Plans for more than a decade.