Boris Bentsianov, MD, FAAO
Dr Bentsianov Graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical School as a member of AOA honor society and with distinction in Research in 1997. He then graduated from the Downstate Otolaryngology Program and then completed his fellowship in Laryngology/Neurolaryngology at Columbia University in 2003. Dr. Bentsianov then successfully earned his Board degree in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery and joined as a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Bentsianov is now an Asst. Professor of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate and the Director of division of Laryngology at SUNY/LICH and the Brooklyn VA hospital. Dr. Bentsianov continues his teaching of medical students and residents, as well as his commitment to his private office patients.
Gabby Khidoyatov, RN – Clinical Director
Gabby Khodoyatov graduated from Tashkent Medical School with an MD degree in 1996. After working in Russia as a Pediatric physician for 7 years she immigrated to the USA in 2004. Gabby began working in our office shortly thereafter as a Nurse aid while pursuing her nursing Degree at Columbia University. She completed her Nursing Degree in 2006 and was promoted to Director of Clinical Services functioning as a liaison for patients in coordinating the navigating patients through their clinical care. She is fluent in Russian, Uzbek, and English and is uniformly praised by our patients for her attention to detail and tireless efforts in ensuring completion of their course of therapy.
Katherine Hsiung, ANP-C
Katherine Hsiung Graduated summa cum laude from Adelphi University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. While working as an ER nurse at a level one trauma center for several years, she simultaneously pursued her Masters Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing at Stony Brook University. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and is an active member of the Society of Physicians Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (SPAO-HNS). Prior to joining our office, she worked as a nurse practitioner, specializing in otolaryngology in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, and is currently learning Russian. Her areas of expertise include management of chronic sinusitis, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, acute and chronic ear disorders, hearing loss and balance disorders, and voice and swallowing disorders. She takes the time to fully explain her treatment plan and address any concerns the patient may have. With years of experience in the medical field and having worked with a diverse range of patient populations, she is committed to creating individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
Rufina Eframi, Au.D, CCC-A
Dr. Rufina Eframi, Au.D, CCC-A is a New York State Licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Dr. Eframi received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language and Hearing sciences from St. John’s University. She received her Doctorate from the Long Island Au.D. Consortium, which is comprised of St. John’s, Adelphi and Hofstra Universities. She completed extensive clinical rotations at Staten Island University Hospital-Northwell Health, Lexington School for the Deaf and the Center for Hearing and Communication. In addition, she completed her clinical residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center-University Physicians of Brooklyn. Dr. Eframi’s area of expertise include adult and pediatric comprehensive audiological evaluations, vestibular assessment, electrophysiological testing, aural rehabilitation, hearing aid evaluations and fittings
Rose German, RPA-C
Rose German, RPA-C is a physician assistant specializing in otolaryngology. She graduated from St. Petersburg Medical School of Pediatrics and then completed her Bachelor of Science as well as physician assistant certification at St. John’s University. Rose German has 17 years of experience in the medical field, including internal medicine, gastroenterology, pulmonology and allergy. As a part of our ENT team she is dedicated to providing best quality culturally responsive care to our patient population. Rose is fluent in Russian, English, Spanish and Lithuanian.
Yuliya Cherlenyuk RPA-C
Yuliya Cherlenyuk, RPA-C has successfully graduated Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Nutrition sciences as a member of Summa Cum Laude Honor Society in 2012. She subsequently graduated from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center Physician Assistant program with honors, successfully earning her board certification as a Physician Assistant in New York State. She is an active member of American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified in BLS, ACLS and PALS. She has since practiced as a General Surgery Physician Assistant at Staten Island University Hospital prior to joining Otolaryngology specialty. She brings her clinical and surgical expertise along with her vast medical knowledge to provide an outstanding care to her patients.