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Margo M. Benoit, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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Patient Care Settings

Otolaryngology, Pediatrics


Professional Background

As an associate professor in Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at the University's School of Medicine, and Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dr. Benoit specializes in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology. She has special interests in hearing loss in children and pediatric airway problems. She comes to the University of Rochester from Boston, where she sought specialty training in pediatric disorders of the ear, nose, and throat at the Children's Hospital Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Prior to this, she completed an internship in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and residency in the Harvard combined otolaryngology program. Dr. Benoit is originally from Western New York and received her doctorate from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a neuroscience concentration from Cornell University.



  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology


BA | Cornell University

MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 7/1/2012
Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital Boston - Harvard University

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2010
Residency in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary - Harvard University

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital

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AAMC Leadership and Management Foundations Course Delegate
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

ASPO Second Prize, Basic Science Poster Presentation
Sponsor: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

URMC Otolaryngology Annual Resident Teaching Award

AAMC Early Career Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Delegate
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

Yellen Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

AAO/HNS Annual Meeting Travel Award

AAO/HNS Washington Advocacy Conference Travel Award

2000 - 2001
Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
Location: National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.

1998 - 1999
Dean's Letter of Commendation, University at Buffalo School of Medicine

1994 - 1998
Dean's List, Cornell University

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Journal Articles

Faria J, Solverson M, Faria M, Benoit M, McCormick M. "Potential Cytochrome P450 Drug-Drug Interactions among Pediatric Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy." Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.. 2019 Jan 0; 160(1):145-149. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

McKenna Benoit M, Orlando M, Henry K, Allen P. "Amplitude Modulation Detection in Children with a History of Temporary Conductive Hearing Loss Remains Impaired for Years After Restoration of Normal Hearing." Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology : JARO.. 2018 Oct 17; Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Walker RD, Messing S, Rosen-Carole C, McKenna Benoit M. "Defining Tip-Frenulum Length for Ankyloglossia and Its Impact on Breastfeeding: A Prospective Cohort Study." Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.. 2018 Apr 0; 13(3):204-210. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Identification of hearing loss in infants and children
Book Title: Medlink Neurology
Author List: Wong, S.; Benoit, M.; Schor, N.
Published By: Medlink Corporation 2014 in San Diego

Chapter Title: Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx and Trachea
Book Title: Pediatric Otolaryngology, 2nd Edition
Author List: Margo McKenna Benoit and Roger C. Nuss
Edited By: Wetmore, McGill, and Muntz
Published By: Thieme 2011 in New York