Margo McKenna Benoit, M.D.

Margo McKenna Benoit, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 629
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

An assistant professor in Otolaryngology at the University's School of Medicine, 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.

Awards & Honors (National)

AAO/HNS Annual Meeting Travel Award 2009
AAO/HNS Washington Advocacy Conference Travel Award 2007
Howard Hughes Research Fellowship | National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C. 2000 - 2001

Awards & Honors (Local)

Yellen Young Investigator Award | Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary 2010
Dean's Letter of Commendation, University at Buffalo School of Medicine 1998 - 1999
Dean's List, Cornell University 1994 - 1998

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

McKenna Benoit M; Fink DS; Brigger MT; and Keamy DG. "Lobular Capillary Hemangioma of the Nasal Cavity in a 5-Year Old Boy". Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2010; 142(2): 290-291.
McKenna Benoit M.; North P.E.; McKenna M.J.; Mihm M.C.; Johnson M.M.; and Cunningham M.J. "Facial Nerve Hemangiomas: Vascular tumors or malformations?". Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2010; 142(1): 108-14.
McKenna Benoit M.; Lin FH.; Raij T.; Jaaskelainen I.; and Stufflebeam, S. "Multisensory cortical activity is correlated with audiovisual percepts". Human Brain Mapping. 2010; 31(4): 526-38.
McKenna Benoit M.; Handzel O.; McKenna M.J.; and Deschler D.G. "A 42-year-old man with facial nerve weakness and a history of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma." Otology Neurotology. 2010; 31(7): 1157-9.
McKenna Benoit M.; Silvera M.; Jones D.; McGill T.; and Rahbar R. "Image Guidance Systems for Minimally Invasive Sinus and Skull Base Surgery in Children". International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology. 2009; 73(10): 1452-7.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology


MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2003
BA | Biology | Cornell University1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children's Hospital Boston07/01/2010 - 7/1/2012
Residency in Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary07/01/2004 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004