Sveta Karelsky, M.D.

Sveta Karelsky, M.D.

Contact Information

University Otolaryngology Associates
Professional Office Building at Highland Hospital
990 South Avenue, Suite 207
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

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  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Professional Bio

Dr. Karelsky is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Karelsky is a native of Russia who has lived in the United States since childhood. She was undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a BA in molecular and cell biology. Her seminal undergraduate research work on short interfering RNA was published in the journal Nature. She subsequently completed medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and has recently graduated from the otolaryngology program at the University of Rochester. Dr. Karelsky practices primarily at Highland Hospital and provides a wide range of ear, nose and throat services to both children and adults. Her academic interests include improving patient care through improving hospital systems, education and communication.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Annual Research Award | University of Rochester 2009

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Otolaryngology (SMD) - Primary


Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology


MD | Medicine | Vanderbilt Univ Sch Medicine2006
BA | Cell and Molecular Biology | University of California -- Berkeley2001

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Internship in General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2006 - 07/01/2007
Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2006 - 06/24/2011