Patient Care

Otolaryngology Department Welcomes Three to Faculty

Nov. 20, 2011
Margo Benoit, M.D.

The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology welcomes Margo Benoit, M.D., Sveta Karelsky, M.D., and Li-Xing Man, M.Sc., M.D., M.P.A., to its faculty.

Benoit is an assistant professor specializing in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology and one of only two pediatric otolaryngologists in the Rochester area. Benoit came to the University of Rochester from the Children’s Hospital Boston, where she trained in pediatric disorders of the ear, nose and throat.

Originally from western New York, Benoit earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and her medical degree from the University of Buffalo. She completed an internship in general surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a residency in Harvard Medical School’s combined otolaryngology program.

Sveta Karelsky, M.D.

In addition to providing patient care, Benoit’s research interests are in functional MRI and hearing loss. She was awarded a Howard Hughes fellowship to study these techniques at the National Institutes of Health and, during her residency, received a grant at Harvard’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to study the neuro-circuitry of auditory and visual speech processing. Her research work has been published in leading academic and clinical journals.

Karelsky is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology providing a wide range of ear, nose and throat services to adults and children. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Karelsky earned a degree in molecular and cell biology, publishing her research on short interfering R.N.A. in the journal Nature.

Karelsky holds a medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed her otolaryngology residency at URMC, where she received the resident research award and completed projects relating to quality of patient care between specialties.

Li-Xing Man, M.D.

Karelsky cares for patients primarily at Highland Hospital. Her academic interests include providing the highest level of patient care through improving hospital systems, education and communication.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is currently board-eligible in otolaryngology.

Man is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology and the only fellowship-trained rhinologist in the Rochester area. Specializing in sinus and nasal disease, Man’s areas of expertise include the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic sinusitis, sinonasal tumors, image-guided surgery, revision sinus surgery, endoscopic lacrimal and orbital surgery, CSF leak repair and minimally-invasive anterior skull base surgery.

A graduate of Princeton University, Man completed master’s degrees in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Topical Medicine, and in Public Administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Man earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and pursued fellowship training in rhinology at the Texas Sinus Institute, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Author of book chapters and scientific articles, Man’s research interests include the use of topical therapies to enhance the management of chronic sinus disease and the use of epidemiologic and clinical databases to improve patient outcomes in the treatment of sinus disease and environmental allergies.

For appointments with Benoit, Karelsky or Man, please call (585) 758-5700.