Yael Raz MD

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Faculty profile
  • Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (541 Ratings, 201 Comments)


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Balance/Vestibular Disorders
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery
  • Tinnitus


  • B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts 1989
  • M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles California 1995
  • Residency:

    • Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship:

    • Johns Hopkins University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology Subspecialty


Dr. Raz completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and her medical training at UCLA School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery as well as a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been extensively involved in basic science and clinic research during her training and early career at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Raz relocated to Portland over the summer of 2016 to join the Otology Division. Dr. Raz's clinical interest focuses on surgical rehabilitation of hearing.  In her free time, Dr. Raz looks forward to exploring the gardens, food scene and nature trails of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids and one giant dog.


  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Neurotology Society, Triological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (541 Ratings, 201 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Absolutely fabulous experience. Absolutely fabulous.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr Raz was very kind and caring

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Dr. Raz is a caring professional. She spent necessary time and clearly discussed appropriate topics.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Very considerate staff and ease of scheduling appointments.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    I saw two doctors, dr scott and dr raz. They were very thorough in the examination. Dr raz explained everthing in plain terms and appeared knowledgeable about my disease.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Very positive.When the Dr. interrupted me the fourth time, presuming incorrectly for the second time what I was asking, I said “May I finish?”. When I was allowed to complete my question the Dr. then answered what I was actually asking about. At best, from my perspective, this is presumptuous- at worst it is rude and displays a lack of receptiveness on the part of the Dr. to the patients wants and needs. Although I understand the pressures of needing to “turn product” I don’t believe expediting the appointment by making incorrect presumptions should be the mechanism to achieve it.In closing the appointment the Dr. was warm and apologized for the event.I am a fan of the scribe process.Please bear in mind that I would recommend this Dr.- but in doing so I would educate my referral as to this interpersonal dynamic.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Very professional and personal

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Very personable knowledgeable doctor

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Pleasant experience. Very professional and felt she was extremely competent

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Dr. Raz listened very extensively. I greatly enjoyed her discussion and incorporating me in the plan of care and hope to follow up with her soon.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    It was good. I want to learn how to use my chart so I do not have to ask so many questions in the limited amount of time she has during the exam.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Dr Raz and her staff always take good care of their patients.

  • Oct 09, 2019

    Dr. Raz was very pleasant, personable, knowledgeable and willing to help me understand options. I appreciate having a provider who is friendly and smart.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    She doesn’t seem to be in a hurry and answers my questions she made a recommendation but didn’t pressure me about it

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Hi, I was very impressed with the doctor if she knew what she was doing, and she went right out it and prescribe what she needed to do. And so I was pleased. Thank you.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Dr. Raz was very thought in her exam. She was friendly, calm, and very confident.We felt we were in the hands of someone that knew what she was doing. Very happy with her positive attitude and knowledge.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Raz was very thorough in examining the problem with the hole behind my ear, and she answered every question my husband and I asked. She offered different options for solving this problem - and then agreed to let us have a little time to let it all sink in and to make some decisions. My appointment was scheduled only that morning, when I saw Dr. Jessica Eggleston, and she felt that my situation was "urgent". I cannot speak more highly of OHSU and Dr. Raz and Dr. Eggleston.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Really wonderful! Communication between pre-op staff and Dr Raz was remarkably efficient. Despite longer preop visit than anticipated, I was still able to see Dr Raz. All listened to my questions/concerns, answered fully and never, ever looked at their watches or gave the impression of having a gajillion things to attend to (which I know they did!). Hat off to you all! I feel well looked after. Thank you!

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  • Sep 13, 2019

    What can you say you can't beat awesome

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Everyone was helpful the experience was good Thank you

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I didn't have an appointment with her. I actually had an auditory exam appointment but she still because of the results fit me in between her patients very quickly. I didn't wait that long at all. But whether it was because she was fitting me in between patients or that's her normal style. She was very fast. I'd like to ask questions if she didn't really have a lot of time for questions, but she did explain what you was going to do. I just I felt like I could have dealt with a little more description a little more explanation. I had sudden hearing loss. It's not anything that I'm familiar with and I could ... I would've appreciated having a bit more time to discuss what happened how it happened and kind of long term steps and it was more of a situation of what are we going to do at this second. What are we going to do next week? And I ... I like this kind of see how everything*

  • Sep 07, 2019

    OHSU ENT Clinic was extremely helpful with making an appointment and getting me in to see a provider to be sure my right ear was OK after a bug burrowed in. Even though everything was good, I was very relieved to get the diagnosis. Scheduler LIZ was particularly kind and helpful. Dr. RAZ was also very competent and efficient at the appointment. Thanks to both.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr Raz was excellent. She has a kind demeanor -obviously experienced and knowledgeable. She performed the procedure skillfully.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    She was knowledgeable, personable and efficient.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    She was very comprehensively knowledgeable.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I was referred to Dr Raz by a local ENT who said that OHSU was the best place to be treated for my condition (vestibular problems from Menieres' disease). I was not disappointed. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced staff in every aspect.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    I was impressed with Dr. Raz's knowledge, concerns, team, bedside manner and abilities. I feel confident that my hearing loss issue will be resolved.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    I moved from the greater Portland area about 10 months ago, but am reluctant to switch specialists. Dr. Raz’s calm approach and skill set is reassuring. I’m sure she is a “fit” for older patients (of which I qualify), the very young, and everyone in between.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Extremely friendly and conscientious Thank you very much.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Doctor was very pleasant and friendly. I felt very much at ease there. She explained everything and we visited about things to do in the Gorge. She was very interested in me and how I was doing. I like her a lot!

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr Raz is excellent. I feel safe, I learn every time I see her. She listens and is careful about my needs.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    I felt very taken care of and the doctor was concerned for my condition and knowledgeable.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Quick and to the point,communicated well,answered all my questions

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Coming up to Portland was the only downer. All the people were great. Just wish it was closer

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Dr. Raz is awesome, she is so knowledgeable, kind, and efficient. Her communication is excellent, we love her.

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Dr. Raz is an extremely competent physician. However on Aug. 5 she was running extremely late. She was 1 hr. late in seeing me. I understand things happen but that is a long time to wait. She did apologize. A 4th yr. resident did come in to look at my ear prior to her seeing me.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    She was very professional and explained everything to me.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Dr Raz is very warm and friendly. I was in and out in under 45 minutes which is great!

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Dr Raz always puts me at ease.I am very confident in her as a doctor.If bed side manners still apply , Dr Raz rates a 10!

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Very satisfied with Dr. Raz and resident, Kelsey. Both very professional but made me feel at ease with their sense of humor. Appreciated detailed explanation as I was being examined. Made it very easy to understand what we were seeing. Also appreciated their concern for my comfort.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    Dr. Raz is a wonderful physician and person - I would strongly recommend her for care.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    The staff was very courteous and kind and very professional. I really had a wonderful experience with this provider.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Dr. Raz is smart and competent

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Excellent patient bedside manner, made fast assessment, offered clear information.

  • Jul 23, 2019

    Excellent physician. Good communications both ways.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    She was very kind, very professional, very down to earth, explained things well and would see her and recommend her to anyone. Great experience first time at your area.

  • Jul 20, 2019

    She's competent, listens well and reassures.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    My experience was fantastic! The doctors took time to listen to me, provide clear answers and provided me with possible treatment options.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr Raz is easy to talk to and listens to my concerns.