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

4.8 out of 5 (447 Ratings, 161 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

4.8 out of 5 (447 Ratings, 161 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

  • Jul 17, 2019

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

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Very through, knowledgeable, explains clearly

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The appointment was for 2:15pm. I had to leave at 3:15 without seeing the doctor. I did feel confident that the resident had provided me with the information I needed.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Procedure was completed very quickly and pain free.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    My experience was wonderful. The doctor was most kind, the students that she was working with were intensive. They were ... they listened. They asked a lot of very good questions. They took my answers and they helped me and they did everything that they could. I was not able to bring in one of the reports and they were able to get it. It was really a very wonderful experience. Thank you.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Attentive, cordial, and communicable physician.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    This provider positively wonderful. She's great.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    The doctor I had was very good, and I would highly recommend her. Hopefully, she gets this feedback. Thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Awesome. Thanks for the advice, and the flexibility to immediately perform the procedure on my ear.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Once I was able to see her, she was great. Very informative and showed me exactly what she felt was going on with my ears. The only problem is that she was running over an hour late and so we had to rush through my appointment because I had to pick up my kid.

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Dr. Raz took the time to explain her reasoning regarding my treatment options and her staff was friendly and professional. I am very satisfied.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr. Raz saw me even though I was 1/2 late as the automated call to remind me of the appt. said 1130am (for my audio test) neglecting to remind me of the 11am appt. with Dr. Raz. I was very appreciative that she saw me. Her care was very professional as well.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    The imaging technician was very good about talking me through the MRI process before and during. He was very informative providing me more information about the different kinds of MRI machines and what they are used for. He was very patient and explained everything thoroughly. He was top notch.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Describes what she is doing and treatment in a way I understand and answers questions well.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    The doctor took the time to go over my portfolio and clarify questions that I had and recommendations. My husband was with me and she answered his questions and concerns.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Raz seems to be extremely skilleds and she's very personable; an excellent doctor.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    Excellent care and she answered any questions that my mom or myself had

  • Jun 05, 2019

    caring, knowledgeable, great communicator

  • Jun 03, 2019

    Excellent, on time, thorough and totally professional.

  • May 24, 2019

    I felt like the doctor hurried through the examination. Suggested another procedure that maybe is not necessary but only covered her opinion.

  • May 17, 2019

    Every one was extremely helpfully and pleasant.It was a pleasurable visit.

  • May 17, 2019

    She is extremely acute to the patient's sensitivity to pain and discomfort almost to a fault. She is a great communicator and very pleasant.

  • May 13, 2019

    Dr. Elliott was wonderful very nice, appropriate and thoughtful.

  • May 09, 2019

    I truly loved the way she talked and treated me.

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr Raz is obviously knowledgeable, listens and does necessary tests to diagnose the problem.

  • May 04, 2019

    She was thorough, knowledgeable, and a very good listener. I appreciated the time she took to be sure I understood everything.

  • May 03, 2019

    Well, I do feel very good. I was there this morning and The Interpreter came and everything was nice and smooth and I did the CAT scan and you know. it was it wasn't too late, didn't take too long and It was moved up even and it all worked out just fine and then I went home early. So it was a good experience.

  • May 03, 2019

    I think that Dr. Raz is very impressive. I love the fact that she listens and has thought about what's going on and just very impressive and I feel very fortunate to have her.

  • May 03, 2019

    All my questions were answered, information was forthcoming. It was a great experience.

  • May 01, 2019

    I was very pleased with my first meeting with Dr Raz.She had me at ease in only minutes.I was a bit nervous about my ear exam.She soothed my ear problem and advise me on what to do to prevent future problems.A-plus for doctor/patient procedure!

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Dr tax is great and very considerate to my needs and helpful make by and doing game plan she rocks!!

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Dr. Raz has an excellent "bedside manner". She is caring and expresses that attitude to her patients. Of course she is also competent and experienced. I give her high marks.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    was almost 30 minutes past my appointment time. other then that every thing went well. was a bit surprised she did not know what time my surgery would be but said they would let me know. i am confident every thing will go well. i do fine it difficult being very hearing impaired to communicate with a lot of the staff at ohsu that speak foreign langue.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    No wait time, very knowledgeable and professional. All around great experience.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr. Raz was very careful and considerate. She took time to explain and answered all my questions. She has a very good bedside manner.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    I enjoyed the experience very much. She was very professional. She listened, asked questions and provide me with some options and then took care of those too. So, definitely a 10. I really appreciated everything. Thank you so much.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Dr. Raz has treated me before, and has continued to be very professional and very helpful.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Like all other appointments with OHSU in the last 10 years it was a pleasure doing business again this time. Top notch crew from the parking attendant all the way to the top. Will see you all again in 2 months.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Dr. Roz has given me excellent care, and a wonderful experienced of improved hearing. She is one of ghe best doctors I have experienced.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    Outstanding provider.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Due to a confusion of scheduled appointment on my part, Dr Raz was kind enough to accommodate me which appreciated greatly.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    I was very grateful that I was able to be added on to the clinic schedule on very short notice and have my problem completely corrected. Thank you for your excellent care.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    great experience

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Dr Raz was very kind and patient and very reassuring. I was so relieved that my hearing was going to be OK!

  • Mar 26, 2019

    Dr. Raz is very professional. She listens well and makes me feel she is genuinely concern about my issues.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Yearly earwax removal and consultation about new symptoms related to Meniere's disease.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Listened carefully, explained everything.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Dr. Raz was great. Clear explanation of diagnosis and alternatives.

  • Mar 18, 2019

    attentive, efficient.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Always a pleasure to see Dr. Raz.