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 (351 Ratings, 108 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 (351 Ratings, 108 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

  • Feb 09, 2019

    I went to four different doctors at 4 different establishments to get my ear. taken care of. Not one of them had it right when I went to this doctor, She immediately diagnosed it and took care of it.

  • Feb 07, 2019

    Very courteous and informative, very professional

  • Feb 06, 2019

    She has a great way of explaining things and putting me at ease.

  • Feb 06, 2019

    She answered my questions and told me the best way to treat my lack of hearing.

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Personal,approachable, knowledgeable

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Hi, Dr. Raz was very helpful and answered all my questions, and I feel confident that I can return to her for the help that I need with my ear issue. Thank you.

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Raz was very helpful and made several suggestions for me to take care of at the Sound Source. She told me that I should have whichever provider I would like at Sound Source. Thank you.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    This was my first visit with Dr. Raz. I found her to be extremely informative. She took her time to answer all my questions about my hearing loss. She then explained what further steps needed to be taken.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Dr Raz was thorough, but most importantly, asked questions and listened.

  • Feb 03, 2019

    Very personable and professional. I have complete confidense in DR Raz's analysis.

  • Feb 02, 2019

    I thought that she was very thorough, and I like the idea that she looked in both of my ears, even though I'm only deaf in my left ear, and she actually referred to my question about my other senses like smelling and tasting, she was able to look on my MRI to see if there was any indication of abnormalities and my smelling, and my sinuses were enlarged, and I felt pretty confident that she was thorough.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    She was a great doctor. She explained everything thoroughly she even let me look inside my ears with the monitors around and I felt she was one of the best doctors I've dealt with.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr.Raz exlained and took care of my ear issues. She and the staff were great.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    The hearing evaluator and the doctor took time with their procedures. I was impressed with the evaluation; it was much more intricate and detailed than any I have had. The doctor looked closely at the results, identifying measurements that suggested an MRI is in order. I have made the appointment to have one.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Raz, is confident and well versed when it comes to matters concerning the ears. She is, warm, polite, attentive, and makes you feel that she is genuinely interested in fixing issues. She is a nice person.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Dr. Raz was warm in her welcome, and familiar with my issue. She explained what she would do, then resolved it promptly and painlessly.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Hello. It's hard to say because I'm I'm there. and yeah, you would be good though. She would be good. Okay, dear that but I'm done.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Very complete, yet efficient, on the care. No questions left unanswered.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    Within minutes, I felt very comfortable and felt like she knew exactly what she needed to do, and I immediately got her trust and that's.... she talked to me, not down to me. It was just a pleasure and I.... I am so glad that she's..... she's my doctor for this. Thank you.

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The doctor was excellent in the way that she spoke to me. Very caring, very thoughtful, very kind, very patient.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    Excellent physician, very well spoken, explained the situation very well. I have absolutely zero complaints. She was wonderful and I would go back to see her any time. Great physician, great bed side manner, very knowledgeable and her intern was was very good, very thorough also. The best thing about them were they were both very good listeners, which is highly unusual today's world.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    Dr Raz was great! This was my first appointment and I will wait to see how the next appt or two go before I give her a 10. Will my problem be resolved?

  • Jan 21, 2019

    They were very friendly, thorough and attentive. I would see them again.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    She listens, is responsive, friendly, helpful

  • Jan 20, 2019

    I did not have to wait long, and the cleaning of my ears went very well.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Felt thorough, easy to understand. Very patient with me.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    She and her staff were friendly, efficient, and listened well to concerns.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    Professional, kind, and competent

  • Jan 17, 2019

    She not only is an expert in the area of my ear problem but she also connects well with the patient.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Professional, personable, knowledgeable, left me with the impression that my well being was of the highest concern.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Doctor Raz was most personable and most welcoming. She answered all of the questions that we had. She tried to define the problems that existed and she was most thorough in her examination.

  • Jan 09, 2019

    Awesome experience. Doctor listens and explains extremely well. Total confidence and I am extremely happy.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Once we were able to see the provider things went fine.

  • Dec 26, 2018

    Very patient focus centered, shared all the information needed to make a decision and yet know the potential issues that could be encountered.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr Raz was very good, my experience with the operation and post op have been very good, little to no pain.

  • Dec 01, 2018

    Timely, polite, learned in her field

  • Dec 01, 2018

    At my request, I was given an appointment on short notice. It provided everything I expected and was done professionally and in a friendly manner.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    A good experience.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Very informative and she listened to what I had to say

  • Nov 11, 2018

    She was a great dr thorough eand explained everything so i would understand it

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Everything was good.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Everyone was very friendly, as well as very professional.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    Dr Raz is caring, reassuring, and listens carefully and thoughtfully during my appts. She is a wonderful doctor.

  • Nov 10, 2018

    She was timely, efficient, professional, knowledgeable and showed concern for my health issues. Good health care,

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Great provider! Explained my problem so that I could understand it.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    Very good experience with Dr. Raz. She seemed thorough yet reasonable in her approach.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    So impressed that she knew what was wrong with my ears. Thankful for the referral!

  • Nov 05, 2018

    nice people, quick service

  • Nov 03, 2018

    She was focused & attentive to my concerns. Wanted to be sure my questions were answered and that I understood the procedure, risk & the goal of the day.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    My provider is I feel in general is good.

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