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Dr. Budenz received her medical education at the highly regarded University of Michigan Medical School. She then went on to complete her surgical internship and otolaryngology residency at New York University, which included work at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Following completion of her residency training, Dr. Budenz completed a 2-year NIH funded research fellowship at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute at the University of Michigan. There she had the opportunity to study the use of gene therapy to promote auditory neuron survival and regeneration in the deafened inner ear under the mentorship of Dr. Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D. Dr. Budenz then continued her training at the University of Michigan in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where she completed a two-year clinical fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery.
Dr. Budenz cares for children and adults with ear and skull base disorders. She has expertise in the treatment and management of acute and chronic ear disease, hearing loss, imbalance and dizziness, facial nerve disorders and lateral skull base tumors. Dr. Budenz has a particular interest in cochlear implantation, otosclerosis, chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma, vestibular schwannomas and vestibular disorders.
Dr. Budenz is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at New York Medical College. She has served as an instructor in multiple temporal bone dissection courses that are internationally recognized and attended by surgeons from around the globe. She has over 10 peer-reviewed publications, has presented frequently at national Otolaryngology and research meetings, and has 2 book chapters currently in publication.