Abie Mendelsohn, MD

Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Head & Neck Surgery
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 550
Los Angeles, California 90095


Academic/Teaching Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Medical Staff Appointments

  • Director, UCLA Head and Neck Robotic Surgery Program
  • Faculty, UCLA Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Executive Board of Directors, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT)

Memberships in Scholarly or Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)
  • Amercian College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology
  • Triological Society (Fellow)

Dr. Mendelsohn attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in New York. Here at UCLA, Dr. Mendelsohn quickly focused on voice and throat disorders and ultimately devoted an entire year towards the in-depth study of voice disorders. He continued his training in the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery residency program at UCLA where he was ultimately awarded for his teaching in the role of Chief Resident.

Dr. Mendelsohn received fellowship training in the United States and Europe. Locally, he studied the treatment of voice and airway disorders at the UCLA voice center for the arts. Following this, Dr. Mendelsohn received fellowship training in Trans-Oral Laser Surgery (TLM) and Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Currently, as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Mendelsohn is enhancing a specialized clinical practice with focused research interests. Notably, Dr. Mendelsohn's research findings have been repeatedly recognized at the national level. By studying the underlying mechanisms of voice production in order to preserve its function, Dr. Mendelsohn is at the forefront of endoscopic and minimally invasive head and neck surgery.

Dr. Mendelsohn's surgical practice concentrates in Throat cancer (tonsil cancer, tongue cancer, laryngeal cancer, vocal cord cancer), Voice disorders (care for vocal performers and the professional voice), and Obstructive sleep apnea.




Medical Board Certification

Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, 2012


UCLA School of Medicine, 2011
University Hospital of Louvain at Mont-Godinne, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2007


UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 2006



West Los Angeles

Head & Neck Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery| Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery| Laryngology +1 more

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Head and neck tumors
Abnormalities of the vocal cords
Glottic cancer
Laryngeal cancer


Meet Abie Mendelsohn, MD
Throat Cancer: Who, Why and What Now?
"What is transoral robotic surgery, or TORS?" | Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
"I'm from out of state but I'd like to have transoral robotic surgery at UCLA. How can I avoid making multiple trips?" | Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
"Is it true that with tonsil cancer I may still need radiation after robotic surgery?" | Tonsil Cancer
Lump in the throat that won't quit: Globus pharyngeus



  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Throat Cancer
  • Voice Production
  • Voice Preservation and Restoration
  • Gender affirming care
  • Sleep Apnea


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018, 2019
  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2018, 2019
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, FACS, 2014
  • Active Member, American Head & Neck Society, 2014
  • Candidate Member, American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), Orlando, FL, 2013 Research Travel
  • Grant, UCLA Academic Senate, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2013
  • Research Travel Grant, UCLA Academic Senate, Los Angeles, CA, 2011-2012
  • Chief Resident Teaching Award, Division of Head & Neck Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 AAO-HNSF
  • Resident Research Grant, Annual Meeting of the AAO-HNSF, Boston, MA, 2010
  • Resident Leadership Grant, American Academy Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Boston, MA, 2010 Best
  • Resident Clinical Paper, American Head and Neck Society, Las Vegas, NV, 2010
  • Research Achievement Award, William P. Longmire Surgical Society, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  • Resident Leadership Grant, American Academy Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, IL, 2008 Award of Merit, UCLA School of Medicine Thesis Presentation, Los Angeles, CA, 2006