Raymond Chai, MD

Specialty: Otolaryngology
Telephone: 212-844-8775

About Dr. Chai

Dr. Raymond Chai, MD, FACS is a board-certified head and neck surgical oncologist.   He has been an attending surgeon and a member of the Head and Neck Institute at Mount Sinai since 2014.  A graduate of Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency in otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he trained with the inventors of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS).  

An Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Chai serves as the Director of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai Downtown.   His surgical practice focuses on benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. He has particular expertise in robotic surgery for oropharynx cancer and minimally invasive approaches for thyroid and parathyroid disease.

Areas of research interest include HPV-related cancers of the oropharynx and quality of life outcomes after treatment for head and neck cancer.  Dr. Chai has published over 60 original research manuscripts, book chapters, and scientific abstracts. He serves on the editorial board for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Chai is particularly committed to training the next generation of head and neck surgeons and otolaryngologists.  He currently serves as the residency site director for otolaryngology at Mount Sinai West. In addition, he has twice received the outstanding faculty teaching award from the Mount Sinai otolaryngology residency training program.

Education and Training
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine graduated 2008
Residency in Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Board Certification
Otolaryngology 2014


Mount Sinai Beth Israel
10 Union Square East
Suite 5B
New York, NY 10003