Debbie Aizenberg, M.D.

Debbie Aviva Aizenberg, M.D.


Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)

Pediatric Otolaryngology


  • Associate Professor


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UC Davis Medical Group - Rocklin

550 West Ranch View Dr., Suite 2005
Rocklin, CA 95765
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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 5200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: (916) 734-2801 (Otolaryngology Academic Office)
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to provide experienced specialty care in a manner that is compassionate. Each patient is valued as a unique individual. I communicate with patients and their families with kindness and empathy. Providing excellent care while taking the time for the patient and family to feel comfortable about medical decisions is of utmost importance. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Aizenberg specializes in the treatment of diseases of the ears, nose, throat, sinuses and head and neck region. Her services include comprehensive management of hearing and balance disorders, sinus and nasal problems, and sleep apnea. In addition, she has a special interest in pediatric disorders of the ears, nose, and throat and providing care for children is a significant part of her practice.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Aizenberg is interested in clinical research that can directly impact the care of otolaryngology patients. She collaborates with other physicians both in her department and within other departments on high impact clinical research. She also is interested in clinical quality improvement projects. 

Dr. Aizenberg is also serving as the Women in Medicine and Health Sciences (WIMHS) Fellow. She is conducting research on strategies to improve retention and recruitment of females in academic medicine. She also runs the UC Davis Women in Otolaryngology Interest Group. This group aims to inspire and encourage women otolaryngologists in training to achieve their personal and professional goals.


Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Otolaryngology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2003

Premed, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1999

Internship: General Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2004


Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2004-2008

Board Certifications

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Sacramento Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Sierra-Sacramento Valley Medical Society

Honors and Awards

Recognition for Excellent Service and Compassionate Care, UC Davis Medical Center 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Exposure to environmental house dust mite antigen and ozone increases eosinophilic major basic protein in esophageal lamina propria of Juvenile Macacques, 1st prize in poster competition at the 9th World organization for specialized diseases of the esophagus meeting, Monaco, Grimaldi forum, 2008

H.S. Birkett Memorial Prize in Otolaryngology, 2003

Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Pilot Award, 2019

H.S. Birkett Memorial Prize in Otolaryngology, 2003

CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award, 2002

McGill University Winter Research Bursary Award, 2001

Select Recent Publications

Said, M, Walby JA, Senders C, Aizenberg D. Mucocele of the Glands of Blandin-Nuhn, a rare complication following lingual frenectomy: case report. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol Case Reports 2018 Sep; (21): 3-5. 

Farwell DG, Rees CJ, Mouadeb DA, Allen J, Chen AM, Enepekides DJ, Belafsky PC. Esophageal pathology in patients after treatment for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Sep;143(3):375-8.

Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC, Birchall M, Hood C, Konia T, Pinkerton KE, The effects of Allergens and Tobacco Smoke on the Laryngeal Mucosa of Guinea Pigs, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 140(4): 493-497, 2009.

Mouadeb DA, Rees CJ, Belafsky PC, Utilization of the Lifestat Emergency Airway Device, Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. Jan;117(1):1-4, 2008.

Rees CJ, Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC, Thyrohyoid Vocal fold augmentation with Calcium Hydroxylapatite. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Jun; 138(6):743-6, 2008.

Belafsky PC, Mouadeb DA, Rees CJ, Pryor JS, Postma GN, Leonard RJ, The Validity and Reliability of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10), Annals of Otology, Rhinol Laryngol 117:919-924, 2008.

Young J, Frenkiel S, Tewfik MA, Mouadeb DA, Longterm outcome analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis, American Journal of Rhinology. Nov/Dec;21(6):743-747, 2007.

Mouadeb DA, Belafsky PC, In-Office laryngeal surgery with the 585nm Pulsed dye laser (PDL). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Sep;137(3):477-81, 2007.

Mouadeb, D, Ruckenstein M, Antiphospholipid Inner Ear Syndrome. Laryngoscope. May; 115(5):879-883, 2005.

Mouadeb D, Campisi P, Rochon L, Hier M, Black M, Tongue necrosis, temporal arteritis, esophageal carcinoma: Is there a connection? The Journal of Otolaryngology, Nov; 33(1): 50-52, 2004.

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