Semirra L. Bayan, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist


Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Semirra (Sami) Bayan is an Otolaryngologist with subspecialty training in Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Disorders. As part of the Mayo Clinic Voice Center, Dr. Bayan understands that everyone's voice is important and strives to provide focused, personalized care to every patient.

Her clinical focus includes:

  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for professional and non-professional voice users in close coordination with speech and language pathologists specializing in the treatment of voice disorders
  • Minimally invasive KTP laser surgery for early vocal fold cancers and vocal cord dysplasia
  • In office procedures for vocal cord paralysis, recurrent vocal cord dysplasia and recurrent vocal cord papilloma
  • State-of-the-art surgical treatment for benign voice and airway disorders

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Bayan is active in research and education providing mentorship to residents and fellows.

  1. Laryngeal cancer
  2. Laryngeal papillomatosis
  3. Laryngeal trauma
  4. Laryngitis
  5. Laryngocele
  6. Leukoplakia
  7. Spasmodic dysphonia
  8. Subglottic stenosis
  9. Tracheal stenosis
  10. Vocal cord cyst
  11. Vocal cord nodule
  12. Vocal cord paralysis
  13. Vocal cord paresis
  14. Vocal cord polyp
  15. Vocal cord scarring
  16. Vocal tremor
  17. Voice disorder
  18. Zenker's diverticulum
  1. Cricopharyngeal myotomy
  2. Laryngeal botulinum injections
  3. Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  4. Laser surgery
  5. Laser vocal cord surgery
  6. Phonosurgery
  7. Thyroplasty
  8. Tracheostomy
  9. Vocal cord injection
  10. Voice feminization
  11. Zenker's diverticulectomy
  • Malignant vocal cord lesions
  • Framework surgery for vocal fold paralysis including thyroplasty and adduction arytenopexy
  • In office/awake vocal cord injections
  • In office/awake laser procedures for papilloma and dysplasia of the vocal cords
  • Benign vocal fold lesions
  • Recurrent respiratory papilloma
  • Professional voice

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2016
    Fellow - Laryngeal Surgery Clinical Fellow. Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice RehabilitationMassachusetts General Hospital
  2. 2015
    Residency - Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
  3. 2010
    MDUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  4. 2006
    BS - Pharmaceutical SciencesOhio State University

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Senior Resident Teacher of the Year AwardUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  2. 2014
    Podium Presentation Award- 2nd place for “Voice Outcomes in Early Glottic Carcinoma”Midwest Head and Neck Consortium Meeting
  3. 2014
    Faculty Selected Chief ResidentUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  4. 2013
    Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching AwardUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  5. 2010
    Gold Humanism Honors Society HonoreeUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  6. 2009
    Medical School Foundation’s Leslie Faudree ScholarshipUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine
  7. 2006
    President’s Salute to Academic Achievement HonoreeOhio State University
  8. 2006
    Magna Cum Laude, The Ohio State UniversityOhio State University
  9. 2003
    The Ohio State University Scholar Athlete AwardOhio State University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    LiaisonUniversity of Chicago
  2. 2018 - present
    Co-DirectorInternational Conference on Cancers of the Larynx and Hypopharynx
  3. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUniversity of Chicago
  4. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberUniversity of Chicago
  5. 2017 - present
    DirectorUniversity of Chicago
  6. 2017 - present
    Co-DirectorUniversity of Chicago
  7. 2016 - 2017
    MemberUniversity of Chicago
  8. 2016 - present
    LeaderUniversity of Chicago
  9. 2014 - 2015
    Chief ResidentUniversity of Iowa
  10. 2012 - 2015
    Committee MemberAAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training
  11. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery