Keck School Faculty

Michael M. Johns

Michael M. Johns

Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Director of Medical Student Education
Division Director of Laryngology
1537 Norfolk Street Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

LA Magazine: Top Doctor - Dr. Michael Johns, 2019-2019

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor - Dr. Michael Johns, 2017-2018

Mid-membranous Vocal Fold Webs: Case SeriesJ Voice. 2017 May; 31(3):381. e1-381. e3. . View in PubMed

The Risk of Vocal Fold Atrophy after Serial Corticosteroid Injections of the Vocal FoldJ Voice. 2016 Nov; 30(6):762. e11-762. e13. . View in PubMed

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Vocal Fold Scar: A Preliminary Report of ConceptJ Voice. 2023 Mar; 37(2):302. e17-302. e20. . View in PubMed

Pilot Evaluation of Community-Based Vocal Health ScreeningsJ Voice. 2021 Jul; 35(4):666. e1-666. e5. . View in PubMed

COVID-19 After Effects: Concerns for SingersJ Voice. 2022 07; 36(4):586. e7-586. e14. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Head Position and/or Stance on the Self-perception of Phonatory EffortJ Voice. 2017 Jan; 31(1):131. e1-131. e4. . View in PubMed

Spindle cell carcinoma of the larynx presenting as a vocal fold cystJ Voice. 2014 Jul; 28(4):524. e9-524. e11. . View in PubMed

Variations in Practices and Preferences of Vocal Fold Injection Materials: A National Survey Laryngoscope. 2023 May; 133(5):1176-1183. . View in PubMed

Flexible Versus Rigid Laryngoscopy: A Prospective, Blinded Comparison of Image Quality J Voice. 2023 May; 37(3):440-443. . View in PubMed

Serial In-Office Steroid Injections for Airway Stenosis: Long-Term Benefit and Cost Analysis Laryngoscope. 2023 Jan 24. . View in PubMed

Safety of Platelet-Rich Plasma Subepithelial Infusion for Vocal Fold Scar, Sulcus, and Atrophy Laryngoscope. 2023 03; 133(3):647-653. . View in PubMed

Artificial Intelligence and Laryngeal Cancer: From Screening to Prognosis: A State of the Art Review Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 03; 168(3):319-329. . View in PubMed

Virtual Versus In-Person Head and Neck Physical Examination Training in Medical Students: A Pilot Assessment Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Dec 13; 34894221139107. . View in PubMed

The Role of Educational Podcast Use Among Otolaryngology Residents Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Dec; 131(12):1353-1357. . View in PubMed

Respiratory Particle Emission During Voice Assessment and Therapy Tasks in a Single Subject J Voice. 2022 Nov; 36(6):784-792. . View in PubMed

Gauging Stakeholder Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence in Gender-Affirming Voice Care Laryngoscope. 2022 Sep 30. . View in PubMed

Recent Laryngology Fellowship Graduates: Where Are They Now? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Sep; 131(9):979-986.. View in PubMed

Cricothyroid Muscle Botulinum Toxin Chemodenervation to Treat Recalcitrant High-Pitched Functional Dysphonia in an Adult Male J Voice. 2022 Jul 15. . View in PubMed

Pulmonary Function Tests May Better Predict Dyspnea-Severity in Patients with Subglottic Stenosis Compared to Clinician-Reported Stenosis Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Jul; 131(7):791-796. . View in PubMed

A Novel Approach to Vocal Fold Mucous Retention Cysts: Awake KTP Laser-Assisted Marsupialization J Voice. 2022 Jul; 36(4):570-573. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Treatment for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis at a Public County Versus Private Academic Hospital J Voice. 2022 Feb 20. . View in PubMed

Intractable Bleeding Following an Awake Bedside Injection Laryngoplasty in a Patient on KVAD ECMO J Voice. 2022 Jan 23. . View in PubMed

J Voice. 2022 Jan 16. . View in PubMed

Utility of Telemedicine for Diagnosis and Management of Laryngology-Related Complaints during COVID-19 Laryngoscope. 2022 04; 132(4):831-837. . View in PubMed

Laryngologists' Reported Decision-Making in Presbyphonia Treatment J Voice. 2021 Nov 21. . View in PubMed

Idiopathic Ulcerative Laryngitis: A National Survey of Academic Laryngologists J Voice. 2021 Nov; 35(6):892-900. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Unilateral Hearing Protection on Vocal Intensity With Varying Degrees of Background Noise J Voice. 2021 Nov; 35(6):886-891. . View in PubMed

Physician Oversight of Audiological Services for Older Patients: A Barrier to Hearing Healthcare Access? Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Oct 13; 1455613211052336.. View in PubMed

Association of Social Determinants of Health with Time to Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2021 Oct; 130(10):1116-1124. . View in PubMed

Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don't J Voice. 2021 Sep; 35(5):765-771. . View in PubMed

Perceptions of Vocal Performance Impairment in Singers with and without Hearing Loss J Voice. 2021 Jul 24. . View in PubMed

Targeted Wellness Initiatives Are Most Effective for Reducing Otolaryngology Resident Burnout Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Apr 13; 1455613211009139. . View in PubMed

A Comparison of an Artificial Intelligence Tool to Fundamental Frequency as an Outcome Measure in People Seeking a More Feminine Voice Laryngoscope. 2021 11; 131(11):2567-2571. . View in PubMed

Factors Associated With Tolerance for In-Office Laryngeal Laser Procedures Laryngoscope. 2021 07; 131(7):E2292-E2297. . View in PubMed

Development of In-Office Laryngeal Nerve Conduction Studies: Computed Tomography and Cadaveric Study Laryngoscope. 2021 07; 131(7):1566-1569. . View in PubMed

Deep Learning for Voice Gender Identification: Proof-of-concept for Gender-Affirming Voice Care Laryngoscope. 2021 05; 131(5):E1611-E1615. . View in PubMed

Effect of Vitamin B12 Injection on the Vocal Performance of Professional Singers: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 01 01; 147(1):9-15. . View in PubMed

Flexible versus rigid laryngoscopy: A randomized crossover study comparing patient experience Laryngoscope. 2020 11; 130(11):2663-2666. . View in PubMed

The rising rate of nonsmokers among laryngeal carcinoma patients: Are we facing a new disease? Laryngoscope. 2020 03; 130(3):E108-E115.. View in PubMed

Comparative Treatment Outcomes for Patients With Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 01 01; 146(1):20-29. . View in PubMed

Trends in Diagnostic Flexible Laryngoscopy and Videolaryngostroboscopy Utilization in the US Medicare Population JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Aug 01; 145(8):716-722. . View in PubMed

The Singer's and the Clinician's Perspective on Vitamin B12 Treatment for Vocal Benefits J Voice. 2019 May; 33(3):352-356. . View in PubMed

Service supply chains for population health: Overcoming fragmentation of service delivery ecosystems Learn Health Syst. 2019 Apr; 3(2):e10186. . View in PubMed

Development and Validation of the Voice Catastrophization Index J Voice. 2019 Mar; 33(2):232-238. . View in PubMed

In-office procedures for the treatment of benign vocal fold lesions in the awake patient: A contemporary review Laryngoscope. 2019 09; 129(9):2131-2138. . View in PubMed

Common practices in botulinum toxin injection for spasmodic dysphonia treatment: A national survey Laryngoscope. 2019 07; 129(7):1650-1656. . View in PubMed

Validation of the OMNI vocal effort scale in the treatment of adductor spasmodic dysphonia Laryngoscope. 2019 02; 129(2):448-453. . View in PubMed

Retained Nasal Trumpet for 20 Months: An Unusual Foreign Body JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jan 01; 145(1):93-94. . View in PubMed

The root cause of physician burnout cannot be solved with resilience efforts [Editorial] Ear Nose Throat J. 2018 Dec; 97(12):386. . View in PubMed

Guest Editorial Ear Nose Throat J. 2018 Dec; 97(12):386. . View in PubMed

Serial In-Office Intralesional Steroid Injections in Airway Stenosis JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 144(3):203-210. . View in PubMed

Pharyngeal Dystonia Mimicking Spasmodic Dysphonia J Voice. 2018 Mar; 32(2):234-238. . View in PubMed

From Burnout to Wellness: A Professional Imperative Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 06; 158(6):967-969. . View in PubMed

Current practices for voice rest recommendations after phonomicrosurgery Laryngoscope. 2018 05; 128(5):1170-1175. . View in PubMed

Health disparities among adults with voice problems in the United States Laryngoscope. 2018 04; 128(4):915-920. . View in PubMed

Consensus-Based Attributes for Identifying Patients With Spasmodic Dysphonia and Other Voice Disorders JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 08 01; 144(8):657-665. . View in PubMed

Professional and Patient Engagement, Visual Abstracts, and Applications to Otolaryngology-Social Media's Siren Call JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 10 01; 144(10):865-866. . View in PubMed

Sociodemographic Characteristics and Treatment Response Among Aging Adults With Voice Disorders in the United States JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 08 01; 144(8):719-726. . View in PubMed

Learning in the health care enterprise Learn Health Syst. 2017 Oct; 1(4):e10024. . View in PubMed

Aerodynamic Patterns in Patients With Voice Disorders: A Retrospective Study J Voice. 2017 Sep; 31(5):545-549. . View in PubMed

Botulinum Toxin-A Dosing Trends for Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia at a Single Institution Over 10 Years J Voice. 2017 May; 31(3):363-365. . View in PubMed

Is laryngeal framework surgery safe in the radiated larynx? Laryngoscope. 2017 04; 127(4):778-780.. View in PubMed

High Serum Immunoglobulin G and M Levels Predict Freedom From Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Hypertension: A Nested Case-Control Substudy of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial EBioMedicine. 2016 Jul; 9:372-380. . View in PubMed

Predictors of Posterior Glottic Stenosis: A Multi-Institutional Case-Control Study Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Mar; 125(3):257-63. . View in PubMed

Use of Regional Data to Validate and Recalibrate Self-reported Hypertension: Highlighting Differences in Immigrant Groups in New York City J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb; 18(1):202-9. . View in PubMed

A cost and time analysis of laryngology procedures in the endoscopy suite versus the operating room Laryngoscope. 2016 06; 126(6):1385-9. . View in PubMed

A low balance between microparticles expressing tissue factor pathway inhibitor and tissue factor is associated with thrombosis in Behçet's Syndrome Sci Rep. 2016 12 07; 6:38104. . View in PubMed

Comparative effectiveness of propranolol and botulinum for the treatment of essential voice tremor Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):113-7. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic Delays in Spasmodic Dysphonia: A Call for Clinician Education J Voice. 2015 Sep; 29(5):592-4. . View in PubMed

Voice Outcomes Following Posterior Cordotomy With Medial Arytenoidectomy in Patients With Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug; 141(8):728-32. . View in PubMed

Loose Cigarette Purchasing and Nondaily Smoking Among Young Adult Bar Patrons in New York City Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 105(8):e140-7. . View in PubMed

One cigarette is one too many: evaluating a light smoker-targeted media campaign Tob Control. 2015 Jul; 24(4):362-8. . View in PubMed

Safety and efficacy of multiuse botulinum toxin vials for intralaryngeal injection Laryngoscope. 2015 May; 125(5):1149-54. . View in PubMed

The epidemiology of dysphonia in the aging population Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec; 22(6):455-9. . View in PubMed

What is the optimal treatment for presbyphonia? Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov; 124(11):2439-40.. View in PubMed

Validation of a telephone screening tool for spasmodic dysphonia and vocal fold tremor J Voice. 2014 Nov; 28(6):711-5. . View in PubMed

Actinomycosis of the pharynx Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Sep; 93(9):404-8. . View in PubMed

Preliminary data on two voice therapy interventions in the treatment of presbyphonia Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1869-76. . View in PubMed

Burnout among osteopathic otolaryngology residents: identification during formative training years J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Aug; 114(8):632-41. . View in PubMed

Laryngeal papillomatosis associated dysplasia in the adult population: an update on prevalence and HPV subtyping Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Jun; 123(6):402-8. . View in PubMed

Proposed classification system for reporting 532-nm pulsed potassium titanyl phosphate laser treatment effects on vocal fold lesions Laryngoscope. 2014 May; 124(5):1170-5. . View in PubMed

The role of laryngoscopy in the diagnosis of spasmodic dysphonia JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Mar; 140(3):228-32. . View in PubMed

Analysis of supraglottic activity during vocalization in healthy singers Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):504-9. . View in PubMed

How long does it take to diagnose cervical dystonia? J Neurol Sci. 2013 Dec 15; 335(1-2):72-4.. View in PubMed

Exposure to tobacco retail outlets and smoking initiation among New York City adolescents J Urban Health. 2013 Dec; 90(6):1091-101. . View in PubMed

Glottal insufficiency with aspiration risk in dysphagia Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Dec; 46(6):1113-21. . View in PubMed

Globus pharyngeus: effectiveness of treatment with proton pump inhibitors and gabapentin Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Aug; 122(8):492-5. . View in PubMed

Assessment of phonomicrosurgical training in otolaryngology residencies: a resident survey Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1474-7. . View in PubMed

Voice outcomes from subligamentous cordectomy for early glottic cancer Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Mar; 122(3):190-6. . View in PubMed

Office-based laryngeal procedures Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 46(1):75-84. . View in PubMed

Office-based botulinum toxin injections Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 46(1):53-61. . View in PubMed

Computed tomography has low yield in the evaluation of idiopathic unilateral true vocal fold paresis Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):204-7. . View in PubMed

The growing geriatric otolaryngology patient population: a study of 131,700 new patient encounters Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan; 123(1):97-102. . View in PubMed

The God particle, personalized medicine, and the tragedy of the commons Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2013; 76(3):18-20. . View in PubMed

Radiation fibrosis of the vocal fold: from man to mouse Laryngoscope. 2012 Dec; 122 Suppl 5:S107-25. . View in PubMed

Multi-institutional experience with the in-office potassium titanyl phosphate laser for laryngeal lesions J Voice. 2012 Nov; 26(6):806-10. . View in PubMed

Coprevalence of anxiety and depression with spasmodic dysphonia: a case-control studyJ Voice. 2012 Sep; 26(5):667. e1-6. . View in PubMed

The management of postintubation phonatory insufficiency J Voice. 2012 Jul; 26(4):530-3. . View in PubMed

Specialization in health care JAMA. 2012 May 16; 307(19):2025-6; author reply 2026-7. . View in PubMed

Current dysphonia trends in patients over the age of 65: is vocal atrophy becoming more prevalent? Laryngoscope. 2012 Feb; 122(2):332-5.. View in PubMed

Exploring the next frontier for tobacco control: Nondaily smoking among New York City adults J Environ Public Health. 2012; 2012:145861. . View in PubMed

Pathologic effects of external-beam irradiation on human vocal folds Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011 Nov; 120(11):748-54. . View in PubMed

Coprevalence of tremor with spasmodic dysphonia: a case-control study Laryngoscope. 2011 Aug; 121(8):1752-5. . View in PubMed

Challenges and opportunities in the management of the aging voice Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jul; 145(1):1-6. . View in PubMed

The use of lipid microtubes as a novel slow-release delivery system for laryngeal injection Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun; 121(6):1237-43. . View in PubMed

Integrating comparative effectiveness research programs into predictive health: a unique role for academic health centers Acad Med. 2011 Jun; 86(6):718-23. . View in PubMed

Idiopathic ulcerative laryngitis Laryngoscope. 2011 May; 121(5):1023-6. . View in PubMed

Glottic closure patterns: type I thyroplasty versus type I thyroplasty with arytenoid adduction J Voice. 2011 May; 25(3):259-64. . View in PubMed

Association of asthma with clinically aggressive recurrent respiratory papillomatosis Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Apr; 137(4):368-72. . View in PubMed

Fellowship and career path preferences in residents of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery Laryngoscope. 2011 Apr; 121(4):882-7. . View in PubMed

Differences in temporal variables between voice therapy completers and dropouts J Voice. 2011 Jan; 25(1):62-6. . View in PubMed

Long-term outcomes of injection laryngoplasty in patients with potentially recoverable vocal fold paralysis Laryngoscope. 2010 Nov; 120(11):2237-40. . View in PubMed

Professional burnout among microvascular and reconstructive free-flap head and neck surgeons in the United States Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Oct; 136(10):950-6. . View in PubMed

Shortfalls of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug; 143(2):175-7; discussion 175-80. . View in PubMed

Abductor paralysis after botox injection for adductor spasmodic dysphonia Laryngoscope. 2010 Jun; 120(6):1177-80. . View in PubMed

A senescence accelerated mouse model to study aging in the larynx Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun; 142(6):879-85. . View in PubMed

Prognostic accuracy of computed tomography findings for patients with laryngeal cancer undergoing laryngectomy J Clin Oncol. 2010 May 10; 28(14):2318-22. . View in PubMed

Slow-release nanoparticle-encapsulated delivery system for laryngeal injection Laryngoscope. 2010 May; 120(5):988-94. . View in PubMed

Analysis of voice change during cellular phone use: a blinded controlled study J Voice. 2010 May; 24(3):308-13. . View in PubMed

Assessing the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections for adductor spasmodic dysphonia: clinician and patient perception J Voice. 2010 Mar; 24(2):242-9. . View in PubMed

Barriers to change in engineering the system of health care delivery Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010; 153:437-63. . View in PubMed

Advances in office-based diagnosis and treatment in laryngology Laryngoscope. 2009 Nov; 119 Suppl 2:S185-212. . View in PubMed

Pathology quiz case 1Sino-orbital cystic echinococcosis (CE). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Oct; 135(10):10561058-9. . View in PubMed

Partial esophageal obstruction from anterior cervical spine hardware Ear Nose Throat J. 2009 Sep; 88(9):1112. . View in PubMed

Residents' work hours N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 27; 361(9):929; author reply 929-30. . View in PubMed

Comparison of outcomes and complications between awake and asleep injection laryngoplasty: a case-control study Laryngoscope. 2009 Jul; 119(7):1417-23. . View in PubMed

Grow the US National Health Service Corps JAMA. 2009 May 13; 301(18):1925-6. . View in PubMed

A study of voice therapy dropout J Voice. 2009 May; 23(3):337-40. . View in PubMed

Human papillomavirus, abstinence, and the other risks Lancet. 2009 Apr 25; 373(9673):1420-1. . View in PubMed

Performer's attitudes toward seeking health care for voice issues: understanding the barriers J Voice. 2009 Mar; 23(2):225-8. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of perceived dysphagia and quality-of-life impairment in a geriatric population Dysphagia. 2009 Mar; 24(1):1-6. . View in PubMed

Comparison of an oropharyngeal pH probe and a standard dual pH probe for diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Jan; 118(1):1-5. . View in PubMed

Spontaneous resolution of hemorrhagic polyps of the true vocal fold J Voice. 2009 Jan; 23(1):132-5. . View in PubMed

Validation of a laryngeal dissection module for phonomicrosurgical training Laryngoscope. 2009 Jan; 119(1):211-5. . View in PubMed

The effect of topical anesthesia on vocal fold motion J Voice. 2009 Jan; 23(1):128-31. . View in PubMed

Burnout in academic faculty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery Laryngoscope. 2008 Nov; 118(11):1951-6. . View in PubMed

Vocal outcome measures after bilateral posterior cricoarytenoid muscle botulinum toxin injections for abductor spasmodic dysphonia Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Sep; 139(3):421-3. . View in PubMed

Transforming health care through prospective medicine: the first step Acad Med. 2008 Aug; 83(8):706. . View in PubMed

A review of patient adherence to the recommendation for voice therapy J Voice. 2008 Mar; 22(2):192-6. . View in PubMed

So why don't they? Acad Med. 2008 Jan; 83(1):59-65.. View in PubMed

Voice therapy improves quality of life in age-related dysphonia: a case-control study J Voice. 2008 Jan; 22(1):70-4. . View in PubMed

Correlation of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI) and the Voice-Related Quality of Life Measure (V-RQOL) J Voice. 2007 Nov; 21(6):723-7. . View in PubMed

Vocal emergencies Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Oct; 40(5):1063-80vii. . View in PubMed

Age-related changes in the murine larynx: initial validation of a mouse model Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2007 Aug; 116(8):618-22. . View in PubMed

Radiology quiz case 1Diagnosis: tracheocele. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jul; 133(7):724726. . View in PubMed

Rosai-Dorfman disease of the epiglottis J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jun 01; 25(16):2324-6. . View in PubMed

Burnout in residents of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery: a national inquiry into the health of residency training Acad Med. 2007 Jun; 82(6):596-601. . View in PubMed

Realizing the vision of leadership development in an academic health center: the Woodruff Leadership Academy Acad Med. 2007 Mar; 82(3):264-71. . View in PubMed

Pathology quiz case 1Laryngeal myxoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Jan; 133(1):9496. . View in PubMed

Of truths, half truths, and less than half truths on the road to health Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2007; 70(1):50-1. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of perceived dysphonia in a geriatric population J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Nov; 54(11):1736-9. . View in PubMed

Pursuing Ponce's dream: enabling the "square-wave life curve" MedGenMed. 2006 Sep 15; 8(3):68. . View in PubMed

Time to reform physician relicensure MedGenMed. 2006 Aug 14; 8(3):37. . View in PubMed

Vocal fold hemorrhage observed during laryngoscopy Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 Mar; 85(3):148. . View in PubMed

Blinded evaluation of the effects of high definition and magnification on perceived image quality in laryngeal imaging Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Feb; 115(2):110-3. . View in PubMed

Esophageal candidiasis Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Dec; 84(12):765. . View in PubMed

Burnout in academic chairs of otolaryngology: head and neck surgery Laryngoscope. 2005 Nov; 115(11):2056-61. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Audiol Neurootol. 2005 Nov-Dec; 10(6):303-4. . View in PubMed

Our approach to addressing potential conflicts of interest Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Nov; 131(11):943-4. . View in PubMed

Reforming graduate medical education JAMA. 2005 Sep 07; 294(9):1083-7. . View in PubMed

Safety of simultaneous bilateral botulinum toxin injections for abductor spasmodic dysphonia Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Sep; 131(9):793-5. . View in PubMed

Dysphagia following cervical fusion Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Jun; 84(6):344. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Head Neck. 2005 May; 27(5):351-2. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology--head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 May; 131(5):381-2. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology--head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Laryngoscope. 2005 May; 115(5):761-2. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Otol Neurotol. 2005 May; 26(3):331-2. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 May; 132(5):675-6. . View in PubMed

Consortium of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 May; 84(5):262-3. . View in PubMed

Consortium of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journals to collaborate in maintenance of high ethical standards Am J Rhinol. 2005 May-Jun; 19(3):227-8. . View in PubMed

Subglottic synechia Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Mar; 84(3):128. . View in PubMed

Medical education: time for reform Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2005; 116:311-7; discussion 317-20. . View in PubMed

Length-tension relationship of the feline thyroarytenoid muscle J Voice. 2004 Sep; 18(3):285-91. . View in PubMed

Quality-of-life outcomes following laryngeal endoscopic surgery for non-neoplastic vocal fold lesions Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2004 Aug; 113(8):597-601. . View in PubMed

The TNM staging of health care leadership: the Hayes Martin lecture Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jan; 130(1):12-8. . View in PubMed

Update on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Dec; 11(6):456-61. . View in PubMed

Marjolin's ulcer arising in a previously grafted burn of the scalp Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Jun; 128(6):915-6. . View in PubMed

Restoring balance to industry-academia relationships in an era of institutional financial conflicts of interest: promoting research while maintaining trust JAMA. 2003 Feb 12; 289(6):741-6. . View in PubMed

Early-onset postirradiation sarcoma of the head and neck: report of three cases Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Jun; 81(6):402-6. . View in PubMed

Introduction from guest editor, DrWilliam Cleveland. J Med Assoc Ga. 2002-2003 Winter; 91(4):9. . View in PubMed

Thyroarytenoid muscle maintains normal contractile force in chronic vocal fold immobility Laryngoscope. 2001 Dec; 111(12):2152-6. . View in PubMed

The time has come to reform graduate medical education JAMA. 2001 Sep 05; 286(9):1075-6. . View in PubMed

Motion-specific laryngeal reinnervation using muscle-nerve-muscle neurotization Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2001 Sep; 110(9):801-10. . View in PubMed

Simultaneous vocal fold and tongue paresis secondary to Epstein-Barr virus infection Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Dec; 126(12):1491-4. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic maxillofacial coronal images reformatted from helically acquired thin-section axial CT data AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 Oct; 175(4):1177-81. . View in PubMed

Pathology forum: quiz case 2Diagnosis: fibromatosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Jul; 126(7):901905-6. . View in PubMed

The evolving academic health center: strategies and priorities at Emory University JAMA. 2000 May 10; 283(18):2434-6. . View in PubMed

A new frontier in medical education Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1999; 110:23-8; discussion 28-9. . View in PubMed

Polaroid photography as an alternative method of recording clinical material in plastic surgery J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1997 Dec; 42(6):425-6. . View in PubMed

An allelotype of papillary thyroid cancer Int J Cancer. 1996 Dec 20; 69(6):442-4. . View in PubMed

Redesigning graduate medical education--location and content N Engl J Med. 1996 Nov 07; 335(19):1460. . View in PubMed

Allelotype of salivary gland tumors Cancer Res. 1996 Mar 01; 56(5):1151-4. . View in PubMed

RET proto-oncogene mutations in inherited and sporadic medullary thyroid cancer Hum Mol Genet. 1994 Oct; 3(10):1895-7. . View in PubMed

The status of medical education Md Med J. 1994 Jul; 43(7):585-6. . View in PubMed

Mandatory national health serviceAn idea whose time has come. JAMA. 1993 Jun 23-30; 269(24):3156-7. . View in PubMed

Goals and mechanisms for training otolaryngologists in the area of geriatric medicine Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989 Apr; 100(4):262-5. . View in PubMed

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of submaxillary gland Head Neck Surg. 1987 Nov-Dec; 10(2):129-32. . View in PubMed

Clinical evaluation of patients with metastatic squamous carcinoma of the neck with occult primary tumor South Med J. 1986 Aug; 79(8):979-83. . View in PubMed

Histoplasmosis of the larynx Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1982 Nov-Dec; 90(6):740-3. . View in PubMed

Sarcoidosis and fluctuating hearing loss Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1981 Mar-Apr; 90(2 Pt 1):161-3. . View in PubMed

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My goal as the director of the USC Voice Center is to improve the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders. I strive to achieve this through a true interdisciplinary approach to promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating those around me.

I received my undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Virginia, but my passion is for medicine. I graduation medical school from the Johns Hopkins University and then pursued training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. While there, I did an NIH funded research year and became interested in voice, swallowing and airway disorders. This led me to pursue specialty fellowship training at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. I then founded the Emory Voice Center with Speech Pathologist Dr. Edie Hapner, PhD in Atlanta Georgia, which was amongst the first interdisciplinary voice centers in United States. 12 years later, I was recruited to the University of Southern California to form the USC Voice Center and bring our interdisciplinary model of care to Southern California.

I embrace a caring, patient-centered approach with my patients. At the USC Voice Center, my patients can count on a coordinated, cohesive and unique experience backed by a team of voice and swallowing experts to optimize outcomes and satisfaction.
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