UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery Research

Research faculty in the UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery are united in their mission to advance medical knowledge in basic and clinical science of the head and neck including speech, voice, and hearing functions. New research findings continuously provide insight to head and neck conditions and regularly result in improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for patients.


Our clinical and research faculty are involved in several major research areas including: speech/voice disorders, laryngeal transplantation, vestibular/cochlear disorders, oncology/molecular biology, microvascular reconstructive surgery, and basic mechanisms of hearing and balance.

Recent Publications

Ahmed S, Shapiro NL, Bhattacharyya N. Incremental health care utilization and costs for acute otitis media in children. Laryngoscope. 2013 May 6. doi: 10.1002/lary.24190.
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Duarte VM, Chhetri DK, Liu YF, Erman AA, Wang MB. Swallow Preservation Exercises during Chemoradiation Therapy Maintains Swallow Function. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 27. [Epub ahead of print].
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Lee MK, Blackwell KE, Kim B, Nabili V. Feasibility of microvascular head and neck reconstruction in the setting of calcified arteriosclerosis of the vascular pedicle. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013 Mar 1;15(2):135-40.
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Chhetri DK, Neubauer J, Bergeron JL, Sofer E, Peng KA, Jamal N. Effects of asymmetric superior laryngeal nerve stimulation on glottic posture, acoustics, vibration. Laryngoscope. 2013 May 27. doi: 10.1002/lary.24209. [Epub ahead of print]
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