Department of Otorhinolaryngology

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Natasha Mirza, MD

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology, 5 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-2979
Fax: 215 662 4182
M.D. (Medicine)
Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Postgraduate Training, General Medicine and General Surgery Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, 1983-1984.
Intern in General Surgery , Ohio State University Hospital, 1985-1986.
First Year Resident in General Surgery , Ohio State University Hospital, 1986-1987.
Resident in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center-Orange, California, 1988-1992.
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1993.
Fellow of American College of Surgeons, 1996.
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Description of Research Expertise

Voice Disorders
Laryngeal diseases
Breathing dystonias
Laryngeal stenosis
Taste disorders

Description of Clinical Expertise

Voice Disorders, including professional voice users
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Laryngeal diseases
Breathing dystonias
laryngeal diseases
Swallowing disorders
Office and Endoscopy suite procedures
Laser procedures
Botox injections
Taste and olfaction disorders

Selected Publications

Haft S, Farquhar D, Carey R, Mirza N.: Anticholinergic Use Is a Major Risk Factor for Dysphonia. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. Sage Publications, Page: 1-6, May 2015.

Nicolli E, Ghosh A, Haft S, Saunders J, Cohen N, Mirza N.: IL-1 Receptor Antagonist inhibits early granulation formation. Annals Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. Richard JH Smith, MD (eds.). 2015.

Haft S, Cohen N, Ghosh A, Leahy K, Lee J, Malaisrie N, Philiponis G, Singhal S, Mirza N. : Inflammatory protein expression in human subglotttic stenosis tissue mirrors that in a murine model. Program of the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Broncho-Esophageal Association. Richard H Smith, MD (eds.). Sage, 123(1): 65, January 2014 Notes: DOI:1177/0003489414521146.

Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Lee JY, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Cohen NA, Mirza N. : Pulse steroid therapy inhibits murine subglottic granulation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb:284-90. Richard Rosenfeld (eds.). Sage, 148(2): 284-90, February 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1177/0194599812466533. Epub 2012 Nov 21.

Lee JM, Hashmi N, Bloom JD, Tamashiro E, Doghramji L, Sarani B, Palmer JN, Cohen NA, Mirza N. : Biofilm accumulation on endotracheal tubes following prolonged intubation. J Laryngol Otol. 126(3): 267-70, Nov 2012.

Ghosh A, Guss J, Ruiz CE, Quon H, Weinstein GS, Mirza N. : Injection augmentation of arytenoids after partial laryngectomy: case series. J Laryngol Otol. 125(1): 65-69, 2011

Ghosh A, , Malaisrie N, Leahy K, Singhal S, Einhorn E, Howlett P, Cohen N, Mirza N. : Cellular Adaptive Inflammation mediates Airway Granulation in a murine model of Subglottic Stenosis. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief (eds.). 144(6): 927-33, June 2011.

Jennifer Y. Lee, Nazish Hashmi, Jeff E. Mandel, Natasha Mirza MD.: Use of Potassium-titanyl Phosphate (KTP) laser with flexible bronchoscope through a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) in patients with difficult airways. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Innovations in Minimally Invasive Laryngeal Laser Surgery Page: 165-168, June 2011.

Leibowitz JM, Cohen MA, Hashmi N, Mirza N, Abboud SK. : Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Nasopharynx treated with Surgery and Adjuvant Radiation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. The Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngology™ ISSN: 1528-8420 Joginder Singh Gulia (eds.). 12(2), March 2011.

Atkins JH, Mandel JE, Mirza N.: Laser ablation of a large tongue hemangioma with remifentanil analgosedation in the ORL endoscopy suite. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 73(3): 166-9, 2011.

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