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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
Director, University of Pennsylvania Penn Voice and Swallowing Center
Lead Diversity Committee , Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania
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
Intern, General Surgery and Medicine, General Medicine and General Surgery Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, 1983-1984.
Intern, General Surgery, Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1985-1986.
Resident, General Surgery, Ohio State University Hospital, 1986-1987.
Resident, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center-Orange, California, 1988-1992.
Fellow Otolaryngology, University of California, Irvine, 1992-1993.
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
Gender affirmation laryngeal surgery
Taste and olfaction disorders

Selected Publications

Go B, Suresh N, Go C, Chorath K, Mirza N, Thaler E, Moreira A, Rajasekaran K. : Gender Analysis of the top classic papers in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. World J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg. Da-Qing Li (eds.). Wiley June 2022.

Rereddy SK, Cao AC, Blackwell B, Poling-Skutvik R, Arratia PE, Mirza N. : Rheology of saliva in health and disease. Biorheology. Herbert Lipowsky (eds.). 56, March 2022 Notes: doi: 10.3233/BIR-210014.

Nguyen NCB, Chao T, Coehn NC, Mirza N: Persistent inflammation and nitric oxide dysregulation are transcriptomic blueprints of subglottic stenosis. Frontiers in Immunology. Guochang Hu (eds.). 12, December 2021.

Cao AC, Rereddy S. and Mirza N.: Current Practices in Endotracheal Tube Size Selection for Adults. The Laryngoscope. Selsnick (eds.). Wiley, 131: 1967-71, September 2021.

Cao AC, Nimmo ZM, Mirza N, Cohen N, Brody R, Doty R.: Objective screening for olfactory and gustatory dysfunction during the COVID-19 pandemic: a prospective study in healthcare workers using self-administered testing. World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg . Elsevier, February 2021.

Thomas A, Mirza N, Eliades S. : Auditory feedback control of vocal pitch in Spasmodic Dysphonia. Laryngoscope. Samuel Selsnick (eds.). Wiley, November 2020.

McCarty EB, Soldatova L, Mirza N, Dubin R. : Early Tracheostomy Suture Removal for Better Swallowing? A case report and literature review. Otolaryngology Research and Reviews. Scholars Direct, 2(2): 60-63, November 2020.

Chao TN, Atkins JA, Qasim Z, Kearney JL, Mirza N, Rassekh CH. World J : Airway management of angioedema patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. June 2020. Da-Qing Li (eds.). June 2020.

Soldatova L, Williams C, Postma GN, Falk GW, Mirza N: Virtual Dysphagia Evaluation: Practical Guidelines for Dysphagia Management in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. John H Krouse (eds.). Sage, May 2020.

Rent D, Dalal S, Mirza N: Unicentric Castleman Disease and lymphoepithelial cyst of the parotid: a case report and review of the literature. Oral Science International. Wiley, 17(2): 106-110, February 2020.

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