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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
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
Taste and olfaction disorders

Selected Publications

Yver CM, Kennedy WP, Mirza N. : Taste Acceptability of Thickening Agents. World J of Otolaryngol- Head Neck Surg. Elsevier, Page: 1-3, August 2018.

Brant J, Leahy K, Mirza N.: Diagnostic utility of flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy recorded onto a smartphone: A pilot study. World J Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surg. Elsevier, Page: 1-5, June 2018.

Chao TN, Mahmoud A, Rajasekharan K, Mirza N.: Medialization Thyroplasty with tensor fascia lata: a novel approach for reducing post thyroplasty complications. J of Laryngology and Otology 132(4): 364, April 2018.

Yalamanchi P, Yu J, Chandler L, Mirza N.: High-Level Disinfection of Otorhinolaryngology Clinical Instruments: An Evaluation of the Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Instrument Storage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 158(1): 163, January 2018.

Haft S, Carey RM, Farquhar D, Mirza N.: Anticholinergic medication use is associated with globus pharyngeus. J Laryngol Otology Robin Youngs, Edward Fisher, Musheer Hussain and Jonathan Fishman (eds.). Page: 1-5, October 2016.

Doty RL, Tourbier I, Ng V, Neff J, Armstrong D, Battistini M, Sammel MD, Gettes D, Evans DL, Mirza N, Moberg PJ, Connolly T, Sondheimer SJ.: Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in postmenopausal women. Physiology and Behavior Send to: Neurobiol Aging. Elsevier, 155: 202-207, June 2016.

Kennedy WP, Brody R, LiVolsi VA, Wang AR, Mirza N.: Trauma induced Schwannoma of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve after Thyroidectomy. Laryngoscope Wiley, 126(6): 1408-10, June 2016.

Ghosh A, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Einhorn E, Howlett P, Cohen NA, Mirza N.: A murine model of subglottic granulation. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 130(4): 380-387, April 2016 Notes: doi:10.1017/S0022215116000049.

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.). Sage, 125(4): 284-9, April 2016.

Doty RL, Heidt JM, MacGillivray MR, Dsouza M, Tracey EH, Mirza N, Bigelow D.: Influences of age, tongue region, and chorda tympani nerve sectioning on signal detection measures of lingual taste sensitivity. Physiol Behav. 155: 202, March 2016.

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