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
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
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

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.

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: 380-387, February 2016 Notes: doi:10.1017/S0022215116000049.

Ghosh A, Philiponis G, Bewley A, Ransom RE, Mirza N.: You can’t pay me to quit: the failure of financial incentives for smoking cessation in head and neck cancer patients. J of Laryngology & Otology Mr Robin Youngs (eds.). Cambridge University Journals, 130: 278-283, February 2016.

Ghosh A, Mirza N: First Bite Syndrome: Our Experience with Intra-Parotid Injections of Botulinum Toxin A. Laryngoscope, 126:104–107, 2016. Wiley, 126: 104-107, 2016.

Kennedy WP, Brody R, LiVolsi VA, Wang AR, Mirza N.: Trauma induced Schwannoma of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve after Thyroidectomy. Laryngoscope Wiley, Online, Sept 2015.

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.

Bruins BB, Mirza N, Gomez E, Atkins JE. : Anesthetic Management for Laser Excision of Ball-Valving Laryngeal Masses. 2015 24;2015:875053. Epub 2015 May 24. Case Rep Anesthesiol Hindawi Publishing Corporation, April 2015 Notes: Article ID 875053

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. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology Richard H Smith, MD (eds.). Sage, 123(1): 65-70, January 2014 Notes: DOI: 10.1177/0003489414521146.

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.

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