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Tanya K. Meyer, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Voice, Swallowing, Airway disorders

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
University of Washington Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center

Areas of Expertise
Voice Disorders
Vocal fold paralysis
Uses of Botuliunum toxin in the Head and Neck
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Airway stenosis

MD—University of California, San Diego, CA, 1996
BS—Biochemistry with economics emphasis, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1992

Postgraduate Training
Fellowship—Laryngology, New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, New York NY, 2004-2005
Residency—Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2000-2004
Fellowship—Oncology Research, University of North Carolina, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC, 1998-2000
General Surgery Internship & Residency—University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1996-1998

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2005

State of Washington

Practice Priorities
"I see each patient as an individual. I aim to understand his or her illness and treat it in the context of the patient's overall health status and specific life needs. This varies greatly from patient to patient: for some individuals, I educate them regarding their health; for others, I may perform an invasive surgery. I view medicine as entering a partnership with my patients. My goal is that we treat each other with respect, compassion, patience and humility."

Special Honors
2009 Faculty Teaching Award
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

2004 Resident Teaching Award
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Meyer TK, Hillel A. Laryngeal EMG for Unilateral VFP. TrioBP Laryngoscope. Accepted 2010.
Neuner G, Badros A, Meyer T, Nanaji N, Regine W. Complete Resolution of Laryngeal Amyloidosis with Radiation Treatment. Head & Neck. Accepted August 12, 2010.
Kyle AB, Meyer TK, Eisenman D. Aural Myasis. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. July 2010; 119(7) 436-8.
Reich SG, Meyer T: Tardive laryngeal dystonia due to metoclopramide. Mov Disord 2009;24:1878.
Meyer TK: The Larynx for Neurologists. The Neurologist. Nov 2009:15(6):313-318.
Reich SG, Meyer T: Teaching video NeuroImage: Spasmodic dysphonia: adductor and abductor. Neurology 2008;6:70(19):e78.
Catania R, Kavic S, Roth J, Lee T, Meyer T, Fantry G, Castellanos P, Park A: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Effectively Relieves Symptoms in Patients with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  2007 Dec 11(12): 1579-87.
Chitkara A, Meyer T, Keidar A, Blitzer A. Singer's dystonia: first report of a variant of spasmodic dysphonia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 2006. 115(2): p. 89-92.
Chitkara A, Meyer T, Cultrara A, Blitzer A.   Dose response of topical anesthetic on laryngeal neuromuscular electrical transmission. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 2005. 114(11): p. 819-21.
Ramig L, Meyer T, Fox C, Blitzer A, Tagliati M.  Laryngeal function in individuals with Parkinson's disease.  Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders.  March 2005; 15(1): 9-14. 
Meyer TK, Kuhn JC, Campbell BH, Marbella AM, Myers KB, Layde PM. Speech Intelligibility and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors. Laryngoscope. Dec 2004;114(11):1977-1981.
Meyer TK, Olsen E, Merati A. Contemporary diagnostic and management techniques for extraesophageal reflux disease. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Dec 2004;12(6):519-524.

Recent Presentations
Meyer TK, Wolf J.  “Lysis of Interarytenoid Synechia (Type I Posterior Glottic Stenosis): Vocal Fold Mobility and Airway Results.”  American Layngological Society at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois.  April 2011.
Golub J, Weisbrod P, Mong S, Meyer TK.  “Kliebsiella Pneumoniae Descending Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis Originating as a Paraglottic Abscess”  American Laryngological Society at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting.  Chicago, Illinois.  April 2011.
Sumida YA, Mong S, Andrews W, Meyer TK.  “Swallowing Function after Radical Neck Debridement in Cervical Necrotizing Fasciitis.”  Dysphagia Research Society.  San Antonio, Texas,  March 2 - 6, 2011.
Misono S, Meyer TK, Merati AL. “Voice outcomes after treatment of early laryngeal cancer.” Annual meeting of American Laryngological Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 28, 2010.
Meyer TK.  Holmium:YAG Laser for Transoral Surgery of the Upper Airways.  The Voice Foundation.  June 2009
Meyer TK, Neuner G, Badros A, Regine W.   Laryngeal amyloid misdiagnosed as muscle tension dysphonia. American Broncho-Esophagological Association (COSM) May 2009.
Meyer TK.  Holmium:YAG Laser for Transoral Surgery of the Upper Airways.  The Voice Foundation.  June 3-7, 2009. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ego-Osula B, Wright R, Sewell D, Meyer TK.  A Modified Rabbit Model for the Endoscopic Creation and Study of Benign Tracheal Stenosis.  Combined Southern and Middle Section Meeting.  January 8-11, 2009. Bonita Springs, Florida
Bernstein W, Moshe J, Meyer T, George I, Masterangelo M, Park A:  3D VR Preoperative Imaging of Complex Upper Airway Anatomy.  AAO-HNSF 2007 Annual  Meeting.  September 16-19, 2007; Washington DC.

Laryngeal manifestations of reflux disease
Airway cicatrix and stenosis

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