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Sean Parker Institute for the Voice

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Lucian Sulica, M.D.

Lucian Sulica

About Dr. Sulica

Dr. Lucian Sulica is the Director of the Institute and the Sean Parker Professor of Laryngology. His practice is limited to voice disorders. He has a special interest in medical and microsurgical treatment of injuries of the vocal cord (or fold) from voice use, particularly in performers, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and paresis, spasmodic dysphonia and tremor. Dr. Sulica has also been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders in the office, without the need for general anesthesia. 

Dr. Sulica's research and clinical investigations have been devoted to establishing clear, evidence-driven principles for the treatment of voice conditions. They have addressed basic factors in injury to the vocal folds from voice use, including important gender differences; the pathophysiology and natural history of laryngeal nerve injury; diagnostic accuracy in voice disorders and outcomes in surgical and behavioral treatment of benign vocal fold lesions. Dr. Sulica has published frequently cited works on the safety and utility of vocal fold injection in the awake unsedated patient, the use of botulinum toxin for voice disorders, treatment of vocal fold paralysis and a host of other topics. In all, Dr. Sulica has authored more than 70 journal articles and 30 book chapters, as well as voicemedicine.com, an informational site for voice disorders. He has edited two books, Vocal Fold Paralysis and Classics in Voice and Laryngology. He is as passionate about teaching as he is about clinical care and research, and has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe, Latin America and Australia.

Dr. Sulica serves on the Council of the American Laryngological Association, the national professional organization for laryngology, and is a member of the American Bronchoesophagological Society, and the American Laryngologic, Rhinologic and Otologic Society (the Triologic Society).

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