Recent Published Research

Multicenter Development and Validation of theVocal Cord Paralysis Experience (CoPE), a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure forUnilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis-Specific Disability.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head NeckSurg. 2022 Aug 1

Healthy Human Laryngopharyngeal Sensory Innervation DensityCorrelates with Age.

Laryngoscope. 2022 Jul 16

Temporal expression of Laminin-111in the developing rat larynx.

Neurosci Lett. 2022 Jun 11

The Effects ofEndotracheal Tube Size During Bronchoscopy in Simulated Models of IntubatedPatients.

Laryngoscope. 2022 Feb 25

TheNIH/NIDCD Workshop on Research Priorities in Spasmodic Dysphonia/LaryngealDystonia. Laryngeal Dystonia: Multidisciplinary Update on Terminology,Pathophysiology, and Research Priorities.

Neurology. 2021 May 25

Laryngeal Injury Due toAmikacin Inhalation for Refractory Mycobacterium avium Complex Infection.

Chest.2021 Apr


Chest. 2021Sep 16

Office-Based Procedure Training in Laryngology Fellowship Programs.

Laryngoscope. 2020 Oct 12

High-Frequency Palatal Tremor and Stimulus-Sensitive Leg Myoclonus with Degeneration of Inferior Olivary Nuclei in Celiac Disease.

Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2020 Sep 29;7(Suppl 3):S93-S95.

How I Do It: A Novel Technique for Endoscopic Placement of Stent in Management of Anterior Glottic Webs.

Laryngoscope. 2020 Sep 9

Validation of the Communicative Participation Item Bank as an Outcome Measure for Spasmodic Dysphonia.

Laryngoscope. 2020 Jul 25

Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What We Know and What We Don't.

J Voice. 2020 Jul 2:S0892-1997(20)30245-9

Airway Protection-A Role for Vagal P2RY1 Receptors.

Cell. 2020 Apr 30;181(3):509-511

Infectivity of murine papillomavirus in the surgical byproducts of treated tail warts.

Laryngoscope. 2020 Mar;130(3):712-717

Expression of trophic factors receptors during reinnervation after recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.

Laryngoscope. 2019;129(11):2537–2542

Carcinoma presenting as idiopathic anterior glottic webs: A case series

Laryngoscope. 2019;129(9):2118–2120

Pediatricians' proficiency in the care of the dysphonic child.

Laryngoscope. 2019;129(8):1756–1762

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation in Rats Posttransection: Neurotrophic Factor Expression over Time.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jul 161(1):111-112

Spasmodic Dysphonia in Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Type 7.

Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2018 Mar 2 5(2):221-222

Temporalis Fascia Transplantation for Sulcus Vocalis and Vocal Fold Scar: Long-Term Outcomes.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Apr 127(4):223-228

Investigation of the presence of HPV on KTP laser fibers following KTP laser treatment of papilloma.

Laryngoscope. 2018 Apr 128(4):926-928

Vibratory function and healing outcomes after small intestinal submucosa biomaterial implantation for chronic vocal fold scar.

Laryngoscope. 2018 Apr 128(4):901-908

Influence of Netrin-1 on reinnervation of laryngeal muscles following recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.

Neurosci Lett. 2017 Jul 13 653:244-249

Management of Posterior Glottal Insufficiency With Use of a Buccal Graft.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2017, Vol. 126(2) 159–162

Serial In-Office Laser Treatment of Vocal Fold Leukoplakia.

The Laryngoscope VC 2017 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

Muscle Specific Nucleus Ambiguus Neurons Isolation and Culturing.

Journal of Neuroscience Methods 273 (2016) 33–39

Prospective Multi-Institutional Transnasal Esophagoscopy: Predictors of a Change in Management.

The Laryngoscope VC 2016 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

Changes in neurotrophic factors of adult rat laryngeal muscles during nerve regeneration.

Neuroscience 333 (2016) 44–53

Office-Based 532-Nanometer Pulsed Potassium-Titanyl-Phosphate Laser for Marsupialization of Laryngeal and Vallecular Mucoceles.

Laryngoscope, 127:1116–1118, 2017

Blockade of glial-derived neurotrophic factor in laryngeal muscles promotes appropriate reinnervation.

The Laryngoscope VC 2016 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

Contralateral Vocal Fold Reactive Lesions: Nomenclature, Treatment Choice, and Outcome.

Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery 2016, Vol. 154(6) 1079–1083

Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for the Possible Treatment of Vocal Fold Scar, Sulcus, and Superficial Lamina Propria Atrophy.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 1–8

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the cricoid cartilage with solitary plasmacytoma of the rib.

American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery 36 (2015) 598 – 600

Differential expression of glial-derived neurotrophic factor in rat laryngeal muscles during reinnervation.

Laryngoscope, 124:2750–2756, 2014

Treatment of spasmodic dysphonia with a neuromodulating electrical implant.

Laryngoscope, 124:2537–2543, 2014

Temporalis fascia transplant for vocal fold scar and sulcus vocalis.

Laryngoscope, 124:1653–1658, 2014

Development of the rat larynx: a histological study.

Laryngoscope, 123:3093–3098, 2013

Optimal Management of Acute Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury During Thyriodectomy.

Curr Otorhinolaryngol Rep (2013) 1:163–170

Embryologic innervation of the rat laryngeal musculature--a model for investigation of recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation.

Laryngoscope, 123:3117–3126, 2013

Recurrent laryngeal nerve transection and anastomosis: rat laryngeal motoneuron survival and effect of the anastomosis site.

Annals of Oiotogy, Rhinotogy & Laryngology 122(4):283-287

Photoangiolytic laser treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a scaled assessment.

Journal of Voice, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2013

Laryngeal Extramedullary Palsmacytoma in an Adoloscent.

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2014

Effect of the 532nm pulsed KTP laser in the treatment of Reinke's edema.

Laryngoscope, 122:2786–2792, 2012

Variability of postoperative esophagrams after endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy: technique dependence.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology d Laryngology 121(3):145-15O

Management of dysphonic patients by otolaryngologists.

Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery 2012 147: 289

Recurrent Primary Laryngeal Amyloidosis in a 36 Year-Old-Woman.

J Med Cases • 2013;4(1):46-48

Evaluation of dysphonic patients by general otolaryngologists.

Journal of Voice, Vol. 26, No. 6, 2012

Quantity and three-dimensional position of the recurrent and superior laryngeal nerve lower motor neurons in a rat model.

Annals of Otology. Rhinology & Laryngology 120(ll):761-768

A multi-institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications.

Laryngoscope, 122:38–45, 2012

A case of bilateral vocal fold mucosal bridges, bilateral trans-vocal fold type III sulci vocales, and an intracordal polyp.

Journal of Voice, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2011

Electromyographic and histologic evolution of the recurrent laryngeal nerve from transection and anastomosis to mature reinnervation.

Laryngoscope, 121:325–331, 2011

Atypical and disparate presentations of laryngeal sarcoidosis.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 119(I0):667-671

Singer's Dysphonia: Etiology, Treatment, and Team Management.

Music and Medicine 2(2) 95-103

Retained tracheotomy suture: nine years of morbidity.

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (2010) 142, 626-627

Observations of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and recovery using a rat model.

Laryngoscope, 119:1644–1651, 2009

Enterococcus faecalis complicating dermal filler injection: a case of virulent facial abscesses.

Dermatol Surg 2010;36:1638–1641

Endoscopic C02 Laser Cricopharyngeal Myotomy

Laryngoscope, 119:45–53, 2009

Evaluation of functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve using transoral laryngeal bipolar electromyography: a rat model.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2008, 117(8):604-60H

Current diagnostic and management trends for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:532–537

The fluorescence of thyroid tissue.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:532–537

Xanthoma of the Maxilary Sinus.

Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery Volume 126 Number 4

View Dr. Pitman’s most recent publications



The Impact of COVID 19 on Laryngeal Function, Voice,Communication and Quality of Life- Supplement to DC018060-01
Sponsor: NIH R01DC018060-02S1

Role: Principle Investigator


Laryngeal Proprioception
Sponsor: NIH

Role: Principle Investigator

Mechanisms of axon guidance in laryngeal reinnervation following injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve
Sponsor: NIH

Role: Principle Investigator


Validation of the Communicative Participation Item Bank as an outcome measure for Spasmodic Dysphonia Sponsor: Cure Dystonia Now/National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association

Role: Principle Investigator

“HAVA” – Inhalant throat therapy
Sponsor: Columbia University Biomedical Technology Accelerator (BiomedX)

Role: Principle Investigator


Neurological control of the swallow reflex
Sponsor: Columbia University Medical Center Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program

Role: Principle Investigator


The effect of Anti-GDNF antibodies on reinnervation, synkinesis and vocal fold function after RLN injury.
Sponsor: American Laryngological Association – ALVARE Research Grant

Role: Principle Investigator


Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for Vocal Fold Scar- Physiologic Evaluation
Sponsor: Cook Medical

Role: Principle Investigator


Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for Vocal Fold Scar
Sponsor: Cook Medical

Role: Principle Investigator


Electrical Stimulation for Spasmodic Dysphonia – Pilot Study
Sponsor: Med El

Role: Principle Investigator


Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation
Sponsor: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Otolaryngology
$240,000 Annually

Role: Principle Investigator


A Rat Model of Recurrent laryngeal Nerve Injury: RLN Motoneurons
Sponsor: Triological Society Career Development Grant

Role: Principle Investigator


Laryngeal Fracture Fixation with Sonic Weld Technology
Sponsor: KLS Martin

Role: Principle Investigator


Neuromotor Modeling of Adductor Spasmodic
Sponsor: National Institute of Health – R21 (DC008786)

Role: Co-Investigator; Principle Investigator: Rick Roark, PhD


Thyroid Fluorescence – The use of light to diagnose thyroid nodules
Sponsor: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Grant

Role: Principle Investigator

Patents & Inventions


Method and Apparatus for the Treatment of Focal Dystonia

Inventor: Michael Pitman
Patent: 13/854,031
Registration: Sept 16, 2014

Method and Apparatus for the Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia

Inventor: Michael Pitman
Patent: 13/854,029
‍Registration Aug, 4 2014

Patent Applications

Inhalation Devices and Therapeutic Agents

Inventor: Michael Pitman
Patent: 62/220,415
Applied: Sept 18, 2015