Recent Published Research

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

Laryngoscope, 122:2786–2792, 2012

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

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

Grants

2019

Laryngeal Proprioception
Sponsor: NIH
$381,653.28

Role: Principle Investigator
Status: pending

Mechanisms of axon guidance in laryngeal reinnervation following injury of the recurrent laryngeal nerve
Sponsor: NIH
$3,041,028

Role: Principle Investigator

2018

Validation of the Communicative Participation Item Bank as an outcome measure for Spasmodic Dysphonia Sponsor: Cure Dystonia Now/National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
$63,868

Role: Principle Investigator

“HAVA” – Inhalant throat therapy
Sponsor: Columbia University Biomedical Technology Accelerator (BiomedX)
$100,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2017

Neurological control of the swallow reflex
Sponsor: Columbia University Medical Center Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives Seed (IRIS) Fund Program
$100,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2015

The effect of Anti-GDNF antibodies on reinnervation, synkinesis and vocal fold function after RLN injury.
Sponsor: American Laryngological Association – ALVARE Research Grant
$10,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2014

Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for Vocal Fold Scar- Physiologic Evaluation
Sponsor: Cook Medical
$89,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2013

Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for Vocal Fold Scar
Sponsor: Cook Medical
$22,699.22

Role: Principle Investigator

2012

Electrical Stimulation for Spasmodic Dysphonia – Pilot Study
Sponsor: Med El
$61,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2011-2013

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

Role: Principle Investigator

2009-2011

A Rat Model of Recurrent laryngeal Nerve Injury: RLN Motoneurons
Sponsor: Triological Society Career Development Grant
$40,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2008

Laryngeal Fracture Fixation with Sonic Weld Technology
Sponsor: KLS Martin
$15,000

Role: Principle Investigator

2007-2009

Neuromotor Modeling of Adductor Spasmodic
Sponsor: National Institute of Health – R21 (DC008786)
$500,000

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

2002-2003

Thyroid Fluorescence – The use of light to diagnose thyroid nodules
Sponsor: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research Grant
$10,000.00

Role: Principle Investigator

Patents & Inventions

Patents

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

View Dr. Pitman’s most recent publications