NYU Voice Center Research on Voice, Swallowing, and Airway Disorders

The NYU Voice Center has active clinical and basic science research programs. Our team of investigators are leaders in their field. Several of our manuscripts and books are listed below. Please contact the center to learn more about the program.

Voice Disorders:

Koufman, JA, (Dr. Milan Amin, MD,) Panetti, M. Prevalence of Reflux in 113 Consecutive Patients with Laryngeal and Voice DisordersOtolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2000;123:385-388

Altman, KW, Simpson, CB, ( Dr. Milan Amin, MD, ) Abaza, M, Balkissoon, R, Casiano, RR Cough and Paradoxical Vocal Fold MotionOtolaryngology/Head Neck Surgery 2002;127(6):501-11.

Dr. Milan Amin, MD,  Koufman, JA. Hemicricoidectomy for Voice Rehabilitation Following Hemilaryngectomy with Ipsilateral Arytenoid RemovalAnnals of Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2001;110:514-8.

Branski Ryan, PhD - Sandulache VC, Rosen CA, Verdolini K, & Hebda PA. (2006) Vocal fold wound healing: A review for cliniciansJournal of Voice. 20(3); 432-442.

Amin, MR, Isaacson, G. State Dependent Laryngomalacia. Annals of Otol., Rhinol., Laryngol. 1997; 106: 887-90

Amin, MR, Deschler, DG, Hayden, RE. Straight Midline Mandibulotomy Revisited. Laryngoscope 1999;109:1402-1405.

Amin, MR, Koufman, JA. Endoscopic Arytenoid Repositioning for Unilateral Arytenoid Fixation. Laryngoscope2001;111:44-47.

Amin, MR, Buchinsky, FJ, Gaughan, JP, Szeremeta, W. Predicting Outcome in Pediatric Coin Ingestion. Int J Ped Otol 2001;59:201-6.

Koufman, JA, Postma, GN, Whang, CS, Rees, CJ, Amin, MR, Belafsky, PC, Johnson, PE, Connolly, KM, Walker, FO. Diagnostic Laryngeal Electromyography: The Wake Forest Experience 1995-1999.Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. 2001;124:603-6.

Amin, MR, Koufman, JA. Vagal Neuropathy After Upper Respiratory Infection:A Viral Etiology? Am J Otol2001;22(4):251-6.

Amin, MR, Postma, GN, Johnson, PE, Digges, N, Koufman, JA. Proton Pump Inhibitor Resistance in the Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2001; 125(4):374-8.

Belafsky, PC, Postma, GN, Amin, MR, Koufman, JA. Symptoms and Findings of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Ear Nose Throat J 2002; 81(9) Supplement 2:10-13.

Branski RC, Bhattacharyya N, & Shapiro J. (2002). The Reliability of the Assessment of Endoscopic Laryngeal Findings Associated with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease. The Laryngoscope.112; 1019-1024.

Sapienza C, Cannito M, Murry T, Branski RC, & Woodson G. (2002). Acoustic Variations in Reading Produced by Speakers with Spasmodic Dysphonia Pre-Botox Injection and Within Early Stages of Post-Botox Injection.Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 45(5); 830-843.

Verdolini K, Branski RC, Rosen CA, & Hebda P (2003). Shifts in biochemical markers associated with wound healing in laryngeal secretions following phonotrauma: A preliminary study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 112(12); 1021-1025.

Branski RC, Verdolini, K, Rosen CA, & Hebda PA. (2004) Markers of wound healing in vocal fold secretions in patients with laryngeal pathology. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 113(1); 23-29.

Simpson, CB, Amin, MR, Postma, GN. Topical Anesthesia of the Airway and Esophagus. Ear Nose Throat J2004; 83(7)Supplement 2: 2-5.

Simpson, CB, Amin, MR. Office-Based Procedures for the Voice. Ear Nose Throat J 2004; 83(7)Supplement 2: 6-9.

Amin, MR, Simpson, CB. Office Evaluation of the Tracheobronchial Tree Ear Nose Throat J 2004; 83(7)Supplement 2: 10-12.

Amin, MR, Postma, GN. Office Evaluation of Swallowing. Ear Nose Throat J 2004; 83(7)Supplement 2: 13-16.

Postma, GN, Amin, MR, Simpson, CB, Belafsky, PC. Office Procedures for the Esophagus. Ear Nose Throat J2004; 83(7)Supplement 2: 17-21.

Getz AE, Scharf J, Amin MR. Thyrohyoid Approach to Cidofovir Injection: A Case Study. Journal of Voice. 2005; 19(3):501-3.

Kumar VV. Amin MR. Evaluation of middle and distal esophageal diverticuli with transnasal esophagoscopy.Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2005;114(4):276-8.

Branski RC, Rosen CA,Verdolini K, & Hebda PA. (2005). Acute Vocal Fold Wound Healing in a Rabbit Model.Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 114(1); 19-24.

Branski RC, Hebda PA, Hake H, Sandulache VC, & Dohar JE (2005). Mucosal Wound Healing in a Rabbit Model of Subglottic Stenosis: Biochemical Analysis of Secretions.  Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 131; 153-157.

Branski RC, Rosen CA, Verdolini K, & Hebda, PA (2005). Biochemical Markers Associated with Acute Vocal Fold Wound Healing: A Rabbit Model. Journal of Voice. 19(2); 283-289.

Cheng E, Ho M, Ganz C, Shaha A, Boyle JO, Singh B, Wong R, Patel S, Shah J, Branski RC, Kraus D (2006).Outcomes of primary and secondary tracheoesophageal puncture: A 16-year retrospective analysis. ENT-Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal. 85(4); 262-267.

Walsh J, Branski RC,&Verdolini K(2006). Effects of Topical Anesthesia on Laryngeal Secretions. Journal of Voice. 20(2); 282-290.

Simpson CB, Amin MR. Chronic Cough: State of the Art Review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006; 134(4):693-700.

Amin MR, Harris D, Cassel S, Grimes E, Heiman-Patterson T. Quantitative Sensory Testing in the Assessment of Laryngeal Sensation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2006; 115(7):528-34.

Amin, MR. Thyrohyoid Approach for Vocal Fold Augmentation. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology2006; 115(9):699-702.

Pusic A, Liu J, Chen C, Cano S, Davridge K, Klassen A, Branski RC, Patel S, Kraus D, Cordeiro PG (2007).Health-related Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer: A Review of Site-Specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measures. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 136(4); 525-535.

Branski RC, Perera P, Rosen CA, Hebda PA, Verdolini K, Agrawal S (2007) Dynamic Biomechanical Strain Inhibits IL-1ß-induced Inflammation in Vocal Fold FibroblastsJournal of Voice. 21(6); 651-660.

Sulica L, Simpson CB, Branski RC, & McLaurin C (2007). Granuloma of the Membranous Vocal Fold: An Unusual Complication of Microlaryngoscopic surgery. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 116(5); 358-362.

Amin, MR, Rosen CA, Simpson CB, Postma GN. Hands-On Training Methods for Vocal Fold Injection Education. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 116(1):1-6, 2007.

Zeitler DM. Amin MR. The Thyrohyoid Approach to In-office Injection Augmentation of the Vocal Fold. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery 2007;15(6):412-6.

Morris LG. Zoumalan, RA. Roccaforte, JD. Amin, MR. Monitoring tracheal tube cuff pressures in the intensive care unit: a comparison of digital palpation and manometry. Annals of Otology Rhinology & Laryngology 2007; 116:639

Morris, LG; Zeitler, DM; Amin, MR Unsedated flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the resident clinic: technique and patient satisfaction. Laryngoscope 2007; 117(7):1159-62.

Laflen JB. Lazarus CL. Amin MR. Pitch Deviation Analysis of Pathologic Voice in Connected Speech. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2008; 117(2):90-8.

Amin MR. Postma GN. Setzen M. Koufman JA. Transnasal esophagoscopy: a position statement from the American Bronchoesophagological Association (ABEA). Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 138(4):411-4.

Peck KK, Galgano JF, Branski RC, Bogomolny D, Ho M, Holodny AI, & Kraus DH (2009). An Event-Related Functional MRI Investigation of Vocal Pitch Variation. Neuroimage. 44(1); 175-181.

Krishna P, Rosen CA, Branski RC, Wells A, & Hebda PA (2006). Primed fibroblasts and exogenous decorin: Potential treatments for subacute vocal fold scar. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 135(6); 937-945.

Branski RC, Barbieri S, Weksler BB, Saltman B, Krishna P, Kraus DH, Broadbelt N, Chen J, Poppas DP, & Felsen D (2009). The Effects of Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-ß1 on Human Vocal Fold Fibroblasts. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 118(3); 218-226.

Galgano JF, Peck KK, Branski RC, Bogomolny D, Ho ML, Holodny AI, & Kraus DH (2009). A case study of adaptation in unilateral vocal fold paralysis using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Voice. 23(5); 639-645.

Branski RC, Saltman B, Sulica L, Szeto H, Duflo S, Felsen D, & Kraus DH (2009). Cigarette smoke and reactive oxygen species metabolism: Implications for the pathophysiology of Reinke’s EdemaThe Laryngoscope. 119(10); 2014-2018.

Mallur P. Amin MR. Saltman BE. Branski RC. A Model for 532nm Pulsed KTP-Induced Injury in the Rat Larynx.Laryngoscope 2009; 119(10):2008-13.

Rosen CA. Amin MR. Sulica L. Simpson CB. Merati AL. Courey MS. Johns MM 3rd. Postma GN. Advances in Office-Based Diagnosis and Treatment in Laryngology. Laryngoscope 2009; 119 Suppl 2:S185-212.

Saltman B, Bramlage M, Branski RC, Patel, & Sulica L (2010). Clinical and Histopathological Examination of Ulcerating Vocal Fold Lesions in an Immunosuppressed PatientAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology. 31(7); 70-71.

Sivasankar M, Erickson E, Rosenblatt M, & Branski RC  (2010). Hypertonic Challenge to the Porcine Vocal Folds: Effects on Epithelial Barrier Function. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 142(1);79-84.

Branski RC, Cukier-Blai S, Mener D, Pusic A, & Kraus DH (2010). Quality of Life in Dysphonic Patients: A Systematic Review of the Development of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures. Journal of Voice. 24(2); 193-198.

Saltman B, Kraus DH, Szeto H, Parashar B, Ghossein R, Felsen D, & Branski RC (2010). In Vivo and In Vitro Models of Ionizing Radiation to the Vocal Folds. Head and Neck. 32(5); 572-577.

Murry T, Branski RC, Yu K, Cukier-Blaj S, Duflo S, & Aviv JE (2010). Laryngeal sensory deficits in patients with chronic cough and paradoxical vocal fold movement disorder. The Laryngoscope. 120(8); 1576-1580.

Sulica, RL. Rosen, CA. Postma, GN. Simpson, CB. Amin, MR. Courey, M. Merati, AL. Current practice in injection augmentation of the vocal folds: indications, treatment principles, techniques, and complications.Laryngoscope 2010; 120(2):319-25.

Amin MR. Belafsky PC. Cough and Swallowing Dysfunction. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 2010; 43(1):35-42.

Branski RC, Zhou H, Sandulache VC, Chen J, Felsen D, & Kraus DH (2010). Cyclooxygenase-2 signaling in vocal fold fibroblasts. The Laryngoscope 120(9); 1826-1831. 

Yiu E, Ho EM, Ma EP, Verdolini-Abbott K, Branski RC, Richardson K, & Li N. Possible Cross-Cultural Differences in the Perception of the Impact of Voice Disorders. Journal of Voice (in press).

Drager DL, Branski RC, Wree A, & Sulica L. Friedrich Berthold Reinke (1862-1919): Anatomist of the Vocal Fold.Journal of Voice (in press).

Haupage S, Peck KK, Branski RC, Hsu M, Holodny A, & Kraus D. Functional MRI of Tongue Motor Tasks in Patients With Tongue Cancer: Observations Before and After Partial Glossectomy. Neuroradiology (in press).

Peck KK, Branski, RC, Lazarus C, Cody V, Kraus D, Haupage S, Ganz C, Holodny AI, & Kraus DH. Cortical Activation During Swallowing Rehabilitation Maneuvers: A Functional MRI Study of Healthy Controls. The Laryngoscope(in press).

Mallur P, Amin M, & Branski RC532-nanometer potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser-induced expression of selective matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) in the rat larynx. The Laryngoscope (in press).

Branski RC, Zhou H, Kraus DH, Sivasankar M. The effects of cigarette smoke condensate on transepithelial resistance and inflammatory signaling in vocal fold fibroblasts. The Laryngoscope(in press). 

Mallur PS, Tajudeen BA, Aaronson N, Branski RC, Amin MR. Quantification of benign lesion regression as a function of 532-nanometer pulsed potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser parameter selectionThe Laryngoscope (in press).

Sirikanjanapong S, Lanson B, Amin M, Martiniuk F, Kamino H, Wang BY. Collision Tumor of Primary Laryngeal Mucosal Melanoma and Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma with IL-17A and CD70 Gene Over-Expression.  Head Neck Pathol. (in press)

Reviews, Books, and Book Chapters
In Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology, 3rd Edition
Ed. by B. Bailey, J. Johnson, R. Kohut, and M. E. Tardy, Jr.
Gregory N. Postma, Milan R. Amin, and James A. Koufman

"Controversies in Laryngology"
In Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology, 3rd Edition
Ed. by B. Bailey, J. Johnson, R. Kohut, and M. E. Tardy, Jr.
James A. Koufman, Milan R. Amin, and Gregory N. Postma

"Endoscopic Vocal Fold Augmentation"
In Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Head, Neck, and Cranial Base, 1st Edition
Ed. by P. Wackym, D. Rice, and S. Schaefer
Milan R. Amin, Gregory N. Postma, and James A. Koufman

"Laryngopharyngeal Reflux"
In Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders, 2nd Edition
Ed. by Robert T. Sataloff and Gwen Korovin
James A. Koufman and Milan R. Amin

"Laryngeal Trauma"
In CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 2nd Edition
Ed. by Anil K. Lalwani
Andrew H. Murr and Milan R. Amin

"Physiology of Swallowing"
In Textbook of Laryngology, 1st Edition
Ed. by Albert Merati, MD and Steven Bielomowicz, MD
Milan R. Amin and Reena Gupta

"Subglottic Stenosis: Laryngotracheal Reconstruction with Grafting"
In Operative Techniques in Laryngology, 1st Edition
Ed. by Clark A. Rosen and C. Blake Simpson
Milan R. Amin and Reena Gupta

"Principles of Clinical Evaluation for Voice Disorders"
In Operative Techniques in Laryngology, 1st Edition
Ed. by Clark A. Rosen and C. Blake Simpson
Milan R. Amin and Phillip Song

Verdolini K, Rosen CA, & Branski RC eds. (2005). Classification Manual of Voice Disorders-I.  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ.   

Murry T & Branski, RC (2007). Speech Pathology. In Voice Medicine (Chinese). Xu W & Sataloff RT, Editors. People’s Medical Publishing House.

Branski RC & Kao A. (2008) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. In Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders, Second Edition. McNeil M, EditorThieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY.

Branski RC & Sulica L eds (2009). Classics in Voice and Laryngology. Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego, CA.