Fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Eugen Grabscheid MD Voice Center offers fellowship experience for residents seeking further clinical experience in the management of patients with voice and swallowing disorders, research opportunities, and academic careers in laryngology. The fellowship is directed by Mark Courey, MD and Peak Woo, MD, both of whom have more than 20 years’ experience in mentoring fellows in laryngology and academic medical practice.

The one-year fellowship offers one position each year with graduated independence under the direction of our Laryngology team. The fellow will actively participate in interdisciplinary voice and swallowing clinics staffed by experienced clinicians, surgical procedures, and national journal clubs.

Clinical Experience in Laryngology

Through observation and direct participation in interdisciplinary laryngology clinics and surgical interventions throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, fellows will be exposed to the breadth of medical and surgical management options for patients with disorders of voice and swallowing. In addition, fellows will manage their own interdisciplinary voice and swallowing clinic. During this clinic they will work directly with speech-language pathologists and staff oversight will be available on an on-demand basis for mentorship with challenging cases.

Fellows will hone their skills in the performance and interpretation of laryngeal examinations, laryngeal stroboscopy, laryngeal electromyography, transnasal esophagoscopy, clinical evaluation of dysphagia, and endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.    

Direct experience will be provided in the management of patients with laryngeal disorders related to:

  • Professional voice use
  • Non-neoplastic laryngeal disorders such as nodules, polyps and cysts
  • Laryngeal and tracheal papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Vocal fold paralysis/paresis
  • Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

The fellow with have graduated surgical experience in endoscopic and open techniques for the management of patients with benign laryngeal lesions, respiratory papillomatosis, vocal fold motion impairment, airway stenosis and laryngeal cancer. In addition, graduated experience with the performance of awake, unsedated procedures, including vocal fold injection (augmentation and therapeutic), laryngeal biopsy, and laser ablation of lesions is an ongoing part of the one-year experience.  

Laryngology Research

Opportunities exist for both basic science and clinical research through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Areas of active investigation include vocal fold wound healing, laryngeal reinnervation, electrical stimulation of laryngeal muscles, laryngeal stenosis, effects of behavioral interventions on laryngeal appearance, and robotic surgery.

Teaching Responsibilities

Fellows are expected to deliver lectures to medical students and residents and teach residents in the operating room.

Case Load

Each year, fellows will see approximately 1500 - 2000 patients in clinic and perform 250 operative procedures.

Call Responsibilities

Fellows accept call responsibilities as attendings within Mount Sinai’s Division of Laryngology..


The Department of Otolaryngology offers competitive benefits to our selected fellows.


Candidates must possess a New York State medical license and be eligible/certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

How to Apply

Please forward your letter of interest with CV and 2 letters of recommendation to:

Kerry Feeney at Kerry.Feeney@mountsinai.org.

You may apply for this program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Contact Us

Kerry Feeney
Academic Administration
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Phone: 212-241-7008
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