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Michael J. Pitman, MD

  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at CUMC
  • Chief, Division of Laryngology

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-5289

Michael J. Pitman, MD

Michael J. Pitman MD is Chief of the Division of Laryngology. He serves as Director of the Voice and Swallowing Institute of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center.

Dr. Pitman is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. These areas include such illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules and cysts. 

Dr. Pitman received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and was a fellow in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Dr. Pitman has been voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, as well as to New York Magazine “Top Doctors” and New York Times “SuperDocs”. Dr. Pitman has received numerous grants for pioneering research in the field of Laryngology. He has authored many articles for peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters, and he lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngotracheal Stenosis
  • Singing Voice Specialist
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Dystonia
  • Voice Disorder
  • Throat & Voice Problems
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Airway Disorder
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Difficult Airway Management
  • Voice & Vocal Cord Surgery
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Acid Reflux
  • Vocal nodules and cysts
  • Vocal fold polyps
  • Vocal fold paralysis
  • Oromandibular Dystonia
  • Dysphagia
  • Care of Professional Voice

Education & Training

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Locations

  • ColumbiaDoctors Third Avenue Office

    880 Third Avenue
    Floor: 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10022
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-5289
    Fax:
    (646) 317-2720
  • Harkness Pavilion

    180 Fort Washington Avenue
    Floor: 7
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-5289

Practices and Centers

  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Past Positions

  • Mar 2016- Present: Chief, Division of Laryngology, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University New York, New York
  • Oct 2014- Dec 2015: Chief of Laryngology, Mount Sinai Health System New York, NY
  • Aug 2005- Mar 2016: Director, Voice and Swallowing Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary New York, New York
  • Aug 2005- Mar 2016: Director, Division of Laryngology, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery New York Eye and Ear Infirmary New York, New York

Presentations

Poster Presentations and Publications

1. Presence of Human Papilloma Virus on Single Use EndostatTM Fibers Following in Office-Treatment of Respiratory Papilloma with the KTP-laser. Baxter P, Fei.  Y, Pitman MJ*, Fall Voice. Scottsdale, AZ, 2016 *awarded first place

2. Prospective Multi-institutional Study to Evaluate Clinical Indications and Endoscopic Findings Predictive of a Change in Management in Transnasal Esophagoscopy. American Broncho-Esophagological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL 2016

3. Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life after Chemoradiotherapy – baseline, 3, and 6 months Post-treatment. Lazarus CL, Husaini H, Hu K, Culliney B, Li Z, Urken M, Jacobson A, Persky M, Tran T, Pitman M, Concert C, Palacios D, Metcalfe-Klaw R, Kumar M, Bennett B, Harrison L. Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting. Seattle, WA. 2013

4. Temporalis Fascia Transplant for Vocal Fold Scar and Sulcus. Pitman, MJ; Rubino SM; Cooper A. American Laryngologic Association Annual Meeting.Orlando, FL. 2013

5. Diffuse Glottic Hyperkeratosis Unresponsive to Treatment. Colley P, Pitman MJ*. American Broncho-Esophagological Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2013

6. Endoscopic Management of Severe Supraglottic and Posterior Glottic Stenosis Due to Chemotherapy and Radiation. Rubino SM; Pitman, MJ*. American Laryngologic Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL . 2013

7. Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: a scaled assessment. Kuet ML, Pitman MJ*. Fall Voice Conference. New York, NY. 2013

8. Effect and Safety of the 532nm Pulsed KTP Laser in the Treatment of Reinke’s Edema. Tan M, Pitman MJ*. American Laryngological Association. San Diego, CA. 2012

9. Management of Dysphonic Among General Otolaryngologists Cohen S, Courey M, Pitman M, Noordzij P. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2011

10. Evaluation of Dysphonic Patients by General Otolaryngologists. Cohen S, Courey M, Pitman M, Noordzij P. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2011

11. Variable Esophagram Post-Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy. Berzofsky C, Holiday R, Pitman MJ*. American Academy of Otolaryngology. Boston, MA. 2011

12. A Case of Bilateral Vocal Fold Mucosal Bridges, Bilateral Trans-Vocal Fold Type 3 Sulci and an Intracordal Polyp. Tan M, Pitman MJ*. Voice Foundation. Philadelphia, PA. 2009

13. The Atypical and Disparate Presentations of Laryngeal Sarcoidosis. Mayerhoff R, Pitman MJ*. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting. Phoenix, AZ 2009

14. Motoneuron Firing Characteristics in Adduction Spasmodic Dysphonia. Roark R, Pitman MJ, Thomas JM, Ahmed OI. 32nd Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Baltimore, MD 2009

15. Evaluation of Functional Recovery of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Using Transoral Laryngeal Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model. Tessema B , Pitman MJ, Roark RM, Berzofsky C MSIII, Sharma S, Schaefer SD.Triologic Association Annual Meeting Orlando, FL *awarded first place. 2008

16. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Recovery Evaluation using Transoral Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model. Tessema B, Pitman MJ, Roark RM, Berzofsky C, Sharma S, Schaefer SD. American Broncho-Esophagological Association Annual Meeting. San Diego,CA *awarded second place. 2007

17. Intralesional Cidofovir for Adult Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Pitman MJ, Wittkopf J.Triological Society Southern Section Meeting.  Marco Island, FL. 2005

Peer-Selected Presentations

National

1. Autologous Transplantation of Temporalis Fascia for Sulcus Vocalis and Vocal Fold Scar: Long Term Follow-up. Fall Voice. Scottsdale, AZ 2016

2. Laryngeal Surgery for General Otolaryngologists: Pearls and Pitfalls. Akst L, Pitman MJ. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology. Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. 2016

3. Office Laryngeal Procedures for the General Otolaryngologist. Pitman MJ, Rubin A. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. 2016

4. It's Not Always Reflux: What Are We Missing!. Pitman MJ, Bock J. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas,TX. 2016

5. Pearls of Dysphagia Management in the Aging Adult. Tulunay, O, Pitman MJ. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2016

6. Netrin-1 Influences Posterior Cricoarytenoid Reinnervation After Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2016

7. Office KTP Laser Treatment for Vocal fold Leukoplakia – Disease Control and Voice Outcomes. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2016

8. Anti-Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor Enhances Laryngeal Muscle Reinnervation and Function Following Nerve Injury. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 2015

9. Laryngeal Surgery for General Otolaryngologists: Pearls and Pitfalls. Akst L, Pitman MJ. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology. Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. 2015

10. Office-based Procedures for Modern Otolaryngology. Krespi Y, Pitman MJ, Wilson K. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. 2015

11. It's Not Always Reflux: What Are We Missing!. Pitman MJ, Bock J. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas,TX. 2015

12. Pearls of Dysphagia Management in the Aging Adult. Tulunay, O, Pitman MJ. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX 2015

13. Neurotrophic Growth Factor Expression in Rat Laryngeal Muscles. Following a Nerve Injury and Reinnervation. American Laryngologic Association. Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2014

14. Neuromodulating Electrical Implant for the Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia. American Laryngologic Association. Annual Meeting. Las Vegas ,NV. 2014

15. Concurrent Oral Human Papilloma Virus Infection in Patients with Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. American Laryngologic Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas ,NV. 2014

16. Risk Factors for Adult Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: A Multi-Institution Investigation. American Laryngologic Association.Annual Meeting.Las Vegas, NV. 2014

17. Small Intestinal Submucosa for the Treatment of Vocal Fold Scar, Sulcus and Atrophy. American Broncho-esophagological Association. Annual Meeting. Las Vegas ,NV.

18. Glutathione and the Voice: A Placebo Controlled Study. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA 2014

19. It’s Not Always Reflux: What are we missing. Miniseminar – Moderator. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2014

20. Neuromodulation of the Muscle Spindle Gamma Loop for the Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia. Fall Voice Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2013

21. Comparison of patient performance between peg/no peg placement in head and neck cancer patients during chemoradiotherapy treatment. Annual ASCO meeting. Atlanta, GA. 2013

22. Pearls of Dysphagia Management in the Older Patient. Instruction Course. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, CA. 2013

23. Misdiagnosis of Aging. Miniseminar. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. Washington DC. 2012

24. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Transection and Anastomosis: Rat Laryngeal Motoneuron Survival and Effect of the Anastomosis Site. American Bronchoesophagological Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2012

25. Reducing Tracheotomy Complications: Influence of Techniques. Miniseminar. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2011

26. The Otolaryngologist’s Role in Aspiration: A Practical Review. Miniseminar. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 2011

27. A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Tracheotomy Complications. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2011

28. A Cost Analysis of True Vocal Fold Paralysis Secondary to Thyroidectomy. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2011

29. Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory. Papillomatosis: a scaled assessment. Triological Society Combined Section Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ. 2011

30. Quantity and 3 Dimensional Position of the Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerve Lower Motor Nuclei – A rat model. American Bronchoesophageal Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2010

31. Electromyographic and Histologic Evolution of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve From Transection and Anastomosis to Mature Reinnervation. Triological Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2010

32. Fluorescence – The use of light to diagnose thyroid nodules. American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. 2003

International


1. A Rat Model of Recurrent Laryngeal Injury – An Update. British Voice Association. London, England. 2010

2. Motor Unit Decomposition of Laryngeal Muscles In Spasmodic Dysphonia. International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Torino, Italy. 2006

Invited Panelist/Moderator

Regional

1. Laryngology Update. Panel Moderator. Columbia University Otolaryngology Update.  New York, NY. 2016

2. White Vocal Fold Lesions: Treatment and Significance. Columbia University Otolaryngology Update.  New York, NY. 2016

3. Spasmodic Dysphonia- neuromodulation via electrical stimulation. Movement Disorder Grand Rounds. Department of Neurology. Columbia University Medical Center. New York, NY. 2016

4. You Are a Vocal Athlete. Equinox. New York, NY 2016

5. Vocal Fold Regeneration: Treatment for Sulcus, Scar and Presbylarynges. Grand Rounds. Weill Cornell Medical Center. New York, NY. 2016

6. The Unified Airway. Panel Moderator. Frontiers in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. New York, NY. 2013

7. Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dysphagia. Frontiers in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. New York, NY. 2013

8. Vocal Fold Lesions - Moderator. Phonosurgery & Phototherapy: State-of-the-Art. Mt. Sinai Hospital Center. New York, NY. 2008

9. Suspension Phonomicrosurgery - Tools and Exposure Tips. Phonosurgery & Phototherapy: State-of-the-Art. Mt. Sinai Hospital Center. New York, NY. 2008

10. Laryngeal Case Panel – Panelist. John F. Daly Conference. New York University. New York, NY. 2008

National


1. Translational Corner: Non-laryngology Tools/Materials/Approaches that Work- Moderator. Advances and Controversies in Laryngology. Chicago, IL. 2015

2. Perioperative Management of Laryngeal Pathology - Panelist. 37th Annual Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium. Vail, CO. 2015

3. Dysplasia to Carcinoma in Situ – Panelist. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 2015

4. Lamina Propria Modulation – Panel Moderator. American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 2015

5. Controversies in Managing “Urgent” Voice Issues In The Professional Voice User - Panel Moderator. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. 2015

6. Nerve Regeneration - Panel Moderator. American Laryngologic Association. Annual Meeting. Las Vegas ,NV. 2014

7. Medical Session – Moderator. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. 2014

8. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium. Panel Member. Interesting Challenges in Laryngology: Case Studies and Management. Vail, CO. 2014

9. Managing Dysphagia in Patients with Vocal Fold Paralysis – Panelist. Fall Voice Conference. Atlanta, GA. 2013

10. Basic Mechanics and Anatomy – Larynx. Panelist. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. 2013

11. Dysphagia Scientific Session - Moderator. American Laryngological Association. Annual Meeting April 10, 2013. Orlando, FL. 2013

12. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium - Panelist. Case Presentations in Laryngology: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches. Vail, CO. 2013

13. Complications of Microlaryngeal Phonosurgery - Moderator. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA. 2012

14. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium. Panel Member. Case Discussion in Laryngology: Common Problems with Management Strategies. Vail, CO. 2012

15. Dysphagia Panel - Moderator. American Bronchoesophageal Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2011

16. Case Discussions in Laryngology: Common Problems with Management Strategies – Panelist. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium. Vail, CO. 2011

17. Challenges and Opportunities in the Management of the Dysphagic Geriatric Patient –Moderator. American Academy of Otolaryngology. Boston, MA. 2010

18. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Cases - Panelist. American Bronchoesophageal Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2010

Popular Media Presentations

1. Health.com - Medical Expert. Epiglottitis. 2016

2. The Doctors – Medical Expert. Airway Restoration/Subglottic Stenosis 2016

3. New York1  - Medical Expert. Doctors Vocal About Risks of Speaking Habit Popularized by Celebs. 2015

4. New York 1- Medical Expert. Teachers Learn the Dangers of Vocal Stress Firsthand. 2015

5. New York Times – Medical Expert. Voice issues in College Basketball Coaches 2015

6. Daily News - 2015

7. Good Morning America - Medical Expert. Singer’s Dysphonia. 2015

8. Doctor Radio:  Nutrition & Exercise with Samantha Heller. Vocal Health. 2012

9. Huffington Post - Serial Blog Author on Vocal Health. 2011

10. Doctor Radio:  Nutrition & Exercise with Samantha Heller. World Voice Day 2011

11. Doctor Radio:  Nutrition & Exercise with Samantha Heller- Care of the Professional Singing Voice. 2011

12. Discovery Health: Mystery Diagnosis. Spasmodic Dysphonia. 2010

Committees / Societies / Memberships

Professional Organizations and Societies

Local

2016-2017 New York Laryngological Society- President

2015-2016 New York Laryngological Society- Secretary/Treasurer

2015-present New York Laryngological Society – Secretary/Treasurer

2010-present New York Laryngological Society – Member

2007-present New York Singing Teachers’ Association – Member

National

2014- present American Laryngological Association - Fellow
2013-present The Triological Society – Fellow
2011-present American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology – Member
2009-present American College of Surgeons – Fellow
2009-present American Broncho-Esophagological Association – Member
2009-2014 American Laryngological Association – Post-Graduate Fellow
2004-present The Voice Foundation – Physician Member
2004-present American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Fellow

Editorial Board

2014-present Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
2013-present Journal of Voice

Journal Reviewer

Laryngoscope
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Journal of Voice
Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology

Honors & Awards

2017 New York Times “SuperDocs”

2016 Research Poster Award- 1st Prize- Presence of Human Papilloma Virus on Single Use EndostatTM Fibers Following in Office-Treatment of Respiratory Papilloma with the KTP laser.

2016 New York Magazine: Top Doctors

2016 America’s Top Doctors – Castle Connolly

2016 New York Metro Area Top Doctor - Castle Connolly

2016 New York Times “SuperDocs”

2015-2016 Peer Election to “Best Doctors in America”

2015 New York Times “SuperDocs”

2015 America’s Top Doctors – Castle Connolly

2015 New York Metro Area Top Doctor - Castle Connolly

2015 New York Magazine: Top Doctors

2014 New York Times “SuperDocs”

2014 New York Magazine: Top Doctors

2013-2014 Peer Election to “Best Doctors in America”

2013 New York Times “SuperDocs”

2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Honor Award

2011-2012 Peer Election to “Best Doctors in America”

2011 The John Kearney Rodgers Physician of the Year Award New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2009 -2010 Peer Election to “Best Doctors in America”

2010 Peter Schindler Memorial Award for Resident Teaching New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2008 Research Poster Award – 1st Place Evaluation of Functional Recovery of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Using Transoral Laryngeal Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model.Triologic Association Annual Meeting

2007 -2008 Peer Election to “Best Doctors in America”

2007 Research Poster Award – 2nd Place Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Recovery Evaluation using Transoral Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model. American American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting

2003 Resident Research Travel Grant American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2003 Resident Teaching Award in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2003 J Swift Hanley MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Research New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

2001 Resident Research Travel Grant American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2001 Resident Research Grant Thyroid Fluorescence – The use of light to diagnose thyroid nodules  American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

1998 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1998 Medicine International Health Fellowship Malawi, Africa Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1989-1991 Honors Program – College of Literature, Science and Arts University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1993 Golden Key National Honor Society University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

NIH Grants

  • THE EFFECT OF ANTI-GDNF ANTIBODIES OR REINNERVATION, SYNKINESIS AND VOCAL FOLD FUNCTION AFTER RLM INJURY (Private)

    Apr 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017

Publications

Peer Reviewed Research

1. Howell RJ, Pate MB, Ishman SL, Isserof TF, Rubin AD, Soliman AM, Postma GN, Pitman MJ*. Prospective Multi-Institutional Transnasal Esophagoscopy: Predictors of a Change in Management. Laryngoscope. 2016. 2016 Dec;126(12):2667-2671

2. Hernández-Morato I, Tewari I, Sharma S, Pitman MJ*. Blockade of glial-derived neurotrophic factor in laryngeal muscles promotes appropriate reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2016 Oct;126(10):E337-42.

3. Hernandez-Morato I, Sharma S, Pitman MJ*. Changes in neurotrophic factors of adult rat laryngeal muscles during nerve regeneration. Neuroscience. 2016 Oct 1;333:44-53.

4. Hernandez-Morato I, Pitman MJ, Sharma S. Muscle specific nucleus ambiguus neurons isolation and culturing. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2016; (273):33–39.

5. Koss SL, Kidwai SM, Pitman MJ*. Contralateral Vocal Fold Reactive Lesions: Nomenclature, Treatment Choice, and Outcome. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. 2016; Jun;154(6):1079-83

6. Pitman MJ, Cabin JA, Iacob CE. Small Intestinal Submucosa Implantation for the Possible Treatment of Vocal Fold Scar, Sulcus, and Superficial Lamina Propria Atrophy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016; Feb 125(2):137-144. 

7. Haser GC, Su HK, Pitman MJ*, Khorsandi AS.Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the cricoid cartilage with solitary plasmacytoma of the rib. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jul-Aug;36(4):598-600

8. Hernandez-Morato I, Isseroff TF, Sharma S, Pitman MJ*. Differential expression of glial-derived neurotrophic factor in rat laryngeal muscles during reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec;124(12 ):2750-6

9. Naples J, Isseroff TF, Pitman MJ*. Laryngeal Extramedullary Plasmacytoma in an Adolescent. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. Extra 9. 33-35

10. Born H, Ruiz R, Verma A, Taliercio S, Achlatis S, Pitman M, Gandonu S, Bing R, Amin MR, & Branski RC. Concurrent Oral Human Papilloma Virus Infection in Patients with Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Dec;124(12):2785-90

11. Pitman MJ. Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia with a Neuromodulating Electrical Implant. Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov;124(11):2537-43

12. Pitman MJ, Rubino SM, Cooper AL.Temporalis fascia transplant for vocal fold scar and sulcus vocalis. Laryngoscope. Jul;124(7):1653-8

13.  Ruiz R, Born H, Verma A, Taliercio S, Achlatis S, Sulica L, Pitman M, Kapadia F, Fang Y, Branski RC, & Amin MR. Risk Factors for Adult Onset Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: A multi-institutional investigation. Laryngoscope. 124(10); 2338-2344.

14. Kuet ML, Pitman MJ*: Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: a scaled assessment. J Voice. 2013 Jan;27(1):124-8.

15. Alli O, Berzofsky C, Sharma S, Pitman MJ*. Development of the Rat Larynx - A Histological Study. Laryngoscope. 2013. Dec;123(12):3093-3098

16. Pitman MJ, Berzofsky C, Alli O, Sharma S. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Transection and Anastomosis: Rat Laryngeal Motoneuron Survival and Effect of the Anastomosis Site Survival and Effect of the Anastomosis Site. Ann Otol Rhinol. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2013;122:283-287.

17. Pitman MJ, Berzofsky C, Alli O, Sharma S: Embryologic innervation of the rat laryngeal musculature-a model for investigation of recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2013. Dec;123(12):3117-3126

18. Murukutla S, Bhatt VR, Vivekanandarajah A, Pitman MJ, Dhar M. Recurrent Primary Laryngeal Amyloidosis in a 36 Year-Old-Woman. Journal of Medical Cases. 2012. 4(1), 46–48.

19. Pitman MJ, Lebowitz A, Iacob C, Tan M. The Efficacy and Safety In-office KTP Laser Treatment of Reinke’s Edema. Laryngoscope. 2012. Dec;122(12):2786-2792

20. Cohen SM, Pitman MJ, Noordzij, P, Courey M: Evaluation of Dysphonic Patients by General Otolaryngologists. J Voice. 2012 Nov;26(6):772-8

21. Cohen SM, Pitman, MJ, Noordzij, P, Courey M: Management of Dysphonic Patients by Otolaryngologists. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;147(2):289-94

22. Berzofsky C, Holiday R, Pitman MJ*: Variability of post-operative esophagram after endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy: technique dependence. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Mar;121(3):145-50

23. Halum,SL,1 Ting, JY,Plowman E., Belafsky,PC, Harbarger CF, Postma G, Pitman MJ, MD,5 LaMonica D, Moscatello A, Khosla S, Cauley C,Maronian N, Melki S, Wick C, Sinacori JT, White Z, Younes A, Ekbom DC, Sardesai MG, Merati AL. A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Tracheotomy Complications. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan;122(1):38-45

24. Weissbrod P, Pitman MJ, Sharma S, Bender A, Schaefer SD: Quantity and 3 Dimensional Position of the Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerve Lower Motor Nuclei – A rat model. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011;120:761-768.

25. Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P, Roark R, Sharma S, Schaefer SD: Electromyographic and Histologic Evolution of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve From Transection and Anastomosis to Mature Reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2011. Feb;121(2):325-31

26. Mayerhoff R, Pitman MJ: The Atypical and Disparate Presentations of Laryngeal Sarcoidosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2010; Oct:119(10): 667-671

27. Rousso J, Pitman MJ*: Enterococcus faecalis Complicating Dermal Filler Injection: A Case of Virulent Facial Abscesses. Derm Surg. 2010 Oct;36(10): 1638-1641

28. Brown DJ, Pitman MJ: Retained Bjork Flap Suture: Nine years of morbidity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2010; (142): 626-627

29. Tan M, Pitman MJ: A Case of Bilateral Vocal Fold Mucosal Bridges, Bilateral Trans-Vocal Fold Type 3 Sulci and an Intracordal Polyp. J Voice. 2011 Jul;25(4):484-6

30. Tessema B, Roark RM, Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P, Sharma S, Schaefer SD. Observations of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and recovery using a rat model. Laryngoscope. 2009 Aug;119(8):1644-51.

31. Tessema B, Pitman MJ, Roark RM, Berzofsky C, Sharma S, Schaefer SD. Evaluation of functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve using transoral laryngeal bipolar electromyography: a rat model. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Aug;117(8):604-8.

32. Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P: Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy: History and Technique. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jan;199(1):45-53.

33. Pitman MJ, Rosenthal J, Savage H, Goupei Y, McCormick S, Alfano R, Schantz SP: The Fluorescence of Thyroid Tissue. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Nov;131(5):623-7.

34. Pitman, MJ, Abdelmonem, E, Moscatello, AL: Xanthoma of the Maxillary Sinus. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 126(4):426-7, 2002

Book Chapters

1. Karle WE, Pitman MJ*. Management of Sulcus Vocalis. In: Moore JE, Sataloff RT, Hawkshaw MJ eds. Vocal Fold Scar: Current Concepts and Management. 1st ed. Devon, England: Compton Publishing.  2016

2.Berzofsky CE, Cooper AL, Pitman MJ*. Postoperative Management of Superior Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis In: Randolph G ed, Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve.1st ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 2016. 301-308

3.Berzofsky, Pitman MJ*. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis In: Sataloff RT, Benniger M ed. Sataloff’s Comprehensive Textbook of Otolarynology: Laryngology. JP Medical Publishers, London, England. 2015

4. Pitman MJ. Laryngeal Anatomy In: Sclafani A ed, Total Otolaryngology. 1st ed. New York, NY: Thieme. 2014. 613-617

5. Pitman MJ. Vocal Physiology In: Sclafani A ed, Total Otolaryngology. 1st ed. New York, NY: Thieme. 2014. 618-623

6. Pitman MJ. Spasmodic Dysphonia In: Sclafani A ed, Total Otolaryngology. 1st ed. New York, NY: Thieme. 2014. 687-693

7. Pitman MJ, Kamat AR, Bliznikas D, Baredes S. Spasmodic Dysphonia. In: eMedicine from WebMD. 2009

8. Pitman MJ, Ossoff RH. Airway Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management. In: Merati A, Bielamowicz S, eds. Textbook of Laryngology. 1st ed. San Diego, CA: Plural; 2007. 351-376

9. Pitman MJ, Blixinkas D, Baredes S:  Spasmodic Dysphonia. In: Emedicine at www.emedicine.com.  2007

10. Pitman MJ, Pearson JM, Williams, J:  Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Skin:  M Abraham Kuriakose ed. In: Emedicine at www.emedicine.com.  2006

11. Pitman MJ, Williams, J:  Merkel Cell Carcinoma: M Abraham Kuriakose ed. In: Emedicine at www.emedicine.com. 2001