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Michael Pitman, MD

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Michael Pitman, MDMichael J. Pitman MD is the Director of the Division of Laryngology and the Director of The Voice and Swallowing Institute in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Pitman provides comprehensive care in all aspects of Laryngology including such disorders as laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold paralysis, swallowing disorders, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, vocal fold polyps, nodules and cysts and care of the professional voice.

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 residency in Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. During his tenure there, Dr. Pitman was the recipient of a research grant from the American Academy of Otolaryngology.

Following his residency, Dr. Pitman completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center under the direction Dr. Robert Ossoff. Dr. Pitman has received numerous honors in his career. He has also published and presented internationally in the field of Otolaryngology.

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Curriculum Vitae

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
310 East 14th Street
New York, New York 10003
212-979-4200
212-614-TALK

EDUCATION

Sept 1989-May 1993 B.S. Architecture
College of Architecture
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

June 1993-Jan 1994 Post-graduate Pre-Medical Studies
Hofstra University

Aug 1994- June 1998 M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

July 1998-June 1999 Intern, General Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York

July 1999-June 2003 Resident, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

July 2003-June 2004 Dr. Robert Ossoff Laryngology Fellow
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, New York

 

APPOINTMENTS

Academic Appointments

2012-present    Associate Professor, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York

Staff Appointments

2005-present    Director, Division of Laryngology
2005-present    Director, The Voice and Swallowing Institute
Sept 2013-present    Direct of Quality - Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York

LICENSURE

July 1999 New York
Jan 2003 Tennessee
May 2004 American Board of Otolaryngology

SOCIETIES

2004-present American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Fellow
2004-present The Voice Foundation – Physician Member
2007-present  New York Singing Teachers’ Association – Member
2009-present  American Laryngological Association – Post-Graduate Fellow
2009-present  American Broncho-Esophagological Association - Member
2009-present  American College of Surgeons – Associate Fellow
2011-present  American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology – Member

 

COMMITTEES

2005-present Operating Room Committee – New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2005-present Standardization Committee - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2007-present Laser Committee - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2008-present New York Eye and Ear Alumni Association – Secretary
2008-2011 Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee - New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2008-present Medical Board – Representative at Large, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2007-2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Geriatric Otolaryngology Committee
2008-2010 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Airway and Swallowing Committee
2010 New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Steering Committee
2010-present Bylaws Committee – New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2011-present Medical Board Hearing Committee – New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
2011 Department of Otolaryngology Chairman Search Committee - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
2011-2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Voice Committee
2011-present Department of Otolaryngology Executive Committee - New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
2012 Dysphagia Research Society – Abstract Review Committee
2012-2014 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Airway and Swallowing Committee

 

HONORS

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

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

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

1998 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

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

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

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

2007 Research Poster Award – 2nd Place: Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Recovery Evaluation using Transoral Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting

2007-2012 Peer Election to "Best Doctors in America"

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

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

2013

Peer Election to New York Times “SuperDocs”

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

REVIEWER

2014-present Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology - Editoral Board Member

 

PUBLICATIONS
  1. Oruwariye, TN, Pitman MJ: Influence of Medicaid Managed Care on Sub-specialty Referrals. Abstract. Ambulatory Child Health – The Journal of General and Community Pediatrics. 3:136,1997

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

  3. 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.

  4. Pitman MJ, Wittkopf J, Ossoff RH: Intralesional Cidofovir for Adult Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. ENT Journal. Submitted

  5. Silverman D, Pitman MJ: Current diagnostic and management trends for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec;12(6):532-7

  6. 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 (ToL EMG): A rat model., Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Aug;117(8):604-8

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

  8. Pitman, MJ:  Free Vocal Health Screening for Singers: A World Voice Day Celebration. VoicePrints, Journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association.  Mar-Apr 2009: 4-5

  9. Belachew Tessema, MD; Rick M. Roark, PhD; Michael J Pitman, MD; Philip Weissbrod, MD; Sansar Sharma PhD; Steven D. Schaefer, MD:  Observations of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and recovery using a rat model. Laryngoscope. 2009 Aug;119(8):1644-51.

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. Pitman MJ: The Larynx, book review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009;118:612-0

  14. Pitman MJ: Singer’s Dysphonia: Etiology, Treatment, and Team Management Music and Medicine, 2010 Apr 2(2): 95-103.

  15. Mayerhoff R, Pitman MJ: The Atypical and Disparate Presentations of Laryngeal Sarcoidosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 2010 Oct;119(10):667-71

  16. Pitman, MJ:  Vocal fold Hemorrhage: A singer’s emergency VoicePrints, Journal of the New York Singing Teachers Association.  Mar-Apr 2010: 5-6

  17. 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. Feb;121(2):325-31

  18. Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P: Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy. Oper Tech Oto. 2011; June 22(2). 135-142

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. Brezofsky 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

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

  23. Cohen SM, Pitman, MJ, Noordzij, P, Courey M: Evaluation of Dysphonic Patients by General Otolaryngologists. J Voice. 2012 Jan 26

  24. 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

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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

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

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

  30. Isseroff T, Pitman MJ,. Optimal Management of Acute Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury During Thyroidectomy. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports, 1(3), 163–170.

 

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS, PANELS AND LECTURES

1996

Medicaid in the Pediatric Population: Managed Care vs. Fee-for-Service
Montefiore Comprehensive Health Care Center Grand Rounds

2003

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

2004

Intralesional Cidofovir for Adult Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
Triological Society Southern Section Meeting
Marco Island, FL
Poster Presentation

2005

Layngology-Beyond LPR
ENT and Allergy Associates LLP- Physicians Meeting
Tarrytown, NY

Spasmodic Dysphonia – Alternative Therapy
New Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group
New York, NY

Spasmodic Dysphonia – Treatment Update
New York Voice Study Group
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY

2006

Motor Unit Decomposition of Laryngeal Muscles In Spasmodic Dysphonia
RM Roark, MJ Pitman
International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology
Torino, Italy

Extraesophageal Reflux - Case Studies
Physician Roundtable
New York, NY

2007

Parkinson’s Disease – Laryngologic Manifestation and Treatment
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Optimal Treatment of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Section
Living with Radiation: Treatment of Aggressive Thyroid Cancer after the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

Spasmodic Dysphonia – Vector Laryngeal EMG
MJ Pitman, R Roark
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Annual Symposium
White Plains, NY

Alternative Uses of Botox in the Head and Neck
New Technology in Laryngology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

Office Lasers in Laryngology – What are they and when should they be used
New Technology in Laryngology
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
Grand Rounds
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

Unsedated Office-based Laser Laryngeal Surgery
Grand Rounds
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

2008

RLN Anastomosis Technical Consideration
18th Annual Course on Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

How to manage severed RLN or unanticipated VF paralysis
18th Annual Course on Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Tarrytown, NY

Hoarseness after thyroid surgery: managing patients’ expectations and treatment
Living with Radiation: Medical and Psychological Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

Laryngeal Case Panel
John F. Daly Conference
New York University
New York, NY

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

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

2009

Spasmodic Dysphonia – A Laryngologist’s Perspective
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Spasmodic Dysphonia
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Benign Lesions – Polyps, Nodules, Cysts and Sulci
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Videostroboscopy
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Laryngeal Anatomy and Physiology
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Muscle Tension Dysphonia
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Vocal Fold Immobility
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
Voice Disorders: Anatomical and Physiological Aspects, Assessment, Treatment, and Management
Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences
Brooklyn College – City University of New York
Brooklyn, NY

The Cost of Treating Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Paralysis
Living with Radiation After Chernobyl: Treating Thyroid Cancer in the Era of Health Care Reform
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY

Evaluation and Management of Zenker’s Diverticulum and Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction
Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds
Weill-Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY

Your Instrument – The Larynx
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY

Singer’s Dysphonia – Etiology, Treatment and Team Management
Keynote Lecture
A music & health symposium for: musicians, performing artists, & medical professionals
Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine
New York, NY

2010

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

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

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
Case Panel – Member
American Bronchoesophageal Association Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, NV

Dysphagia
Department of Medicine - Hospitalist Grand Rounds
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

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

Challenges and Opportunities in the Management of the Dysphagic Geriatric Patient
Panel Moderator
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Boston, MA

2011

Recurrent Laryngeal Injury - A Rat Model
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Grand Rounds – Schaefer Farewell
New York, NY

Optimal Management of the injured Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Thanc Foundation 19th Annual Controversies in the Management of Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Bronx, NY

CO2 and KTP Lasers
McGill University Laryngology Course
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Montreal, Canada

Transnasal esophagoscopy
McGill University Laryngology Course
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Montreal, Canada

Surgical management of dysphagia
McGill University Laryngology Course
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Montreal, Canada

Zenker’s Diverticulum – Treatment with CO2 Laser
American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology – Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury – The present and future
UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds
Sacramento, CA

Optimal Management of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury – The present and future
Lenox Hill Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds
New York, NY

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

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

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury – Reinnervation
Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York

Voice and Swallowing Dysfunction After Surgery – Decreasing Morbidity and Mortality
Beth Israel Medical Center
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
New York, NY

2012

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

The Surgical Management of Dysphagia
McGill University Update in Otolaryngology
Mont Tremblant, Canada

Temporalis Fascia Transplant for Vocal Fold Scar/Sulcus
International Voice Workshop
Paris, France

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

Complications of Microlaryngeal Phonosurgery
Panel Moderator
Voice Foundation Annual Symposium
Philadelphia, PA

Dysphonia and Dysphagia – It is not just LPR
Grand Rounds -Department of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Misdiagnosis of Aging
Miniseminar
American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting
Washington DC

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux – Laryngologist’s Perspective
The Unified Airway Conference
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Modern Management of Vocal Fold Paralysis Secondary to Surgery
Grand Rounds
Montefiore Department of Otolaryngology
Bronx, NY

Dysphagia – A laryngologist’s perspective         
Grand Rounds  
Department of Geriatrics and Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

2013

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation - Basic Science and Clinical Reality
Department of Otolaryngology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology Symposium
Panel Member
Case Presentations in Laryngology: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches
Vail, CO

Moderator - Dysphagia Scientific Session
American Laryngologic Association
Annual Meeting April 10, 2013
Orlando, FL

Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury – Today and The Future
Grand Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY

Is It Really Always Reflux – A laryngologist’s perspective
Grand Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Laryngeal Reinnervation – Today and Tomorrow
Grand Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Microsurgical Management of Benign Vocal Fold Lesions
Resident Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

Spasmodic Dysphonia Update
Resident Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

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

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

Basic Mechanics and Anatomy - Larynx
Panel Member
Voice Foundation Annual Symposium
Philadelphia, PA

The Airway – A laryngologist’s perspective
Anesthesia Update 2013
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

Laryngology Billing
Fellows Day – Fall Voice Conference
Atlanta, GA

Managing Dysphagia in Patients with Vocal Fold Paralysis
Panel Member
Fall Voice Conference
Atlanta, GA

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

Spasmodic Dysphonia – Treatment with Electrical Stimulation
Otolaryngology Rounds
Jena University Hospital
Jena, Germany

Pulmonology/Laryngology – Critical Issues We Share
Grand Rounds
Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

2014

Reflux or Not Reflux: We need to ask the question
Grand Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Calgary
Alberta, Canada

Dysphagia: Endoscopic Laser Zenker's Diverticulotomy and
Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
Laryngology Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Calgary

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

Dysphagia and CO2 Laser- A necessary tool in your armamentarium
Laryngology Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Emerging Innovations in Laryngology
Grand Rounds
Department of Otolaryngology
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Management of Cervical Diverticulum
Invited Lecture
Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN

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

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

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

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

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

Nerve - Panel Moderator
American Laryngologic Association
Annual Meeting
Las Vegas ,NV

The Singer’s Voice
Innovations in Pedagogy for Contemporary Commercial Music
New York, NY

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

Medical Session - Moderator
Voice Foundation Annual Symposium
Philadelphia, PA

 

MONOGRAPHS

2007 Pitman MJ, Schaefer SD: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer of the Glottis and Subglottis. Am Acad Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Washington DC, 2007.

 

CHAPTERS

2001 Pitman, MJ, Williams, J: Merkel Cell Carcinoma. In: Emedicine at  www.emedicine.com

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

2007 Pitman MJ, Ossoff RH. Airway Stenosis: Diagnosis and Management. In: Merati A, Bielamowicz S, eds. Textbook of Laryngology. 1st ed. San Diego, CA: Plural; 2006 351-376

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

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

POPULAR PRESENTATIONS AND ENGAGEMENTS

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

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

2011 Huffington Post
Serial Blog Author

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

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation after Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Optimizing Endoscopic Cricopharyngeal Myotomy Closure and Efficacy
  • Evaluation of Temporalis Fascia Transplant for Treatment of Vocal Fold Scar
  • Leading a Multi-institutional Trial Evaluating Transnasal Esophagoscopy
  • The Effect of Glutathione on the Voice
  • Clinical criteria for PEG placement in Chemoradiotherapy patients

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

2001

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

2007-2009

Neuromotor Modeling of Adductor Spasmodic
Sponsor: National Institute of Health – R21 (DC008786)
Role: Co-Investigator 

2008

Laryngeal Fracture Fixation with Sonic Weld Technology
Sponsor: KLS Martin
Role: Primary Investigator

2009

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

2012

Electrical Stimulation for Spasmodic Dysphonia
Sponsor: Med El
$61,000
Role: Principle Investigator

2013

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

DIRECTORSHIP, CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION COURSES

2007 New Technology in Laryngology-The spectrum of Office Based Procedures
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1997

The Influence of Medicaid Managed Care on Sub-specialty Referrals.
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Poster Presentation

2007

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
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting
San Diego,CA *awarded second place

2008

Evaluation of Functional Recovery of Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
Using Transoral Laryngeal Bipolar Electromyography (ToL EMG): A rat model.
Belachew Tessema MD, Michael J Pitman MD, Rick M Roark PhD, Craig Berzofsky MSIII, Sansar Sharma PhD, Steven D Schaefer MD
Triologic Association Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL *awarded first place

2009

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

The Atypical and Disparate Presentations fo Laryngeal Sarcoidosis
Mayerhoff R, Pitman MJ
Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting
Phoenix, AZ

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

2010

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

2011

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

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

2012

Effect and Safety of the 532nm Pulsed KTP Laser in the Treatment of Reinke’s Edema
American Laryngological Association
San Diego, CA

Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory
Papillomatosis: a scaled assessment
Fall Voice Conference
New York, NY

2013

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 

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

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

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.

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