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Anca M. Barbu, MD

Laryngeal Surgeon, Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation

Dr. Anca Maria Barbu is a Laryngeal Surgeon at the MGH Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation who specializes in the care of patients with voice problems, papillomatosis, vocal paralysis, and cancers of the larynx.

Laryngeal Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Head & Neck Cancers
Clinical Interests
Laryngeal microsurgery
Phonosurgery and Voice Disorders
Cancer of the throat and vocal cords
Performing and professional voice
Voice restoration and rejuvenation
Laryngeal stenosis
Vocal cord paralysis
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency, Case Western Reserve University Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Anca Maria Barbu graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in European Studies and Physiological Sciences. She earned her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and received residency training in both General Surgery and Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation, she remained on faculty at Case as a full-time surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery before moving to Boston for her fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center.

During her fellowship, Dr. Barbu completed a two-year research and clinical program with Drs. Zeitels and Burns during which she assisted in the Avastin (bevacizumab) prospective clinical trial for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis at the MGH Voice Center, in conjunction with the MGH Translational Medicine Group and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Her clinical work included training in advanced techniques in endoscopic treatment of laryngeal cancer, framework surgery for vocal cord paralysis, management of laryngeal stenosis, and phonomicrosurgery for benign laryngeal lesions in professional voice users. In addition, she is trained in state-of-the-art office-based procedures, which are designed to eliminate the need for general anesthesia and the operating room in the management of potentially chronic laryngeal disorders such as papillomatosis and dysplasia. She is board-certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and teaches at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Barbu has joined the MGH Voice Center as the first woman laryngeal surgeon in the Division. She is pleased to offer compassionate and cutting-edge clinical care while also pursuing research in the advancement and innovation of the field of laryngeal surgery.

ResearchDr. Barbu's research interests include treatment of patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) in both the office and OR setting. She has collaborated with Drs. Steven Zeitels on advancing therapy for RRP via the only prospective FDA-approved study for the use of bevacizumab (Avastin) in papillomatosis. Her publications also include advancing treatment of laryngeal cancer and vocal cord paralysis.

Center for Laryngeal Surgery
One Bowdoin Square
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-726-1444