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Steven (Steve) Marc Zeitels, MD

  • Chief, Center for Laryngeal Surgery & Voice Rehabilitation

617-726-0210

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Overview

Dr. Steven Zeitels is a preeminent Laryngeal Surgeon & has pioneered many of the state-of-the-art operative techniques to restore human voice for benign and malignant lesions and diseases. He has published & lectured extensively on this subject.

Departments

Laryngeal Surgery

Otolaryngology

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cancer of the throat and vocal cords
  • Performing and professional voice
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Vocal cord paralysis
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Boston Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Otolaryngology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Steven M. Zeitels is the Eugene B. Casey Profesor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard&Director of the MGH Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation. He has contributed >200 publications & videos, >300 papers & lectures & has been a visiting professor at >30 institutions including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Columbia Univ. Medical School, & Univ. of Pittsburgh.  He has served on the editorial board of 5 journals, has designed >20 new laryngeal & pharyngeal procedures & holds 3 laryngoscope patents. Dr. Zeitels has received >50 awards & honored lectureships including the Casselberry Award of the American Laryngological Association, which was only awarded 24 times in the 20th century.  His work has been featured in the Harvard Medical Alumni Journal, Harvard Magazine, & the BU Alumni Journal. It has also been discussed extensively in the other print, radio and televsion media: [e.g. Good Morning America, Today SHow, ABC World News, Wall Street Journal, NY & London Times, NPR, BBC, National Geographic, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine]. Dr. Zeitels conceived and directs the Voice Restoration Research Program, which is a collaborative effort of investigators at HMS, MGH, MIT and Julie Andrews.  He has served as President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association.  In 2004, the first endowed Chair in Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical was created for him whil he re-established a Laryngeal Surgery service at the MGH, which had not been present since the 1920's.  Dr. Zeitels was a member of the 1st class of BU Trustee Scholars, attended the BU 6-year medical program and graduated the BU Medical School in 1982.  He completed the BU-Tufts Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Residency in 1987 and a Head & Neck Cancer Fellowship at BU & VAMC in 1988.  He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the BU School of Medicine in 2007. 

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Research & Publications

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

See Pubmed.gov:  "Zeitels SM"[Author]

http://www.massgeneral.org/voicecenter/publications/

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News & Events

  • Statement from Mass General

    Statement regarding treatment of Sam Smith by Steven Zeitels, MD.

  • Long-term results confirm success of MGH-developed laser treatment

    The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer, developed at the MGH and previously shown to provide optimal voice outcomes, finds that it is as successful as traditional approaches in curing patients' tumors while avoiding the damage to vocal quality caused by radiotherapy or by conventional laser or cold-instrument surgery.

  • Long-term results confirm success of MGH-developed laser treatment for vocal-cord cancer

    The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer, developed at MGH and previously shown to provide optimal voice outcomes, finds that it is as successful as traditional approaches in curing patients' tumors while avoiding the damage to vocal quality caused by conventional treatments.

  • Donor aortic graft improves reconstruction after partial laryngectomy

    MGH surgeons have developed a new technique for reconstructing the larynx after surgery for advanced cancer. The approach uses cryopreserved aortas from deceased donors to replace removed larynx tissue and allows some patients to avoid a permanent tracheotomy and maintain voice and swallowing function.

Contact

Center for Laryngeal Surgery
One Bowdoin Square
11th Floor
Boston MA, 02114-2927
Phone 1: 617-726-0210
Phone 2: 617-726-0218
Fax: 617-726-0222

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