About Matthew Naunheim, MD, MBA

Dr. Matthew Naunheim is a fellowship-trained laryngologist who specializes in voice, breathing, and swallowing problems. He focuses on minimally-invasive removal of growths of the voice box with the use of cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Naunheim cares for patients with complex laryngeal pathology including laryngeal cancer, laryngeal dysplasia, airway narrowing, vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord polyps, and respiratory papillomatosis. He is the medicald director of the Mass. Eye and Ear Transgender Voice center.

Dr. Naunheim’s practice also offers in-office (non-sedated, awake) procedures, such as vocal cord augmentation for paralysis, steroid and Botox injections, laser treatments of the vocal cords, and biopsies.

Dr. Naunheim is also on the forefront of research related to patient quality-of-life. He has helped implement a patient-reported outcome measure for subglottic stenosis. He has also established tradeoffs between risk of complication, likelihood of surgical success, and postoperative voice quality for laryngotracheal surgery. He uses advanced econometric methodologies to quantitatively understand patient preferences. 

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Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-7900

Medical Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School*
  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
  • Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology

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