About Matthew Naunheim, MD, MBA

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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 Trasngender 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 laryngo-tracheal surgery. He uses advanced econometric methodologies to quantitatively understand patient preferences. 

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Mass. Eye and Ear, Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-4402
Fax: 671-573-3626

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Accepted Insurance Plans

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