Dr. Lucian Sulica is the Director of Cornell University’s Sean Parker Institute for the Voice in New York City (https://voice.weill.cornell.edu), and holds the Sean N. Parker Professorship in Laryngology. His practice is limited to voice disorders. He has a special interest in medical and microsurgical treatment of injuries of the vocal cord (or fold) from voice use, particularly in performers, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and paresis, spasmodic dysphonia and tremor. Dr. Sulica has also been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders in the office, without the need for general anesthesia.
Dr. Sulica's research and clinical investigations have been devoted to establishing clear, evidence-driven principles for the treatment of voice conditions. They have addressed basic factors in injury to the vocal folds from voice use; outcomes in surgical and behavioral treatment of benign vocal fold lesions; safety and utility of vocal fold injection in the awake unsedated patient; the use of botulinum toxin for voice disorders, and a host of other topics. In addition to more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Sulica has authored two books, Vocal Fold Paralysis and Classics in Voice and Laryngology. Dr. Sulica is as passionate about teaching as he is about clinical care and research, and has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe, Latin America and Australia.
Dr. Sulica is Secretary of the American Laryngological Association, the national professional organization for laryngology in the United States.