Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, UCSF; Director, UCSF Voice Center
Phone: (415) 885-7700 (appts)
UCSF Box 1809, San Francisco, CA 94143-1809
Mark S. Courey, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery who specializes in the management of diseases related to Airway, Voice, and Swallowing disorders. He is the Director of the Division of Laryngology, Medical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center, and Director of the Medical Director of Speech Language Pathology Services within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Courey received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo in New York, and he finished a one-year internship from Beth Israel in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Courey completed a general surgery residency at Beth Israel, and he also completed an otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency at SUNY Buffalo, followed by a laryngology fellowship from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to UCSF ONHS, Dr. Courey was an Associate Professor in Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt and the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center.
Dr. Courey is well-regarded nationally and internationally for his skills in the clinical management of patients with airway, voice and swallowing disorders. He prides himself on evaluating patients through a multidisciplinary approach with speech-language pathologists, vocal trainers, laryngologists, neurologists, radiation oncologists and voice scientists. His research interests include rehabilitation of the paralyzed larynx, surgical management techniques for cancer of the voice box, management of voice problems in musicians and professional speakers, and developing an understanding of the central nervous system regulation of voice production.
Dr. Courey is a member of the American Academy Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Bronchoesophagological Association, The Triological Society, and the American Laryngological Association. He has published over 70 articles, and he has contributed to over 20 book chapters.
Airway, voice, and swallowing
Laryngology voice, professional voice, laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, difficulty swallowing, neurologic problems of voice, aging voice, vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal stenosis, tracheal stenosis
Laryngology, professional voice, airway, swallowing, quality of life, laser tissue interactions, methods of laser energy delivery, laryngeal surgery, vocal fold paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia, cancer
Education and Training:
• Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, NY
• Internship: Beth Israel, Boston, MA – General Surgery
• Residency: Beth Israel, Boston, MA – General Surgery
• Residency: SUNY Buffalo, NY – Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
• Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN – Laryngology
Awards and Honors:
• 2001-2014 Castle Connolly - America’s Top Doctors
• 2007 UCSF Department of OHNS - Roger Boles, MD Award for Excellence in Clinical Faculty Teaching
• 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation - Distinguished Service Award
• 2011 Pan European Voice Conference 9 Marseille, France - Keynote Lecturer
• 2012 Triological Vice Presidential Citation
• 2012-2013 Triological Association Western Section – Vice President
• 2014 American Laryngological Association - Daniel C. Baker Lecture
• 2014-2015 American Laryngological Association - President