Lee Michael Akst, MDTitle(s):
Education and Experience
- Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT)/ (1999)
- Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland OH)/ Otolaryngology (2005)
- Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston MA)/ Largnology (2006)
- Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2006)
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Johns Hopkins Voice Center
- Johns Hopkins Voice Center
A member of the American Academy of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Akst serves on national committees focused on Voice and also on Laryngology/Broncho-Esophagology Education. He also is an active member of the American Laryngological Association and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. Some of Dr. Aksts research interests mirror his educational mission, as an area of study includes the teaching of laryngology to residents. Other research interests include development of robotic laryngeal surgery, study of voice and swallowing outcomes following neuro-otologic skull base procedures, and the use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease.
- Early Glottic Cancer
- Glottic Stenosis
- Laryngeal Disorders
- Laryngeal Dysplasia
- Laryngeal Papilloma
- Laryngeal Stenosis
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
- Parapharyngeal Space Tumors
- Phonotraumatic Lesions
- Subglottic Stenosis
- Sulcus Vocalis
- Swallowing Disorders
- Vocal Cord Cysts
- Vocal Cord Nodules
- Vocal Cord Paralysis
- Vocal Cord Paresis
- Vocal Cord Polyps
- Voice Problems
Starmer HM, Best SR, Agrawal Y, Chien WW, Hillel AT, Francis HW, Tamargo RJ, Akst LM. Prevalence, characteristics, and management of swallowing disorders following cerebellopontine angle surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Mar;146(3):419-25.
Olds K, Hillel AT, Cha E, Curry M, Akst LM, Taylor RH, Richmon JD. Robotic endolaryngeal flexible (Robo-ELF) scope: a preclinical feasibility study. Laryngoscope. 2011 Nov;121(11):2371-4.
Akst LM, Broadhurst MS, Burns JA, Zeitels SM. Microflap laryngosplasty for treating an anterior-commissure web with papillomatosis. Laryngoscope. 2007 Aug;117(8):1496-9.
Burns JA, Zeitels SM, Akst LM, Broadhurst MS, Hillman RE, Anderson R. 532 nm pulsed potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser treatment of laryngeal papillomatosis under general anesthesia. Laryngoscope. 2007 Aug;117(8):1500-4.
Lee WT, Milstein C, Hicks D, Akst LM, Esclamado RM. Results of ansa to recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Mar;136(3):450-4.
Zeitels SM, Burns JA, Akst LM, Hillman RE, Broadhurst MS, Anderson RR. Office-based and microlaryngeal applications of a fiber-based thulium laser. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Dec;115(12):891-6.
Broadhurst MS, Akst LM, Burns JA, Kobler JB, Heaton JT, Anderson RR, Zeitels SM. Effects of 532 nm pulsed-KTP laser parameters on vessel ablation in the avian chorioallantoic membrane: implications for vocal fold mucosa. Laryngoscope. 2007 Feb;117(2):220-5.
Kobler JB, Rosen DI, Burns JA, Akst LM, Broadhurst MS, Zeitels SM, Hillman RE. Comparison of a flexible laryngoscope with calibrated sizing function to intraoperative measurements. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Oct;115(10):733-40.
- Treatment of vocal fold scar
- Functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury
- Use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease
- Voice and swallowing outcomes of neuro-otologic skull base procedures
- Robotic laryngeal surgery