Assistant Professor, Director of Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Lee M. Akst, M.D.
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EDUCATION – Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine
EDUCATION – Residency
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency
EDUCATION – Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Laryngology
- Care of the professional voice
- Pulsed laser photoangiolysis for treatment of laryngeal dysplasia, papilloma, and early cancer
- Voice disorders and laryngeal surgery, including vocal cord nodules, polyps, cysts, cancer, papilloma, paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia, and laryngopharyngeal reflux
- Evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, including dysphagia, odynophagia, aspiration, stricture, and diverticulum
- Functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury
- Treatment of vocal fold scar
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Burns JA, Zeitels SM, Akst LM, Broadhurst MS, Hillman RE, Anderson RR. 532nm Pulsed-KTP Laser Treatment of Laryngeal Papillomatosis Under General Anesthesia. Laryngoscope 117:1500-1504, August 2007.
Akst LM, Broadhurst MB, Burns JA, Zeitels SM. Microflap Laryngoplasty for Treating an Anterior Commissure Web with Papillomatosis. Laryngoscope 117:1496-1499, August 2007.
Lee WT, Milstein C, Hicks D, Akst LM, Esclamado RM. Results of Ansa to Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Reinnervation. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 136:450-454, March 2007.
Broadhurst MS, Akst LM, Burns JA, Kobler JB, Heaton JT, Anderson RR, Zeitels SM. Effects of 532nm Pulsed-KTP Laser Parameters on Vessel Ablation in the Avian Chorioallantoic Membrane: Implications for Vocal-Fold Mucosa. Laryngoscope 117:220-225, February 2007.
Zeitels SM, Burns JA, Akst LM, Hillman RE, Broadhurst MS, Anderson RR. Office-based and Microlaryngeal Applications of a Fiber-based Thulium Laser. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 115:891-896, December 2006.
Chung BJ, Akst LM, Koltai PJ. 3.5 Year Follow-up of Intralesional Cidofovir Protocol for Pediatric Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 70:1911-1917, November 2006.
Zeitels SM, Akst LM, Burns JA, Hillman RE, Broadhurst MS, Anderson RR. Office-Based 532nm Pulsed-KTP Laser Treatment of Glottal Papillomatosis and Dysplasia. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 115:679-685, September 2006.
Lee WT, Akst LM, Adelstein DJ, Saxton JP, Wood BG, Strome M, Esclamado RM. Risk Factors for Hypopharyngeal/Upper Esophageal Stricture Formation after Concurrent Chemoradiation. Head and Neck 28:808-812, September 2006.
Akst LM, Dan O, Strome M. The Effect of Donor-Specific Transfusion upon Rejection in a Rat Model of Larygneal Transplantation. American Journal of Otolaryngology 27(1):13-17, January-February 2006.
Milstein CF, Akst LM, Hicks DM, Abelson TI, Strome M. Long-term Effects of Micronized Alloderm Injection for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis. Laryngoscope 115(9):1691-1696, September 2005.
Akst LM, Chan J, Elson P, Saxton J, Adelstein D, Strome M. Functional Outcomes following Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 131(6):950-957, December 2004.