Sean Parker Professor, Laryngology and Rhinology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Lucian Sulica, MD is the inaugural holder of the Sean Parker Endowed Chair in Laryngology and Director of the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. In 2022-23, he serves as President of the American Laryngological Association. 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 anaesthesia.
Dr. Sulica received the American Laryngological Association's Casselberry Award for distinguished research in laryngology in 2021, awarded only 27 times in its 105-year history, for work on the mechanics of vocal fold injury. His investigations have been devoted to establishing clear evidence-driven principles for treatment of voice conditions. They have addressed basic factors in injury from voice use, including important gender differences; the pathophysiology and natural history of laryngeal nerve injury; diagnostic accuracy in voice disorders and outcomes in surgical and behavioural treatment of benign vocal fold lesions. In all, Dr. Sulica has authored more than 100 journal articles and 40 book chapters. He has edited three books, Voca/ Fold Paralysis, C/assics in Voice and Laryngology, and Pato/ogia Laringea y Fonocirugia, the last in Spanish. He is as passionate about teaching as he is about clinical care and research and has lectured extensively at home and abroad.