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Matthew R. Naunheim, M.D., MBA

Dr. Matthew Nauheim in lab coat

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Matthew Naunheim is a Chief Resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Clinically, his interest is in laryngology, with a focus on diseases of the airway. Upon completion of his residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in laryngology at Mt. Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Naunheim's research interests are in health services, administration, and cost-effectiveness. During his time at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Naunheim concurrently enrolled at Harvard Business School to pursue an MBA, with a focus on the business of health care. He focused his early training on understanding political and institutional forces that shape medical and surgical practice, serving on several state and national committees focused on the quality, safety, and legislative aspects of health care as part of the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

His research has focused on “big picture” questions in medicine regarding value, cost, patient preference modeling, and decision analysis. His work includes analysis of the financial implications of facial reconstruction, the cost-effectiveness of surgical therapies in bilateral vocal fold paralysis, and an analysis of acute otolaryngology care using “contingent valuation,” a methodology previously unpublished in the field of otolaryngologic surgical services.

For more information on Dr. Naunheim, check out his Harvard Catalyst website and Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
Harvard College (History of Science)

Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Graduate School
Harvard Business School (MBA)

FOCUS Project
Willingness-to-pay for specialty emergency care: A cost-benefit analysis


Cost-benefit analysis of an otolaryngology emergency room using a contingent valuation approach. Naunheim MR, Kozin ED, Sethi RK, Ota HG, Gray ST, Shrime MG. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct. 153(4):575-81. doi: 10.1177/0194599815596742.
Immediate and delayed complications following endoscopic skull base surgery. Naunheim MR, Sedaghat AR, Lin DT, Bleier BS, Holbrook EH, Curry WT, Gray ST. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Sep. 76(5):390-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1549308.
The effect of initial tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis size on postoperative complications and voice outcomes. Naunheim MR, Remenschneider AK, Scangas GA, Bunting GW, Deschler DG. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2016 Jun 9. 125(6):478-84.
Placement of a 16-French voice prosthesis at the time of secondary tracheoesophageal voice restoration. Naunheim MR, Remenschneider AK, Bunting GW, Deschler DG. Am J Otolaryngol. 2015 Jul-Aug. 36(4):509-12.

Removal of a wire brush bristle from the hypopharynx using suspension, microscope, and fluoroscopy. Naunheim MR, Dedmon MM, Mori MC, Sedaghat AR, Dowdall JR. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2015. 2015:925873.

Cost analysis of conventional face reconstruction versus face transplantation for large tissue defects. Nguyen LL, Naunheim MR, Hevelone ND, et al. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015. 135(1):260-267.

Intercalated duct lesion of the parotid. Naunheim MR, Lin HW, Faquin WC, Lin DT. Head Neck Pathol. 2012 Sep. 6(3):373-6. doi: 10.1007/s12105-012-0329-8.

Pathology quiz case: Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA), salivary duct carcinoma type, noninvasive. Naunheim MR, Abbot MM, Lin HW, Faquin WC, Deschler DG. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug 1. 138(8):781. 

Intratonsillar metastasis of EBV-positive nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Naunheim MR, Lee LN, Lin HW, Sadow PM, Deschler DG. ENT Journal. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Jan. 95(1):E30-2.

Arterial tortuosity syndrome with multiple intracranial aneurysms: a case report. Naunheim MR, Walcott BP, Nahed BV, MacRae CA, Levinson JR, Ogilvy CS. Arch Neurol. 2011 Mar. 68(3):369-71. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.29. 
PMID: 21403023

The quality of randomized controlled trial reporting in spine literature. Naunheim MR, Walcott BP, Nahed BV, Simpson AK, Agarwalla PK, Coumans JV. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 15. 36(16):1326-30. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181f2aef0. Review. 
PMID: 21224750

Diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia from intracerebral hemorrhage and blast crisis. A case report and review of the literature. Naunheim MR, Nahed BV, Walcott BP, Kahle KT, Soupir CP, Cahill DP, Borges LF. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Sep. 112(7):575-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2010.04.001. Epub 2010 May 20. Review. 
PMID: 20493628

Intracranial vasospasm with subsequent stroke after traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 22-month-old child. Nahed BV, Ferreira M, Naunheim MR, Kahle KT, Proctor MR, Smith ER. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Apr. 3(4):311-5. doi: 10.3171/2008.12.PEDS08206.

Book Chapters:
Pediatric Temporal Bone Imaging. Raol N, Hartnick CJ, Naunheim MR, Liu B, Caruso P. In R.T. Sataloff (Ed.), Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing.

Pleural effusions and pleural space infections. Naunheim MR, Naunheim KS. (2011). In K.L. Franco, & V.H. Thourani (Ed.), Cardiothoracic Surgery Review (pp.1186-1188), Philadelphia, PA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 

Spontaneous and catamenial pneumothorax. Naunheim MR, Naunheim KS. (2011). In K.L. Franco, & V.H. Thourani (Ed.), Cardiothoracic Surgery Review (pp.1186-1188), Philadelphia, PA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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