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Ramon A. Franco, Jr., M.D.

Director, Division of Laryngology
Medical Director, Voice and Speech Laboratory
Specialties: Laryngology
Voice and Speech Laboratory
Phone Number: 617-573-3958
Fax: 617-573-3626
Location: 243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office Hours: Mondays from 8:30am to 5pm, Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12 noon.
Board Certification: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
M.D. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Internship State University of New York at Brooklyn (General Surgery)
Residency State University of New York at Brooklyn (Otolaryngology)
Fellowship Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Laryngology)
Teaching Affiliation Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School
Biographical Profile:

Clinical Interests

Laryngology - Medical and Surgical care of the Professional Voice, General Otolaryngology

Research Interests

Laryngology - Medical and Surgical care of the Professional Voice, General Otolaryngology

Select Publications

"Adduction arytenopexy, hypopharyngoplasty, medialization laryngoplasty, and cricothyroid subluxation for the treatment of paralytic dysphonia and dysphonia." Franco R Jr. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2012 Sept 23(3):164-172.

"Acoustic Characteristics Of Voice Before And After Endoscopic Partial Laryngectomy In Early Glottic Cancer." Chotigavanich C, Dowdall J, Franco R Jr. Journal of Voice.  Accepted for publication 08-09-11.

"Double-Bend Needle Modification for Transthyrohyoid Vocal Fold Injection." Achkar J, Song P, Andrus J, Franco R Jr. Laryngoscope, 122:865-867, 2012.

"Consideration of Genetic Contributions to the Risk for Spasmodic Dysphonia." Sharma N, Franco RA Jr. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun 2 (epub ahead of print)

"Photochemical Repair of Vocal Fold Microflap Defects." Franco RA, Dowdall JR, Bujold K, Amann C, Faquin W, Redmond RW, Kochevear IE. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jun;121(6):1244-51.

"Voice Outcomes after Endoscopic Injection Laryngoplasty with Hyaluronic Acid Stabilized Gel." Song PC, Sung CK, Franco RA Jr. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S199.

"Genetic Evidence for an Association of the TOR1A Locus with Segmental/Focal Dystonia." Sharma N, Franco RA, Kuster J, Mitchell AA, Fuchs T, Saunders-Pullman R, Raymond D, Brin M, Blitzer A, Bressman SB, Ozelius LJ. Mov Disord. 2010 Oct 15;25(13):2183-7.

"Hypopharyngeal Pharyngoplasty for the Management of Piriform Fossa Sinus." Richer S, Yelken K, Cunningham M, Randolph G, Franco R. Laryngoscope 2010. Mar 120(3):500-503.

"Aerodynamic and Acoustic Characteristics of Voice Before and After Adduction Arytenopexy and Medialization Laryngoplasty with Gore-Tex in Patients with Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility." Andrus J, Franco RA Jr. J. Voice 2009.  Mar 23(2):261-7.

"In-Office laryngeal surgery with the 585nm Pulsed-dye laser." Franco RA Jr. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  2007, 15:387-393.

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