Gillian Diercks, MD

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Undergraduate School: Columbia College, Columbia University  (Neuroscience and Behavior, Psychology Minor)
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Research Interests: Genetics of cleft lip and palate, acoustic measures of vocal quality in the pediatric population, post-tonsillectomy analgesia and the risk of postoperative bleeding.


  1. Consistency of voice frequency and perturbation measures in children using cepstral analyses: a movement toward increased recording stability. Diercks GR, Ojha S, Infusino S, Maurer R, Hartnick CJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug 1;139(8):811-6.
  2. Dermoid cyst of the lateral neck associated with the thyroid gland: A case report and review of the literature.  Diercks GR, Iannuzzi R, McCowen K, Sadow P. 
  3. A case of preoperative “first-bite syndrome” associated with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland.  Diercks GR, Rosow DE, Prasad M, Kuhel WI.  The Laryngoscope 2011; 121(4): 760-2.
  4. Contributing author for First Aid Q&A for the USMLE Step 2 CK, Second Edition.  Ed Tao Le and Kristen Vierregger.  McGraw Hill Medical: New York, NY 2010.
  5. A Case of Non-Sebaceous Lymphadenoma of the accessory parotid gland in a pediatric patient. Diercks GR, Perez-Atayde AR, Rahbar R.
  6. Case Report: A case of pediatric parapharyngeal space ganglioneuroma. Garzorz N, Diercks GR,  Lin HW, Faquin WC, Romo LV, Hartnick CJ. 
  7. The association between interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) and nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate in the Honduran population. Diercks, GR, Karnezis, TT, Kent, DT, Su, GH, Flores, C, Lee, JH, Haddad Jr., J. The Laryngoscope. 2009 Sep; 119(9):1759-64.
  8. Radiology quiz case: bronchogenic cysts.  Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery.  Diercks GR, Grunstein E, Haddad Jr. J.  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009; 135(5):517.
  9. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Otolaryngologic and audiologic options. Montano, J., Diercks, G., Selesnick, S.  (2008, Nov. 4). The ASHA Leader, 13(15), 14-17.