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

Medical Director, Voice and Speech Laboratory

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School


Laryngology and Salivary Gland Disorders

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3958
Fax: 617-573-3626
Mondays from 8:30am to 5pm, Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12 noon.



Dr. Ramon Franco is a board-certified laryngologist who specializes in voice, swallowing, and breathing disorders. He earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He subsequently completed residency training in otolaryngology at the State University of New York at Brooklyn and fellowship training in laryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. He is now the Medical Director of the Voice and Speech Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear, the Director of the Harvard Laryngology Fellowship, and an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Franco has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has published several peer-reviewed papers in the field. He serves as an Executive Board Member for the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology and is a fellow for the Triological Society and the American Laryngological Association. 

Seeing patients at our main campus, Dr. Franco treats adult patients. His main areas of expertise are in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders, airway stenosis, laryngeal cancer, and neurological disorders affecting the voice box. He also has special interests in the medical and surgical care of the professional voice.

Select Publications

High-flow oxygen insufflation into the trachea during endolaryngeal surgery. Celebi OO, Wangchalabovorn P, Mai C, Franco RA Jr. Laryngoscope. 2018 May 14.

Quality-of-life metrics correlate with disease severity in idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Naunheim MR, Paddle PM, Husain I, Wangchalabovorn P, Rosario D, Franco RA Jr. Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar 7.

Long-term dose stability of OnabotulinumtoxinA injection for adductor spasmodic dysphonia: A 19-Year single institution experience. Paddle P, Husain I, Moniz C, Turner S, Franco RA Jr. Front Surg. 2017 Nov 29;4:70.

Awake serial intralesional steroid injections without surgery as a novel targeted treatment for idiopathic subglottic stenosis. Franco RA Jr, Husain I, Reder L, Paddle P. Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar;128(3):610–617.

Acoustic characteristics of voice before and after endoscopic partial laryngectomy in early glottic cancer. Chotigavanich C, Dowdall JR, Franco RA Jr. J Voice. 2016 May;30(3):371–6.

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  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, M.D.


  • State University of New York at Brooklyn (General Surgery)


  • State University of New York at Brooklyn (Otolaryngology)


  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Laryngology)