Phillip C. Song, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School

Chief, Division of Laryngology, Mass. Eye and Ear


Laryngology and Salivary Gland Disorders

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3557
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Mass. Eye and Ear Laryngology Division Chief Dr. Phillip Song is a board-certified otolaryngology—head and neck surgeon who specializes in laryngology, voice and swallowing disorders, and neurolaryngology. Dr. Song earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2000 prior to completing his general surgery internship in 2001 and his residency in otolaryngology in 2005 at New York University School of Medicine. In 2006, he completed his fellowship in laryngology at Columbia University School of Medicine and the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Now, Dr. Song is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, the Associate Director of the Voice and Speech Laboratory, and the Co-director of the Laryngology Fellowship at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Dr. Song has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings and has published several peer-reviewed papers in the field. He serves as the Curriculum Committee Chair for the Harvard Combined Residency Program and has held teaching positions at local institutions including Boston University and Emerson College. In 2015, Dr. Song was the recipient of the William Montgomery Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is presented by the graduating class of medical residents to a medical staff member who has been instrumental during their training.

Dr. Song’s clinical and research interests include laryngology, neurolaryngology, voice and swallowing disorders, and botulinum toxin treatment.

Select Publications:

Double-bend needle modification for transthyrohyoid vocal fold injection. Achkar J, Song P, Andrus J, Franco R Jr. Laryngoscope. 2012 Apr;122(4):865-7.

Use of photodynamic therapy for laryngeal keratosis. Song P and Franco RA. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology, ED. Roy Castellanos. 2011.

Voice outcomes after endoscopic injection laryngoplasty with hyaluronic acid stabilized gel. Song PC, Sung CK, Franco RA. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4;S19.

Case 17-2010: A 29 year old woman with flexion of the left hand and foot and difficulty speaking. Tarsy D, Sweadner KJ, Song PC. NEJM. 2010;362(23):2213-9.

The emerging role of botulinum toxin in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders. Song PC, Schwartz J, Blitzer A. Oral Dis. 2007;13(3):253-60.

The long-term effects of alar base reduction. Bennett GH, Lessow A, Song P, Constantinides M. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2005;7(2):94-7.

Unusual fibromatosis of the head and neck. Lessow AS, Song P, Komisar A. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130(3):366-9.

Immunocytochemical localization of vascular endothelial growth factor in neurons and glial cells of human retina. Famiglietti EV, Stopa EG, McGookin ED, Song P, LeBlanc V, Streeten BW. Brain Res. 2003;969(1-2):195-204.

Human choroid plexus growth factors: What are the implications for CSF dynamics in Alzheimer's disease? Stopa EG, Berzin TM, Kim S, Song P, Kuo-LeBlanc V, Rodriguez-Wolf M, Baird A, Johanson CE. Exp Neurol. 2001;167(1):40-7.

A complete list of research publications can be seen at



  • Tufts University School of Medicine, M.D.


  • New York University (General Surgery)


  • New York University (Otolaryngology)


  • Columbia University (Laryngology)