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

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Medical Director, Voice and Speech Laboratory
Assistant Scientist

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Research Summary

Dr. Ramon Franco is a board-certified laryngologist who specializes in voice, swallowing, and breathing disorders. His research focuses on idiopathic subglottic stenosis, specifically investigating the molecular affects of steroid injections (a standard treatment) in order to gain a better understanding of the disease and find potential opportunities for enhanced treatment


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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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