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Michael Lerner, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Director of Voice Center at Greenwich Hospital, Otolaryngology Surgery; Director of Residency Research, Otolaryngology Surgery

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Michael Lerner, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Otolaryngology Surgery

    330 Cedar Street, PO Box 208041

    New Haven, CT 06520-8041

    United States



Dr. Lerner specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of laryngeal disease. He is the Director of the Voice Center at Greenwich Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of vocal cord (or fold) disease related to professional and performing voice use, as well as neurologic voice disorders, such as vocal fold paralysis, vocal paresis, spasmodic dysphonia, and vocal tremor. He also specializes in the use of botulinum toxin (commonly in the form of Botox) for the treatment of a variety of head and neck disorders, including spasmodic dysphonia (laryngeal dystonia), temporomandibular disorder, chronic migraine, hypersecretory disorders, and retrograde cricopharyngeus dysfunction (R-CPD)

Dr. Lerner is passionate about achieving the best possible results for his patients. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach together with highly-trained speech language pathologists and employs the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.

He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and Alpha Omega Alpha from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and went on to complete a fellowship in laryngology & neurolaryngology at The New York Center for Voice & Swallowing Disorders. He served as faculty at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine for several years prior to returning to Yale.

Dr. Lerner’s research interests include laryngeal neurophysiology, disorders of laryngeal irritability, neuromodulation, and retrograde cricopharyngeus dysfunction (R-CPD).

Education & Training

  • Laryngology Fellowship
    Mount Sinai West / Weill Cornell (2016)
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (2015)
  • MD
    Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)
  • BA
    Brandeis University (2006)

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