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Michael Lerner, MD

Assistant Professor; Director of Yale Voice Center at Greenwich Hospital, Otolaryngology Surgery

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Michael Lerner, MD

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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, temporomandibular disorder, chronic migraine, and hypersecretory disorders.

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, peripheral nerve injury, disorders of laryngeal irritability, and electrical neuromodulation.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)
  • BA
    Brandeis University (2006)
  • Laryngology Fellowship
    New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2016)

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