Lucian Sulica, <span>MD</span>

Lucian Sulica, MD

Otolaryngology (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: Spanish, Romanian, French
Office Phone: (646) 962-7464
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Dr. Sulica is the Sean Parker Professor of Laryngology and the Director of the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical expertise lies in the treatment of voice disorders, including care of the performing voice. He has a special interest in both medical and surgical treatment of vocal cord problems like polyps, cysts, nodules and scar, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal cord (or fold) paresis and paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia. 

Dr. Sulica received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following a residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Georgetown, Dr. Sulica pursued additional fellowship training in laryngology/neurolaryngology with Dr. Andrew Blitzer at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. Before joining the faculty at Weill Medical College, Dr. Sulica served as Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He practiced at both Beth Israel Medical Center and the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, where he established the Center of the Voice for the multidisciplinary treatment of voice disorders. He has served as consultant to several vocal arts training and teaching programs in New York City.

Dr. Sulica's research and clinical investigations have focused on the treatment and prevention of vocal cord scar; vocal cord hemorrhage, neurologic disorders of the larynx and voice, including spasmodic dysphonia, essential tremor and other movement disorders; laryngeal electromyography; therapeutic use of neurotoxins; and the evaluation of outcomes and efficacy in voice treatment.

Dr. Sulica is the author of the textbook Vocal Fold Paralysis, and editor of a volume entitled Classics in Voice and Laryngology. He has authored more than 60 journal articles and 30 book chapters covering such topics as voice physiology, clinical evaluation of voice disorders, microsurgical technique in larynx surgery, principles of evaluation and surgery for vocal fold paralysis and the use of botulinum toxin in the head & neck. He has authored, an informational site for voice disorders, and has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Sulica has been selected one of the Best Doctors in America biannualy since 2005; one of America's Top Physicians in Voice Disorders/Laryngology since 2006; a Castle-Connolly Top Doctor for the NY Metro Area; and a New York Magazine Best Doctor in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015. He has been elected to the Council of the American Laryngological Association, and to membership in the American Bronchoesophagological Society, the American Laryngologic, Rhinologic and Otologic Society (the Triologic Society), the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, and the New York Academy of Medicine.


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1993 Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency: 1999 Georgetown University Hospital