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Mark Courey, M.D.

Director of the UCSF Voice Center

Dr. Mark Courey is an otolaryngologist specializing in voice, airway and swallowing disorders at UCSF Medical Center. He is the director of Laryngology and the medical director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center. Courey specializes in the management of professionals with vocal difficulties, vocal fold paralysis, airway obstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, respiratory papillomatosis, vocal fold nodules, polyps and cysts and laryngeal cancer. Courey conducts research on rehabilitation of the paralyzed larynx, extra esophageal reflux disease (EER) and the evaluation of laryngeal response to surgical intervention and injection laryngoplasty.

Courey earned a medical degree at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a residency in surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed a fellowship in laryngology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he directed the Vanderbilt Voice Center for 12 years. Courey came to UCSF Medical Center in 2004, where he is a professor of clinical otolaryngology.


Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 885–7528
Fax: (415) 885–7711

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voice and Swallowing Center
2330 Post St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–7700
Fax: (415) 885–7800

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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SUNY, Buffalo School of Medicine 1987


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Surgery 1989
SUNY, Buffalo School of Medicine, Otolaryngology 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Courey MS. Historical classics: Editorial. Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug; 125(8):1749-50.
  2. Villari CR, Courey MS. Management of Dysphonia After Radiation Therapy. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2015 Aug; 48(4):601-9.
  3. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Wilk A, Thomas S, Courey M. Change in diagnosis and treatment following specialty voice evaluation: A national database analysis. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul; 125(7):1660-6.
  4. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Courey M. Delayed otolaryngology referral for voice disorders increases health care costs. Am J Med. 2015 Apr; 128(4):426.e11-8.
  5. Olin JT, Clary MS, Connors D, Abbott J, Brugman S, Deng Y, Chen X, Courey M. Glottic configuration in patients with exercise-induced stridor: A new paradigm. Laryngoscope. 2014 Nov; 124(11):2568-73.
  6. Cohen SM, Thomas S, Roy N, Kim J, Courey M. Frequency and factors associated with use of videolaryngostroboscopy in voice disorder assessment. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep; 124(9):2118-24.
  7. Clary MS, Milam BM, Courey MS. Office-based vocal fold injection with the laryngeal introducer technique. Laryngoscope. 2014 Sep; 124(9):2114-7.
  8. Chang J, Courey MS, Al-Jurf SA, Schneider SL, Yung KC. Injection laryngoplasty outcomes in irradiated and nonirradiated unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Aug; 124(8):1895-9.
  9. Cohen SM, Dinan MA, Roy N, Kim J, Courey M. Diagnosis change in voice-disordered patients evaluated by primary care and/or otolaryngology: a longitudinal study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jan; 150(1):95-102.
  10. Reinisch L, Garrett CG, Courey M. A simplified laser treatment planning system: proof of concept. Lasers Surg Med. 2013 Dec; 45(10):679-85.
  11. Parker KL, Clary MS, Courey MS. The endoscopic approach to a fourth branchial pouch sinus presenting in an adult. Laryngoscope. 2013 Nov; 123(11):2798-800.
  12. Mendelsohn AH, Remacle M, Courey MS, Gerhard F, Postma GN. The diagnostic role of high-speed vocal fold vibratory imaging. J Voice. 2013 Sep; 27(5):627-31.
  13. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Courey M. Factors influencing referral of patients with voice disorders from primary care to otolaryngology. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan; 124(1):214-20.
  14. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Courey M. Assessing factors related to the pharmacologic management of laryngeal diseases and disorders. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jul; 123(7):1763-9.
  15. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Courey M. Prescribing patterns of primary care physicians and otolaryngologists in the management of laryngeal disorders. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jul; 149(1):118-25.
  16. Fang TJ, Courey MS, Liao CT, Yen TC, Li HY. Frozen margin analysis as a prognosis predictor in early glottic cancer by laser cordectomy. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jun; 123(6):1490-5.
  17. Clary MS, Courey MS. Development of procedures and techniques for the office. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 46(1):1-11.
  18. Chang J, Fang TJ, Yung K, van Zante A, Miller T, Al-Jurf S, Schneider S, Courey M. Clinical and histologic predictors of voice and disease outcome in patients with early glottic cancer. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2240-7.
  19. Prendes BL, Yung KC, Likhterov I, Schneider SL, Al-Jurf SA, Courey MS. Long-term effects of injection laryngoplasty with a temporary agent on voice quality and vocal fold position. Laryngoscope. 2012 Oct; 122(10):2227-33.
  20. Cohen SM, Kim J, Roy N, Asche C, Courey M. Factors influencing the health care expenditures of patients with laryngeal disorders. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Dec; 147(6):1099-107.

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