Lucian Sulica, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
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Lucian Sulica, M.D.

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Profile Photo of Lucian Sulica, M.D.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: English

About

Personal Statement

Dr. Lucian 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 practice is limited to voice disorders. He has a special interest in medical and microsurgical treatment of injuries of the vocal cord (or fold) from voice use, particularly in performers, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and paresis, spasmodic dysphonia and tremor. Dr. Sulica has also been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders in the office, without the need for general anesthesia.

Dr. Sulica is President of the Americal Laryngological Association, and is a Fellow of the American Laryngologic, Rhinologic and Otologic Society (the Triologic Society). 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 2015-2021.

If you are scheduled to see Dr. Sulica as a new patient, please print and complete the Patient Packet and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. Thank you.

Specialties and Expertise

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology

Expertise

  • Voice and Vocal Cord Disorders
  • Laryngology
  • Stroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Vocal Cord Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Granuloma
  • Vocal Cord Leukoplakia
  • Voice Disorder
  • Voice and Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Laryngoplasty and Thyroplasty
  • Vocal Cord Injection, Laryngoscopic

Biography

Dr. Lucian 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 practice is limited to voice disorders. He has a special interest in medical and microsurgical treatment of injuries of the vocal cord (or fold) from voice use, particularly in performers, and in neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and paresis, spasmodic dysphonia and tremor. Dr. Sulica has also been a leader in the development of procedures for the treatment of voice disorders in the office, without the need for general anesthesia.

Dr. Sulica received the American Laryngological Association's Casselberry Award for distinguished research in laryngology in 2021, awarded only 27 times in its 105-year history, for work on the mechanics of vocal fold injury. His investigations have been devoted to establishing clear, evidence-driven principles for the treatment of voice conditions. They have addressed basic factors in injury from voice use, including important gender differences; the pathophysiology and natural history of laryngeal nerve injury; diagnostic accuracy in voice disorders and outcomes in surgical and behavioral treatment of benign vocal fold lesions. Dr. Sulica has published frequently cited works on the safety and utility of vocal fold injection in the awake unsedated patient, the use of botulinum toxin for voice disorders, treatment of vocal fold paralysis and a host of other topics. In all, Dr. Sulica has authored more than 100 journal articles and 40 book chapters. He has edited three books, Vocal Fold Paralysis, Classics in Voice and Laryngology, and Patologia Laringea y Fonocirugia, the last in Spanish. He is as passionate about teaching as he is about clinical care and research, and has lectured extensively in the United States and Europe, Latin America and Australia. 

Dr. Sulica is President of the Americal Laryngological Association, and is a Fellow of the American Laryngologic, Rhinologic and Otologic Society (the Triologic Society). 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 2015-2021. 

Research

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

New York Magazine Best Doctors 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015

Best Doctors in America 2005-2015

America's Top Physicians (Voice Disorders/Laryngology) 2006-2015

Malcolm Schvey Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching 2007

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Honor Award 2008

Top Doctors: New York Metro Area 2009-2017, Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

 

 

 

 

Credentials

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Professor of Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Attending Otolaryngologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Sean Parker Professor of Otolaryngology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1993

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this doctor. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the doctor’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this doctor is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - HMO
  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee Managed Care Plan
  • Aetna Weill Cornell Employee PPO Plan
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • * Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • * Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • * VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

Locations and Appointments

Patient Forms

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External Relationships

External Relationships

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No External Relationships Reported