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Mona M. Abaza, MD, MS


Mona Abaza

Clinical Office:

1635 N. Aurora Court, 6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Appointments:  720-848-2820

Academic Office:

12631 E. 17th Avenue, B205
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-1950
Fax: 303-724-1961

Hospital Affiliations:

University of Colorado Hospital
Children's Hospital Colorado
Denver Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Denver Health

Clinical Interests:

Laryngology, voice, airway, and swallowing

Subspecialty Training: Laryngology


Medical School

(1991) M.D., The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


(1991 - 1992) Internship, General Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Medicine, Newark, NJ

(1992 - 1994) Intramural Research Training Fellowship, National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

(1994 - 1998) Residency, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX.


(1998 - 1999) Fellowship, Laryngology/Professional Voice Care, Graduate Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, Philadelphia, PA


(2010) M.S., Higher Education, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Abaza MM, Levy S, Hawkshaw MJ, Sataloff RT. Effects of medications on the voice. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Oct;40(5):1081-90, viii. Pub Med ID: 17765696

Heman-Ackah YD, Mandel S, Manon-Espaillat R, Abaza MM, Sataloff RT. Laryngeal electromyography. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2007 Oct;40(5):1003-23, vi-vii. Pub Med ID: 17765693

Carroll T*, Nix J, Hunter E, Emerich K, Titze I, and Abaza M. Objective Measurement of Vocal Fatigue in Classically Trained Singers: A Pilot Study of Vocal Dosimetry Data: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Oct;135(4):595-602. Pub Med ID: 17011424

Merati AL, Heman-Ackah YD, Abaza MM, Altmann KW, Sulica L and Belamowicz s. Common movement disorders affecting the larynx: a report of the Neurolaryngology Committee of the AAO-HNS. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 133(5):654-65, 205 Nov. Pub Med ID: 16274788

Cough, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion and Disordered Breathing. Altman KW, Simpson CB, Amin MR, Abaza MM, Balkissoon R and Casiano RR. Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 127(6):501-11, 2002 Dec. Pub Med ID: 12501100

Abaza MM, Sataloff RT, Hawkshaw MJ and Mandel S. Laryngeal Manifestations of Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome. Journal of Voice, 15 (2) 291-294, 2001. Pub Med ID: 11411483

Neuenschwander M, Hawkshaw M, Abaza MM, Sataloff RT, Reiter D and Speigel JR. Management of Vocal Fold Scar with Autologous Fat Implantation: Perceptual and Acoustic Results. Journal of Voice, 15(2), 295-304, 2001. Pub Med ID: 11411484

Sataloff RT. Abaza M. Abaza NA. Markiewicz A. Hawkshaw M. Amyloidosis of the larynx. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal. 80(6):369-70, 2001 Jun. Pub Med ID: 11433838

Levy S, Abaza MM, Hawkshaw M and Sataloff RT. Psychiatric Manifestations of Medications Commonly Prescribed in Otolaryngology. ENT Journal ,80(4), 2001. Pub Med ID: 11338652

Mao V, Abaza MM, Spiegel J, Mandel S, Hawkshaw M, Heuer RJ and Sataloff RT. The diagnosis and management of myasthenia gravis confined primarily to the larynx. Journal of Voice, 15(1), 122-30, 2001

Abaza MM, Spiegel J and Sataloff, RT. Unusual Presentations of Pharyngitis. Hospital Medicine. 35(1):12-19, 1999. Pub Med ID: 8537992

Lalwani AK, Abaza MM, Makariou EV, Armstrong M. Audiologic Presentation of Vestibular Schwannomas in Neurofibromatosis Type 2. American Journal of Otology. 19(3): 352-357, 1998. Pub Med ID: 9596188

Abaza MM, Makariou E, Armstrong M and Lalwani AK. Growth rate characteristics of acoustic neuromas (ANs) associated with NF2. Laryngoscope.106(6):694-699, 1996. Pub Med ID: 8656953

Kelete J, Quezado MM, Abaza MM, Raffeld M and Tsokos M. MDM2 gene amplification and expression in cell lines from pediatric tumors: Correlation with P53 gene alteration. Am J Pathol, December 1995. Pub Med ID: 8686737

Pub Med Link:

Abaza NA, Abaza MM and Sedhom AW. Necrotizing sialometaplasia: A review and two case reports. Compendium. 13(1):12, 14, 16-18 passim, 1992. Pub Med ID: 1521257

Research Focus

Professional Voice Use
Parkinson's Voice Therapy
Resident Education

Professional Activites

University of Colorado School of Medicine: Academy of Medical Educators - Member

American Broncho-esophagology Association - Fellow

Society of University Otolaryngologists
Women's Representative to American Association of Medical Colleges
Women's Representative to American Academy of Otolaryngology/HNS
Chair, Women's Committee
Representative to AAMC Council of Academic Societies

International Association of Phonosurgeons - Fellow

The Voice Foundation
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Editorial Board Member

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Fellow
CORE Otolaryngology Education Committee Member
Neurolaryngology Subcommittee Member
Women in Otolaryngology Committee Member
Women in Otolaryngology Committee Consultant
Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology Education Committee Member
Homestudy Course Committee Member

Committee Assignments

Member, Voice Committee (School of Medicine Educational Oversight)
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Member, Admissions Committee, University of Colorado Denver
School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Executive Committee Member, Department of Otolaryngology
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Resident Committee Member,  Department of Otolaryngology
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Stipend Sub-Committee Member
Internal Reviewer, Pediatric Surgery
Internal Reviewer, Neurology
Internal Reviewer, Invasive Radiology
International Subcommittee Member
Internal Reviewer, Urology

Curriculum Committee Member, Department of Otolaryngology
University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine, Denver, CO