Cultivating the personal connection with each patient I see is the most rewarding aspect of my vocation. I enter a partnership with my patients to guide them through today's complicated healthcare system with the goal of treating each individual with respect, compassion, and patience.


Tanya K. Meyer, M.D., joined the University of Washington faculty in 2009 and is currently an associate professor of otolaryngology. She trained at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed her fellowship in laryngology at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Her speciality is neuro-laryngology, and she is an expert in diseases of the throat, voice, swallowing, and airway.


Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

Medical School: University of California, San Deigo, 1996

Internship: University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., 1997

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis., 2004

Fellowship: New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, New York City, 2005

Other Training: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2000

Board Certification: Otolaryngology-HNS, 2005

Memberships: American Academy of Head and Neck Surgery, Triologic Society, American Laryngological Association, American Broncho-Esophagological Association

Awards and honors 

Faculty Teaching Award, Resident Teaching Award
AAO-HNSF Honor Award
Laryngology 2012 Oral Presentation
Regents & Alumni Scholar UCLA
Hamburger Research Award UCSD

Academic interests 


Dr. Meyer's clinical interests include voice disorders, swallowing disorders, neurological diseases of the throat, upper-airway disorders, laryngeal cancer, vocal cord paralysis, and spasmodic dysphonia.



Dr. Meyer's main research interests are in outcomes evaluation with regard to occupational voice disorders. She also is involved with the development of tracheal tissue engineered replacement for complex airway defects.


Recent Publications

Zhu Q, Hu A, Giliberto JP, Carlson S, Jensen S, Tiu R, Meyer TK. Development of an Instrument to Assess Work Productivity in Individuals With Voice Disorders: The Work Hoarse., Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2018 Oct3489418803961

Yoo MJ, Joffe AM, Meyer TK. Tubeless Total Intravenous Anesthesia Spontaneous Ventilation for Adult Suspension Microlaryngoscopy., Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2018 Jan; 127(1):39-45

Giliberto JP, Zhu Q, Meyer TK. Development of a voice disorder work productivity inventory utilizing cognitive interviewing technique., Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2016 12; 1(6):180-184

Dennis JE, Bernardi KG, Kean TJ, Liou NE, Meyer TK. Tissue engineering of a composite trachea construct using autologous rabbit chondrocytes., J Tissue Eng Regen Med 2018 Mar; 12(3):e1383-e1391

Meyer TK, Pisegna JM, Krisciunas GP, Pauloski BR, Langmore SE. Residue influences quality of life independently of penetration and aspiration in head and neck cancer survivors., Laryngoscope 2017 07; 127(7):1615-1621

Latest news 

Dr. Meyer presented "Women Matter: Work Life Balance in Academic Otolaryngology" at the 2017 SUO/AADO/OPDO Combined Meeting in Chicago (Society of University Otolaryngologists, Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology, and Otolaryngology Program Directors' Organization).