Allen Hillel, M.D.
Allen Hillel joined the University of Washington Department of Otolarygology - Head and Neck Surgery in 1983 and has had a focus on laryngology and swallowing issues for the past 25 years. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He attended Stanford University for his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. He then attended Stanford University Medical School. He did his surgical internship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and returned to Stanford for his residency in otolaryngology/HNS. He then completed a fellowship in facial plastic/reconstructive surgery and a fellowship in head and neck surgery, both at Stanford Medical Center.
Undergraduate Education: Stanford University
Medical School: Stanford University Medical Center
Internship: Tufts New England Medical Center
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Board Certification: Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
Memberships: American Laryngological Association, The Triological Society, American Board of Otolaryngology/HNS
Awards and honors
American Triological Society Fowler Award
American American Triological Society Edmund Prince Fowler Award
American Laryngological Association Presidential Citation
Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 5 Years 2014
All aspects of voice and airway reconstruction including surgery for hoarseness, difficulty with breathing, weak voice, and all neurological conditions of the head and neck with a focus on laryngeal dystonia, as well as all dystonia of the head and neck.
Dr. Hillel's research focus is on the electromyography of the larynx, focussing on vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal dystonia, and the neurophysiology of the larynx.
Davis GE, Baik FM, Liddell RM, Ayars AG, Branch KR, Pottinger PS, Hillel AD, Helmick K, Collins D. Gorilla endoscopic sinus surgery: a life-saving collaboration between human and veterinary medicine., Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 07; 8(7):857-862
Kraft S, Childes J, Hillel A, Schindler J. Refractory Dysphonia Due to Isolated Cricothyroid Muscle Dystonia., J Voice 2016 Jul; 30(4):501-5
Allen CT, Lee CJ, Meyer TK, Hillel AD, Merati AL. Risk stratification in endoscopic airway surgery: is inpatient observation necessary?, Am J Otolaryngol ; 35(6):747-52
Meyer TK, Hu A, Hillel AD. Voice disorders in the workplace: productivity in spasmodic dysphonia and the impact of botulinum toxin., Laryngoscope 2013 Nov; 123 Suppl 6S1-14