"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."

Biography 

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.

Overview 

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 

CLINICAL 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.

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

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

Gray AJ, Huston M, Didericksen D, Meyer TK, Merati A, Brisebois S. The minimal clinically important difference of the dyspnea index in laryngotracheal stenosis., Laryngoscope 2019 Oct

Huston MN, Kamizi R, Meyer TK, Merati AL, Giliberto JP. Current Opioid Prescribing Patterns after Microdirect Laryngoscopy., Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol. 2019 Sep3489419877912

Meyer TK, Bergmark R, Zatz M, Sardesai MG, Litvack JR, Starks Acosta A. Barriers Pushed Aside: Insights on Career and Family Success from Women Leaders in Academic Otolaryngology., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Aug; 161(2):257-264

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. 2019 Jan; 128(1):5-12

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

Latest news 

The manuscript "Barriers Pushed Aside: Insights on Career and Family Success from Women Leaders in Academic Otolaryngology" by Dr. Meyer and others, published in the August 2019 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, was selected by the journal to feature an accompanying podcast in the journal. 

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).