"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

Wandell GM, Merati AL, Meyer TK. Update on Tracheostomy and Upper Airway Considerations in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient., Surg Clin North Am 2022 Apr; 102(2):267-283

Hu A, Rammage L, Guillaud M, Meyer TK. Improvement in Work Productivity After Group Voice Therapy in Professional Voice Users., J Voice 2022 Mar

Baylor C, Merati AL, Eadie T, Kapsner-Smith M, Meyer TK, Britton D, Mach H, Patel S, Yorkston K. Sensitivity of the Communicative Participation Item Bank for Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes After Treatment of Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 11; 147(11):933-942

Chung TK, Hu A, Sardesai MG, Wilcox H, Jiang L, Meyer TK. Evaluating the Effect of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis on Work Productivity., Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2022 Jul; 131(7):709-714

Meyer TK, Spiekerman C, Kaye R, Blitzer A, Kamizi RS, Jiang L, Weaver EM. Association of Laryngeal Botulinum Neurotoxin Injection With Work Productivity for Patients With Spasmodic Dysphonia., JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 09; 147(9):804-810

Latest news 

See Dr. Meyer's patient Paul Carter testify about the care he received in this video from UW Medicine.

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).