Tanya K. Meyer, MD


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 a 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.

Current CV


Undergraduate Education: University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

Medical School: University of California, San Deigo, 1996

Internship: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 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

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.

Recent Publications

Research Areas

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.