Noah Parker, MD, joined Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2019. Dr. Parker completed his otolaryngology—head and neck surgery training at The University of Minnesota Medical School and his laryngeal surgery and voice rehabilitation training at Harvard Medical School.
As a throat and neck specialist, Dr. Parker offers expertise in the following sub-specialties:
- Laryngology: Management of voice changes and loss (e.g. vocal fold polyp, vocal fold nodules, vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal papilloma, spasmodic dysphonia); breathing trouble (e.g. subglottic stenosis, tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy tube dependence); and swallowing difficulty (e.g. Zenker’s diverticula, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, aspiration)
- Sleep Surgery: Surgical management of snoring and sleep apnea
- Endocrine Surgery: Surgical management of thyroid cancer; thyroid goiters; Grave’s disease; thyroid nodules; hyperparathyroidism; and parathyroid cancer
Dr. Parker works very closely with a team of highly experienced speech therapists who have focused training and expertise in working with professional voice users, such as vocal performers. In addition, Dr. Parker is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and regularly lectures to speech pathology students, as well as those in the Department of Theater and the Jacobs School of Music.
In addition to clinical care, Dr. Parker actively pursues academic medicine through clinical research focused on throat and neck disorders. Recent contributions include: outcomes in the treatment of laryngeal cancer with the KTP laser; adjunctive treatments for laryngeal papilloma; surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea treated with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant; endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticula; voice outcomes in patients treated for vocal cord paralysis; and endoscopic management of laryngotracheal stenosis.
Dr. Parker currently sees patients at IU Health North and IU Health Neuroscience Center/Goodman Hall.