Gregory Postma

Vice Chair

Gregory Postma

Vice Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology


Dr. Gregory Postma is Professor and Vice-Chairman (August 2016) in the Department Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders since 2005. In 1984, Dr. Postma received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. Following two years as faculty at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia he did a fellowship in laryngology at Vanderbilt University and joined the faculty at Wake Forest in 1996.

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  • MD, Medicine. Hahnemann Medical College Hosp, 1984

  • BS, Bio, General Geneva College, 1980


  • ABO American Board of Otolaryngolo, 1994

  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985


Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors 2017

  • America's Top Doctors 2016

  • America's Top Doctors 2015

  • America's Top Doctors 2014

  • America's Top Doctors 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5002

    General Surgery Research
  • RSUR 5002

  • SURG 5100

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery SS

Teaching Interests

Dr. Postma's clinical interests span the entire field of laryngology. These include voice disorders, professional and singing voice care, dysphagia and complex swallowing disorders, airway surgery and reconstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, extraesophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, and chronic cough. In addition, he is one of the pioneers in the area of in-office surgery including transnasal esophagoscopy and un-sedated laryngeal and airway laser surgery. This work has revolutionized the care of individuals with a host of voice and swallowing problems at a fraction of their previous costs.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Mechanical Modeling of the Human Cricoid Cartilage Using Computer-Aided Design: Applications in Airway Balloon Dilation Research, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Not all Pharyngeal Pouches are Created Equal: Management of "Non-Zenker" Hypopharyngeal Diverticula, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Zenker Diverticulum-Which Surgical Approach is Superior?, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Advances in Office-Based Diagnosis and Treatment in Laryngology, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Biomechanical changes from long-term freezer storage and cellular reduction of tracheal scaffoldings, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Voice disorders, Professional and Singing voice care, Dysphagia and associated swallowing disorders, Airway surgery and reconstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, Extraesophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, Chronic cough