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


  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985


  • ABO American Board of Otolaryngolo, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • Chevalier Jackson The American Broncho-Esphagological Association, 2023

  • America's Top Doctors 2021

  • Isshiki Award for Lifetime Achievement in Laryngology from the British Laryngology Association British Laryngology Association , 2021

  • America's Top Doctors 2020

  • Distinguished Service Award 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SURG 5254

    Otolaryngology Extn.
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG
  • RSUR 5002

  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Surgery Sub-I Otolarynoglogy

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

  • Transnasal Humidified Rapid Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in Endoscopic Esophageal Surgery., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Esophageal Liposarcoma, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Dubai Definition and Diagnostic Criteria of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • New-Onset Myasthenia Gravis Mimics Spinal Cord Injury After Zenker's Diverticulum Repair., 2023
  • Best Practices in Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, 2023
    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