Laryngology - Voice, Airway and Swallowing Center


Laryngology

In 2005 Augusta University (then the Medical College of Georgia) recruited Dr. Gregory Postma MD to establish the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, a comprehensive medical destination for patients with laryngologic disorders especially dysphonia (hoarseness) and dysphagia (trouble swallowing). The center is regarded as one of the finest “full service” Laryngology Centers in the Nation and it was rebranded as the Voice, Airway and Swallowing Center.

The multi-disciplinary center utilizes the expertise of speech-language pathologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, and gastrointestinal surgeons to provide state-of-the-art care for our patients. The use of cutting-edge technology such as transnasal esophagoscopy, high-resolution manometry, and in-office laser surgery has resulted in an ever-increasing patient volume with outstanding clinical outcomes.

It is the Center’s mission to provide the finest care for patients with laryngologic disorders in North America, and to train residents and fellows to become experts in the full spectrum of Laryngology.

About the Faculty:


Gregory N. Postma MD
Dr. Postma is Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, and Chief of the Laryngology Division. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1984, followed by surgical otolaryngology residency training at Oakland Naval Hospital and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a fellowship in laryngology and professional voice at Vanderbilt University (1996) and prior to being recruited to Augusta University was on faculty at Wake Forest University. Dr. Postma’s clinical interests include voice disorders, professional and singing voice care, dysphagia and associated swallowing disorders, airway surgery and reconstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, extra esophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, and chronic cough. He is a pioneer in the area of in-office surgery, including transnasal esophagoscopy and non-sedated laryngeal and airway laser surgery, and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and 50 chapters and invited articles in addition to co-editing three books. He has given more than 400 presentations on a wide range of laryngologic topics.

Past and Present Laryngology Fellows:

  • Mark Fritz, MD (2016-2017)
  • Marsha Reuther, MD (2015-2016)
  • Christopher Johnson, MD (2014-2015)
  • Rebecca Howell, MD (2013-2014)
  • Nancy Solowski, MD (2012-2013)
  • Ashli O’Rourke, MD (2011-2012)
  • Michele Morrison, DO (2010-2011)
  • Paul Weinberger, MD (2010-2011)
  • Jason McChesney, MD (2008-2009)
  • Neil Chheda, MD (2007-2008)