Robert H. Maisel, MD

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Robert H. Maisel

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Otolaryngology Department
420 Delaware Street S.E.
MMC 396
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Pat Gwynn

Administrative Phone

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat), Head and Neck Surgeon

University of Minnesota

Barnes/Washington University


Dr. Maisel's main research areas include: primary tracheoesophageal puncture in conjunction with laryngectomy, larynx sparing surgery for carcinoma and other tumors of the larynx and obstructive sleep apnea.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in America®, 2011-2012, 2013



  • Kacmarynski DS, Levine SC, Pearson SE, Maisel RH. Complications of otitis media before placement of tympanostomy tubes in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Mar;130(3):289-92.
  • Maisel RH, Cohen JI: Carcinoma of the Supraglottis. In: The Larynx: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2nd Edition. Chapter 42. Edited by MP Fried. Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, pp 487-501, 1996.
  • Thatcher GW, Maisel RH. The long-term evaluation of tracheostomy in the management of severe obstructive sleep apnea. Laryngoscope. 2003 Feb;113(2):201-4.
  • Karlen RG, Maisel RH. Does primary tracheoesophageal puncture reduce complications after laryngectomy and improve patient communication? Am J Otolaryngol. 2001 Sep-Oct;22(5):324-8.
  • Adams GL, Maisel RH: Malignant Tumors of the Larynx and Hypopharynx. In: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 3rd Edition. Edited by C Cummings, L Harker, C Krause, D Schuller. Mosby, Philadelphia, pp 2130-2175, 1998.



  • Head and neck cancer
  • Sleep disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Socially disruptive snoring
  • Voice preservation
  • Larynx cancer


University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology