Raluca Gray

Assistant Professor


I am a voice, swallow and airway disorders specialist. I am committed to improving the quality of life for patients with voice, swallow and breathing complaints. I strive to conserve and rehabilitate one’s ability to talk, breathe and swallow - all pillars of our human connection. I work closely with speech and language pathologists in a team approach to provide world-class and innovative treatments. We are often the last stop for patients. My goal is to help patients understand clearly their condition and understand their treatment options and long term outlook. I actively work on research that helps further these goals. I am a transplant to Minnesota and have fallen in love with the beautiful nature here. I spend time amateur gardening, golfing and snowshoeing. 




Undergrad: Georgetown University
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center – Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of California Los Angeles

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and Recognitions

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors

Professional Associations

  • American Laryngological Association (ALA)
  • Triological Society Candidate

Research Summary

My research interests include patient experience with a given voice, breathing and swallowing condition as can be evidenced in my work on patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis, patients living with subglottic stenosis and patients who are trach dependent. Also, I am working on integrating modern remote monitoring techniques using spirometry to help optimize monitoring and treatment of airway stenosis.


  • Gray, R., Lunos, S., Hsia, J., Misono, S. (2022). Virtual vs in-person otolaryngology evaluation: The patient perspective. American Journal of Otolaryngology, 43(5), 103546.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103546
  • Gray, R., Michael, D., Hoffmeister, J., Lunos, S., Zach, S., Butcher, L., Weinstein, D., Misono, S. (2022). Patient Satisfaction with Virtual vs In-Person Voice Therapy. Journal of Voice.  doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.03.011
  • McCoul, E. D., Megwalu, U. C., Joe, S., Gray, R., O'Brien, D. C., Ference, E. H., Lee, V. S., Patel, P. S., Figueroa-Morales, M. A., Shin, J. J., Brenner, M. J. (2022). Systemic Steroids for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Disorders: An Evidence-Based Primer for Clinicians. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1945998221087664. PMID: 35349383  doi: 10.1177/01945998221087664
  • Gray, R., Misono, S. (2021). Patient-Centered Care in Vocal Fold Paralysis: What Really Matters? Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports, 9(2).  doi: 10.1007/s40136-021-00358-2
  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=%28Gray%2C+Raluca%5BAuthor%5D%29+AND+%28Minnesota%5BAffiliation%5D%29&sort=date 





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420 Delaware St MMC-396
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Shane Gullikson