Stephanie Misono

Associate Professor, Chief Division of Laryngology


I focus on treating voice disorders and other laryngeal and airway problems. I often partner with colleagues in speech-language pathology and other fields with the goal to provide optimal patient-centered care.


  • Laryngology


  • Undergrad: Harvard-Radcliffe College
  • Medical school: Harvard Medical School
  • Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington
  • Fellowship: Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Awards and Recognitions

  • “Top Doctor,” Minneapolis St Paul Magazine 
  • “Top Doctor,” Minnesota Monthly

Professional Associations

  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Laryngological Association


  • Awan SN, Shaikh MA, Awan JA, Abdalla I, Lim KO, Misono S. Smartphone Recordings are Comparable to "Gold Standard" Recordings for Acoustic Measurements of Voice. J Voice. 2023 Apr 3:S0892-1997(23)00031-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2023.01.031. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37019804.
  • Marmor S, Horvath KJ, Lim KO, Misono S. Voice problems and depression among adults in the United States. Laryngoscope. 2016 Aug;126(8):1859-64. doi: 10.1002/lary.25819. Epub 2015 Dec 21. PMID: 26691195; PMCID: PMC4916046.


Research Summary

Dr. Misono’s research is focused on optimizing treatment outcomes in patients with laryngeal disorders. Her interests in laryngology include voice and airway problems, as well as early laryngeal cancer, epidemiology and outcomes research. She is Director of the Lions Voice Clinic and Division Head of Laryngology at the University of Minnesota. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Triological Society, and the American College of Surgery.




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420 Delaware St SE - MMC-396
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Shane Gullikson