Biography

Shumon Dhar, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a laryngologist at UTSW’s Clinical Center for Voice Care and specializes in the treatment of voice, airway, and swallowing disorders.

Dr. Dhar earned his medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University and received advanced training in laryngology and broncho-esophagology through a fellowship at the University of California, Davis.

Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. Previously, he was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University and Chief of the Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center.

Dr. Dhar’s clinical and research interests include the medical and surgical management of voice and swallowing disorders, upper airway stenosis, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and early vocal cord cancer. He enjoys providing care to all types of patients, from professional singers to head and neck cancer survivors. Balancing and optimizing the major functions of the larynx (breathing, voice, and swallowing) are key principles that guide his practice.

Dr. Dhar has written numerous academic articles, serves as a reviewer for several otolaryngology journals, and delivers lectures and special presentations of his work regularly. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of its Otolaryngology Advisory Council. He is also an active member of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association and serves on the Airway and Swallowing Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and on the medical advisory board of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders.

Personal Note

Dr. Dhar’s interests outside of medicine include Indian classical music, martial arts, journalism, Scouts BSA, health literacy, and world and independent cinema.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UC Davis Medical Center (Laryngology Fellowship) (2018-2019)
  • Residency - SUNY Upstate Medical University (2014-2018)
  • Internship - SUNY Upstate Medical University (2013-2014)
  • Medical School - SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (2010-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders
Honors & Awards
  • Travel Award Grant 2019, Laryngology Education Foundation Fall Voice Conference
  • Research Seed Grant 2017, National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
  • Maturi Scholar of the Mack Lipkin International Research Fellowship 2009, City College of New York
  • New York City Health Literacy Fellowship 2008, Office of the Mayor of New York City
  • Rudin Research Fellowship in Molecular and Cell Biology 2006-2007, City College of New York
Books & Publications
Research
  • Early vocal cord cancer
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Quality of life improvement in head and neck cancer survivors
  • Swallowing dysfunction
  • Swallowing fluoroscopy and advanced diagnostics
  • Upper airway stenosis
  • Voice disorders

Clinical Focus

  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Early vocal cord cancer
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Upper airway stenosis

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