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Natasha Mirza, MD

Natasha Mirza, MD Physician

Director, Penn Center for Voice and Swallowing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Languages spoken:

  • Urdu

Dr. Mirza is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Natasha Mirza

Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2013 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue, 2012 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hoarseness
  • Microsurgery
  • Oropharyngeal Disorders
  • Smell Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Voice Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Dow Medical College
Residency: Civil Hospital of Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: Ohio State University Hospital
Fellowship: University of California at Irvine


American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, International American Broncho-Esophagological Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Laryngological Association, National American Rhinologic Society, National National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, National Otolaryngology Surgical Advisory Board (SAB), National Otolaryngology Surgical Advisory Board, National Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Laryngological Society, National The Voice Foundation, International Triological Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mirza is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Voice Disorders
Laryngeal diseases
Breathing dystonias
Laryngeal stenosis
Taste disorders

Selected Publications:

Soldatova L, Mirza N.: Long term Voice and Swallowing outcomes for Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer following Primary or Adjuvant Chemoradiation Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol : 2019.

Yver CM, Kennedy WP, Mirza N.: Taste Acceptability of Thickening Agents World J of Otolaryngol- Head Neck Surg. : 1-3,2018.

Brant J, Leahy K, Mirza N.: Diagnostic utility of flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy recorded onto a smartphone: A pilot study World J Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surg. : 1-5,2018.

Chao TN, Mahmoud A, Rajasekharan K, Mirza N.: Medialization Thyroplasty with tensor fascia lata: a novel approach for reducing post thyroplasty complications J of Laryngology and Otology 132 (4): 364,2018.

Yalamanchi P, Yu J, Chandler L, Mirza N.: High-Level Disinfection of Otorhinolaryngology Clinical Instruments: An Evaluation of the Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Instrument Storage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 158 (1): 163,2018.

Haft S, Carey RM, Farquhar D, Mirza N.: Anticholinergic medication use is associated with globus pharyngeus. J Laryngol Otology : 1-5,2016.

Doty RL, Tourbier I, Ng V, Neff J, Armstrong D, Battistini M, Sammel MD, Gettes D, Evans DL, Mirza N, Moberg PJ, Connolly T, Sondheimer SJ.: Influences of hormone replacement therapy on olfactory and cognitive function in postmenopausal women. Physiology and Behavior Send to: Neurobiol Aging 155 : 202-207,2016.

Kennedy WP, Brody R, LiVolsi VA, Wang AR, Mirza N.: Trauma induced Schwannoma of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve after Thyroidectomy Laryngoscope 126 (6): 1408-10,2016.

Ghosh A, Leahy KP, Singhal S, Einhorn E, Howlett P, Cohen NA, Mirza N.: A murine model of subglottic granulation The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 130 (4): 380-387,2016.

Nicolli E, Ghosh A, Haft S, Saunders J, Cohen N, Mirza N.: IL-1 Receptor Antagonist inhibits early granulation formation Annals Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 125 (4): 284-9,2016.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology, 5 Silverstein
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2979
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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