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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Rebecca Howell, MD

Associate Professor; Director of the UC Health Swallowing Center

Clinical Interest


  • Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine
Contact Information
  • Medical Science Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-4152
  • Fax 513-558-5203
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Epperson M.; Howell R. 12-01-2019. Dysphagia lusoria: Problem or incidentaloma? Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 27 6, 448-452

Giliberto J.; Harmon J.; Howell R.; Khosla S.; Masch J.; Meinzen-Derr J.; Postma G. 12-01-2019. Open Versus Endoscopic Surgery of Zenker’s Diverticula: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Dysphagia, 34 6, 930-938

Gustin R.; Howell R.; Kaval F.; Khosla S.; Kissela E.; Klaben B.; Webster H. 12-01-2019. Dysphagia in Parkinson’s Disease Improves with Vocal Augmentation Dysphagia, 34 6, 862-868

Howell R.; Ishman S.; Isseroff T.; Pate M.; Pitman M.; Postma G.; Rubin A.; Soliman A. 12-01-2016. Prospective multi-institutional transnasal esophagoscopy: Predictors of a change in management Laryngoscope, 126 12, 2667-2671

Howell R.; Makkad B.; Redmann A.; White G. 12-01-2016. Asystole from direct laryngoscopy: A case report and literature review Anesthesia Progress, 63 4, 197-200

Bowen M.; Howell R.; Khosla S.; Myer C.; Romeo S. 11-01-2017. The lasso technique for endoscopic suture lateralization in bilateral vocal fold immobility Laryngoscope, 127 11, 2604-2607

Belafsky P.; Courey M.; Howell R.; Merati A.; Postma G.; Rosen C.; Solowski N.; Weinberger P. 11-01-2014. Microdebrider complications in laryngologic and airway surgery Laryngoscope, 124 11, 2579-2582

Howell R.; Postma G. 10-30-2017. Framework surgery Neurolaryngology, , 145-158

Collar R.; Giliberto J.; Howell R.; Khosla S.; Schopper M. 10-01-2018. Office-based esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer: Safety, feasibility, and cost analysis Laryngoscope, 128 10, 2261-2267

Bauman N.; Howell R.; Jaryszak E.; Preciado D.; Rossi C.; Shah R. 10-01-2010. Unexpected pathologies in pediatric parotid lesions: Management paradigms revisited Laryngoscope, 120 SUPPL. 3,

Hauff S.; Howell R.; Mark J.; Miller A.; Myer C.; Takiar V.; Tang A. 05-01-2019. Maternity and paternity leave in otolaryngology residency training in the United States Laryngoscope, 129 5, 1093-1099

Amorn M.; Baldassari C.; Budacki R.; Choi S.; Howell R.; Pena M. 04-01-2011. Complications in pediatric deep neck space abscesses Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 144 4, 592-595

Bauman N.; Howell R.; Jaryszak E.; Preciado D.; Rossi C.; Shah R. 04-01-2011. Unexpected pathologies in pediatric parotid lesions: Management paradigms revisited International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75 4, 558-563

Altaye M.; Collar R.M.; Giliberto J.P.; Gustin R.L.; Howell R.J.; Khosla S.M.; Mikhail L.; Pielage K.C.; Reid K.; Tabangin M.E.; Vamosi B.E. 01-01-2020. Predicting No Show in Voice therapy: Avoiding the Missed Appointment Cycle Journal of Voice, ,

Amin M.; Anderson C.; Benninger M.; Berry L.; Blumin J.; Bock J.; Bryson P.; Castellanos P.; Chen S.; Clary M.; Cohen S.; Crawley B.; Dailey S.; Daniero J.; De Alarcon A.; Donovan D.; Edell E.; Ekbom D.; Fernandes-Taylor S.; Fink D.; Francis D.; Franco R.; Garrett C.; Gelbard A.; Guardiani E.; Hillel A.; Hoffman H.; Hogikyan N.; Howell R.; Huang L.; Hussain L.; Johns M.; Kasperbauer J.; Khosla S.; Kinnard C.; Kupfer R.; Langerman A.; Lentz R.; Lorenz R.; Lott D.; Lowery A.; Makani S.; Maldonado F.; Mannion K.; Matrka L.; McWhorter A.; Merati A.; Mori M.; Netterville J.; ODell K.; Ongkasuwan J.; Postma G.; Reder L.; Richardson B.; Rickman O.; Rohde S.; Rosen C.; Rutter M.; Sandhu G.; Schindler J.; Schneider G.; Shah R.; Shyr Y.; Sikora A.; Sinard R.; Smith L.; Smith M.; Soliman A.; Sveinsdóttir S.; Van Daele D.; Veivers D.; Verma S.; Weinberger P.; Weissbrod P.; Wootten C. 01-01-2020. Comparative treatment outcomes for patients with idiopathic subglottic stenosis JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 146 1, 20-29

Altaye M.; Epperson M.; Gouveia C.; Howell R.; Ishman S.; Tabangin M.; Takiar V.; Tang A. 01-01-2019. Female Representation in Otolaryngology Leadership Roles Laryngoscope, ,

Edelmayer L.; Howell R.; Postma G. 01-01-2019. The Utility of Flexible Esophagoscopy During Open Hypopharyngeal (Zenker's) Diverticulum Surgery Laryngoscope, ,

Giliberto J.; Gustin R.; Howell R.; Khosla S.; Pielage K. 01-01-2019. Increased Interval From Initial Evaluation to Initial Voice Therapy Session is Associated With Misse Journal of Voice, ,

Cohen A.; Howell R.; Ishman S.; Myer C.; Willging J. 01-01-2016. A Systematic Review of Patient- or Proxy-Reported Validated Instruments Assessing Pediatric Dysphagi Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), 154 5, 817-823

Howell J.; Howell R.; Johnson C.; Mettenburg D.; Postma G.; Rueggeberg F.; Weinberger P. 01-01-2016. Mechanical Modeling of the Human Cricoid Cartilage Using Computer-Aided Design: Applications in Airw Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 125 1, 69-76

Howell R.; Postma G. 01-01-2014. Neopharyngeal diverticulum Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 93 8, 297

Choi S.; Howell R.; Peña M.; Preciado D.; Whigham A.; Zalzal G. 01-01-2012. Outcomes of balloon dilation in pediatric subglottic stenosis Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 121 7, 442-448