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Robert A. Buckmire, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

March Floyd Riddle Distinguished Professor
Vice Chair of Education
Chief, Division of Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Director, UNC Voice Center
Director, Residency Program, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty:

Voice and swallowing disorders, diagnostic laryngeal EMG, laryngeal framework surgery, microsurgical treatment of laryngeal pathology.

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Ali Turner (919) 966-8961
  • Nurse: Joanne McClain (984) 974-3513
  • Administrative Coordinator: Ellen Doutt (919) 966-3343

Education:

  • MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, 1994
  • Internship: General Surgery, UNC, 1994-1995
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 1995-1999
  • Fellowship, Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1999-2000

Professional Experience:

  • Professor and Chief, Division of Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2012-present
  • Residency Program Director, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004-2012
  • Courtesy Staff, Magee Women’s Hospital, Department of Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-2004
  • Consultant/Attending, VA Stars and Stripes, Healthcare Network, Department of Surgical Specialty Service Line, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002-2004
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2004
  • Consulting Staff, Healthsouth/Harmarville, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2004
  • Consulting Staff, UPMC Rehabilitation Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2004
  • Courtesy Staff, Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2004
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University, 1999-2000

Recent Publications:

For a list of recent publications, please visit Dr. Buckmire’s PubMed listing.