Radu Lucian Sulica

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Radu Lucian Sulica is a Romanian-born American laryngologist and author. He currently serves as Associate Professor and Chief, Laryngology and Voice Disorders at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.[1] Sulica has published several books in the field, including Vocal Fold Paralysis,[2] the compendium on this dominant topic in laryngology. His recent review of a sub-category of vocal fold paralysis, the idiopathic cases,[3] is now required reading by the MLL and several leading organizations in laryngology.[citation needed]

He is notable among contemporary practitioners of laryngology for his prolific writing and focus on the historical context of laryngology and its problems;[citation needed] for example, his paper "War, politics & the voice: The vocal fold paralysis of George Orwell".[4]

Further contributions include his early adoption and promotion of Gray's mini-thyrotomy,[5] his singular description of laryngeal thrush,[6] and being a major proponent of the significance of vocal fold paresis in voice complaints.[7]

His latest collaboration, with Ryan Branski, PhD of the New York University Voice Center is entitled Classics in Voice and Laryngology.[8] Branski and Sulica have compiled and edited fundamental articles in laryngology and contacted the original authors to get their updated comment and critique of their work.


  1. ^ "Lucian Sulica, M.D. | Weill Cornell Physicians Organization | Advancing Science. Enhancing Life". Weillcornell.org. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ Blitzer, Andrew; Lucian Sulica (2006). Vocal Fold Paralysis. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 3-540-23765-8. [page needed]
  3. ^ Sulica L (July 2008). "The natural history of idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis: evidence and problems". The Laryngoscope 118 (7): 1303–7. doi:10.1097/MLG.0b013e31816f27ee. PMID 18496160. 
  4. ^ Sulica L (February 2007). "War, politics, and voice: the vocal fold paralysis of George Orwell". The Laryngoscope 117 (2): 364–70. doi:10.1097/01.mlg.0000249949.27249.82. PMID 17277635. 
  5. ^ http://www.annals.com/toc/auto_abstract.php?id=15227[not in citation given]
  6. ^ Sulica L (May 2005). "Laryngeal thrush". The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology 114 (5): 369–75. PMID 15966523. 
  7. ^ Sulica, L; Courey, M; Postma, G; Garrett, C; Bielamowicz, S; Merati, A (2008). "Vocal Fold Paresis". Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 139 (2): P27. doi:10.1016/j.otohns.2008.05.089. 
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