Charles Richard Stasney, MD

Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Distinguished Chair in Performing Arts Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

After his otolaryngology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Stasney spent two years in the Navy as Lt. Commander and Instructor in Otolaryngology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, CA. Dr. Stasney joined a Houston private practice in 1976.

Dr. Stasney founded the Texas Voice Center in 1992 to diagnose, treat, and prevent voice disorders. He currently holds several advisory and medical executive positions, including an Endowed Chair for the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine in Houston, and as consulting otolaryngologist for the Houston Grand Opera, The Alley Theater, and Theater Under the Stars, where he provides consultations and services for opera singers, musicians, and other performers. He has served as chairman of the Board of the Texas Hospital Licensing Advisory Council and the Baylor College of Medicine´s President´s Council. He received the American Academy of Otolaryngology Honor Award in 2004 and was named the Distinguished Surgeon of the Year in 2007 by the Association of Operating Room Nurses. He is an active member of numerous medical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the Houston Society of Otolaryngology, and the Texas Society of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology.

In addition to his academic positions at Weill Cornell Medical College and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Stasney is an adjunct professor of linguistics and music at Rice University, and a member of the clinical faculty of the University of Texas in Houston.

Description of Research

Dr. Stasney´s research interests include laryngeal reflux and rehabilitation of the paralyzed vocal fold. He has made several exciting contributions to the field of laryngology include development of the minifenestra thyroplasty technique using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant and improvement of fat injection laryngoplasty to repair damaged vocal cords. Dr. Stasney is also interested in the effects of laryngeal reflux on vocal quality, and works closely with doctors at the Houston Methodist Reflux Center to treat reflux both medically and surgically.

Areas Of Expertise

Voice disorders Laryngeal reflux Minifenestration type I thyroplasty Laryngoplasty
Education & Training

Residency , Baylor College of Medicine
Internship , Baylor College of Medicine
MD , Baylor College of Medicine
Publications

Physiologic and Acoustic Effects of Opera Performance
Kwak, PE, Stasney, CR, Hathway, JR, Guffey, D, Minard, CG & Ongkasuwan, J 2016, Journal of Voice. DOI:

Knowledge, experience, and anxieties of young classical singers in training
Kwak, PE, Stasney, CR, Hathway, J, Minard, CG & Ongkasuwan, J 2014, Journal of Voice, vol 28, no. 2, pp. 191-195. DOI:

Simple Carotid-Sparing Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Technique and Preliminary Experience for T1-2 Glottic Cancer
Rosenthal, DI, Fuller, CD, Barker, JL, Mason, B, Garcia, JA, Lewin, JS, Holsinger, FC, Stasney, CR, Frank, SJ, Schwartz, DL, Morrison, WH, Garden, AS & Ang, KK 2010, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol 77, no. 2, pp. 455-461. DOI:

Removal of vocal fold papillomata and a laryngeal web
Stasney, CR, Rodriguez, M & Hathway, J 2010, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 89, no. 3.

The Updated PAMA website: Redesigning a webpage through communication within an organization
Ahn-Kim, YH, Chesky, KS, Ackermann, B, Likar, A, Kadel, N & Stasney, CR 2006, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol 21, no. 3, pp. 145-149.

Treatment of chronic posterior laryngitis with esomeprazole
Vaezi, MF, Richter, JE, Stasney, CR, Spiegel, JR, Iannuzzi, RA, Crawley, JA, Hwang, C, Sostek, MB & Shaker, R 2006, Laryngoscope, vol 116, no. 2, pp. 254-260. DOI:

Acute ulcerative laryngitis
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR & Rodriguez, M 2005, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 84, no. 5.

Mucus retention cyst and reflux disease
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR & Rodriguez, M 2005, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 84, no. 11.

Severe chronic laryngitis mimicking a granulomatous disease
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR & Rodriguez, M 2004, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 83, no. 11.

Commentary on the changing voice
Stasney, CR 2004, Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol 130, no. 9. DOI:

Pyriform sinus hemangioma with calcifications
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR & Rodriguez, M 2004, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 83, no. 6.

Rheumatoid nodules and reflux disease
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR & Rodriguez, M 2004, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 83, no. 5.

Laryngeal and subglottic amyloid
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR, Williams, JB & Rodriguez, MM 2004, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 83, no. 2.

Hypopharyngeal Pressure in Brass Musicians
Stasney, CR, Beaver, ME & Rodriguez, M 2003, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol 18, no. 4, pp. 153-155.

Diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease with digital imaging
Beaver, ME, Stasney, CR, Weitzel, E, Stewart, MG, Donovan, DT, Parke, RB & Rodriguez, M 2003, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol 128, no. 1, pp. 103-108. DOI:

Vocal fold varicosity manifesting as a recurrent hemorrhage
Beaver, ME & Stasney, CR 2001, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 80, no. 12.

Transglottic carcinoma
Stasney, CR & Beaver, ME 2001, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol 80, no. 11.

Minifenestration type I thyroplasty using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implant
Stasney, CR, Beaver, ME & Rodriguez, M 2001, Journal of Voice, vol 15, no. 1, pp. 151-157. DOI:

The proximal probe in esophageal pH monitoring: Development of a normative database
Vincent, DA, Garrett, JD, Radionoff, SL, Reussner, LA & Stasney, CR 2000, Journal of Voice, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 247-254.

Laryngopharyngeal reflux: A possible risk factor in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma
Harrill, WC, Stasney, CR & Donovan, DT 1999, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol 120, no. 4, pp. 598-601.