Rebecca  Howell

Rebecca J. Howell , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Director of the UC Health Swallowing Center, Program Director Fellowship in Laryngology

Medical Science Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-4152
Fax 513-558-5203


Bachelor's Degree: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 2003

Medical Degree: Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Residency: George Washington University Washington, DC, 2013 (Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery)

Fellowship: Georgia Regents University Augusta, GA, 2014 (Laryngology)


American Board of Otolaryngology (Certification Date: 06-01-2015 ) - (Recertification Date: to 06-30-2025 )

Clinical Interests


Voice Disorders

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis

Subglottic Stenosis

Swallowing Disorders

Vocal fold paralysis

Vocal fold polyps

Zenker Diverticulum

Research Support

Grant: #2019 CDA Investigators:Howell, Rebecca 08-01-2019 -07-31-2020 The American Laryngological Rhinological and Otological Society Inc. Dysphagia Outcomes after Zenker’s Diverticulectomy Role:PI $40,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit


Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Epperson M.;Gouveia C.J.;Tabangin M.E.;Takiar V.;Howell R.;Altaye M.;Ishman S.L.;Tang A.L. (01-01-2019. ) Female Representation in Otolaryngology Leadership Roles.Laryngoscope, , More Information

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

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

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

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

Howell R.J.;Pate M.B.;Ishman S.L.;Isseroff T.F.;Rubin A.D.;Soliman A.M.;Postma G.N.;Pitman M.J. (12-01-2016. ) Prospective multi-institutional transnasal esophagoscopy: Predictors of a change in management.Laryngoscope, , 126 (12 ) ,2667-2671 More Information

Myer C.;Howell R.;Cohen A.;Willging J.;Ishman S. (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 More Information

Johnson C.;Howell J.;Mettenburg D.;Rueggeberg F.;Howell R.;Postma G.;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 More Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Science Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-4152
Fax: 513-558-5203