Gregory Postma

Vice Chair

Gregory Postma

Vice Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Otolaryngology


Dr. Gregory Postma is Professor and Vice-Chairman (August 2016) in the Department Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing Disorders since 2005. In 1984, Dr. Postma received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993. Following two years as faculty at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia he did a fellowship in laryngology at Vanderbilt University and joined the faculty at Wake Forest in 1996.

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  • MD, Medicine Hahnemann Medical College Hosp, 1984

  • BS, Bio, General Geneva College, 1980


  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985


  • ABO American Board of Otolaryngolo, 1994

Awards & Honors

  • America's Top Doctors 2021

  • Isshiki Award for Lifetime Achievement in Laryngology from the British Laryngology Association British Laryngology Association , 2021

  • America's Top Doctors 2020

  • Distinguished Service Award 2020

  • America's Top Doctors 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5002

  • SURG 5254

    Otolaryngology Extn.
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I
  • RSUR 5000


Teaching Interests

Dr. Postma's clinical interests span the entire field of laryngology. These include voice disorders, professional and singing voice care, dysphagia and complex swallowing disorders, airway surgery and reconstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, extraesophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, and chronic cough. In addition, he is one of the pioneers in the area of in-office surgery including transnasal esophagoscopy and un-sedated laryngeal and airway laser surgery. This work has revolutionized the care of individuals with a host of voice and swallowing problems at a fraction of their previous costs.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Open versus Endoscopic Surgery of Zenker's Diverticula: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • International Consensus (ICON) on Assessment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Dysphonia and Laryngopharyngeal Refulx, 2018
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-New
  • Effect of Chromoendoscopy Filters on Visualization of KTP Laser-Associated Tissue Changes: A Cadaveric Animal Model., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-Revised

Research Interests

Voice disorders, Professional and Singing voice care, Dysphagia and associated swallowing disorders, Airway surgery and reconstruction, spasmodic dysphonia, Extraesophageal and gastroesophageal reflux, Chronic cough