Daniel Fink, MD
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Swarthmore College (PA) (2003)
Internship:
  • SUNY at Stony Brook Program (2008)
Residency:
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Laryngology (2013)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • ALA VRE Grant, ALA VRE (2019)
  • University of Colorado Resident Teaching Award, University of Colorado (2019)

Research Interests

1. Management of Airway Stenosis 2. Voice Outcomes after surgery for benign vocal fold lesions 3. Patient centered outcomes for in-office procedures 4. Treatment of glottic insufficiency and vocal fold paralysis

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    Laryngology

Publications

  • Gelbard A, Anderson C, Berry LD, Amin MR, Benninger MS, Blumin JH, Bock JM, Bryson PC, Castellanos PF, Chen SC, Clary MS, Cohen SM, Crawley BK, Dailey SH, Daniero JJ, de Alarcon A, Donovan DT, Edell ES, Ekbom DC, Fernandes-Taylor S, Fink DS, Franco RA, Garrett CG, Guardiani EA, Hillel AT, Hoffman HT, Hogikyan ND, Howell RJ, Huang LC, Hussain LK, Johns MM 3rd, Kasperbauer JL, Khosla SM, Kinnard C, Kupfer RA, Langerman AJ, Lentz RJ, Lorenz RR, Lott DG, Lowery AS, Makani SS, Maldonado F, Mannion K, Matrka L, McWhorter AJ, Merati AL, Mori MC, Netterville JL, O'Dell K, Ongkasuwan J, Postma GN, Reder LS, Rohde SL, Richardson BE, Rickman OB, Rosen CA, Rutter MJ, Sandhu GS, Schindler JS, Schneider GT, Shah RN, Sikora AG, Sinard RJ, Smith ME, Smith LJ, Soliman AMS, Sveinsdóttir S, Van Daele DJ, Veivers D, Verma SP, Weinberger PM, Weissbrod PA, Wootten CT, Shyr Y, Francis DO. Comparative Treatment Outcomes for Patients With Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jan 1;146(1):20-29. PubMed PMID: 31670805
  • Langmore SE, Krisciunas GP, Warner H, White SD, Dvorkin D, Fink D, McNally E, Scheel R, Higgins C, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, Deane S, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Moss M. Abnormalities of Aspiration and Swallowing Function in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure. Dysphagia. 2020 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33156398
  • Moss M, White SD, Warner H, Dvorkin D, Fink D, Gomez-Taborda S, Higgins C, Krisciunas GP, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, McNally E, Rubio A, Scheel R, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Langmore SE. Development of an Accurate Bedside Swallowing Evaluation Decision Tree Algorithm for Detecting Aspiration in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors. Chest. 2020 Nov;158(5):1923-1933. PubMed PMID: 32721404
  • Pertile J, Mellenthin M, Wagner J, DeBoer EM, Fink D, Smith B. The Effects of Laryngoscope Shape and Needle Position on Distal Airway Pressure in Jet Ventilation. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jul 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32717125
  • Krisciunas GP, Langmore SE, Gomez-Taborda S, Fink D, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, McNally E, Scheel R, Rubio AC, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Warner H, White SD, Moss M. The Association Between Endotracheal Tube Size and Aspiration (During Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors. Crit Care Med. 2020 Nov;48(11):1604-1611. PubMed PMID: 32804785
  • Gelbard A, Anderson C, Berry LD, Amin MR, Benninger MS, Blumin JH, Bock JM, Bryson PC, Castellanos PF, Chen SC, Clary MS, Cohen SM, Crawley BK, Dailey SH, Daniero JJ, de Alarcon A, Donovan DT, Edell ES, Ekbom DC, Fernandes-Taylor S, Fink DS, Franco RA, Garrett CG, Guardiani EA, Hillel AT, Hoffman HT, Hogikyan ND, Howell RJ, Huang LC, Hussain LK, Johns MM 3rd, Kasperbauer JL, Khosla SM, Kinnard C, Kupfer RA, Langerman AJ, Lentz RJ, Lorenz RR, Lott DG, Lowery AS, Makani SS, Maldonado F, Mannion K, Matrka L, McWhorter AJ, Merati AL, Mori MC, Netterville JL, O'Dell K, Ongkasuwan J, Postma GN, Reder LS, Rohde SL, Richardson BE, Rickman OB, Rosen CA, Rutter MJ, Sandhu GS, Schindler JS, Schneider GT, Shah RN, Sikora AG, Sinard RJ, Smith ME, Smith LJ, Soliman AMS, Sveinsdóttir S, Van Daele DJ, Veivers D, Verma SP, Weinberger PM, Weissbrod PA, Wootten CT, Shyr Y, Francis DO. Comparative Treatment Outcomes for Patients With Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Oct 31;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31670805
  • Hall CA, Hernandez SC, Barry RA, Zito BA, McWhorter AJ, Fink DS, Barham HP. Voice outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Laryngoscope. 2019 Feb;129(2):299-302. PubMed PMID: 30450588
  • Schneider SL, Clary MS, Fink DS, Wang SX, Chowdhury FN, Yadlapati R, Jetté ME, Courey MS. Voice therapy associated with a decrease in the reflux symptoms index in patients with voice complaints. Laryngoscope. 2019 May;129(5):1169-1173. PubMed PMID: 30444264
  • Parker LA, Kunduk M, Fink DS, McWhorter A. Reliability of High-speed Videoendoscopic Ratings of Essential Voice Tremor and Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. J Voice. 2019 Jan;33(1):16-26. PubMed PMID: 29246397
  • Hall CA, Hernandez SC, Barry RA, Zito BA, McWhorter AJ, Fink DS, Barham HP. Voice outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Laryngoscope. 2018 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30450588
  • Schneider SL, Clary M, Fink DS, Wang SX, Chowdhury FN, Yadlapati R, Jetté ME, Courey MS. Voice therapy associated with a decrease in the reflux symptoms index in patients with voice complaints. Laryngoscope. 2018 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30444264
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Clary MS. The effect of vocal fold augmentation on cough symptoms in the presence of glottic insufficiency. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jun;128(6):1316-1319. PubMed PMID: 28988420
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Clary MS. The effect of vocal fold augmentation on cough symptoms in the presence of glottic insufficiency. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jun;128(6):1316-1319. PubMed PMID: 28988420
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Clary MS. The effect of vocal fold augmentation on cough symptoms in the presence of glottic insufficiency. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28988420
  • Barry RA, Fink DS, Pourciau DC, Hayley K, Lanius R, Hayley S, Sims E, McWhorter AJ. Effect of Increased Body Mass Index on Complication Rates during Laryngotracheal Surgery Utilizing Jet Ventilation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Sep;157(3):473-477. PubMed PMID: 28675094
  • Pourciau DC, Hotard DP 3rd, Hayley S, Hayley K, Sutton C, McWhorter AJ, Fink DS. Safety and efficacy of laryngeal mask airway ventilation in obese patients with airway stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2582-2584. PubMed PMID: 28590065
  • Parker LA, Kunduk M, Fink DS, McWhorter A. Reliability of High-speed Videoendoscopic Ratings of Essential Voice Tremor and Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. J Voice. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29246397
  • Parker LA, Kunduk M, Fink DS, McWhorter A. Reliability of High-speed Videoendoscopic Ratings of Essential Voice Tremor and Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. J Voice. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29246397
  • Pourciau DC, Hotard DP 3rd, Hayley S, Hayley K, Sutton C, McWhorter AJ, Fink DS. Safety and efficacy of laryngeal mask airway ventilation in obese patients with airway stenosis. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2582-2584. PubMed PMID: 28590065
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Member
  • American Laryngological Association, Postgraduate Member
  • Journal of Voice, Reviewer
  • The Laryngoscope, Reviewer
  • American Journal of Otolaryngology, Reviewer
  • JAMA - Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Reviewer
  • AAO-HNS, Young Physicians' Section, Member

Practice Locations

Ear, Nose, & Throat - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

UCHealth - Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
1-877-225-5654

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • National Jewish Health
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification (2013)
  • Laryngology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Aging Voice (Vocal fold atrophy)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Airway disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Airway masses
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Airway noises/obstruction
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Benign vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Chronic cough/throat-clearing
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dyspnea – Shortness of breath not from the lungs
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Globus sensation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Glottic stenosis and glottic webs
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Granulomas
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Infectious laryngitis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Laryngeal cancer
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Muscle tension dysphonia
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Neurologic diseases
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Post-cancer treatment dysphagia
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Posterior glottic stenosis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Resonance disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Subglottic stenosis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sulcus Vocalis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Supraglottic stenosis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Throat infections
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tracheal stenosis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Transgender voice
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Tumors of throat
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal tremor
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Voice disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Zenker’s diverticulum
Clinical Interests
I am interested in providing care for voice, swallowing and airway disorders. I have a strong interest in helping patients care for and optimize their voices. I am interested in optimizing treatment for laryngeal cancer and airway stenosis.

Care Philosophy
My goal is to know and understand my patient's issue and their goals in order apply the most up to date technology and research to treatment.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and daughters, hiking, and playing with my pet boxer, Scout.

Public Speaking
Yes
Recently, I have lectured on optimizing management of laryngeal cancer from a functional standpoint. I have also lectured on the most up to date management of vocal fold paralysis.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Swarthmore College (PA) (2003)
Internships:
  • SUNY at Stony Brook Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2012)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Laryngology (2013)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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