Mona Abaza, MD, MS
Professor, Otolaryngology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991)
Graduate School :
  • MS, Drexel University (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University (PA) (1987)
Residency:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Thomas Jefferson University Program, Laryngology (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Educational Administration and Leadership Academy of Medical Educators, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2018)
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery (2015)
    Women in Otolaryngology Section
  • Top Doctor, US News & World Report (2011)

Publications

  • Villwock JA, Bowe SN, Dunleavy D, Overton BR, Sharma S, Abaza MM. Adding Long-term Value to the Residency Selection and Assessment Process. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jan;130(1):65-68. PubMed PMID: 30848482
  • Villwock JA, Bowe SN, Dunleavy D, Overton BR, Sharma S, Abaza MM. Adding Long-term Value to the Residency Selection and Assessment Process. Laryngoscope. 2020 Jan;130(1):65-68. PubMed PMID: 30848482
  • Chang CWD, Gray ST, Malekzadeh S, Dobratz EJ, Schaitkin BM, Teng MS, Thorne MC, Abaza MM. Cultivating and Recruiting Future Otolaryngology Residents: Shaping the Tributary. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Jan;160(1):8-10. PubMed PMID: 30126331
  • Abaza MM, Nelson KG. Leading by Example: Role Modeling Resilience Helps Our Learners and Ourselves. Acad Med. 2018 Feb;93(2):157-158. PubMed PMID: 28991841
  • Abaza MM, Nelson KG. Leading by Example: Role Modeling Resilience Helps Our Learners and Ourselves. Acad Med. 2018 Feb;93(2):157-158. PubMed PMID: 28991841
  • Chang CWD, Gray ST, Malekzadeh S, Dobratz EJ, Schaitkin BM, Teng MS, Thorne MC, Abaza MM. Cultivating and Recruiting Future Otolaryngology Residents: Shaping the Tributary. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Aug 21;:194599818797091. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30126331
  • Litts JK, Abaza MM. Does a multidisciplinary approach to voice and swallowing disorders improve therapy adherence and outcomes?. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2446. PubMed PMID: 28699270
  • Litts JK, Abaza MM. Does a multidisciplinary approach to voice and swallowing disorders improve therapy adherence and outcomes?. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2446. PubMed PMID: 28699270
  • Aagaard EM, Abaza M. The Residency Application Process--Burden and Consequences. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28;374(4):303-5. PubMed PMID: 26816008
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Clary MS, Abaza M. A low-cost transcervical laryngeal injection trainer. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr;126(4):901-5. PubMed PMID: 26266892
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Clary MS, Abaza M. A low-cost transcervical laryngeal injection trainer. Laryngoscope. 2015 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26266892
  • Schwan J, Abaza M, Cabrera-Muffly C. How should unmatched otolaryngology applicants proceed?. Laryngoscope. 2015 Oct;125(10):2291-4. PubMed PMID: 25823477
  • Cabrera-Muffly C, Sheeder J, Abaza M. State of otolaryngology match: has competition increased since the "early" match?. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May;152(5):838-42. PubMed PMID: 25715349
  • Messner A, Teng M, Shimahara E, Abaza M, Franzese C, Goebel J, Gray S, Joe S, Ruckenstein M, Takashima M, Wax M, Zacharek M. A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan;124(1):2-3. PubMed PMID: 24155034
  • Heman-Ackah YD, Sataloff RT, Laureyns G, Lurie D, Michael DD, Heuer R, Rubin A, Eller R, Chandran S, Abaza M, Lyons K, Divi V, Lott J, Johnson J, Hillenbrand J. Quantifying the cepstral peak prominence, a measure of dysphonia. J Voice. 2014 Nov;28(6):783-8. PubMed PMID: 25179777
  • Messner A, Teng M, Shimahara E, Abaza M, Franzese C, Goebel J, Gray S, Joe S, Ruckenstein M, Takashima M, Wax M, Zacharek M. A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan;124(1):2-3. PubMed PMID: 24155034
  • Heman-Ackah YD, Sataloff RT, Laureyns G, Lurie D, Michael DD, Heuer R, Rubin A, Eller R, Chandran S, Abaza M, Lyons K, Divi V, Lott J, Johnson J, Hillenbrand J. Quantifying the cepstral peak prominence, a measure of dysphonia. J Voice. 2014 Nov;28(6):783-8. PubMed PMID: 25179777
  • Abaza MS, Bahman AM, Al-Attiyah RJ. Valproic acid, an anti-epileptic drug and a histone deacetylase inhibitor, in combination with proteasome inhibitors exerts antiproliferative, pro-apoptotic and chemosensitizing effects in human colorectal cancer cells: underlying molecular mechanisms. Int J Mol Med. 2014 Aug;34(2):513-32. PubMed PMID: 24899129
  • Messner A, Teng M, Shimahara E, Abaza M, Franzese C, Goebel J, Gray S, Joe S, Ruckenstein M, Takashima M, Wax M, Zacharek M. A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection. Laryngoscope. 2014 Jan;124(1):2-3. PubMed PMID: 24155034
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Professional Memberships

  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, Board of Directors
  • Association of American Medical Colleges' Council of Faculty and Academic society, Women's Representative
  • Administrative Board Member, Member
  • Academy of Medical Educators, Member
  • American Laryngology Association, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • , International Association of Phonosurgeons, Fellow
  • The Triological Society (TRIO), Fellow
  • Otolaryngology Program Director’s Organization (OPDO), Member
  • American Broncho-Esophagology Association (ABEA), Fellow
  • The Voice Foundation, Scientific Advisory Board Member

Practice Locations

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

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Board Certification (1999)
  • Laryngology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Professional Voice Problems
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1991)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Drexel University (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Pennsylvania State University (PA) (1987)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Program, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (1998)
Fellowships:
  • Thomas Jefferson University Program, Laryngology (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Otolaryngology
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