Biography

Dr. S. Brett Heavner is an otolaryngologist who specializes in adult and pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric ear, nose, and throat surgery, laryngology and voice surgery, care of the professional voice, nasal allergies, in-office procedures, and nasal/sinus surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the Voice Foundation, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He has also contributed to several publications about the laryngeal nerve and the Eustachian tube.


Education & Fellowship

Undergraduate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Medical
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2001 with Distinction

Internship
University of Michigan, 2002

Residency
Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, 2006

Fellowship
Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


Associations & Memberships

Board Certified by:
- American Board of Otolaryngology

Member of:
- The Voice Foundation
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


Community Involvement

Dr. Heavner discusses hoarseness on WSOC's Daily Two.


Research

- "Dysfunction of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and the potential of gene therapy” (2007)
- "Function of the eustachian tube after weekly exposure to pepsin/hydrochloric acid” (2001)
- "Transient inflammation and dysfunction of the eustachian tube secondary to multiple exposures of simulated gastroesophageal refluxant” (2001)


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