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Noah P. Parker, MD, FACS

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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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Dr. Parker is a throat and neck specialist. He offers expertise in the following sub-specialties:

  • Laryngology:
    • Management of voice changes and loss (vocal fold polyp, vocal fold nodules, vocal cord paralysis, laryngeal papilloma, spasmodic dysphonia)
    • Breathing trouble (subglottic stenosis, tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy tube dependence)
    • Swallowing difficulty (Zenker's diverticula, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, aspiration)
  • Sleep Surgery: Surgical management of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Endocrine Surgery: Surgical management of thyroid cancer, thyroid goiters, Grave’s disease, thyroid nodules, hyperparathyroidism, and parathyroid cancer

Dr. Parker works closely with a team of speech therapists who have focused training and expertise in working with professional voice users, such as vocal performers.

Dr. Parker completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training at University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Disorders training at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Parker also is an adjunct professor in the Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. He regularly lectures to speech pathology students, as well as those in the Department of Theater and the Jacobs School of Music.

Dr. Parker actively pursues academic medicine through clinical research focused on throat and neck disorders. Recent contributions include:

  • outcomes in the treatment of laryngeal cancer with the KTP laser
  • adjunctive treatments for laryngeal papilloma
  • surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea treated with the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant
  • endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticula
  • voice outcomes in patients treated for vocal cord paralysis
  • endoscopic management of laryngotracheal stenosis
Specialties & Details


Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Conditions & Treatments:

Voice Disorders, Dysphonia, Benign Vocal Fold Lesions, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Laryngeal Dysplasia, Laryngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Papillomatosis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Airway Stenosis, Dysphagia, Zenker's Diverticula, Cricopharyngeal Dysfunction, Aspiration, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Goiter, Thyroid Cancer, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid Cancer, Neck Masses, Nasal Obstruction, Chronic Sinusitis, Recurrent Sinusitis


School of Medicine:

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North

Physician Group:

IU Health Physicians

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