Mark Volk MD, DMD, FACS

Mark S. Volk, MD, DMD

Associate in Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-4556

Medical Services


  • Otolaryngology
  • Branchial cleft anomalies
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst


  • Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement


  • Otolaryngology Program
  • Sinus Surgery Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-4556 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education


Graduate School

Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, 1981

Boston, MA

Medical School

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 8/80-6/84

Chicago, IL


Loyola University Medical Center, 1980-1984

Chicago, IL


Loyola University Medical Center, 1984-1988

Chicago, IL


Children's Hospital of Buffalo, 1988-1989

Buffalo, NY



Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Volk MS. Improving Team Performance Through Simulation-Based Learning. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Oct; 50(5):967-987.
  2. Ginat DT, Vargas SO, Silvera VM, Volk MS, Degar BA, Robson CD. Imaging Features of Juvenile Xanthogranuloma of the Pediatric Head and Neck. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 May; 37(5):910-6.
  3. Reilly BK, Volk MS. Emergency use of a customized tracheostomy tube for pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1624-5.
  4. Burghardt L, Neuman MI, Capraro AJ, Volk MS, Nagler J. Picture of the month--quiz case. Plastic bronchitis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Sep; 165(9):865, 866.
  5. Volk MS, Ward J, Irias N, Navedo A, Pollart J, Weinstock PH. Using medical simulation to teach crisis resource management and decision-making skills to otolaryngology housestaff. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jul; 145(1):35-42.
  6. Quesnel AM, Lee GS, Nuss RC, Volk MS, Jones DT, Rahbar R. Minimally invasive endoscopic management of subglottic stenosis in children: success and failure. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 May; 75(5):652-6.
  7. Leuin S, Cunningham M, Volk MS, Hartnick C. Transhyoid approach to excision of recurrent vallecular pseudocysts. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jan; 118(1):124-7.
  8. Boseley ME, Cunningham MJ, Volk MS, Hartnick CJ. Validation of the Pediatric Voice-Related Quality-of-Life survey. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jul; 132(7):717-20.
  9. Evans AK, Rahbar R, Rogers GF, Mulliken JB, Volk MS. Robin sequence: a retrospective review of 115 patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Jun; 70(6):973-80.
  10. Valdez TA, Desai U, Volk MS. Recurrent fetal rhabdomyoma of the head and neck. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Jun; 70(6):1115-8.
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  12. Evans AK, Rogers G, Rahbar, R, Mulliken, JB, Hartnick, CJ, Volk, MS. Pierre Robin Sequence: A Review of 113 Patients. 2004.
  13. Hartnick CJ, Volk M, Cunningham M. Establishing normative voice-related quality of life scores within the pediatric otolaryngology population. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Oct; 129(10):1090-3.
  14. Hartnick CJ, Volk MS, Cunningham MJ. Establishing Normative Voice–Related Quality of Life Scores Within the Pediatric Otolaryngology Population. 2003.
  15. Nayak VK, Hartnick CJ, Cunningham MJ, Makarious LA, Volk MS, Eavey RD. . Cost benefit analysis of coagulation studies in patients with Post-Tonsillectomy hemorrhage. . 2003.
  16. Volk MS, Nielsen GP. MGH Case Records (Case 7-2001): A male infant with a right maxillary mass. NEJM. 2001; 344(10):750-754.
  17. Shah RK, Nemati B, Wang LV, Volk MS, Shapshay SM. Optical-thermal simulation of human tonsillar tissue irradiation: clinical implications. Lasers Surg Med. 2000; 27(3):269-73.
  18. Benign and malignant tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Textbook of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 1999.
  19. Pizzuto MP, Volk MS, Kingston LM. Common topics in pediatric otolaryngology. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1998 Aug; 45(4):973-91.
  20. Ingrams DR, Volk MS, Biesman BS, Pankratov MM, Shapshay SM. Sinus surgery: does mitomycin C reduce stenosis? Laryngoscope. 1998 Jun; 108(6):883-6.
  21. Shah R, Wang Z, Perrault DF, Volk MS, Shapshay SM, McMillan K. mucosal intact laser tonsillar ablation: Dosimetry studies. 1998.
  22. Wang Z, Volk MS, Shapshay SM. Endoscopic laryngotracheoplasty and graft soldering with the carbon dioxide laser. An animal study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1997 Dec; 106(12):989-94.
  23. Volk MS, Wang Z, Pankratov MM, Perrault DF, Ingrams DR, Shapshay SM. Mucosal intact laser tonsillar ablation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1996 Dec; 122(12):1355-9.
  24. Schiff NF, Volk MS, Liu E. . Isolated fracture of the otic capsule. 1996.
  25. Volk MS, Castelli MJ, Valtonen H, Liu ES. . Histological study of subglottic wound healing in the rabbit animal model. 1996.
  26. Wang Z, Volk MS, Shapshay SM. Endoscopic laryngotracheoplasty and graft soldering with the CO2 laser:an animal study. 1996.
  27. Shapshay SM, Wang Z, Volk M, Perrault DF, Pankratov MM. Resurfacing of a large laryngeal wound with mucosa grafting: a combined technique using endoscopic suture and laser soldering. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1995 Dec; 104(12):919-23.
  28. Kingston L, Brodsky L, Volk MS, Stanievich J. Development and assessment of a home care tracheotomy manual. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1995 Jul; 32(3):213-22.
  29. Wang Z, Pankratov MM, Volk MS, Perrault DF, Shapshay SM, . 1.06 um Nd: YAG Laser coagulation tonsillectomy: an animal study. Proc. SPIE. 1995; 2395:354-359.
  30. Volk MS, Nagy M. . Warfarin Embryopathy: An otolaryngologic perspective. 1995.
  31. Volk MS, Grossi M, Ballou MM, Hoernig LA, Brodsky LS, Pizzuto MP, Sweeney JD. . Efficacy of a new platelet aggregation technique in preoperative evaluation of pediatric adenotonsillectomy patients. . 1994.
  32. Kang J, Brodsky L, Danziger I, Volk M, Stanievich J. Coagulation profile as a predictor for post T&A hemorrhage. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1994; 28:157-165.
  33. Volk MS, Martin P, Brodsky L, Stanievich JF, Ballou M. The effects of preoperative steroids on tonsillectomy patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Oct; 109(4):726-30.
  34. Weinberg E, Brodsky L, Stanievich J, Volk M. Needle aspiration of peritonsillar abscess in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Feb; 119(2):169-72.
  35. Bauer GP, Volk MS, Siddiqui SY, Brecher ML, Brodsky LS, Stanievich JF, Jockin H, Kakati S. Burkitt's lymphoma of the parapharyngeal space. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Jan; 119(1):117-20.
  36. Brodsky L, Belles W, Brody A, Squire R, Stanievich J, Volk M. Needle aspiration of neck abscesses in children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1992 Feb; 31(2):71-6.
  37. Brodsky L, Volk MS. The airway and swallowing. Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management. 1992.
  38. Volk MS, Danziger I, Castelli M, Brodsky L, Stanievich J. . The effects of steroid and vitamin A on subglottic wound healing: a pilot study. 1992.
  39. Brodsky L, Nagy M, Volk M, Stanievich J, Moore L. The relationship of tonsil bacterial concentration to surface and core cultures in chronic tonsillar disease in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1991 Feb; 21(1):33-9.
  40. Brodsky L, Belles W, Brody A, Squire R, Stanievich J, Volk M. Needle aspiration of neck abscesses in children. 1991.
  41. Bauer G, Volk M, Siddiqui S, Jockin H, Brecher M, Stanievich J, Brodsky L, Kakati S. Burkitt's lymphoma of the parapharyngeal space. 1991.
  42. Weinberg E, Brodsky L, Stanievich J, Volk M. . Needle aspiration of peritonsillar abscess in children. 1991.
  43. Volk MS, Arnold S, Brodsky L. Otolaryngologic and audiologic considerations in patients with craniofacial disorders. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Craniofacial Anomalies. 1991; 168-187.
  44. Xiao H, Volk MS, Tebbi CK, Kakati S. American Burkitt lymphoma stage II with 47,XY,+20,t(8;14)(q24;q32). Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 1990 Sep; 48(2):275-7.
  45. Markowitz-Spence L, Brodsky L, Syed N, Stanievich J, Volk M. Anesthetic complications of tympanotomy tube placement in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Jul; 116(7):809-12.
  46. Golding-Kushner KJ, Working Group Coordinator, Argamaso RV, Cotton RT, Grames LM, Henningsson G, Jones DL, Karnell MP, Klaiman PG, Lewing ML, Marsh JL, McCall GN, McGrath CP, Muntz HR, Nevdahl MT, Rakoff SJ, Shprintzen RJ, Sidoti EJ, Vallino LD, Volk M, Williams WN, Witzel MA, Wood VLD, Ysunza A. Standardization for the reporting of nasopharyngoscopy and multi-view video fluoroscopy: A report from an international working group. The Cleft Palate Journal. 1990; 27(4):337-347.
  47. Holinger LD, Volk MS, Tucker GF. Congenital laryngeal anomalies associated with tracheal agenesis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1987 Sep-Oct; 96(5):505-8.
  48. Volk MS, Matz GJ. Cis-platinum. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1983 Oct; 91(5):585-7.
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