Research Overview

;Roger Nuss's research interests focus upon pediatric laryngology and voice disorders. Currently, he is developing grading scales to describe vocal fold nodules in children, and studying the long-term outcomes of children with vocal fold nodules. Additional research interests include management of vocal fold immobility and airway scarring. 

About Roger Nuss 

Roger Nuss received a BS degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College, and his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship in Surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical School, a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Childrens Hospital Boston. He is active on staff at Childrens Hospital Boston, directs the Voice Clinic and co-directs the Velopharygneal Dysfunction Clinic.

Key Publications

 Nuss RC, Ward J, Huang L, Volk M, Woodnorth GH. Correlation of vocal fold nodule size in children and perceptual assessment of voice quality. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Oct;119(10):651-5.

 Shah RK, Feldman HA, Nuss RC. A grading scale for pediatric vocal fold nodules. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Feb;136(2):193-7.

 Shah RK, Harvey-Woodnorth G, Glynn A, Nuss RC. Perceptual voice characteristics in pediatric unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr;134(4):618-21.

 Shah RK, Woodnorth GH, Glynn A, Nuss RC. Pediatric vocal nodules: correlation with perceptual voice analysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jul;69(7):903-9. Epub 2005 Mar 16.

 Rahbar R, Litrovnik BG, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Nuss RC, Irons MB, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The biology and management of laryngeal neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec;130(12):1400-6.

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Researcher Areas

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

Research Departments

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Irace AL, Dombrowski ND, Kawai K, Dodrill P, Perez J, Hernandez K, Davidson K, Hseu A, Nuss R, Rahbar R. Aspiration in children with unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 Nov 08. View abstract
  2. Hseu A, Ayele N, Kawai K, Frazier AL, Mack J, Watters K, Nuss R, Rahbar R. Pediatric vincristine-related vocal fold paralysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov; 114:166-169. View abstract
  3. Hseu A, Ayele N, Kawai K, Woodnorth G, Nuss R. Voice Abnormalities and Laryngeal Pathology in Preterm Children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Aug; 127(8):508-513. View abstract
  4. McKeon M, Munhall D, Walsh BK, Nuss R, Rahbar R, Volk M, Watters K. A standardized, closed-loop system for monitoring pediatric tracheostomy-related adverse events. Laryngoscope. 2018 Oct; 128(10):2419-2424. View abstract
  5. Chang DT, Irace AL, Kawai K, Rogers-Vizena CR, Nuss R, Adil EA. Nasal septal perforation in children: Presentation, etiology, and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 92:176-180. View abstract
  6. Hseu A, Sandler M, Ericson D, Ayele N, Kawai K, Nuss R. Paradoxical vocal fold motion in children presenting with exercise induced dyspnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov; 90:165-169. View abstract
  7. Strychowsky JE, Albert D, Chan K, Cheng A, Daniel SJ, De Alarcon A, Garabedian N, Hart C, Hartnick C, Inglis A, Jacobs I, Kleinman ME, Mehta NM, Nicollas R, Nuss R, Pransky S, Russell J, Rutter M, Schilder A, Thompson D, Triglia JM, Volk M, Ward B, Watters K, Wyatt M, Zalzal G, Zur K, Rahbar R. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Routine peri-operative pediatric tracheotomy care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:250-5. View abstract
  8. Hseu A, Recko T, Jennings R, Nuss R. Upper Airway Anomalies in Congenital Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia Patients. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Oct; 124(10):808-13. View abstract
  9. Nardone HC, Recko T, Huang L, Nuss RC. A retrospective review of the progression of pediatric vocal fold nodules. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Mar; 140(3):233-6. View abstract
  10. Nuss RC, Ward J, Recko T, Huang L, Woodnorth GH. Validation of a pediatric vocal fold nodule rating scale based on digital video images. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Jan; 121(1):1-6. View abstract
  11. McComb RW, Marrinan EM, Nuss RC, Labrie RA, Mulliken JB, Padwa BL. Predictors of velopharyngeal insufficiency after Le Fort I maxillary advancement in patients with cleft palate. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Aug; 69(8):2226-32. View abstract
  12. 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. View abstract
  13. Nuss RC, Ward J, Huang L, Volk M, Woodnorth GH. Correlation of vocal fold nodule size in children and perceptual assessment of voice quality. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Oct; 119(10):651-5. View abstract
  14. Shah RK, Feldman HA, Nuss RC. A grading scale for pediatric vocal fold nodules. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Feb; 136(2):193-7. View abstract
  15. Rahbar R, Rouillon I, Roger G, Lin A, Nuss RC, Denoyelle F, McGill TJ, Healy GB, Garabedian EN. The presentation and management of laryngeal cleft: a 10-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(12):1335-41. View abstract
  16. Shah RK, Harvey-Woodnorth G, Glynn A, Nuss RC. Perceptual voice characteristics in pediatric unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr; 134(4):618-21. View abstract
  17. Doria AS, Lundin B, Kilcoyne RF, Babyn PS, Miller S, Nuss R, Rivard G, Stephens D, Pettersson H. Reliability of progressive and additive MRI scoring systems for evaluation of haemophilic arthropathy in children: expert MRI Working Group of the International Prophylaxis Study Group. Haemophilia. 2005 May; 11(3):245-53. View abstract
  18. Shah RK, Woodnorth GH, Glynn A, Nuss RC. Pediatric vocal nodules: correlation with perceptual voice analysis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jul; 69(7):903-9. View abstract
  19. Rahbar R, Litrovnik BG, Vargas SO, Robson CD, Nuss RC, Irons MB, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The biology and management of laryngeal neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Dec; 130(12):1400-6. View abstract
  20. Manco-Johnson MJ, Pettersson H, Petrini P, Babyn PS, Bergstrom BM, Bradley CS, Doria AS, Feldman BM, Funk S, Hilliard P, Kilcoyne R, Lundin B, Nuss R, Rivard G, Schoenmakers MA, Van den Berg M, Wiedel J, Zourikian N, Blanchette VS. Physical therapy and imaging outcome measures in a haemophilia population treated with factor prophylaxis: current status and future directions. Haemophilia. 2004 Oct; 10 Suppl 4:88-93. View abstract
  21. Rahbar R, Jones DT, Nuss RC, Roberson DW, Kenna MA, McGill TJ, Healy GB. The role of mitomycin in the prevention and treatment of scar formation in the pediatric aerodigestive tract: friend or foe? Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Apr; 128(4):401-6. View abstract
  22. Nuss R, Soucie JM, Evatt B. Changes in the occurrence of and risk factors for hemophilia-associated intracranial hemorrhage. Am J Hematol. 2001 Sep; 68(1):37-42. View abstract
  23. Josephson C, Nuss R, Jacobson L, Hacker MR, Murphy J, Weinberg A, Manco-Johnson MJ. The varicella-autoantibody syndrome. Pediatr Res. 2001 Sep; 50(3):345-52. View abstract
  24. Nuss R, Kilcoyne RF, Rivard GE, Murphy J. Late clinical, plain X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging findings in haemophilic joints treated with radiosynoviorthesis. Haemophilia. 2000 Nov; 6(6):658-63. View abstract
  25. Soucie JM, Nuss R, Evatt B, Abdelhak A, Cowan L, Hill H, Kolakoski M, Wilber N. Mortality among males with hemophilia: relations with source of medical care. The Hemophilia Surveillance System Project Investigators. Blood. 2000 Jul 15; 96(2):437-42. View abstract
  26. Nuss R, Kilcoyne RF, Geraghty S, Shroyer AL, Rosky JW, Mawhinney S, Wiedel J, Manco-Johnson M. MRI findings in haemophilic joints treated with radiosynoviorthesis with development of an MRI scale of joint damage. Haemophilia. 2000 May; 6(3):162-9. View abstract
  27. Manco-Johnson MJ, Nuss R, Hays T, Krupski W, Drose J, Manco-Johnson ML. Combined thrombolytic and anticoagulant therapy for venous thrombosis in children. J Pediatr. 2000 Apr; 136(4):446-53. View abstract
  28. Cheyne HA, Nuss RC, Hillman RE. Electroglottography in the pediatric population. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Oct; 125(10):1105-8. View abstract
  29. Cotter CS, Jones DT, Nuss RC, Jonas R. Management of distal tracheal stenosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Mar; 125(3):325-8. View abstract
  30. Nuss R, Hedegaard H, Riske B, Hoffman R, Michael S, Manco-Johnson M. Medical care for haemophilia. Haemophilia. 1998 Nov; 4(6):806-11. View abstract
  31. Sifontes MT, Nuss R, Hunger SP, Waters J, Jacobson LJ, Manco-Johnson M. Activated protein C resistance and the factor V Leiden mutation in children with thrombosis. Am J Hematol. 1998 Jan; 57(1):29-32. View abstract
  32. Nuss R, Stultz J, Remafedi G, Lloyd Schulz S, Cohen A. Health care provider and self-assessment of health status and sexual behaviour in HIV-seropositive young men with haemophilia. Haemophilia. 1997 Oct; 3(4):270-6. View abstract
  33. Sifontes MT, Nuss R, Hunger SP, Wilimas J, Jacobson LJ, Manco-Johnson MJ. The factor V Leiden mutation in children with cancer and thrombosis. Br J Haematol. 1997 Mar; 96(3):484-9. View abstract
  34. Megerian CA, McKenna MJ, Nuss RC, Maniglia AJ, Ojemann RG, Pilch BZ, Nadol JB. Endolymphatic sac tumors: histopathologic confirmation, clinical characterization, and implication in von Hippel-Lindau disease. Laryngoscope. 1995 Aug; 105(8 Pt 1):801-8. View abstract
  35. Nuss R, Hays T, Manco-Johnson M. Childhood thrombosis. Pediatrics. 1995 Aug; 96(2 Pt 1):291-4. View abstract
  36. Nuss R, Hays T, Manco-Johnson M. Efficacy and safety of heparin anticoagulation for neonatal renal vein thrombosis. Am J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 1994 May; 16(2):127-31. View abstract
  37. Nuss R, Loehr JP, Daberkow E, Graham L, Lane PA. Cardiopulmonary function in men with sickle cell trait who reside at moderately high altitude. J Lab Clin Med. 1993 Oct; 122(4):382-7. View abstract
  38. Sarkar R, Fabian RL, Nuss RC, Puliafito CA. Plasma-mediated excimer laser ablation of bone: a potential microsurgical tool. Am J Otolaryngol. 1989 Mar-Apr; 10(2):76-84. View abstract
  39. Benrubi GI, Shannon J, Glazer J, Nuss RC. Cervical human papilloma virus infection: is treatment possible? J Fla Med Assoc. 1988 Dec; 75(12):799-800. View abstract
  40. Nuss RC, Fabian RL, Sarkar R, Puliafito CA. Infrared laser bone ablation. Lasers Surg Med. 1988; 8(4):381-91. View abstract
  41. Nuss RC, Puliafito CA, Dehm E. Unscheduled DNA synthesis following excimer laser ablation of the cornea in vivo. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1987 Feb; 28(2):287-94. View abstract