Dr. Paul F. Castellanos

faculty castellanos Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, UAB Voice and AeroDigestive Center

Contact Information:
Phone:  205-934-9766    Fax:  205-934-3993
Email:  pcastellanos@uabmc.edu

Administrative Support:  
Denise Chambers
205-934-9765  |  dchamber@uabmc.edu


Schedule Appointment:  

Physical Address:
563 Boshell Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Mailing Address:
BDB 563
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249



Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995

General Board Certification FLEX, 1988


Areas of Expertise

Voice and swallowing disorders

Stenosis of the swallowing or breathing channel

Management of benign and malignant laryngeal pathology

Esophageal and pharyngeal manifestations of reflux disease

Care of the professional voice

Trans oral laser microsurgery (TLM)

Minimally invasive laryngopharyngeal reconstruction

Trans oral robotic surgery (TORS)


Medical School

Louisiana State Medical School, 1984-1988


Residency Program

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990-1994         


Research Fellowship in Laryngology

1989 George A. Gates, MD Mentor


Awards & Honors

1979    Bachelor of Biology and Psychology Degree with General & Departmental Honors

1988    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society  

2005    "Best Doctors in America"  

2007    "Best Doctors in America"

2008    "Best Doctors in America"  

2009    "Best Doctors in America"  


Selected Publications

1.  Castellanos PF, Gates GA, Esselman G, Song F, Vannier MV, and Kuo M. Anatomic Considerations in Botox Therapy for Spasmodic Dysphonia, Laryngoscope 104(6) 656-662, Jun 1994.

2.  Castellanos PFMethod and Clinical Results of a New Transthyrotomy Closure of the Supraglottic Larynx for the Treatment of Intractable Aspiration, Ann. Otol. Rhin. and Laryngol. 106(6) 451-460, June 1997.

3.  Castellanos PF. Changes in the Hypopharynx May Suggest Supraesophageal Reflux Disease. Am J Manag Care, 2000 Oct 6(16 Suppl):S883-5.

4.  Castellanos PFThe Laryngology Hospitalist. Journal of Voice 19(3)470-475, September 2005.

5.  Catania RA, Kavic SM, Roth JS, Lee TH, Meyer T, Fantry GT, Castellanos PF, Park A. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Effectively Relieves Symptoms in Patients with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. J Gastrointest Surg2007 Dec;11(12):1579-87; discussion 1587-8. Epub 2007 Oct 12.

6.  Sharp DB, Castellanos PFClinical Outcomes of Bedside Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy With Suspension Laryngoscopy for Airway Control. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2009;118(2):91-8.

7.  White HN, Sharp DB, Castellanos PFSuspension Laryngoscopy Assisted Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in High Risk Patients. Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec;120(12):2423-9.