Dr. Paul F. Castellanos
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, UAB Voice and AeroDigestive Center
Phone: 205-934-9765 Fax: 205-934-3993
563 Boshell Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
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)
Louisiana State Medical School, 1984-1988
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"
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.
Castellanos PF. Method 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.
Castellanos PF. Changes in the Hypopharynx May Suggest Supraesophageal Reflux Disease. Am J Manag Care, 2000 Oct 6(16 Suppl):S883-5.
Castellanos PF. The Laryngology Hospitalist. Journal of Voice 19(3)470-475, September 2005.
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 Surg. 2007 Dec;11(12):1579-87; discussion 1587-8. Epub 2007 Oct 12.
Sharp DB, Castellanos PF. Clinical Outcomes of Bedside Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy With Suspension Laryngoscopy for Airway Control. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2009;118(2):91-8.
White HN, Sharp DB, Castellanos PF. Suspension Laryngoscopy Assisted Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy in High Risk Patients. Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec;120(12):2423-9.