Peter Belafsky

Peter Belafsky

Professor of Clinical

Medicine & Epidemiology

DEA Certificate
The Medical Board of California
June, BA Cum Laude, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
1994, M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
1994, MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA
1996, Surgical Internship, Tulane University Dept. of General Surgery, New Orleans, LA
1997, PhD, Tulane University Graduate School, New Orleans, LA
2000, Board Certified, Tulane University Dept. of Otolaryngology, New Orleans, LA
2001, Fellowship, Wake Forest University Dept. of Otolaryngology, Winston-Salem, NC
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Muscle Cell Mediated Therapy for Tongue Dysphagia, (Principal Investigator), Cook Myosite
Honors and Awards
1997 The American Rhinologic Society, June
1999 Tulane University/Charity Hospital Resident of the Year Nominee
2007 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award Recipient
2007 Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal Top 10 Journal Reviewers for 2007, September
2008 9th World Congress OESO Cliical Research Award - Environmental Esophagitis, Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, April 6-9
2010 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society Triological Society Career Development Award, May
2010 The Honorable Mention Award for Clinical Research, The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, May
2011 Recipient, Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, for outstanding multi-disciplinary team contributions
2011 Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Clinical Care
2011 President-Elect, Dysphagia Research Society
2013 First Prize Scientific Presentation Award
2014 Virginia Perry Wilson Endowment Award
2015 American Bronchoesophagological Society (ABEA) Best Poster Presentation
2016 Sacramento Magazine's 2016 Top Doctors
2016 American Laryngological Association (ALA) Poster Presentation Award
2016 American Bronchoesophagological Society (ABEA) Poster Presentation Award
2017 American Laryngological Association (ALA) Presidential Citation Award
2017 Sacramento Magazine's 2017 Top Doctor
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2016 Jacqui Allen and Peter C. Belafsky : Swallowing Disorders. Practical Laryngology, Delcan Costello & Guri Sandhu, (ed), , Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. .
2016 Venkatasen, NN, & Belafsky, PC : Office-based treatment of dysphagia, , Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology, . 104-113.
2015 Venkatesan NN, Belafsky PC : In-Office Esophageal Procedures, , Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports, . 104 -113.
2014 Kuhn MA, Belafsky PC : Office Based Esophagology, Robert Sataloff, (ed), Sataloff's Comprehensive Textbook of Otolaryngology 1st Ed, . .
2013 Belafsky, P : Cricopharyngeus Muscle Myotomy, Seth Dailey and Sunil Verma, (ed), Laryngeal Dissection and Surgery Guide, . .
Ten Recent Publications

Wellenstein DJ, Schutte HW, Honings J,Marres HAM, Belafsky PC, Postma GN, Takes RP, Van den Broek, GB
Office-based procedures for diagnosis and treatment of esophageal pathology

Garcia, RS, Belafsky PC, Della Maggiore, A, Osborn, JM, Pypendop, BH, Pierce, T, Walker, VJ, Fulton, A, Marks, SL
Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux in Cats During Anesthesia and Effect of Omeprazole on Gastric pH.

Krishnan, G, Du, C, Fishman, JM, Foreman, A, Lott, DG, Farwell, G, Belafsky P, Krishnan, S, Birchall, MA
The current status of human laryngeal transplantation in 2017: A state of the field review.

Lee, JW, Randall, DR, Evangelista, LM, Kuhn, MA, Belafsky PC
Subjective Assessment of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies.

Siddiqui, MT, Litts, JK, Cheney, DM, Kuhn, MA, Nativ-Zeltzer, N, Belafsky PC
The effect of aspirated barium sulfate, iodixanol, and diatrizoic acid on survival and lung injury in a lagomorph model.

Venkatesan, NN, Evangelista, LM, Kuhn, MA, Belafsky PC
Normal fluoroscopic appearance status post-successful endoscopic Zenker diverticulotomy.

Belafsky PC, Peake, J, Smiley-Jewell, SM, Verma, SP, Dworkin-Valenti, J, Pinkerton, KE
Soot and house dust mite allergen cause eosinophilic laryngitis in an animal model.