Maggie A. Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S. for UC Davis Health

Maggie A. Kuhn, M.D., M.A.S.

Associate Professor

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Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)




Locations and Contact

Otolaryngology Speech Audio Clinic

2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

In the division of Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Dr. Kuhn treats patients with complex voice, swallowing and airway disorders across the lifespan. The center boasts a multidisciplinary team that incorporates cutting-edge diagnostics, contemporary therapies and innovative office-based procedures to offer comprehensive care to patients.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Kuhn is a graduate of the mentored clinical research program sponsored by the Clinical and Translation Science Center. Her clinical and translational research focus is on animal models, developing novel therapeutics and measuring clinical outcomes, specifically those of head & neck cancer survivors.


Head and Neck Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 2002

Medical School

M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York NY 2007

Other School

M.A.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2014


Otolaryngology, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2007-2012


Laryngology & Bronchoesophagology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2012-2014

Faculty Teaching Award, UCD Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2018

Sacramento Magazine's Top Doctors, 2017

Most Clinical Relevance Award, Bay Area Resident Research Symposium, 2017

GME High Value Competition, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2016

First Prize Scientific Poster Award, American Broncho-Esophagological Association, Boston MA, 2015

First Prize Scientific Presentation Award, Dysphagia Research Society, Nashville TN, 2014

Virginia Perry Wislon Endowment Award for Interdepartmental Events, Funded One Health Integrated Aerodigestive Tract Team Symposium, UC Davis Medical Center & School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013

First Prize Proffered Paper, NY H&N Society, 2011

Dennis G. Pappas Resident Research Award, NYU, 2010

Alpha Omega Alpha, NYU, 2006

Yuan O, Lin C, Wagner J, Archard JA, Deng P, Halmai J, Bauer G, Fink KD, Fury B, Perotti NH, Walker JE, Pollock K, Apperson M, Butters J, Belafsky PC, Farwell DG, Kuhn MA, Nolta J, Anderson JD. Exosomes Derived from Primed Mesenchymal Stem Cells are Enriched with Mitogenic Extracellular Proteins. Stem Cells Dev. 2019 Mar 15;28(6):398-409. Published online 2019 Mar 8. doi:10.1089/scd.2018.0200.

Hsieh TY, Timbang L, Kuhn M, Brodie H, Squires L. Assessment of Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Knowledge among Non-Otolaryngology Physicians. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Feb;129(2):115-121. doi:10.1177/0003489419877198. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Bayoumi A, Mandin VP, Kaufman M, Kuhn MA, Belafsky PC. Validation of the Pill-5: A 5-Item Patient Reported Outcome Measure for Pill Dysphagia. Front Surg. 2019 Jul 24;6:43. doi:10.3389/fsurg.2019.00043. eCollection 2019.

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Rameau A, Kuhn MA, Kaufman M, Belafsky PC. The Relationship Between Hiatal Hernia and Cricopharyngeus Muscle Dysfunction. Dysphagia. 2019 Jun;34(3):391-396. doi:10.1007/s00455-018-9950-3. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Belafsky PC, Bayoumi A, Kuhn MA. Volitional Control of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter with High-Resolution Manometry Driven Biofeedback. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2019 Feb 28;4(2):264-268. doi:10.1002/lio2.255. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Lee JW, Randall DR, Kuhn MA. Intraoperative ultrasound guided retrieval of an extraluminal pharyngoesophageal foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J. 2018 Jul;97(7):202-207. doi:10.1177/014556131809700710.

Randall DR, Evangelista LM, Kuhn MA, Belafsky PC. Improved Symptomatic, Functional, and Fluoroscopic Outcomes Following Serial “Series of Three” Double-Balloon Dilation for Cricopharyngeus Muscle Dysfunction. J Otolaryngol. 2018 May 15;47(1):35.

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Kuhn MA, Imai DM, Domer AS, Litts JK, Adams B, Belafsky. The effects of aspirated thickened water on survival and pulmonary injury in a rabbit model. Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb;128(2):327-331. doi:10.1002/lary.26698. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Lee JW, Randall DR, Kuhn MA. Intraoperative ultrasound guided retrieval of an extraluminal pharyngoesophageal foreign body. Ear Nose Throat J. 2017;97(7):202-207.

Johnson CM, Venkatesan NN, Siddiqui MT, Cates DJ, Kuhn MA, Postma GN, Belafsky PC. Outcomes of Laryngohyoid Suspension Techniques in an Ovine Model of Profound Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Laryngoscope. 2017 Dec;127(12):E422-E427. doi:10.1002/lary.26754. Epub 2017 Jul 12.