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

Medical Director

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

To see if Maggie A. Kuhn is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)




Locations and Contact

Glassrock Building

Otolaryngology Speech Audio Clinic
2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


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

Center for Voice and Swallowing

Undergraduate School

B.A., Biological Basis of Behavior and French, 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., Clinical Research, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2016


Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2007-2008


Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York NY 2008-2012


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

Sacramento Magazine's Top Doctors, 2017, 2020, 2021

AAO-HNS Honor Award, 2021

Mini Grant on Geriatrics, 2019

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

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

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Kuhn MA, Evangelista L, Anderson JD, Nolta JA, Farwell DG, Canestrari E, Jankowski RJ, Belafsky PC. Autologous Muscle-Derived Cell Therapy for Swallowing Impairment in Patients Following Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2022 Mar;132(3):523-527. doi:10.1002/lary.29606. Epub 2021 May 14. PMID:33988246.

Nativ-Zeltzer N, Nachalon Y, Kaufman MW, Seeni IC, Bastea S, Aulakh SS, Makkiyah S, Wilson MD, Evangelista L, Kuhn MA, Sahin M, Belafsky PC. Predictors of Aspiration Pneumonia and Mortality in Patients with Dysphagia. Laryngoscope. 2022 Jun;132(6):1172-1176. doi:10.1002/lary.29770. Epub 2021 Jul 27. PMID:34313344.

Evangelista L, Andrews T, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Nachalon Y, Kuhn M, Belafsky P. Association of Functional Outcomes in Tracheoesophageal Voicing With Intratracheal Pressures and Esophagram Findings. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Dec 1;147(12):1065-1070. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2409. PMID:34529045.

Evangelista LM, Andrews T, Bayoumi A, Kuhn MA, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Belafsky PC. Endoscopic visualization for tracheoesophageal puncture tract sizing. Acta Otolaryngol. 2021 Jun;141(6):635-639. doi:10.1080/00016489.2021.1907444. Epub 2021 Apr 7. PMID:33825666.

Fritz MA, Howell RJ, Brodsky MB, Suiter DM, Dhar SI, Rameau A, Richard T, Skelley M, Ashford JR, O'Rourke AK, Kuhn MA. Moving Forward with Dysphagia Care: Implementing Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Dysphagia. 2021 Apr;36(2):161-169. doi:10.1007/s00455-020-10144-9. Epub 2020 Jun 9. PMID:32519150.

Santucci NM, Garber B, Ivory R, Kuhn MA, Stephen M, Aizenberg D. Insight into the current practice of ototoxicity monitoring during cisplatin therapy. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Mar 25;50(1):19. doi:10.1186/s40463-021-00506-0. PMID:33766142.

Blumenfeld L, Evangelista L, Kuhn M, Linnemeyer K, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Starmer H. Management of patients undergoing radiation treatment for head and neck cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: clinical guidelines and perspectives. Perspectives - Sig 10 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. 2020 Aug;5(4):1021-1025. doi:10.1044/2020_PERSP-20-00094

Harris BN, Hoshal SG, Evangelista L, Kuhn M. Reconstruction technique following total laryngectomy affects swallowing outcomes. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2020 Jul 20;5(4):703-707. doi:10.1002/lio2.430. PMID:32864442.

Parker NP, Schiff BA, Fritz MA, Rapoport SK, Schild S, Altman KW, Merati AL, Kuhn MA. Tracheotomy Recommendations during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2020 Mar 27.

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. PMID:31526031.