Phoenix, Arizona Clinical Profile


Research in the Head and Neck Regenerative Medicine Laboratory of David G. Lott, M.D., is dedicated to investigating disorders of the voice box (larynx) and airway. This includes bioengineering of laryngeal and tracheal tissues, laryngeal transplantation techniques and immunotherapy, laryngeal cancer, and functional outcomes of various laryngeal surgical procedures. For more information, please contact the lab: hnrm@mayo.edu

Focus areas

  • Laryngeal transplantation
  • Tissue engineering in laryngeal and airway reconstruction
  • Idiopathic subglottic stenosis
  • Voice outcomes in laryngeal cancer resection

Significance to patient care

Dr. Lott's research efforts in these areas is aimed at restoring normal function of the larynx. This allows patients to regain or preserve the ability to breathe, swallow and speak.

Professional highlights

  • Associate director, Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics (formerly the Center for Regenerative Medicine), Mayo Clinic in Arizona, 2017-present
  • Featured, Distinguished Scientist Exhibit, Mayo Clinic Research Information Center, Rochester, Minnesota, 2016-present
  • Recipient, Top Provider Recognition Award, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2020
  • Featured, Distinguished Scientist Exhibit, Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville, Florida, 2017
  • Featured article, "First Look: Lab-Grown Voice Boxes Aim To Offer a New Option for Larynx Cancer Patients," STAT Plus, 2017
  • Recipient, Collaborative Travel Award, Mayo Clinic-Karolinska Institutet, 2017
  • Young Faculty/Practitioner Award, American Laryngological Association, 2017
  • Featured article, "Giving Them Their Voice," Mayo Clinic Magazine, 2016
  • Recipient, Transform the Practice Award, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2016
  • Recipient, First place poster award, Fall Voice Conference, 2016
  • Recipient, Best Original Research Article Award, Movement Disorders, 2016
  • Top Voice Doctors in America, Billboard Magazine, 2015


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Laryngology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Laryngology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Otolaryngology


  1. Fellow - Laryngeal Surgery and Professional Voice Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  2. Resident - Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Chief Resident 2009-2010 Head & Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic
  3. Internship - General Surgery Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
  4. MD Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
  5. BS - Exercise Science Northern Arizona University

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