Dr. Mark Weidenbecher is a board-certified Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeon and fellowship trained in Laryngology. He is a specialist in professional voice and sleep surgery with a focus on the most complex upper airway patients. He has pioneered many surgical approaches including the “2-incision-approach” for Inspire and the multilevel surgical approach for complex Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients.
Dr. Weidenbecher is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University and has worked at large academic centers for many years before opening his own Voice and Sleep Medical Center.
He was born and raised in Germany, where he went to medical school and did his residency in Otolaryngology. He spent 2 years in a basic research lab working on growing windpipes to allow patients to breathe better. His work has received multiple awards and was published in several peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr. Weidenbecher did his Otolaryngology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. To further deepen his expertise in professional voice and other laryngeal and airway disorders he completed a laryngology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School. In the years following, Dr. Weidenbecher treated patients and precepted resident doctors at University Hospitals Medical Center and later at MetroHealth Medical Center, both of which are associated with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
He has published significantly in his area of expertise and presented his work at multiple national and international conferences. His research has been funded through a number of grants. A list of his publications can be viewed here.