Glenn E Green
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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Glenn E Green
Clinical Professor
  • About
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  • Center Memberships
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • About

    Dr. Glenn Green is a clinical professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan. After graduating in chemical engineering, he entered medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed an NIH-supported research fellowship followed by a subspecialty fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology.

    Dr. Green has developed surgical techniques and devices for complex airway reconstruction and is coinventor (along with Scott Hollister, Ph.D.) of a 3D-printed tracheal splint. Other patents in process include 3D-printed scaffolds for facial reconstruction of auricular and nose defects, 3D-printed customized devices to treat airway obstruction in children with craniofacial defects and/or neurologic diseases and the use of antioxidants to prevent syndromic hearing loss. He was part of the surgical team that successfully placed the first splint in an infant that had immediately life-threatening bronchomalacia under FDA provisions for emergency use.

    He is the director of ongoing translational trials of 3D-printed devices in both humans and animals; and ongoing translation trials of antioxidants for hearing loss. He has won several awards ranging from the Kodak Valuable Idea Award (as an undergraduate student) to the Innovation Award from Popular Mechanics (2013 Breakthrough Awards, New York City). He has over 50 publications related to both his clinical and his research work including the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, and JAMA. He has been widely featured including Scientific American, the New York Times, Forbes and Good Housekeeping. He has been an invited speaker at TEDX talks and MakerFaire in Rome. His constructs are on featured display at the British Science Museum in London.

    His current work focuses on overcoming the barriers to implementing new discoveries and techniques into clinical practice. This includes technological progress in 3D-printed constructs, defining the benefits of this technology to obtain approval from insurance companies and other gatekeepers, and working with the FDA to identify regulatory mechanisms for this technology.

    • MD
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1991
    • BS
      Brigham Young University, Provo, 1987
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Kresge Hearing Research Institute
    • Center Member
      Biosciences Initiative
    Research Overview

    Dr. Glenn Green's research interests include translational interventions in complex communications disorders involving speech and hearing. More specifically, complex airway reconstruction and speech development, genetic basis for complex syndromal disorders involving speech and hearing, intervention trials and devices for airway improvement, speech, hearing, and genetic basis of deafness and utility of genetic testing.

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Journal Article
      Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Assessment Tool: International Consensus Recommendations.
      Schiff E, Propst EJ, Balakrishnan K, Johnson K, Lounsbury DW, Brenner MJ, Tawfik M-M, Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Workgroup , Yang CJ. Laryngoscope, 2023 Dec; 133 (12): 3588 - 3601. DOI:10.1002/lary.30674
      PMID: 37114735
    • Journal Article
      Difficult airway management in children with trisomy 18: a retrospective single-centre study of incidence, outcomes, and complications.
      Bai W, Klumpner T, Zhao X, Mentz G, Green G, Riegger LQ, Malviya S, Brown SES. Br J Anaesth, 2023 Jun; 130 (6): e471 - e473. DOI:10.1016/j.bja.2023.02.022
      PMID: 36966022
    • Additional Scholarship
      Trisomy 18: Clinical Practice Guideline
      Nichols L, Bowman A, Gelehrter S, Green G, Olive M, Patel-Peters N, Ramsey AM, Reed L, Stepanovich M, Saba T. 2023 Mar 1;
    • Journal Article
      A national pediatric otolaryngology fellowship virtual dissection course using 3D printed simulators.
      Michaels RE, Zugris NV, Cin MD, Monovoukas DA, Koka KK, Smith C, Bohm L, Kim J, Green G, Roby B, Jabbour N, Lind M, Goudy S, Zopf DA. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2022 Nov; 162: 111273 DOI:10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111273
      PMID: 36030629
    • Presentation
      Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis and Tracheomalacia Managed with 3D-Printed Splint
      Kupfer R, Green G, Morrison R. 2022 Sep 22;
    • Chapter
      Design and Quality Control for Translating 3D-Printed Scaffolds
      Hollister SJ, Flanagan CL, Zopf DA, Green GE. 2022 Jul 17; Essentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation, 43 - 59.
    • Journal Article
      Starting a medical 3D printing lab for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery collaboration.
      Witsberger C, Overshiner B, Nisi T, Zopf D, Green G, Mantravadi A. Am J Otolaryngol, 2022 43 (2): 103322 DOI:10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103322
      PMID: 34923279
    • Journal Article
      Modified Minerva Orthosis for Postoperative Management of Cricotracheal Resection in Children
      Christ MZ, Ha JF, Baerg T, Green GE. JPO: Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotic, 2022 Jan 1; March 7, 2022: