Marci M Lesperance
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Chief Clinical Officer, Operations
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Marci M Lesperance
  • About
  • Qualifications
  • Center Memberships
  • Research Overview
  • Recent Publications
  • About

    Dr. Marci Lesperance is the associate chief clinical officer for Children’s Specialty and Women’s Services, University of Michigan Medical Group. She served as the division chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine for 15 years. Her research has been funded by NIH and outside foundations. She has previously served as surgeon in chief for the Children’s and Women’s Hospital, program director for the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, and past president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. She currently serves as the pediatric otolaryngology section editor for Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 6th and 7th editions.

    Lesperance grew up in Northville, Michigan and attended Detroit Country Day High School. As the oldest of four children of a nurse and an engineer, she was always drawn to science and children. She received her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School (1988), completed her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan Health System (1994) and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's National Medical Center (1996).

    Through medical school at the University of Michigan, Lesperance had the opportunity to work with the renowned faculty in the otolaryngology department. She was attracted to otolaryngology by the opportunity to be an expert in the head and neck, which involves critical senses and functions such as hearing and breathing. She devotes her practice to pediatric otolaryngology for the privilege of interacting with children and their parents and help the children overcome illnesses so that they can grow and achieve their best potential.

    • MS
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1991
    • MD
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988
    • BS
      University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1986
    Center Memberships
    • Center Member
      Kresge Hearing Research Institute
    Research Overview

    Dr. Marci Lesperance's research interests include hereditary hearing loss, molecular genetics of hearing loss and genetic testing.

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Additional Scholarship
      Expanding Your Career Options: Clinical Leadership
      Lesperance MM, Malloy K. 2021
    • Presentation
      "Tongue tip and lip tie: myths, facts, and treatment options"
      2019 Jun 1;
    • Presentation
      Invited Moderator: Pediatric Salivary Disorders
      2019 Mar 1;
    • Journal Article
      "My Plate is Full": Reasons for Declining a Genetic Evaluation of Hearing Loss.
      Lesperance MM, Winkler E, Melendez TL, Yashar BM. J Genet Couns, 2018 Jun; 27 (3): 597 - 607. DOI:10.1007/s10897-017-0149-9
      PMID: 28980162
    • Presentation
      "Improving OR efficiency and audiology productivity with ABRs in the OR"
      2018 Apr 1;
    • Presentation
      "The basis of genetics for the clinician"
      2018 Apr 1;
    • Presentation
      Genetic Hearing Loss and its Syndromes
      2018 Mar 1;
    • Presentation
      Panelist: "Interesting and challenging cases in pediatric otolaryngology"
      2018 Mar 1;