Ruth J. Davis, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Davis is a translational and clinical researcher with a focus on voice and airway disorders. Her research has been funded by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) and the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund. Her primary areas of study include laryngotracheal stenosis, aging voice, and laryngeal leukoplakia. Her research program applies principles of immunology, fibroblast biology, and tissue engineering to the study of novel treatments for laryngeal disease.


  • MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2017
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2022
  • Fellowship, Laryngology, Vanderbilt Voice Center, Nashville, TN, 2023

Recent Publications

  • Localizing Hormone Receptor Expression to Cellular Compartments in Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis.
    Talatala ERR, Clark E, Ye W, Davis RJ, Hillel AT, Collins SL, Ramirez-Solano M, Sheng Q, Gelbard A
    Laryngoscope 2023 Jun 29;
    [PubMed ID: 37382162]

  • Sirolimus-eluting airway stent reduces profibrotic Th17 cells and inhibits laryngotracheal stenosis.
    Motz KM, Lina IA, Samad I, Murphy MK, Duvvuri M, Davis RJ, Gelbard A, Chung L, Chan-Li Y, Collins S, Powell JD, Elisseeff JH, Horton MR, Hillel AT
    JCI Insight 2023 Jun 08; 8(11)
    [PubMed ID: 37159282]

  • Mapping Genetic Susceptibility to Stenosis in the Proximal Airway.
    Sharif K, Tierney WS, Davis RJ, Wohler E, Sobreira N, Hillel AT, Collins S, Ramirez-Solano M, Sheng Q, Gelbard A
    Laryngoscope 2023 Apr 27;
    [PubMed ID: 37102306]

  • Interdisciplinary assessment of tracheostomy care knowledge: An opportunity for quality improvement.
    Duggal R, Davis RJ, Appachi S, Tierney WS, Hopkins BD, Bryson PC
    Am J Otolaryngol 2023; 44(4): 103865
    [PubMed ID: 37004318]

  • Phenotypic Epithelial Changes in Laryngotracheal Stenosis.
    Lina IA, Tsai HW, Berges AJ, Ospino RA, Davis RJ, Motz KM, Collins S, Ghosh B, Sidhaye V, Gelbard A, Hillel AT
    Laryngoscope 2022 Nov; 132(11): 2194-2201
    [PubMed ID: 35141889]

All Publications on PubMed