Ryan Belcher, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, ArkansasB.S., Biology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sharma RK, Landeen KC, Ortiz A, Belcher RH, Phillips JD, Stephan SJ, Yang SF, Patel PN. National Trends of Otolaryngology Involvement in Cleft Surgical Management over 10-Years. Laryngoscope [print-electronic]. 2023 Jun 6/14/2023; PMID: 37314217, DOI: 10.1002/lary.30812, ISSN: 1531-4995.

Ellis EW, Smetak MR, Alving-Trinh A, Golinko M, Phillips JD, Belcher RH. An Enhanced Audiologic Protocol for Early Identification of Conductive Hearing Loss in Patients with Cleft Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J [print-electronic]. 2023 May 5/24/2023; 10556656231178437. PMID: 37222670, DOI: 10.1177/10556656231178437, ISSN: 1545-1569.

Schauwecker N, Correa H, Belcher R. Slow-Growing Pediatric Neck Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 May 5/1/2023; 149(5): 464-5. PMID: 36892838, PII: 2801970, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2023.0053, ISSN: 2168-619X.

Belcher RH, Thomas G, Willmon PA, Gallant JN, Baregamian N, Lopez ME, Sol┬┐rzano CC, Mahadevan-Jansen A. Identifying Parathyroids in Pediatric Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery by Near Infrared Autofluorescence. Laryngoscope [print-electronic]. 2023 Mar 3/3/2023; PMID: 36866696, DOI: 10.1002/lary.30633, ISSN: 1531-4995.

Sharma RK, Patel S, Gallant JN, Esianor BI, Duffus S, Wang H, Weiss VL, Belcher RH. Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the presentation and management of pediatric thyroid cancer. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol [print-electronic]. 2022 Nov; 162: 111331. PMID: 36206698, PII: S0165-5876(22)00292-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111331, ISSN: 1872-8464.

Belcher RH, Patel SA, Kynes M, Carlucci JG, Hodson E, Zhao S, Lipscomb B, Heimburger DC. Demographics and trends of cleft lip and palate patients born in Tennessee from 2000 to 2017. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol [print-electronic]. 2022 Sep 9/8/2022; 163: 111312. PMID: 36257171, PII: S0165-5876(22)00273-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111312, ISSN: 1872-8464.

Gallant JN, Chen SC, Ortega CA, Rohde SL, Belcher RH, Netterville JL, Baregamian N, Wang H, Liang J, Ye F, Nikiforov YE, Nikiforova MN, Weiss VL. Evaluation of the Molecular Landscape of Pediatric Thyroid Nodules and Use of a Multigene Genomic Classifier in Children. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Sep 9/1/2022; 8(9): 1323-7. PMID: 35679040, PMCID: PMC9185516, PII: 2793345, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.1655, ISSN: 2374-2445.

Gallant JN, Belcher R, Weiss V. Investigations Into Obesity and the Risk of Malignant Disease in Pediatric Thyroid Nodules. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Aug 8/1/2022; 148(8): 792-3. PMID: 35737375, PII: 2793423, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2022.1341, ISSN: 2168-619X.

Wang H, Liang J, Belcher RH, Compton ML, Weiss VL, Ely KA, Johnson JE, Coogan AC. Nondiagnostic category of Milan System for Reporting Pediatric Salivary Gland Cytopathology: outcomes and root cause analysis. Cancer Cytopathol [print-electronic]. 2022 Aug; 130(8): 609-19. PMID: 35298098, DOI: 10.1002/cncy.22571, ISSN: 1934-6638.

Mace EL, Zhao S, Lipscomb B, Wootten CT, Belcher RH. Clinical Significance of Mast Cells in the Supraglottic Larynx of Children With Aerodigestive Disease. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [print-electronic]. 2022 Aug; 167(2): 375-81. PMID: 34699295, DOI: 10.1177/01945998211055139, ISSN: 1097-6817.

Raymond M, Soriano RM, Belcher R, Pradilla G, Solares CA. Three-Dimensional Exoscopic Temporal Bone Resections for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2022 Jun; 83(Suppl 2): e201-e207-e207. PMID: 35832947, PMCID: PMC9272309, PII: 200268, DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725037, ISSN: 2193-6331.

Wang H, Liang J, Borinstein SC, Belcher R, Mannion K, Virgin F, Compton ML, Weiss VL, Ely K, Johnson J, Coogan A. Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Pediatric Salivary Gland Tumors: Analysis of Patient Tolerability, Sedation Requirement, and Procedural Complication. Acta Cytol [print-electronic]. 2022; 66(3): 179-86. PMID: 35226899, PII: 000522208, DOI: 10.1159/000522208, ISSN: 1938-2650.

Wessinger B, Kimura K, Phillips J, Belcher RH. Surgical Management of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Due to Unilateral Oropharyngeal Agenesis in a Patient With Stickler Syndrome. Cleft Palate Craniofac J [print-electronic]. 2021 Sep; 58(9): 1190-4. PMID: 33280426, DOI: 10.1177/1055665620977414, ISSN: 1545-1569.

Ortega CA, Gallant JN, Chen SC, Ye F, Wang H, Belcher RH, Weiss VL. Evaluation of Thyroid Nodule Malignant Neoplasms and Obesity Among Children and Young Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 7/1/2021; 4(7): e2116369. PMID: 34241632, PMCID: PMC8271420, PII: 2781736, DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16369, ISSN: 2574-3805.

Wang H, Weiss VL, Borinstein SC, Ely K, Johnson J, Coogan A, Belcher R, Mannion K, Virgin F, Liang J. Application of the Milan System for Reporting Pediatric Salivary Gland Cytopathology: Analysis of histologic follow-up, risk of malignancy, and diagnostic accuracy. Cancer Cytopathol [print-electronic]. 2021 Jul; 129(7): 555-65. PMID: 33595882, DOI: 10.1002/cncy.22415, ISSN: 1934-6638.

Belcher RH, Phillips J, Virgin F, Werkhaven J, Whigham A, Wilcox L, Wootten CT. Pediatric Otolaryngology Telehealth in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Impact on the Future Management of Pediatric Patients. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol [print-electronic]. 2021 Jul; 130(7): 788-95. PMID: 33238714, PMCID: PMC7691763, DOI: 10.1177/0003489420976163, ISSN: 1943-572X.

Wang H, Belcher RH, Liang J. An Enlarging Parotid Mass in a 9-Year-Old Boy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Apr 4/1/2021; 147(4): 395-6. PMID: 33538784, PII: 2775983, DOI: 10.1001/jamaoto.2020.5285, ISSN: 2168-619X.

Belcher R, Virgin F, Duis J, Wootten C. Genetic and Non-genetic Workup for Pediatric Congenital Hearing Loss. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9: 536730. PMID: 33829002, PMCID: PMC8020033, DOI: 10.3389/fped.2021.536730, ISSN: 2296-2360.

Belcher RH, Phillips JD. Total facial nerve injury during mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol [print-electronic]. 2020 Sep; 136: 110182. PMID: 32563840, PII: S0165-5876(20)30325-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110182, ISSN: 1872-8464.

Wootten CT, Belcher R, Francom CR, Prager JD. Aerodigestive Programs Enhance Outcomes in Pediatric Patients. Otolaryngol Clin North Am [print-electronic]. 2019 Oct; 52(5): 937-48. PMID: 31400814, PII: S0030-6665(19)30112-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2019.06.007, ISSN: 1557-8259.

Belcher R, Virgin F. The Role of the Adenoids in Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Med Sci (Basel). 2019 Feb 2/25/2019; 7(2): PMID: 30823617, PMCID: PMC6410137, PII: medsci7020035, DOI: 10.3390/medsci7020035, ISSN: 2076-3271.

Cassidy RJ, Switchenko JM, El-Deiry MW, Belcher RH, Zhong J, Steuer CE, Saba NF, McDonald MW, Yu DS, Gillespie TW, Beitler JJ. Disparities in Postoperative Therapy for Salivary Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinomas. Laryngoscope [print-electronic]. 2019 Feb; 129(2): 377-86. PMID: 30194768, PMCID: PMC6344280, DOI: 10.1002/lary.27302, ISSN: 1531-4995.

Belcher RH, Molter DW, Goudy SL. An Evidence-Based Practical Approach to Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Developing World. Otolaryngol Clin North Am [print-electronic]. 2018 Jun; 51(3): 607-17. PMID: 29525391, PII: S0030-6665(18)30007-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2018.01.007, ISSN: 1557-8259.

Belcher RH, Ikeda AK, DelGaudio JM. Remodeling of the Paradoxical Middle Turbinate: Preserving Function While Gaining Access. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2018 Mar; 32(2): 98-100. PMID: 29644907, DOI: 10.1177/1945892418765002, ISSN: 1945-8932.

Belcher R, Deshpande A, Goudy S. State of the Art in Treating Velopharyngeal Dysfunction. Facial Plast Surg [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 32(2): 156-61. PMID: 27097137, DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581048, ISSN: 1098-8793.

Belcher R, Hayes K, Fedewa S, Chen AY. Current treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancer. J Surg Oncol [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 110(5): 551-74. PMID: 25053506, DOI: 10.1002/jso.23724, ISSN: 1096-9098.

Rutledge J, Siegel E, Belcher R, Bodenner D, Stack BC. Barriers to same-day discharge of patients undergoing total and completion thyroidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 150(5): 770-4. PMID: 24493789, PII: 0194599814521568, DOI: 10.1177/0194599814521568, ISSN: 1097-6817.

Belcher R, Boyette J, Pierson T, Siegel E, Bartel TB, Aniasse E, Stack B. What is the role of positron emission tomography in osteonecrosis of the jaws?. J Oral Maxillofac Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 Feb; 72(2): 306-10. PMID: 24075237, PII: S0278-2391(13)00950-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2013.07.038, ISSN: 1531-5053.

Belcher R, Metrailer AM, Bodenner DL, Stack BC. Characterization of hyperparathyroidism in youth and adolescents: a literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 77(3): 318-22. PMID: 23313432, PII: S0165-5876(12)00693-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.12.008, ISSN: 1872-8464.

Gautam NK, Schmitz ML, Harrison D, Zabala LM, Killebrew P, Belcher RH, Prodhan P, McKamie W, Norvell DC. Impact of protamine dose on activated clotting time and thromboelastography in infants and small children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Paediatr Anaesth [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 23(3): 233-41. PMID: 23279140, DOI: 10.1111/pan.12109, ISSN: 1460-9592.

Stack BC, Moore ER, Belcher RH, Spencer HJ, Bodenner DL. Hormone, relationships of parathyroid gamma counts, and adenoma mass in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 147(6): 1035-40. PMID: 22922760, PII: 0194599812458767, DOI: 10.1177/0194599812458767, ISSN: 1097-6817.