Mark Weidenbecher, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine




Friedrich Alexander University – M.D.  (2002)


General Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University (2006-2007)

Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, Case Western Reserve University (2007-2013)

Laryngology Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University (2013-2014)

Laryngeal cancer, larynx preservation surgery for cancer, airway reconstruction for tracheal stenosis, vocal cord paralysis, respiratory papillomatosis, vocal cord nodules and polyps, voice restoration, swallowing problems

Research Interest 
Tissue engineering for airway reconstruction
Photodynamic therapy for respiratory papillomatosis


1. Whitney GA, Mera H, Weidenbecher M, Awadallah A, Mansour JM, Dennis JE.
Methods for producing scaffold-free engineered cartilage sheets from auricular
and articular chondrocyte cell sources and attachment to porous tantalum. Biores
Open Access. 2012 Aug;1(4):157-65. doi: 10.1089/biores.2012.0231. PubMed PMID:
23514898; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3559237.

2. Manjila S, Weidenbecher M, Semaan MT, Megerian CA, Bambakidis NC. Prevention
of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks with multilayered reconstruction using
titanium mesh-hydroxyapatite cement cranioplasty after translabyrinthine
resection of acoustic neuroma. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul;119(1):113-20. doi:
10.3171/2012.11.JNS121365. Epub 2013 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 23350781.

3. Gilpin DA, Weidenbecher MS, Dennis JE. Scaffold-free tissue-engineered
cartilage implants for laryngotracheal reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2010
Mar;120(3):612-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.20750. PubMed PMID: 20058322.

4. Weidenbecher M, Tucker HM, Gilpin DA, Dennis JE. Tissue-engineered trachea for
airway reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2009 Nov;119(11):2118-23. doi:
10.1002/lary.20700. PubMed PMID: 19806650.

5. Weidenbecher M, Tucker HM, Awadallah A, Dennis JE. Fabrication of a neotrachea
using engineered cartilage. Laryngoscope. 2008 Apr;118(4):593-8. doi:
10.1097/MLG.0b013e318161f9f8. PubMed PMID: 18197138; PubMed Central PMCID: