Chief, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Department of Oncology
Dr. Michael Hier is a head and neck surgeon at the Jewish General Hospital, and the site director for the McGill University training program in Otolaryngology. Dr. Hier graduated from medicine at McGill University in 1990 and performed residency training from 1990 to 1995 at McGill University. In 1997, Dr. Hier completed a fellowship training program in Head and Neck Surgery-Oncology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. His clinical specialty is head and neck oncology, head and neck endocrine surgery, and laser laryngeal surgery.
Dr. Hier is an academic head and neck surgeon with a very strong interest in medical student and resident education, as well as being an active participant in multiple facets of clinical research. He was involved in pioneering work on salivary gland transfer surgery to prevent xerostomia in association with radiation to the head and neck. Dr. Hier performs endoscopic laser laryngeal surgery at the Jewish General Hospital, a McGill University teaching hospital. He completed a term as Head and Neck Oncology Co-Chair for the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and has recently completed a term as a member of the education committee of the American Head and Neck Society. He remains actively involved at the national level.
Major Research Activities
Dr. Hier has research interests in the area of: calcium, PTH metabolism status post head and neck endocrine surgery, proteomics of head and neck cancer, and laser endoscopic surgery for laryngeal cancer.
Sands N, Young J, MacNamara E, Black MJ, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Preperative Parathyroid Hormone Levels as a Predictor of Postthyroidectomy Hypocalcemia. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Volume 144(4) 518-521 April 2011Lara Abdul-Sater, Melissa Henry, PhD, Agnieszka Majdan, MD, Tamara Mijovic, MD, Jason H. Franklin, MD, Michael P. Hier, MD, Richard J. Payne, MD, What Are Thyroidectomy Patients Really Concerned About? Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery, Volume 144 (5) 685-690 May 2011 Michael Tamilia, Nora Al-Kahtani, Louise Rochon, Michael P. Hier, Tichard J. Payne, Christina A. Holcroft and Martin J. Black, Serum thyroglobulin predicts thyroid remnant ablation failure with 30 mCi iodine-131 treatment in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Nuclear Medicine Communications, Volume 32 No. 3 March 2011