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Michelle L. Marcincuk, MD
Cook Children's Physician Network

Michelle L. Marcincuk
Specialties:Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology
Education:Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency:General Surgery internship – UT Southwestern; Otolaryngology – UT Southwestern
Board Certified:American Board of Otolaryngology

Dr. Marcincuk has been in practice in Fort Worth since 2003. She spent the first eleven years practicing the whole spectrum of Otolaryngology, including both adult and pediatric ENT. Her work included all aspects of the specialty, including pediatric ENT, sinus disease and rhinology, head and neck cancer, salivary gland disorders, thyroid and parathyroid disorders and neoplasm, ear disease and hearing loss, facial trauma, and sleep apnea. She was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and spent many years helping to train residents in this field.

While her practice was very busy and rewarding, over the years she found that she had the most fun treating children, and therefore decided to restrict her practice exclusively to Pediatric ENT in 2014. As a mother of 2 adopted children from Guatemala, she has a deep love of children. She appreciates that they come in all shapes and sizes, and all different personalities. Whether they are goofy or scared, timid or chatty, she always tries to identify with them on their level and tailor her approach to each child’s individual needs to make them feel at ease during their visits. And she never underestimates the power of a “high-five” to make friends with even her littlest patients.

As a doctor, she is guided by the notion that: "Patients will never care how much you know, until they know how much you care." – John C. Maxwell.

Outside of the hospital, she can be found all over Fort Worth and beyond. She spends her free time with her children and husband. She enjoys running, traveling, reading, and going on nature walks with her kids to discover the world.



901 Seventh Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Otolaryngology Department Presentations The Effect of CT on Medical and Surgical Management of Children with Deep Neck Space Abscesses, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, June 2003

Sensorineural Hearing Loss, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, Jan. 2003

Head and Neck Manifestations of Autoimmune Disease, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, July 2002

Evaluation of Facial Nerve Function, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, July 2001

Hematology for the Otolaryngologist, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, Dec. 2000

Parapharyngeal Space Tumors, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, Feb. 2000

Subperiosteal Orbital Abscesses, UT Southwestern Pediatric Seminar, Dec. 1999

Epistaxis, Columbia University Grand Rounds, Aug. 1996

Educational Presentations:
Organizer/Lecturer-Facial Trauma Lecture Series, UT Southwestern Grand Rounds, 2005-2006
(Lectures: Orbital Fractures, Frontal Sinus Fractures, Soft Tissue and Facial Nerve Injuries)

Evaluation of Neck Masses, Univ of North Texas Physicians Assistant Program, Nov 2004

The Postoperative Airway - 2004,Baylor-All Saints Educational Conference, Oct 2004

The Postoperative Airway, Baylor-All Saints Educational Conference, Oct 2003

Evaluation of Neck Masses, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, June 2006
Poster Presentation, Abstract Published: 2003 Meeting of the American Nashville, TN, Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO): Medical and Surgical Management of Deep Neck Abscesses in Children.(M Marcincuk, J McClay, A Murray, T Booth).

Presentation to the Facial Nerve Study Group at the 1996 National Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and neck Surgery, Washington, DC, Facial Nerve Lipoma versus Fibromatosis Presenting as a Middle Ear Mass.  (B Pate, M Caruso, JJ Wazen).

Poster Presentation, Abstract Published: 1996 Association for Research and Vision in Ophthomology (ARVO), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Determination of Corneal Basal Epithelial Nerve Density in Normal Patients and Contact Lens Wearers. (T Li, JP Koniarek, S Pomerantz, M Caruso, JD Auran, S Siegal, GJ Florakis, CJ Koester).

Poster Presentation, Abstract Published: 1995 ARVO, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Determination of Human Corneal Basal Epithelial Nerve Density in Vivo by Confocal Microscopy. (S Siegel, J Koniarek, S Pomerantz, M Caruso, J Auran, K Koufala, C Koester, G Florakis).

Conference Faculty Member: April 29, 2006, Fort Worth, TX, Multidisciplinary Care of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient: Update 2006

Articles in Journals:
Marcincuk MC, Roland PR: Geriatric hearing loss, Geriatrics. 57(4): 44-59, 2002 April.

Wazen JJ, Caruso ML, Tjellstrom A: Long term results with the titanium bone-anchored hearing aid: the U.S. experience, Am J Oto 19(6): 737-41, 1998 November.

Chapters in Books:
Marcincuk MC, Roland PR: Hearing loss in older persons, Optimal Aging – Your Guide from Experts in Medicine, Law, and Finance. Sarasota: Optimal Aging, LLC, 2004.

Marcincuk MC, Roland PR: Presbycusis. Emedicine: Otolaryngology [serial online], 2001, revised 2005. Available at

Marcincuk MC, Murray A: Deep Neck Infections. Emedicine: Otolaryngology [serial online], 2001, revised 2005. Available at

Articles in Newspapers:
Community service article in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Post-Nasal Drip. May 21,2007.

Report on Dizziness. Optimal Aging Report, 2007.

Medical Minute reporter for public radio, 2010. Reporting on ear infections, ear tubes, hoarseness, and sinusitis.

Otolaryngology (University of Texas Southwestern - 2003), Role of Computed Tomography Scanning in the Evaluation of Children with Deep Neck  Space Infections.

Otolaryngology (Columbia University – 1996), Long Term Results with the Titanium Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA): The U.S. Experience.

Otolaryngology (Columbia University - 1996), Long Term Comparative Study of the Surgical Treatment of Meniere’s Disease. 

Ophthalmology (Columbia University – 1994) Determination of Nerve Density in Human Corneal Basal Epithelium by Confocal Microscopy.

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