Dr. Marci Lesperance is the Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Children’s Specialty and Women’s Services, University of Michigan Medical Group. She served as the Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Michigan Medicine for 15 years. Her research has been funded by NIH and outside foundations. She has previously served as Surgeon in Chief for the Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Program Director for the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, and Past President of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. She currently serves as the Pediatric Otolaryngology section Editor for Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 6th and 7th editions.
Lesperance grew up in Northville, Michigan and attended Detroit Country Day High School. As the oldest of four children of a nurse and an engineer, she was always drawn to science and to children. She received her M.D. at the University of Michigan Medical School (1988), completed her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan Health System (1994) and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's National Medical Center (1996).
Through medical school at the University of Michigan, Lesperance had the opportunity to work with the renowned faculty in the otolaryngology department. She was attracted to otolaryngology by the opportunity to be an expert in the head and neck, which involves critical senses and functions such as hearing and breathing. She devotes her practice to pediatric otolaryngology for the privilege of interacting with children and their parents and to help the children overcome illnesses so that they can grow and achieve their best potential.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Marci Lesperance's research interests include hereditary hearing loss, molecular genetics of hearing loss and genetic testing.