Meet Dr. Michelle L. Marcincuk
How do lady bugs, dinosaurs, and dump trucks play a part in a physical exam? And, what do fist bumps, stickers, and lollipops have in common? Let's find out...
I have been in practice in Fort Worth since 2003. I spent the first eleven years practicing the whole spectrum of otolaryngology, including both adult and pediatric ENT. My work included all aspects of the specialty, including airway disorders, sinus disease and rhinology, head and neck cancer, salivary gland disorders, thyroid and parathyroid disorders and neoplasms, ear disease and hearing loss, facial trauma, and sleep apnea. I was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and spent many years helping to train residents in this field. This time gave me an unusually wide range of experiences and allowed me to develop my skills as a clinician and surgeon.
While my practice was very busy and rewarding, over the years I found that I had the most fun treating children, and therefore decided to restrict my practice exclusively to pediatric ENT in 2014. As a mother of two adopted children from Guatemala, I have a deep love of children. I appreciate that they come in all shapes and sizes, and all different personalities. Whether they are goofy or scared, timid or chatty, I always try to identify with them on their level and tailor my approach to each child's individual needs to make them feel at ease during their visits. Thus, we often find lady bugs, dinosaurs, and dump trucks in the ears of our little patients. And I never underestimate the power of a fist bump, a lollipop, or stickers to make friends with even my most reluctant patients. I have found that my diverse experience in general ENT has been very important in helping me treat even the most unusual problems we see in our patients, who come from far and wide for care at Cook Children's.
Outside of the hospital, I can be found all over Fort Worth and beyond. I spend my free time with my children and husband. I enjoy running, traveling, reading, and going on nature walks with my kids and my pound puppies to discover the world.
- Advanced endoscopic sinus surgery
- Airway surgery (supraglottoplasty/ vocal cord surgery/ laryngeal cleft repair)
- Ear drum and mastoid surgery
- General ENT procedures
- Neck surgery
- Salivary gland surgery
- Tumor/cancer surgery
September 19, 2023
The whole team was wonderful.
September 07, 2023
August 30, 2023
The visit was very quick and easy.
August 30, 2023
My daughter thinks the world of "Dr M".
August 04, 2023
Our doctor has always been very informative, pleasant, and our toddler feels comfortable and happy during his doctors visit
August 04, 2023
They let me stay in the room after the appointment to finish feeding my baby instead of rushing me out. I was so suprised
July 21, 2023
Dr Marcincuk is a blessing and needs all the praises!
June 29, 2023
Dr. Michelle is so wonderful! Both my kids have seen her, she makes them feel comfortable
May 26, 2023
Dr Marcincuk was wonderful with my children. She explained what she was doing before she did it and joked around with my kids. She explained my options for my child's care and made sure I had no questions or concerns throughout the visit. I will recommend Cook ENT to anyone that needs their services.
May 17, 2023
Our appointment was accidentally cancelled but Alice and Dr. Marcincuk were so helpful and both called me to correct the issue. Dr. Marcincuk is wonderful, took time to answer our questions and assess our son. She was friendly and kind. She has cared for both our boys in the past and we have received nothing but exceptional care from her and her staff.
May 12, 2023
Everything was amazing from the minute we walked into the building. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
May 03, 2023
Dr. Marcincuk was wonderful!!
April 19, 2023
Dr. Michelle and the nurse (don't remember her name) we're amazing and very caring.
March 29, 2023
All the staff were wonderful and the Doctor is The BEST!!!
March 08, 2023
Dr. Marcincuk was amazing.
March 08, 2023
The doctor was great at listening and fielding questions. She made (Patient) laugh and at ease.
March 03, 2023
Everyone was so nice and helpf
March 01, 2023
Dr. Marcincuk and the child life specialist, Mimi. They were amazing and so friendly and they really put (patient) at ease (which is VERY hard to do).
February 27, 2023
Dr. Marcincuk was amazing!
February 23, 2023
Dr Marcincuk was so good with my daughter, she was very thorough, and took time to answer my questions and put my daughter at ease.
February 17, 2023
Dr. Marcincuk was amazing! Very careful, attentive, answered all questions patiently,
February 16, 2023
Dr M is amazing
January 13, 2023
Good experience. I very much appreciate none of the staff dismissing my concerns
January 13, 2023
Nurse practitioner was very patient and listen to every question I had. Throughly explained the procedures and treatment for my son.
December 15, 2022
Dr. Marcincuk was amazing and has a WONDERFUL bedside manner! All of the staff we encountered were friendly.
December 06, 2022
Dr. Marcincuk is amazing. We are so blessed to have her as my daughter's doctor!
December 06, 2022
Dr. Marcincuk understood my child's anxiety and effortlessly accomplished what needed to be done, with zero anxiety manifesting from my daughter! It was amazing!
December 02, 2022
These specialists that I have mentioned, are super excellent, they detected a tumor in my baby that after 1 year nobody had detected, I am very grateful, and I have no words of gratitude, I only ask GOD to bless their hands so that they continue to cure children to patients. Thank you very much.
October 12, 2022
Dr. Marcincuk is amazing!
October 03, 2022
Had a very enjoyable visit with ENT Dr. Marcincuk. The bathrooms and facility were clean and even though I drove an hour to get there, it was worth it for a good doctor.
October 03, 2022
Dr. Marcincuk was very warm and approachable. She had a great bedside manner with my toddler. I loved that she did what she could to put him at ease. He warmed up to her and shared his toys with her, which is huge for him to do with a stranger.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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 athttp://www.emedicine.com/.
- Marcincuk MC, Murray A: Deep Neck Infections. Emedicine: Otolaryngology serial online, 2001, revised 2005. Available athttp://www.emedicine.com/.
- 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.
- Medical School:
- Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons
- General Surgery internship – UT Southwestern
- Otolaryngology – UT Southwestern
- Board Certifications:
- American Board of Otolaryngology
- American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Tarrant Country Medical Association
- Texas Medical Association
- Cook Children's Physician Network
- Cook Children Physician Network Distinguished Physician Award 2019
- Top Doc
- Top Doctor
- Finest Physician
- Nomination to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1993