Physicians

This list consists of physicians who practice laryngology, who may be known as laryngologists, phonosurgeons, phoniatrists, voice surgeons or at least seem to have a major interest in voice disorders. Their training in voice was likely after completing a residency in ENT or otorhinolaryngology.

The general political considerations of working with many of the people below preclude me from making a recommendation for or against them. It remains your responsibility to evaluate their talents for caring for you. See Choosing your doctor for my best effort at suggesting how I would evaluate the care you receive.

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Robert Bastian

Dr. Bastian was Dr. Thomas' fellowship mentor. His insights into the functioning of the voice are superb. On occasion, he will offer a fellowship in voice disorders. He is the originator of the concept of the three part laryngeal exam described by this site and is one of the few laryngologists who listens closely to the capabilities of the voice.

David Vokes

Dr. Vokes performed fellowships in Laryngology at the University of California at Irvine and at the University of Washington in Seattle with Allen Hillel.  

Steven M. Zeitels

Dr. Zeitels practices at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is an innovator of new surgical techniques for voice disorders. He offers a research fellowship in voice disorders. He has designed a very nice laryngoscope. His surgical skills are in a class by themselves - he is one of the leaders in the field.

John Paul "J.P." Gniady

Dr. Gniady completed Dr. Zeitels' laryngeal surgery fellowship at Mass General in June 2013. He practices at the Silverstein Institute.

Dinesh Chhetri

Dr. Chhetri studied with Gerald Berke and is now his partner. He is highly focused on some cutting edge laryngeal research. His lectures are excellent.  

Lance P Maron

practices larynogology in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Carl Swanepoel

is an ENT specialist with special interest in voice practicing at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Pretoria since 1999.  

Norman D Hogikyan

Dr. Hogikyan studied laryngology with Robert Bastian and practices at the University of Michigan. He learned a similar diagnostic technique Dr. Thomas from Dr. Bastian.

James Burns

Dr. Burns studied under Steven Zeitels. He is at the Mass General Voice Center and is Steve Zeitels' partner.

Ramon Franco, Jr

Dr. Franco is at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. He studied laryngology with Steven Zeitels. Active at international meetings of laryngology, he teaches around the world.  

Matthew Broadhurst

Matthew Broadhurst studied laryngology with Steven Zeitels. He has been very thoughtful and knowledgeable in the lectures I have heard him present.  

Peter C. Belafsky

Dr. Belafsky is at UC Davis and has a rather informative web site. He concentrates on swallowing issues, coming up with many innovative ideas in this area. He performed a laryngology fellowship with Jamie Koufman.