Joel H. Blumin, MD

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Laryngology, Otolaryngology
4.7 (162)
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 Dr. Joel H. Blumin is a Fellowship trained, Board Certified Otolaryngologist/Head Neck Surgeon who has a clinical emphasis in treating patients with voice and throat problems. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and sees patients of all ages.

Dr. Blumin graduated from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1993. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society in 1992. Following medical school, he went back to his home of Los Angeles, CA for a residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA. As a resident, he received multiple awards for excellence in both teaching and research.

After his residency he stayed at UCLA to become the first Fellow in Laryngology, Voice Disorders, and Bronchoesophagology under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald S. Berke. During this two year Fellowship, he honed his diagnostic and surgical skills within the subspecialty of Laryngology.

At the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Blumin focuses his practice on diseases of the larynx and treatment of vocal professionals in all walks of life. He has a special interest and has been nationally recognized for his care of patients with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurologic disorder of the larynx. He also treats patients with airway stenosis, head & neck cancer, swallowing disorders, parotid and thyroid tumors, and tumors of the larynx.

He also enjoys his role as an academic otolaryngologist in teaching residents and medical students both the art and the science of medical practice. His research interests lie in neurolaryngology, laryngeal biomechanics, and spasmodic dysphonia.

Dr. Blumin has a simple philosophy of patient care that was passed to him from his mentors: treat every patient as if they were your mother or father. He will carefully explain a patient's diagnosis and treatment options in terms they can understand.



Diseases & Conditions

Airway Stenosis
Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx
Parotid and Salivary Gland Tumors
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Subglottic Stenosis (SGS)
Swallowing Disorders
Tumors of the Larynx
Voice Disorders

Treatment & Services

Botox Injections
Laryngeal EMG
Laser Surgery
Microsurgery of Larynx
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professional Voice Services
Rehabilitation of Patients with Vocal Paralysis
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Trans Nasal Esophagoscopy
Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) Treatment
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Froedtert Hospital
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5580
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Education & Training

UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles - CA - Fellowship in Laryngology-Voice Disorders & Bronchoesophagology - (1999-2001)

UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles - CA - Residency in Head and Neck Surgery - (1993-1999)

University of Iowa College of Medicine - Iowa City - Doctor of Medicine - (1993)

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Patient Reviews

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4.7 out of 5. 162 ratings, 32 reviews
May 28, 2020
He was a nice person. He was informative and comforting.
May 23, 2020
Very thorough. Gave specific instructions. Reassured me on my progress following release from hospital. Will see provider in 2 weeks for post-op visit.
May 6, 2020
Very responsive!
March 18, 2020
Dr. Blumin is just an exceptional doctor.
March 11, 2020
excellent people skills communication overall fantastic
Feb. 28, 2020
could have explained my condition a little more completely.
Feb. 21, 2020
This provider stepped in at the last minute to do a procedure because the provider I was supposed to see had been selected for jury duty. I appreciate the effort to get me in at my appointed time.
Feb. 15, 2020
very good
Jan. 20, 2020
always gd
Jan. 14, 2020
Everyone was very professional. Thank You
Jan. 13, 2020
I spoke with Dr. Blumen about How I appreciated the 'time out" that was taken in the surgical room prior to my surgery, and how I was impressed with the thorough dialog that happened between all the personnel involved with my case. I have never experienced that before in other surgeries I have had.
Jan. 4, 2020
I received excellent care.
Dec. 10, 2019
I have Dystonia,a movement disorder. this Physician provided to my throat. Over the years he has known me better, and has learned to realize that I need him to treat me with more pacience. Now I treated as a particular patient, not just someone who just the NEXT PATIENT ! We NOW we get along much better in our doctor/patient relationship. Thank you.
Dec. 2, 2019
The patient really relies on the doctor's confidence comments and suggestions before moving to the next step health care stage. Dr Bluemin, Thank you very much helping me figuring out my health concern. After I stepped outside of your office, I have no worries any more and just wait till time cure it all. Thank you again!
Nov. 21, 2019
Excellent care from all
Nov. 17, 2019
answered my questions, gave advice, made me part of the healthcare plan.
Nov. 13, 2019
consistent in caring, always pleasant and positive
Nov. 6, 2019
Dr. Blumin listens, answers questions clearly, is honest and optimistic about healing, skilled, and very nice!
Nov. 4, 2019
everything. he listened, he was prepared, provided me with info I was not aware of, he was thorough.
Nov. 3, 2019
Dr. Blumin is an excellent provider. he listens well, cooperates with other providers involved in my care, and explains options well. He does not perform unnecessary tests or imaging. His explanations and answers put my mind at ease and made me feel like I'm in the best care possible.
Oct. 27, 2019
listens well, answers questions, skills as a doctor
Oct. 15, 2019
did not leave feeling like i have an answer to why i experience the issue i was seen for
Oct. 11, 2019
I have always had very good treatment both at this office and during my stay at Froedert for surgery. I have already recommended both the physician and the facility to others.
Aug. 22, 2019
very professional and concerned about my health
Aug. 15, 2019
thank you for being there for me when I needed you
Aug. 14, 2019
Dr. Blumin is an excellent Dr.
Aug. 9, 2019
I really did not get an answer to the 2 reasons I went to see Dr. Blumin. 1) Excessive Saliva w/drooling 2) Not being able to clear my throatNo explanation was given, or suggestions to help the issues. It was pretty much a waste of his time and mine as well as money.
July 23, 2019
He is excellent and has lead me through my chronic illness for 12 years. I trust him.
July 22, 2019
No, explained issue and sent up an appointment with a speech Dr
July 22, 2019
would have liked more answers to my health concern. I left without any real diagnosis or guidance as how to proceed.
July 16, 2019
felt very disrespected, that I wasn't important enough for his time. I felt he did not listen to my concerns nor answer the questions I had for him. Actually felt worse leaving there than when I went in. I refuse to go back to his office and requested another hospital for all future appointments/visits.
July 11, 2019
Yes, this is the third time I have met with this provider. He is sensitive to patient's needs and tries his best as far as I can see to accommodate them with his skills. However, he is not my primary provider, so I didn't expect advice on how to avoid illness and stay healthy unless I had a specific question regarding my throat.