Joel H. Blumin, MD

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Laryngology, Otolaryngology
Chief, Professor
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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 the Chief of the Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice and professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. He 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, 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. He is a member of the council and current Secretary of the American Laryngological Association.

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, discuss treatment options in terms they can understand, and generate a collaborative plan.


Treatment & Services

Airway Surgery
Botox Injections
Laryngeal EMG
Laryngectomy – Partial or Total
Laser Surgery
Microsurgery of Larynx
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professional Voice Services
Rehabilitation of Patients with Vocal Paralysis

Diseases & Conditions

Airway Stenosis
Cancer of the Larynx
Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
Hoarse Voice
Laryngeal Dystonia
Laryngeal Stenosis
Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx
Spasmodic Dysphonia
Subglottic Stenosis (SGS)
Swallowing Disorders
Tracheal Stenosis
Tumors of the Larynx
Vocal Fold Lesions
Vocal Fold Paralysis, Unilateral or Bilateral
Vocal Nodule
Vocal Polyp
Voice Disorders

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Otolaryngology- Center For Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital

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)

Board Certifications


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Dr Blumin and staff are always kind, cheerful and compassionate.
Dr. Blumen is great. Hope he never retires!
Dr Blumin has excellent bed side manner. I really appreciate the time he took and care he provided. He is really listened to what I was saying and tended to what was brought up. Lisa the MA was also very kind and attentive.
Once again! The nicest darn people you could deal with.
My experience was very good
Dr. Blumin is a kind and compassionate person.
Took me in half an hour early for my appointment. Great care from both the NP and Dr. Blumin. All great.
Wonderful care.
Dr. Blumin was excellent
Dr. Blumin is very knowledgeable and a good communicator
The only trouble I have is when I am referred for an appointment I wish the number to call to make the appointment was listed with the referral.
Feeling very fortunate to have Dr. Blumin as my physician! He is excellent!
They showed sincere concern and was over the charts on taking care of me and my concerns ; explained my options better then most other doctors and associates; I will be keeping the doctors that I have seen since I have been here in Wisconsin; I'm liking and appreciating them throughly
Awesome service!
Dr. Blumin came in with friendly attitude, proceeded to give me my voice injection was done in minutes. Very efficient!
Dr Blumin and his staff are always kind, compassionate and professional! I'm so glad I found him! He even had a medical resident this time and he was just as wonderful!
Dr. Blumin is the BEST. Staff excellent also.
I am very pleased with Dr. Blumin and the staff as well
The doctor explained everything really well so I can understand my options
The entire experience from the first appointment to the procedure follow-up appointment was great!
Dr Blumin was very personable and got the injections completed In quality time.
Very professional!
Felt confident of outcome after my visit
I was very happy with everything about my visit.
Dr Blumin was so caring and took the time to explain everything. He came highly recommended and fulfilled all my expectations. I'm so glad I found him.
Dr. Blumin and team were 100% great. It was more than I expected.
Dr. Blumin told me of my condition in very friendly and concise terms I was very relaxed and comforted when I left.
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