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Joel H. Blumin, MD

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Laryngology, Otolaryngology
4.7 (163)
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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
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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. 163 ratings, 22 reviews
Dec. 16, 2020
Dr. Blumin has changed my life and my daughters. we both had surgical procedures done with him this year. Our quality of life had improved to the point where we can forget about the conditions that brought us to him. He is a true miracle worker!! thank you for all you do,
Dec. 8, 2020
Extensive experience dealing with my problem.
Nov. 14, 2020
Dr. Blumin listened to me talk about my health issue regarding my SOB and possible need for OP surgery. He explained my choices regarding this in an understandable way.
Nov. 11, 2020
Prompt, positive, professional care from provider and all staff.
Oct. 18, 2020
Excellent care, excellent results, extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Oct. 8, 2020
Helpful in answering questions. Everyone very friendly, courteous and made me feel comfortable.
Oct. 7, 2020
Helpful with my travel needs for the day of surgery. Friendly and not rushed.
Sept. 23, 2020
friendly and respectful
Sept. 12, 2020
very professional
Sept. 10, 2020
Excellant Dr Blumin . Seemed to truly care
Sept. 1, 2020
Doctor was experienced and performed the procedure very well!
Aug. 22, 2020
very kind and helpful! answered all of my questions. I felt in the very Best of care!
July 24, 2020
Dr. Blumin is knowledgeable and very skillful.
June 18, 2020
Dr. Blumin is an excellent physician who listens to his patients, responds timely to all questions and explains himself clearly. His humble character and genuine patient concern help establish high level of trust making patients feel more relaxed and optimistic.
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
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