Joel H. Blumin, MD

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.



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

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

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 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.
The doctor was great. Listen to me. Included me how we are moving forward. Nice guy. Caring doctor.
I appreciated the nasal mist numbing prior to scope. Had a scope elsewhere 4 days prior, & the packing used to numb my nostril burned and caused blisters. The scope was easy. I liked watching the camera as it went down as I could really see my problem when Dr. Blumin pointed it out. He explained all options. Made me feel comfortable with the game plan by reassuring me that for him this is a pretty common procedure. I'm confident in his knowledge and skills.
Very impressed that my prior history had been reviewed and taken into account
Very thorough and put me at ease prior to a procedure. Professional
Very grateful for Dr. Blumin and his staff.
Very pleased with my experience.
My visit with Doctor Bluman had me feeling relieved and more at ease with my medical issues. I am confident he will make me better.
Dr. Blumin is just a fantastic doctor. By far the best doctor I've had in my lifetime.
Dr Blumin was very caring. Explained procedure and result of exam clearly. Very pleased with his care
It was a positive experience from beginning to end.
Dr. Blumin is so knowledgeable and explained my issue very thoroughly.
I am always treated with respect when I go to any Froedert clinics.
I was given excellent care.
Ran smooth. Very Happy.
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