Elizabeth Anne Guardiani, MD

Elizabeth Anne Guardiani, MD

Laryngology, Otolaryngology

Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Elizabeth Anne Guardiani, MD

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Languages: English, Spanish

Gender: Female


UMMC Adult Otorhinolaryngology

16 South Eutaw Street
Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-6866

FAX: 410-328-0889

UM Peds Otorhinolaryng Columbia

5900 Waterloo Road
Suite 250
Columbia, MD 21045
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PH: 667-214-2100

FAX: 410-799-2612

About Me

Dr. Guardiani is an otorhinolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon). She specializes in voice, swallowing and airway disorders. 

“I am passionate about improving my patients’ quality of life. Whether it’s a bothersome throat complaint or a more serious problem, such as vocal cord cancer or working to get a tracheostomy removed, I try to provide individualized care to each patient for the best possible outcome. I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and tackling even the most challenging cases. I treat each of my patients as I would want a member of my family treated.”

Dr. Guardiani has several areas of expertise, which include:

  • Airway scarring and narrowing (subglottic stenosis and tracheal stenosis)
  • Breathing problems (paradoxical vocal cord motion or vocal cord dysfunction)
  • Chronic cough 
  • Chronic throat pain 
  • Hoarseness/voice problems 
  • Neurologic disorders of the voice (spasmodic dysphonia, Parkinson’s disease, vocal tremor)
  • Oromandibular Dystonia  
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis  
  • Swallowing troubles (Zenker’s diverticulum and cricopharyngeal spasm)
  • Tracheostomy dependence  
  • Vocal cord cancer
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cord nodules, polyps or cysts

Advances in care have enabled Dr. Guardini to perform a wide variety of treatments in the office without general anesthesia, such as:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
  • Laryngeal biopsies
  • Laser treatments  
  • Stroboscopy
  • Vocal cord injections

These minimally invasive procedures allow for quicker healing and less pain.