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The University of Maryland Professional Voice Program provides medical, surgical and rehabilitation services for individuals with voice problems and other disorders of the larynx (voice box). The Professional Voice Program is a unique resource for both the general public and those who use their voices professionally.

Individualized clinical services are available for people with vocal misuse and overuse syndromes, recurrent laryngitis, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal fold paralysis, the aging voice, cancer of the vocal fold, scarred vocal folds, and benign vocal fold growths, such as nodules, cysts, granulomas, webs, papillomas and polyps.

A specialized focus of the Professional Voice Program is to help diagnose and treat voice problems experienced by broadcasters, singers, actors and others who use their voice professionally. These voice problems may be a result of overuse or vocal misuse, but could also be caused by scarred vocal folds, vocal fold growths or even laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, known as LPRD.

Related Resources

Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) - Head and Neck Surgery

Contact Us

When you become aware of any negative change in your voice, call the University of Maryland Professional Voice Program at 410-328-6866.

Meet the Voice Team

  • Elizabeth Guardiani, MD - Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Deanna Cohen, MS - Speech Language Pathologist