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Joel H. Blumin, MD

Joel H. Blumin, MD

Chief, Professor
Chief, Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice

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Established Patient Appointments

(414) 805-5689

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(800) 272-3666

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(414) 805-3666




  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngology

Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Diseases & Conditions

  • Airway Stenosis
  • Cricopharyngeal Achalasia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Dysphonia
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Hoarseness
  • Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx
  • Odynophagia
  • Parotid and Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Reflux Disease
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Stomatitis
  • Subglottic Stenosis (SGS)
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tumors of the Larynx
  • Voice Disorders

Treatments & 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
  • Videostroboscopy

Clinic Locations

Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Children's

9000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 266-6479
Fax:(414) 266-2693
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Otolaryngology and Comm. Sciences - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 805-5580
Fax:(414) 476-4701
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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.


Education / Training

  • Fellowship in Laryngology-Voice Disorders & Bronchoesophagology - UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA (1999-2001)
  • Residency in Head and Neck Surgery - UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA (1993-1999)
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Iowa College of Medicine - Iowa City (1993)