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Joel H. Blumin MD

Joel H. Blumin MD

Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Otolaryngology
Program: Laryngology


Research Experience

  • Dystonia
  • Dystonic Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngeal Muscles
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Nerves
  • Larynx
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Vagus Nerve
  • Voice
  • Voice Disorders
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Neurolaryngology
  • Laryngeal Biomechanics
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Airway Obstruction
  • Aphonia
  • Arytenoid Cartilage
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoma, Verrucous
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Diverticulum, Esophageal
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyspnea
  • Dystonia
  • Dystonic Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Endoscopes
  • Endoscopy
  • Epiglottis
  • Esophageal Sphincter, Upper
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagus
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Glottis
  • Granuloma, Laryngeal
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Hoarseness
  • Hypopharynx
  • Laryngeal Cartilages
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngeal Edema
  • Laryngeal Mucosa
  • Laryngeal Muscles
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Nerves
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngismus
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngostenosis
  • Larynx
  • Larynx, Artificial
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lasers
  • Lasers, Gas
  • Lasers, Solid-State
  • Microscopy
  • Neck Dissection
  • Nodose Ganglion
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Pharynx
  • Phonation
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
  • Respiration
  • Solitary Nucleus
  • Speech, Alaryngeal
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Thyroglossal Cyst
  • Trachea
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vagus Nerve
  • Vagus Nerve Diseases
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cords
  • Voice
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Quality
  • Zenker Diverticulum
  • surgery
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia, Advanced Surgical Techniques
  • Neurolaryngology
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Botulinum Toxin Type A
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Electromyography
  • Endoscopes
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Injections
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Therapy, Low-Level
  • Lasers
  • Microdissection
  • Microsurgery
  • Neck Dissection
  • Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms
  • Salvage Therapy
  • Stroboscopy
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Laser Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Augmentation
  • Surgical Management of Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Injection Laryngoplasty
  • Vocal Fold Injection
  • Point-Touch Technique (botulinum toxin injection)
  • Leadership Positions

  • Chief, Division of Laryngology & Professional Voice
  • Director, Professional Voice Program
  • Educational Expertise

  • Aphonia
  • Carcinoma, Verrucous
  • Deglutition Disorders
  • Epiglottis
  • Glottis
  • Granuloma, Laryngeal
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Cartilages
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngeal Edema
  • Laryngeal Mucosa
  • Laryngeal Muscles
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Laryngeal Nerves
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngismus
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngostenosis
  • Larynx
  • Larynx, Artificial
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pharynx
  • Phonation
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
  • Speech, Alaryngeal
  • Thyroid Cartilage
  • Trachea
  • Vagus Nerve
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cords
  • Voice
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Quality
  • Publications

  • Respiratory manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Harding SM, Allen JE, Blumin JH, Warner EA, Pellegrini CA, Chan WW) Ann N Y Acad Sci 2013 Oct;1300:43-52 PMID 24117633
  • Clinical practice guideline: improving voice outcomes after thyroid surgery. (Chandrasekhar SS, Randolph GW, Seidman MD, Rosenfeld RM, Angelos P, Barkmeier-Kraemer J, Benninger MS, Blumin JH, Dennis G, Hanks J, Haymart MR, Kloos RT, Seals B, Schreibstein JM, Thomas MA, Waddington C, Warren B, Robertson PJ, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Jun;148(6 Suppl):S1-37 PMID 23733893
  • Botulinum toxin injection for the treatment of upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction. (Kelly EA, Koszewski IJ, Jaradeh SS, Merati AL, Blumin JH, Bock JM) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2013 Feb;122(2):100-8 PMID 23534124
  • Massive Zenker diverticulum. (Bock JM, Petronovich JJ, Blumin JH) Ear Nose Throat J 2012 Aug;91(8):319-20 PMID 22930080
  • Dysphagia due to adenoid cystic carcinoma of the base of the tongue. (Hoekzema CR, Massey BL, Blumin JH, Hunt BC, Bock JM) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2012 Jun;121(6):402-6 PMID 22737963
  • Pathology quiz case 2. Disseminated blastomycosis. (Brown JE, Blumin JH) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Jun;138(6):605-7 PMID 22710520
  • Pepsin promotes proliferation of laryngeal and pharyngeal epithelial cells. (Johnston N, Yan JC, Hoekzema CR, Samuels TL, Stoner GD, Blumin JH, Bock JM) Laryngoscope 2012 Jun;122(6):1317-25 PMID 22570308
  • The role of extraesophageal reflux in medically and surgically refractory rhinosinusitis. (Loehrl TA, Samuels TL, Poetker DM, Toohill RJ, Blumin JH, Johnston N) Laryngoscope 2012 Jul;122(7):1425-30 PMID 22539181
  • Reducing fistula rates following laryngotracheal separation. (Francis DO, Blumin J, Merati A) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2012 Mar;121(3):151-5 PMID 22530473
  • Reactive intracordal fibrovascular lesion. (Leach ME, Blumin JH, He C, Bock JM) Ear Nose Throat J 2012 Feb;91(2):54-6 PMID 22359128
  • Management of Zenker's diverticulum in the endoscopic age: current practice patterns. (Bock JM, Van Daele DJ, Gupta N, Blumin JH) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2011 Dec;120(12):796-806 PMID 22279951
  • Efficacy of laryngeal botulinum toxin injection: comparison of two techniques. (Fulmer SL, Merati AL, Blumin JH) Laryngoscope 2011 Sep;121(9):1924-8 PMID 22024846
  • Serum immunoglobulin G analysis to establish a delayed diagnosis of chronic cough due to Bordetella pertussis. (Bock JM, Burtis CC, Poetker DM, Blumin JH, Frank MO) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Jan;146(1):63-7 PMID 21987649
  • Subacute airway obstruction caused by a suprastomal tracheal granuloma following tracheotomy in an adult. (Kelly EA, Badi AN, Blumin JH, Poetker DM) Ear Nose Throat J 2011 Sep;90(9):E13-5 PMID 21938687
  • Evidence of extraesophageal reflux in idiopathic subglottic stenosis. (Blumin JH, Johnston N) Laryngoscope 2011 Jun;121(6):1266-73 PMID 21557240
  • Comparison of physical examination and fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography 4-6 months after radiotherapy to assess residual head-and-neck cancer. (Zundel MT, Michel MA, Schultz CJ, Maheshwari M, Wong SJ, Campbell BH, Massey BL, Blumin J, Wilson JF, Wang D) Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2011 Dec 1;81(5):e825-32 PMID 21300450
  • Analysis of pepsin in tracheoesophageal puncture sites. (Bock JM, Brawley MK, Johnston N, Samuels T, Massey BL, Campbell BH, Toohill RJ, Blumin JH) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2010 Dec;119(12):799-805 PMID 21250551
  • A new noninvasive method for determination of laryngeal sensory function. (Bock JM, Blumin JH, Toohill RJ, Merati AL, Prieto TE, Jaradeh SS) Laryngoscope 2011 Jan;121(1):158-63 PMID 21120827
  • Rationale for targeting pepsin in the treatment of reflux disease. (Johnston N, Wells CW, Samuels TL, Blumin JH) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2010 Aug;119(8):547-58 PMID 20860281
  • Prevalence of dysplasia in juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. (Sajan JA, Kerschner JE, Merati AL, Osipov V, Szabo S, Blumin JH) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 Jan;136(1):7-11 PMID 20083770
  • Pepsin in nonacidic refluxate can damage hypopharyngeal epithelial cells. (Johnston N, Wells CW, Samuels TL, Blumin JH) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2009 Sep;118(9):677-85 PMID 19810610
  • Vocal cord paralysis in children. (King EF, Blumin JH) Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009 Dec;17(6):483-7 PMID 19730263
  • Dysplasia in adults with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: incidence and risk factors. (Blumin JH, Handler EB, Simpson CB, Osipov V, Merati AL) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2009 Jul;118(7):481-5 PMID 19708485
  • Mucin gene expression in human laryngeal epithelia: effect of laryngopharyngeal reflux. (Samuels TL, Handler E, Syring ML, Pajewski NM, Blumin JH, Kerschner JE, Johnston N) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2008 Sep;117(9):688-95 PMID 18834073
  • Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life: findings in healthy children and in common laryngeal disorders. (Merati AL, Keppel K, Braun NM, Blumin JH, Kerschner JE) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2008 Apr;117(4):259-62 PMID 18478834
  • Duodenogastroesophageal reflux and its effect on extraesophageal tissues: a review. (Blumin JH, Merati AL, Toohill RJ) Ear Nose Throat J 2008 Apr;87(4):234-7 PMID 18478801
  • Reliability of the perceptual evaluation of adductor spasmodic dysphonia. (Chhetri DK, Merati AL, Blumin JH, Sulica L, Damrose EJ, Tsai VW) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2008 Mar;117(3):159-65 PMID 18444474
  • Laryngeal reinnervation with nerve-nerve anastomosis versus laryngeal framework surgery alone: a comparison of safety. (Blumin JH, Merati AL) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008 Feb;138(2):217-20 PMID 18241719
  • Receptor-mediated uptake of pepsin by laryngeal epithelial cells. (Johnston N, Wells CW, Blumin JH, Toohill RJ, Merati AL) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2007 Dec;116(12):934-8 PMID 18217514
  • The impact of gender and age on voice related quality of life in children: normative data. (Blumin JH, Keppel KL, Braun NM, Kerschner JE, Merati AL) Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008 Feb;72(2):229-34 PMID 18063123
  • Thermal injury to the tongue from an operative laryngoscope. (McMullin BT, Blumin JH, Merati AL) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Nov;137(5):798-802 PMID 17967649
  • Myosin heavy chain composition and fiber size of the cricopharyngeus muscle in patients with achalasia and normal subjects. (Davis MV, Merati AL, Jaradeh SS, Blumin JH) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2007 Sep;116(9):643-6 PMID 17926584
  • Comparative neuromuscular histopathology of cricopharyngeal achalasia patients with and without previous botulinum toxin treatment. (Merati AL, Tseng J, Blumin JH, Toohill RJ, Jaradeh S) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2007 May;116(5):375-80 PMID 17561767
  • The voice and laryngeal dysfunction in stroke: a report from the Neurolaryngology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (Altman KW, Schaefer SD, Yu GP, Hertegard S, Lundy DS, Blumin JH, Maronian NC, Heman-Ackah YD, Abitbol J, Casiano RR, Neurolaryngology Subcommittee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Jun;136(6):873-81 PMID 17547973
  • Self-reported voice-related quality of life in adolescents with paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction. (Mirasola KL, Braun N, Blumin JH, Kerschner JE, Merati AL) J Voice 2008 May;22(3):373-8 PMID 17241769
  • Association of airway abnormalities and risk factors in 37 subglottic stenosis patients. (Poetker DM, Ettema SL, Blumin JH, Toohill RJ, Merati AL) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006 Sep;135(3):434-7 PMID 16949978
  • Long-term follow-up results of selective laryngeal adductor denervation-reinnervation surgery for adductor spasmodic dysphonia. (Chhetri DK, Mendelsohn AH, Blumin JH, Berke GS) Laryngoscope 2006 Apr;116(4):635-42 PMID 16585872
  • Laryngeal findings in advanced Parkinson's disease. (Blumin JH, Pcolinsky DE, Atkins JP) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2004 Apr;113(4):253-8 PMID 15112966
  • Histology of nerves and muscles in adductor spasmodic dysphonia. (Chhetri DK, Blumin JH, Vinters HV, Berke GS) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2003 Apr;112(4):334-41 PMID 12731628
  • Bilateral vocal fold paresis and multiple system atrophy. (Blumin JH, Berke GS) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002 Dec;128(12):1404-7 PMID 12479729
  • Office-based treatment of laryngeal papillomatosis with percutaneous injection of cidofovir. (Chhetri DK, Blumin JH, Shapiro NL, Berke GS) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002 Jun;126(6):642-8 PMID 12087331
  • Lack of evoked laryngeal electromyography response in patients with a clinical diagnosis of vocal cord paralysis. (Damrose EJ, Huang RY, Blumin JH, Blackwell KE, Sercarz JA, Berke GS) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2001 Sep;110(9):815-9 PMID 11558756
  • Pathology forum: quiz case 2. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (intermediate grade) of the trachea. (Blumin JH, Golsorkhi AA, Feinberg GM, Berke GS) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001 May;127(5):595, 597-8 PMID 11346441
  • Vocal cord augmentation with cultured autologous fibroblasts. (Berke G, Blumin J, Sebastian J, Keller G, Revazova E) Bull Exp Biol Med 2000 Aug;130(8):790-2 PMID 11177246
  • Recovery of laryngeal sensation after superior laryngeal nerve anastomosis. (Blumin JH, Ye M, Berke GS, Blackwell KE) Laryngoscope 1999 Oct;109(10):1637-41 PMID 10522935
  • A novel flagellar Ca2+-binding protein in trypanosomes. (Engman DM, Krause KH, Blumin JH, Kim KS, Kirchhoff LV, Donelson JE) J Biol Chem 1989 Nov 5;264(31):18627-31 PMID 2681200
  • Trypanosoma cruzi expresses diverse repetitive protein antigens. (Hoft DF, Kim KS, Otsu K, Moser DR, Yost WJ, Blumin JH, Donelson JE, Kirchhoff LV) Infect Immun 1989 Jul;57(7):1959-67 PMID 2659529
  • Grants and Awards

  • Validity and Reliability of Diagnostic Methods and Measures of Spasmodic Dysphonia (#9207247 05/01/2011 - 08/31/2014) Sponsor: Emory University