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Joel H. Blumin MD

Joel H. Blumin MD

Chief, Professor

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

Member of the Cancer Center


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

  • Changing Patterns in Reflux Care: 10-Year Comparison of ABEA Members. (Gooi Z, Ishman SL, Bock JM, Blumin JH, Akst LM) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2015 Jun 19: PMID: 26091843
  • Dysphonia in nursing home and assisted living residents: prevalence and association with frailty. (G Nichols B, Varadarajan V, Bock JM, Blumin JH) J Voice 2015 Jan;29(1):79-82 PMID: 25499517 PMCID: PMC4293267
  • Establishment of an immortalized laryngeal posterior commissure cell line as a tool for reflux research. (Lee SH, Samuels T, Bock JM, Blumin JH, Johnston N) Laryngoscope 2015 Feb;125(2):E73-7 PMID: 25272366
  • Diagnosis and laryngeal complications of Bordatella pertussis infection in the ambulatory adult population. (Leschke TM, Blumin JH, Bock JM) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2014 Nov;151(5):714-7 PMID: 25205637
  • Surface-evoked laryngeal sensory action potential evaluation in neurogenic chronic cough. (Bock JM, Koszewski IJ, Blumin JH, Toohill RJ, Merati AL, Prieto TE, Jaradeh SS) J Voice 2014 Sep;28(5):624-30 PMID: 24880673
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux: paradigms for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. (Gooi Z, Ishman SL, Bock JM, Blumin JH, Akst LM) Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2014 Oct;123(10):677-85 PMID: 24789800
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3951150
  • Massive Zenker diverticulum. (Bock JM, Petronovich JJ, Blumin JH) Ear Nose Throat J 2012 Aug;91(8):319-20 PMID: 22930080 PMCID: PMC3951161
  • Decision Making in Vocal Fold Paralysis. (Merati AL, Blumin JH, Johns MM, Simpson CB) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Aug;147(2 suppl):P23 PMID: 25718819
  • Pardon the Interruption: Voice, Airway, and Swallowing. (Rosen CA, Simpson CB, Merati AL, Courey MS, Amin MR, McCulloch TM, Franco RA, Lorenz RR, Blumin JH) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012 Aug;147(2 suppl):P24 PMID: 25718852
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3951153
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3816638
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3951162
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3202690
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3951152
  • 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 PMCID: PMC313827
  • Last update: 06/21/2015