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Division of Laryngology

Our division provides medical and surgical care for voice, airway, swallowing and related disorders.

Clinical Care

The U-M Division of Laryngology and Voice Disorders Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for disorders of the larynx and associated structures. This includes voice, swallowing and breathing problems, and encompasses both benign and malignant diseases. Care is often interdisciplinary with close collaboration between laryngologists and speech pathologists, nursing, and other medical and surgical specialists.

For occupational and professional voice users, the interdisciplinary team at our Vocal Health Center includes vocal arts faculty from the University of Michigan School of Music Theatre and Dance. Evaluation and treatment of patients with complex airway disorders includes coordination with the University of Michigan Complex Airway Intervention and Reconstruction (AIR) program which was developed by division faculty member Robert Morrison, MD.


Clinical and didactic teaching of a laryngology fellow, rotating residents and medical students takes place on a daily basis with learners participating in all aspects of the Division’s comprehensive laryngology practice. Educational experiences in the clinic include exposure to a wide breadth of patients with laryngologic disorders and training in advanced diagnostic techniques including perceptual analysis of the voice, stroboscopy, bronchoscopy and transnasal esophagoscopy. Trainees have opportunities for hands on procedural experience commensurate with their level of training, ranging from flexible laryngoscopy and office-based procedures to advanced open and endoscopic laryngeal surgical procedures.

Division members are highly dedicated to medical education, frequently contributing to graduate medical education conferences and courses, and serving as educational leaders. Robbi Kupfer, MD is the director for the department’s residency program as well as the laryngology fellowship. Robert Morrison, MD, FACS directs the quality improvement and patient safety education curricula for the department, and Norman Hogikyan, MD, FACS is a Michigan Medicine faculty ethicist involved with education of ethics fellows and medical students.

Division of Laryngology Publications

Division faculty are involved with a wide range of research activities in laryngology, medical education, and clinical medical ethics. View some of the publications here.

Publications with U-M Contributions

View publications from North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC) with contributions from University of Michigan Division of Laryngology.

Division Faculty
Norman D. Hogikyan Norman D Hogikyan, MD, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Section Head and Associate Chair
Professor of Music, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Profile-RobbiKupfer-2023 Robbi A Kupfer, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology Education Lead
Fellowship Director
Residency Program Director
profile-robert-morrison-2019 Robert J Morrison, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director
Associate Medical Director