This site is my attempt to inform you about voice disorders from a physician's perspective. Vocal cords behave according to the laws of physics and there is not much that is mystical about them - although they are most important for transmitting verbal information and emotion from one person to another.
If you would like a summary of diagnosing voice disorders, that would be best available in a book I have written, published 2012, "Why is there a frog in my throat? A guide to hoarseness."
All of the content on this site, including photos and videos, are available for your use under a creative commons license which allows you to use the content for non-profit or educational purposes at no cost, as long as you attribute it's source.
The information on this site represents my understanding of the voice and is primarily related to my studies, initially with other laryngologists, and then over the years, the self-teaching that goes on from seeing many voice disorders every day. Journal references are provided occasionally, but I have great skepticism about the peer review process perpetuating existing beliefs rather than challenging them. This site has not been peer reviewed (like most websites), as a medical journal would be. There is no advertising on this site.
And the caveat: this site is specifically not meant to establish a doctor-patient relationship with you. I have an office in Portland, Oregon, United States, where patients wishing to be seen and establish a relationship, may reach me.