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Laryngologist wanted

Do you: 

  • love the human voice?
  • the focus of a subspecialty?
  • enthusiastic about the subspecialty of voice diagnosis and treatment?
  • interested in gender affirmation voice surgery?
  • enjoy high definition video work?
  • staying on top of endoscopic imaging?
  • the complexities of diagnostic sleuthing?
  • have a background in music?

I am James Thomas and with my staff we have built a practice dedicated exclusively to laryngology/voice disorders over 20 years. My current priorities for teaching and speaking on laryngology lead me to almost monthly travel around the world (pre-COVID and maybe again...). Applications are being accepted for the next fellowship opening is July 2022.

Side benefits: The fellowship is located in central Portland, which is a delightful, liberal west coast city with incredible lifestyle living in an urban area. Wilderness abounds, beginning as close as a 10 minute ride from the office. We are an active gastronomic, creative beverage, coffee loving, pedestrian, transit, & cycling friendly community. 

Fellowship salary is $71,000, includes malpractice insurance.

There remains options for a shorter observational fellowship in the period between December 2020 and June 2022.

Video series

Phonogram - Identifying a voice disorder with your ear

Phonogram - Identifying a voice disorder by listening

Vocal Signature or Vocal Capabilities - presented ELS meeting 2016

This short talk was produced for the European Laryngology Society's (ELS) meeting in Genoa, Italy on June 10, 2016.

High Definition Laryngology 2016

Lecture on High Definition Laryngology given at the 2016 European Laryngological Society Meeting in Genoa, Italy. 

Laryngology 101: Laryngeal foreign body

It particle is trapped within the left laryngeal ventricle for some years before it is discovered.


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.  Feel free to review my diagnostic method for voice disorders. There is also a pdf file available for an out of print publication from 2012,  "Why is there a frog in my throat? A guide to hoarseness" which may be downloaded.