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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?

The voicedoctor-practice is looking for a recent graduate interested in learning and practicing laryngology. Opportunity is available to continue practice after fellowship completion.

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. Consequently, someone competent in managing all nuances of voice disorders would be a welcome addition to the voicedoctor practice. New patients would appreciate appointments and surgery sooner than I alone can accommodate them.

Our office 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. 

If joining the voicedoctor team sounds like an opportunity to you, please contact me at [email protected].

Fellowship salary is $70,000 for the first year.

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 an out of print publication from 2012,  "Why is there a frog in my throat? A guide to hoarseness" which may be downloaded. 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.