WATCH | Road Map to Voice Disorders with Dr. Robert Bastian

Robert W. Bastian, MD

The recording of Dr. Robert W. Bastian’s presentation, A Tour of Voice Disorders with a Focus on Spasmodic Dysphonia, is now available for viewing.  It was our great pleasure to welcome Dr. Bastian, who serves as the Chair of our Medical Advisory Board, to kick off a new series of webinars hosted by the organization. We are so grateful for his leadership and sharing his compassionate approach to the care of voice disorders.   

During the live webinar, Dr. Bastian was not able to respond to all of the questions. These questions were compiled into one document (both from the chat and the Q&A box), and Dr. Bastian graciously recorded a second video addressing them. This new recording is just over 40 minutes. Part II is available for viewing here.

Robert W. Bastian, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist, has practiced laryngology exclusively since 1987. Dr. Bastian spent 20 years in academic medicine, at Washington University-St. Louis and then at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. He founded and is the Director of the Bastian Voice Institute. Dr. Bastian is an internationally recognized authority on the treatment of voice, airway, swallowing, and coughing disorders, having been invited to teach in university and professional society contexts in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Ireland, France, Belgium, and Turkey. He has been listed for several years by Chicago magazine as one of “Chicago’s Top Doctors,” and by Castle-Connolly as one of “America’s Top Doctors.” He is also the recipient of the Honor Award for teaching contributions to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, as well as, in 2010, the Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Bastian also created an educational website, Laryngopedia, which has a wide array of encyclopedia entries, photos, and videos on voice, swallowing, airway, and coughing disorders. Dr. Bastian is the Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, now Dysphonia International.