Norman D. Hogikyan, M.D., FACS
Dr. Norman Hogikyan is a nationally recognized authority in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders. He has published dozens of manuscripts and book chapters in this field, has served on the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and on the editorial review board of major otolaryngology and voice-related journals. He has been the director of the Vocal Health Center since its establishment in 1996.
Dr. Hogikyan received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and currently serves as Associate Chairman for Clinical Programs, Professor and Chief of the Division of Laryngology, Rhinology and General Otolaryngology (LaRGO), and Director of the Vocal Health Center in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. While in medical school, Dr. Hogikyan completed a one-year research fellowship in molecular genetics at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his post-graduate medical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Washington University of St. Louis and a fellowship in Laryngology and Voice Disorders at Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Hogikyan joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1995, and currently serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Laryngology, Rhinology and General Otolaryngology (LaRGO) and Director of the Vocal Health Center in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also Professor of Voice in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. His interests include treatment of all types of voice and laryngeal disorders, vocal fold paralysis, care of the professional voice laryngeal cancer with a special emphasis on minimally invasive endoscopic laser surgery and spasmodic dysphonia.
Robbi Ann Kupfer, M.D.
Dr. Robbi Ann Kupfer is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Her areas of practice include voice, airway and swallowing disorders; endoscopic laser surgery; recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and awake, in-office laser treatment of papillomas; vocal fold paralysis; subglottic stenosis; care of the professional voice; transnasal esophagoscopy. View Dr. Kupfer's video profile.
Robert J. Morrison, M.D.
Dr. Robert J. Morrison received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in 2011. He completed his post-graduate surgical training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2017 during which he completed an 18-month NIH funded research fellowship in the Biomedical Engineering with a focus on 3D-printing applications in surgery, patient-specific medical device development, and cartilage tissue engineering. He then completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Complex Airway Reconstruction at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He has also completed additional education and leadership experiences in patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI) including the AAMC Teaching 4 Quality curriculum.
Dr. Morrison joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is a member of the Laryngology and General Otolaryngology division, developing the Michigan Medicine Program for Complex Airway Reconstruction, and is active in the North American Airway Collaborative (NoAAC). Additionally, he is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering-Otolaryngology collaborative consortium and a member of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR). He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and lectures nationally and taught instructional courses on 3D printing and laryngologic disorders.
His clinical expertise is in the treatment of all types of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. He has expertise in phonomicrosurgical techniques for treatment all benign and malignant laryngeal lesions. He also specializes in endoscopic and open complex airway reconstructive surgery for laryngotracheal stenosis. His research interests include 3D-printing applications in surgery, patient-specific medical device development, etiogenesis and treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis, voice outcomes after laryngeal microsurgery, and PS/QI.
Additional Team Members
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