Department of Otolaryngology

Success Stories

Pittsburgh Blues Legend Billy Price, has worked with the University of Pittsburgh Voice team.  Learn more about his journey here

"Precise, professional, knowledgeable, patient centered.  The nurses line enables open communication between shots.  My call is always returned promptly with any needed information.  Every step needed for a correct diagonosis was also utilized in a patient, caring, timely manner.  Although I would hope it could be cured, coming here for shots has made my journey less stressful and confident that the best care and decision making for my voice is being made"
Maureen A.
Patient with spasmodic dysphonia

"As a professional singer and speaker, I was so impressed with how well the Voice Center understood me. When my voice was in a severe crisis, they knew exactly how to help. They understood the demands that are on my voice, and they were able to assemble a team to equip me to be healthy while still doing the things I love. Today my voice is stronger than ever. I really believe that the work of the team at the Voice Center enabled me to continue singing and preaching. Without them, my ability to do these things would be greatly impaired. I have the deepest gratitude for all of the team at the Voice Center, they equipped me to be me."
Jason H., lead pastor, Amplify Church

“The staff treated me as if I were a member of the family.  I was impressed with the speed of my experience. It seemed like there was no waiting time at all. I felt that I was in an exceptional health care facility with a world-class surgeon.”

 “Everyone was wonderful, especially Christina, the singing therapist. Really felt Dr. Smith spent a lot of time with me”

"I was very pleased with the care and health concerns that I received at Dr. Smith's office. I followed her instructions for my throat concerns and got wonderful results. I was very impressed with her staff, which was very kind and helpful, and should I have any health concerns in the future, I will return to her office.  Thank you very much Dr. Smith for making my health concerns a l00% better."

"The very best thing for me is that the staff caring for me really takes the time to listen...not to hear what they think I'm saying, but to really hear me and what's going on with my voice. I don't have to come often (it's been years since I've had to), but I appreciate the care I get here."

"On my first appointment, they visualized my vocal chords and assessed my speech pattern. They were able to reassure me that my issue was technique vs. something more serious.  The treatment regimen was then set and off we went.  Even more, they provided me a CD of the therapy sessions so, if I experience the same symptoms again (which I have) I can use the CD to practice. One last thing... They’re super kind and welcoming at the office!"