Welcome to the

Voice Center

When changes to your voice, difficulty with breathing, or swallowing problems have an impact on your life, our experts can help.

At NYU Langone’s Voice Center, we provide evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect the sound and quality of the voice, including sore throat, infectious and inflammatory disorders, vocal cord paralysis, and vocal cord cancer.

Dr. Paul Kwak Uses Scope to Examine Vocal Chords

We specialize in caring for the performing voice. Our team works with professional singers and actors across genres, as well as singers-in-training, amateurs, and other performers. We also treat professionals who rely upon their voice to perform their jobs, such as teachers, lawyers, and religious leaders.

Dr. Milan Amin Checks Patient’s Vocal Chords

We also address difficulty swallowing, acid reflux, and chronic cough, as well as tremor, aging voice, injuries related to overuse of the voice, and benign vocal cord lesions, including cysts, polyps, and nodules.

If your condition requires surgical care, our physicians are experts in traditional and novel approaches to surgery. We also work with NYU Langone doctors to provide gender-affirming care to people who are transgender. Services we offer include vocal feminization surgery and pitch-raising surgery.

Very often, treatment of voice disorders involves voice or swallowing therapy. Our voice specialists and the swallowing therapists from Rusk Rehabilitation provide the therapies you need to recover.

Our Locations

Appointments are available at our main location at 345 East 37th Street in Manhattan. We also see patients at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side, which is conveniently located at 355 West 52nd Street, near New York City’s Theater District. Call 646-754-8642 to make an appointment at either location.

Voice Center Staff

Community Events

NYU Langone’s Voice Center hosts community events and classes throughout the year. For more information about our upcoming programs, please call 646-754-8642 or email voicecenter@med.nyu.edu.


More About Our Voice Center

Our Leadership

  • Milan R. Amin, MD
    Director | Laryngology & Voice, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

    Dr. Amin has served as the director of NYU Langone’s Voice Center since 2005. He specializes in the treatment of vocal cord problems for professionals who depend on their voices every day. He also treats people for swallowing and airway concerns as well as voice disorders. Dr. Amin participates in research dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. He is currently the Service Chief of Otolaryngology for Tisch Hospital and Chief of the Division of Laryngology, as well as president of the New York Laryngological Society.

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  • Ryan C. Branski, PhD
    Associate Director | Speech Pathology, Otolaryngology

    Dr. Branski is a licensed speech–language pathologist. He runs an active research laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is considered a leader in the study of vocal fold injury and repair and the development of novel gene therapy techniques. He is a standing member of the Motor Function, Speech, and Rehabilitation Study Section at the NIH and a fellow in both the American Laryngological Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has published more than 80 scientific articles and two seminal books about the voice.

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  • Paul E. Kwak, MD
    Laryngologist | Laryngology & Voice, Head & Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

    Dr. Kwak is a laryngeal surgeon who specializes in care of the professional voice. Dr. Kwak completed his clinical fellowship in laryngeal surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied vocal accompanying and opera coaching and earned a master’s degree in collaborative piano. Dr. Kwak’s clinical and research interests center on the care of the professional voice, and his most recent publications examine physiologic and acoustic effects of opera performance.

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  • Aaron M. Johnson, PhD
    Singing Voice Specialist | Speech Pathology, Otolaryngology, Laryngology & Voice

    Dr. Johnson is a speech–language pathologist specializing in voice habilitation and rehabilitation to prevent and treat voice disorders in performing artists. His research laboratory, funded by the NIH, examines the effects of vocal training on the aging larynx. A former professional classical singer and teacher of singing, Dr. Johnson holds a degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University, a certificate in vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech, and earned his research doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • Shirley Gherson
    Speech–Language Pathologist | Speech Pathology

    Ms. Gherson has been working with patients with voice disorders since 2003, and is considered an expert in the area of treating high-level voice professionals, paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction, and pediatric voice disorders. She is particularly interested in the evaluation and treatment of patients with medically complex or multi-factorial voice conditions such as spasmodic dysphonia or traumatic vocal injury.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

Voice Center

345 East 37th Street
Suite 306
New York, NY 10016

NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side

355 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019