Why Choose the Voice Program at CHOP?
The Voice Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the only multidisciplinary pediatric clinic serving the greater Philadelphia area, and one of only a few programs nationwide that is dedicated to the comprehensive voice treatment for children.
Karen Zur, MD, an internationally recognized pediatric otolaryngologist, founded the program in 2005. As a specialist in pediatric voice and airway disorders, Dr. Zur’s dedication to creating a caring, multidisciplinary approach to helping children with voice disorders has made the Voice Program one of the world’s leading centers for vocal fold treatment and research.
At the Voice Program, your child’s care team includes musicians, performers, a children’s theater director and a vocal coach. Therefore, our speech pathologists and physician have a first-hand understanding of the importance of vocal health and are uniquely prepared to provide the care your child needs to succeed.
Not only does the Voice Program work to treat children who come to us for care, our team members are also providing outreach and education services within the community. Our aim is to help empower others who care for and work with children to recognize voice disorders and promote good vocal hygiene.