Dr. Reena Gupta is a laryngologist, meaning that she’s an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor who specializes in the care of the professional voice. What makes her unique among her colleagues is that she combines her Western medical training with a holistic and integrative approach to vocal health. Now, as she’s going through a major period of growth and opening up her own practice, Dr. Gupta shares about both the science and art of the voice. Prepare to have your limiting beliefs busted in this episode… Yes, your mental health can affect your voice! And yes, speaking your truth makes a difference when it comes to being able to speak and sing with strength and ease!
Laryngologist: a physician specializing in the study of the larynx (the human voice box and home of the vocal cords)
Laryngology: the branch of medicine dealing with the larynx
ENT: A medical specialist who is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck, including particularly the ears, nose, and throat. ENT doctors are also called otolaryngologists.
Speech-language pathologist (SLPs): work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
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Dr. Reena Gupta’s Bio
Dr. Reena Gupta is the director of the Division of Voice and Laryngology at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. She is an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician and Laryngologist and Voice surgeon who has devoted her career to caring for professional voice users. Her practice is located in Los Angeles, California.
She is a respected expert in Laryngology and has published in numerous journals and textbooks, including Operative Techniques in Laryngology and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care.
Dr. Gupta has been invited to speak at universities locally and internationally. Dr. Gupta strongly believes in advocating for performers and designs treatment plans that enable her patients to thrive in their careers. Dr. Gupta’s desire to care for voice patients stems from her passion for the vocal arts. She began singing in elementary school and continued building on this foundation through private vocal training while in high school.
Throughout college, she sang in the Pennsylvania State University Choir while pursuing her love for the art of medicine. She was then accepted into Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where she continued to combine her singing background with her interests in medicine, singing in the medical school’s choir. She went onto complete a 5 year residency program at New York University School of Medicine in Head and Neck surgery while concurrently conducting research in the field of Laryngology.
Upon graduation, from NYU Dr. Gupta was selected to complete the prestigious fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Drexel University College of Medicine.
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