Your voice is an important part of your gender expression and being your most genuine self. At the UChicago Medicine Voice Center, we understand that you want your voice to reflect who you are.

Our care team includes providers who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our laryngeal surgeons specialize in the medical and surgical management of the voice, including voice feminization. Our certified speech-language pathologists specialize in gender-affirming voice modification training as well as providing pre-and post-operative therapy services.

We also work collaboratively with other members of your care team to help you find the best treatment options.

Voice Services Available

At UChicago Medicine, we provide patient-centered care that respects you and your choices. We offer expert services to enhance your voice, including:

  • Voice feminization
  • Tracheal shave
  • Voice masculinization

If you are thinking about any of these options, we can help you understand what’s involved and help determine if you are a good candidate. To make an appointment, call 1-888-824-0200 and ask for the Trans CARE clinic, or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Voice Services Team

Our Advanced Speech and Language Pathologists

Dana Hayes, MS, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)
Derek Palmer, MA, CCC-SLP (he/him/his)
Sweta Soni, MA, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Our Voice Services Locations