Elizabeth Blair, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Elizabeth A. Blair, MD

Professor of Surgery Director, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Wellness

Elizabeth A. Blair, MD, is a highly regarded surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery. Dr. Blair is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease, salivary gland tumors and skull base tumors, as well as malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. She has a special interest in treating patients with voice and laryngeal disorders ranging from hoarseness to vocal cord paralysis.

Dr. Blair's research interests include management of laryngeal and voice disorders, functional outcomes of patients treated for head and neck cancer and development of organ preservation therapies for head and neck malignancies. She also has an interest in early diagnosis and prevention of head and neck cancer.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Chicago Singing Teachers Guild
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society

Practicing Since

  • 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Creighton University School of Medicine

Internship

  • Creighton University Medical Center

Residency

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

News & Research

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  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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