Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery, Endocrine Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Elizabeth Blair, MD
Elizabeth 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

  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Head & Neck Surgery
  • Voice Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Laryngology
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Tumors
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Vocal Cord Dysplasia
  • Early Glottic (Vocal Cord) Cancer
  • Professional Voice Users
  • Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
  • Minimally Invasive ENT Surgery

Medical Education

  • Creighton University School of Medicine


  • Creighton University Medical Center


  • University Pittsburgh Medical Center


  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Chicago Signing Teachers Guild
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1988

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
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UChicago Medicine oncologist Everett E. Vokes, MD, and head and neck surgeon Elizabeth Blair, MD, talk about the importance of finding the right cancer care team and center.

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