Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.

Head of Voice Science Department

Dr. Robert Sataloff is a graduate of Haverford College with a degree in music theory and composition; the Jefferson Medical College, the Otorhinolaryngology Residency and Neurotology Fellowship of the University of Michigan; and Combs College of Music (D.M.A. in Voice). Currently, Dr. Sataloff is professor of otolaryngology at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; adjunct professor in the department of otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania and at Georgetown University; chairman of the department of otolaryngology at Graduate Hospital; chairman of The Voice Foundation; and chairman of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is also on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Dr. Sataloff is the author of more than five hundred publications, including twenty-three textbooks, and has lectured extensively on the voice throughout the world. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Singing, Ear Nose and Throat Journal, and numerous other professional publications. Dr. Sataloff has also served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir since 1970. He adds a special dimension to the AVA faculty as the only otolaryngologist in the United States who is a fully trained professional singer, voice teacher, and conductor.