"I can come by here and have a couple of polyps lasered off my vocal cords and then go straight to work."
— Daryl Collins, age 53

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Physicians and Staff

The Emory Voice Center's multidisciplinary staff is dedicated to the compassionate care of all patients with voice disorders. We also serve the special needs of vocal professionals.

Adam M. Klein

Adam M. Klein, MD, FACS
Director, Emory Voice Center
Assistant Professor, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology
Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After completing his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, he went on to do a fellowship to subspecialize in laryngology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, under the direction of Dr. Steven Zeitels. He is board-certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Klein's clinical specialties include general otolaryngology, laryngeal disorders and the professional voice. His research interests include imaging of the human vocal folds using enhanced laryngeal imaging tools.

Jeanne Hatcher MD

Jeanne Hatcher MD
Dr. Hatcher is a graduate of Wake Forest School of Medicine where she also completed her residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. While at Wake Forest she served as a founding member of the Resident Quality Improvement Council. She then furthered her training of voice, airway and swallowing disorders during her laryngology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio under the direction of Dr. Blake Simpson. Dr. Hatcher is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical interests embody all of laryngology with particular expertise in bronchoesophagology. Her research interests include tracheal and glottic stenosis as well as geriatric laryngology.

Craig R. Villari, MD

Craig R. Villari, MD
Dr. Villari completed both his undergraduate and medical educations at Emory University and then stayed at Emory to complete a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Villari served as the administrative chief resident for the department. He then completed a one year laryngology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco under the guidance of Dr. Mark Courey before coming back to join the faculty at Emory University. His clinical interests include all area of laryngology with a particular focus on airway stenosis and endoscopic treatment of early laryngeal cancers and premalignant lesions.

Marina Gilman

Marina Gilman, MM, MA, SLP
Ms. Gilman is a licensed speech-language pathologist with voice specialization, voice and speech teacher and a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Ms. Gilman has worked as the speech pathology voice specialist at the Bastian Voice Institute, Loyola University Voice Institute and as a singing voice consultant working primarily with singers, actors and other voice professionals for the University of Chicago Voice Center. Ms. Gilman offers techniques for effective voice therapy and on the application of the Feldenkrais Method for singers and voice professionals. Prior to earning her master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Ms. Gilman was the coordinator and principal teacher in the Vocal Coaching Program at Cornell University and Chair of the Voice Department at Syracuse University.

Carissa Maira

Carissa Maira, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. Maira is a licensed speech-language pathologist who was the first Emory Voice Center Clinical Fellow in Voice and Swallowing (2004-2005). She returned to the Emory Voice Center in 2010 after working as a voice specialist at the Evelyn Trammell Voice & Swallowing Center in Atlanta, GA. Her clinical and research interests include adherence to voice therapy and the psychosocial ramifications of voice disorders. She has presented at national and international conferences and has published several papers on the topic of adherence in professional journals. Ms. Maira completed her Master of Science degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus in voice disorders.

Nancy McColloch, MS, CCC-SLP

Nancy McColloch, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. McColloch is a speech-language pathologist with specialization in the areas of dysphagia and voice. She has over 25 years of clinical practical experience working collaboratively with Otolaryngology, Neurology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Radiology in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, voice and head and neck cancer problems. She developed the Speech Pathology program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, within the Department of Surgery/Otolaryngology. She was an active member of the clinical research team at UAB that first proposed pre-emptive dysphagia therapy for patients during chemoradiation to address post radiation fibrosis. She has published several articles on the usefulness of dysphagia exercises in the head and neck cancer population. She has been an invited lecturer to various music departments and programs for laryngeal anatomy and physiology and vocal health. She was an invited consultant with Inhealth technologies and Atos in clinical education and the development of products for laryngectomized persons. She is an active member of A Voice for Hope dedicated to the early detection and education for head and neck cancers.

Brian E. Petty, M.A., CCC-SLP

Brian E. Petty, M.A., CCC-SLP
Brian holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Oklahoma State University, as well as dual Master of Arts degrees in vocal pedagogy and in speech and hearing science, both from The Ohio State University. He served as Senior Speech-Language Pathologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from 2002 to 2013 before moving his practice to the Emory Voice Center in Atlanta, GA. He specializes in disorders of the professional and singing voice. He currently serves as coordinator for Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, for the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and is a frequent lecturer on the clinical management of voice disorders.