To provide the highest quality medical, surgical, and behavioral care and consideration for persons with voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Our primary concern is patient care, supported by ongoing educational activities and research projects.
Robert W. Bastian, M.D., established Bastian Voice Institute in 2003 following a successful twenty-year career in academic medicine first at Washington University in St. Louis and then at Loyola University in Chicago, finishing with the rank of Professor. Dr. Bastian founded BVI, inspired by his vision of a unique, primary-through-tertiary-care specialty practice dedicated to voice, swallowing, and airway disorders in the adult population.
Bastian Voice Institute reflects Dr. Bastian’s triple passions for patient care, teaching, and research. He works alongside carefully chosen co-workers Brent Richardson, M.D. and Michele Denemark, M.A., CCC-SLP, as well as with a caring and committed staff, all of whom have helped bring BVI into being in keeping with his vision.
Although most of our patients come from the Chicago area or surrounding Midwest region, we also see patients from almost every part of the U.S. We even have a handful of patients who visit us internationally. (Click either map to expand it.)
In addition, via our educational website and YouTube channel, Dr. Bastian has responded to hundreds of informational queries from around the U.S. as well as from many countries, including England, Netherlands, Iceland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Australia, India, Israel, and Afghanistan.