Bastian Voice Institute

Brent E. Richardson, M.D. Dr. Richardson is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat physician) with a specialty in Laryngology. After finishing his training in Otolaryngology, he completed a year-long fellowship with Dr. Bastian at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, in 1996. Because of Dr. Richardson’s training, experience, and recognized abilities as a Laryngologist, Dr. Bastian invited him to join him as a colleague at Loyola University, and later to become a part of Bastian Voice Institute from its inception.Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He then served two years of general surgery training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Experiences as a singer in boychoirs, select collegiate ensembles, and musical theater (as both a singer and an actor) sparked Dr. Richardson’s interests in the unique problems affecting professional voice users. He understands firsthand the needs of performers, and continues to be active in musical and theatrical productions. His personal interest in voice serves him well in his treatment of diverse voice, breathing (airway), swallowing, and coughing disorders, whether they be due to vocal fold injury, cancer or benign tumor, neurological cause, or functional/ non-organic in nature.

Dr. Richardson has taught courses for the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery on the topics of airway scarring and swallowing disorders. He moderated a panel discussion of the renowned office-based videoendoscopic techniques pioneered by Dr. Bastian and practiced at Bastian Voice Institute. Dr. Richardson also lectures on voice disorders for the Osler Institute Otolaryngology board review course and speaks on vocal health and injury prevention to performers.

Dr. Richardson’s Curriculum Vitae