Mary Es Anderson, MD, FACS
Dr. Mary Es Anderson, a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and a fellowship trained laryngologist, has dedicated her life to helping people with voice and throat disorders. She is the medical director of the Texas Center for Voice, one of our Centers of Excellence.
Dr. Anderson completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Professional Voice at the Van Lawrence Voice Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine under the training of Dr. Richard Stasney, who is the head physician for the Houston Grand Opera and the current President of the Medical Staff at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. She then furthered her training with many courses at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital on laser laryngeal surgery. She has taught many courses of her own on voice preservation and restoration, reflux, benign vocal cord growths, laser surgery of vocal cord cancers, and laryngeal inflammation.
Over the course of her medical career she has earned many awards during her career in medicine including Alpha Omega Alpha (the prestigious honor society of medical schools in the United States), the Janet Glasgow Achievement Award (given to women graduating in the top 10 % of their medical school class), the Academy of Otolaryngology Honor Award for service, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In addition to her role as the Texas Center for Voice Director, Dr. Anderson also directs clinical research concerning treatment for laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic laryngeal inflammation, laser surgery for benign and malignant tumors of the vocal cords, medical therapy for laryngeal papillomatosis, and surgical management of swallowing dysfunction. She is a national and international speaker and is on the review board for the Laryngoscope Journal. She has authored on many topics in otolaryngology and her original research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Anderson is well respected in the Houston medical community and in the otolaryngology community. She has been voted “Best Doctors in America” 2017-2018, “Top Otolaryngologist in Houston TX” by The International Association of Healthcare Professionals”, “America’s Top Physician” by the Consumer Research Council of America for the last 10 years, and was selected as one of 2018 Texas “Super Doctors”.
Dr. Anderson understands the special concerns of performers, having herself been in a rock band, a gospel choir, a contemporary Christian praise band and an a-cappella group at Dartmouth. She enjoys all genres of music and is delighted to help restore voices to performers and speakers, whether they are professionals, sing for personal enjoyment, or just need their own voice back!
Dr Anderson sees patients at the following locations:
“The voice is a representation of our selves to the world. Voices convey depth, intention, meaning, and flavor to our words. Even mild hoarseness can rob us of our ability to communicate in the way we intend. A strong healthy voice is a vital part of teaching or doing business. It contributes to entertainment, service, and communication with loved ones. My purpose every day is to help you to achieve the best possible voice so that you may live your life to the fullest. My promise is that I will work my hardest to help you express yourself the best. For over 15 years my subspecialty focus has been voice, throat, and swallowing disorders. I am honored to be able to provide this service and to be a part of improving lives.”
– Dr Mary Es Anderson