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Elizabeth Banaszak, Speech Pathologist, Otolaryngology

Elizabeth Banaszak, MA, CCC-SLP


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Elizabeth Banaszak (She/Her) is a speech pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at UI Health. Ms. Banaszak specializes in the evaluation and treatment of voice disorders, particularly for professional voice users, including singers, teachers, and actors and actresses. She has extensive clinical experience and training in individual and group transgender voice therapy, including piloting the Transgender Voice Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (Boston). She also specializes in upper-airway disorders (inducible laryngeal obstruction/vocal cord dysfunction) and chronic cough across the lifespan. Ms. Banaszak is certified in Speak Out! Voice Therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease, and she has robust training in laryngeal massage and myofascial release techniques. She is an avid musician with a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from Northwestern University. She has performed in numerous opera and musical theatre productions and continues to sing and perform in local choirs in her spare time.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Language : English

specialties & services

  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Otolaryngology
  • Voice Disorders
  • Transgender Voice Support
  • Rehabilitation for Professionals
  • Dysphagia
  • Upper Airway Disorders (inducible laryngeal obstruction)
  • Chronic Cough


Eye & Ear Infirmary (EEI), 3rd Floor

1855 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Institute for Voice Care, Suite 1422

60 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611


  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital — Rochester, NY
  • Postgraduate: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign