Markus Hess, MD, is a dedicated otolaryngologist and phoniatrician, subspecializing in laryngology, phonosurgery, and disorders of professional voice users.
Dr. Hess graduated from University Medical School, Düsseldorf, and Freie Universität, Berlin. Since 1991 board-certified otolaryngologist and since 1995 board-certified phoniatrist. He accepted 1998 a position as full professor at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and Professorship for Phoniatrics. He is co-founder and Head of the first Voice Clinic in Germany (Deutsche Stimmklinik, 2014).
He specialized in the care of the performing voice and the treatment of all kinds of voice disorders. Dr. Hess has long-standing experience in performing endoscopic and open surgical procedures on the larynx. He has invented many techniques for diagnostics and surgical interventions in laryngology and holds a patent on LED-stroboscopy. Dr. Hess brings a multidisciplinary approach to such patients as public speakers, singers, and actors. His surgical patients receive cutting-edge minimally invasive techniques in laryngeal microsurgery as well as office-based voice surgery in topical anesthesia. Dr. Hess has authored and co-authored over hundred peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, book chapters, and textbooks. He is chair of Pan European Conferences (PEVOC) since 2015, a founding member of the ‘German Society of Phonosurgery’, founder and Executive Board member of the European Academy of Voice (EAV), President of the international Collegium Medicorum Theatri (CoMeT) since 2015 and serves in multiple capacities on many international editorial and scientific boards and committees. Dr. Hess teaches regularly at national and international voice conferences and gives own courses in cutting-edge phonosurgery techniques.