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Elizabeth Blair, MD

Professor of Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth Blair is a highly regarded surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery. Dr. Blair is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disease, salivary gland tumors and skull base tumors, as well as malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. She has a special interest in treating patients with voice and laryngeal disorders ranging from hoarseness to vocal cord paralysis.

Dr. Blair's research interests include management of laryngeal and voice disorders, functional outcomes of patients treated for head and neck cancer, and development of organ preservation therapies for head and neck malignancies. She also has an interest in early diagnosis and prevention of head and neck cancer.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine


Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
American Medical Association
Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society
Chicago Signing Teachers Guild 
Society of University Otolaryngologists

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-4934

Office Fax

(773) 702-6809

Office Postal Address

Elizabeth Blair, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 1035
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Voice disorders
  • Laryngology
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors
  • Minimally invasive head and neck surgery
  • Skull base tumors

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Learn More About Dr. Blair

Dr. Blair was part of a multidisciplinary care team that treated Clayton Harris for lymphoma. Thanks to her care, he is now in remission and enjoying life with his two young sons. Read Clayton's story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Blair's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.