Meet the Doctor
Dr. Reena Gupta, MD, FACS
It all started when Dr. Reena Gupta opened the Center for Vocal Health, in Beverly Hills, California. Well, technically, it didn’t start then.
It started a few decades earlier when she discovered her love for singing in 7th grade. A very special music teacher, Miss Valerie Lettieri, helped foster a love and talent for music that grew over the years. Dr. Gupta’s musical career may have peaked when she played Sister Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls in the 8th grade. But her love of music didn’t wane; she pursued singing opportunities whenever she could, through high school choir and theater, college a capella, and medical school choir. This latter group was where she learned of the world of Laryngology and decided to commit herself to care for the instrument she loved most… the human voice.
Dr. Gupta devoted herself to obtaining a seat in one of the most competitive medical specialties: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat). She secured this coveted spot at New York University School of Medicine and, during her 5-year residency, kept her eye on the prize of a fellowship in Laryngology. She knew she could technically practice voice medicine as just an ENT. But she knew that those who qualified for additional training in voice medicine and surgery, called a Fellowship in Laryngology, were the most qualified to care for the voice. She knew this was what she wanted to do. She landed a spot in one of the top training programs in the country at the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research, becoming one of the few fellowship-trained Laryngologists in the country. And, following her heart, even during this rigorous training period, she made time to sing in a community choir!
Though there were many job opportunities available to her upon graduation, Dr. Gupta knew she did not want to practice Laryngology within an established university practice. She wanted to create something better. She relocated from New York to the West Coast to found the Division of Voice and Laryngology at Osborne Head and Neck Institute. She established the only private, Laryngologist-led center for excellence in vocal health in Los Angeles, California. She dedicated herself to improving her craft, learning more about the art of voice, vocal training and coaching, rehabilitation, medicine, and surgery.
Dr. Gupta has published in numerous journals and textbooks, including Operative Techniques in Laryngology and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care. She has been invited to speak at universities and conferences locally and internationally. She has been selected for membership in prominent professional organizations, including the American Laryngological Association, the Pan-American Vocology Association, and the American College of Surgeons.
She leads in vocal coach and speech pathology education, lecturing to and teaching these groups about vocal care. Vocal Masterclass is the epitome of her mission to educate voice users about their voices. This 3-day, immersive vocal educational experience is one of the premiere vocal conferences in the world for voice education.
Dr. Reena Gupta has never stopped learning and growing to ensure she is providing the best care. She spends time with each of her patients, listening to their concerns, and hearing them perform in her office to understand their difficulty. She empowers them to care for themselves by educating them about their condition, reducing their need for medication, and giving their voices longevity. Her unrushed consultations with state-of-the-art equipment uncover the root problems behind voice symptoms and restore patients’ voices. She has become the go-to resource for voiceover artists, audiobook narrators, aspiring singers, and Grammy- and Academy Award-winning artists. She created The Center for Vocal Health, the only Laryngologist-led private voice center in Southern California, to provide the best vocal care available for the performing artist. She understands and cares for the artist as only an artist can, and gets her patients back to their best voice.
Your Voice is More than Your Livelihood…It’s Your Life
The Best in Voice Medicine for the Performing Artist
- New York University School of Medicine
- American Institute for Voice and Ear Research
- American Board of Otolaryngology
- American Laryngological Association
- Pan American Vocology Association