Mary Es Beaver, MD, FACS
Dr. Mary Es Beaver, 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 and Swallowing, a Center of Excellence of the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists group. Texas Ear Nose & Throat Specialists is the largest ENT group in Texas and the fourth largest ENT group in the country and has 14 locations with 25 Board Certified Otolaryngologists.
Dr. Beaver 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 Medical Director, Dr. Beaver 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 and the international editorial board of the Portugese Journal of Otolaryngology. She has authored on many topics in otolaryngology and her original research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She is well respected in the Houston medical community and in the otolaryngology community.
Dr. Beaver 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 singing voices to performers, whether they are professionals or just sing for personal enjoyment. She has spoken at national and international conferences and uses her own voice all day long so she loves helping professional speakers attain their optimal voice performance.