Florence B. Blager, PhD, CCC-SLP

Florence B. Blager
Professor Emeritus
Speech Language Pathologist
Department of Medicine
Medical and Clinical Services
Florence B. Blager, PhD, is a researcher and Speech Language Pathologist at National Jewish Health.

Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
Research AreasResearch Areas

Special Interests

Treatment of paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction with relaxed throat breathing techniques, treatment of chronic cough with breathing techniques and treatment of hyperfunctional voice disorders and treatment of the professional voice. Dr. Blager also works with speakers and presenters to enhance voice quality and prevent voice problems.


University of Denver, PhD
University of Denver, MA
University of Ohio (Athens, Ohio), BA

Awards & Recognition

Member, Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board, University of Colorado Denver: Reviewer in Areas of Voice & Laryngeal Function

Developed & Directed Voice Workshops at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Honors of Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Assoc.

Pacific Voice & Speech Foundation

Board Certification

Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech and Hearing Association, 1972


Blager, F.B. Requested Book Review of Branski, R.C. and Sulica, L., "Classics in Voice and Laryngology.” Journal of American Medical Association. Vol. 303, No. 10, March 10, 2010.

Blager, F.B. "Vocal Cord Dysfunction.” Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders. Division 3, Vol. (5), No. 1, pp. 7-10, 2006.

Blager, F.B. "Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement: Diagnosis and Management." Current Opinions in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. No. 8, pp. 180-183, 2000.

Landwehr, L.P., Wood, R.P., Blager, F.B. and Milgrom, H. "Vocal Cord Dysfunction Mimicking Exercise-induced Bronchospasm." Pediatrics, Vol. 98, No. 5, pp. 971-974, 1996.

Smith, M.E., Darby, K.P., Kirchner, K. and Blager, F.B. "Simultaneous Functional Laryngeal Stridor and Functional Aphonia and in an Adolescent." American Journal of Otolaryngology, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 366-369, 1993.

Academic Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Teaching & Professional Positions

Faculty, Aspen Music Festival & School (Aspen, CO)

Emeritus Faculty, Dept of Edu, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Consultant to Speech Pathology, Army Audiology & Speech Pathology Center, Walter Reed Army Med Center (Washington, DC)

Professor Emeritus of Speech Pathology, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health

Professional Memberships/Societies

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Zeta Phi Eta, National Professional Fraternity in the Communication Arts and Sciences

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  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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