Diane M Bless, PhD

Professor Emeritus

  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

(608) 263-0192

600 Highland Ave
709 Clincal Science Center-K4
Madison, WI 53792-3284


  • PhD, Communicative Disorders and Behavioral Disabilities, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1971
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1971-1972
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Kurume University Medical School, Japan, 1980-1981

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Bless heads the Division’s Voice Section, which specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, resonance, and airway disorders.

Research Interests

Dr. Bless is director of the UW vocal functions laboratories communication processes unit. She has research interests in lifespan change in voice production, efficacy of treatment of vocal dysphonias, assessment/measurement of laryngeal function, and physiological effects of voice treatments.