SimpsonAbroms Professor of Otolaryngology
Co-Director, UAB Voice Center
Director, Laryngology Division

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)

Administrative Support: 
Alice Rhodes
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802 


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic, 2nd floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1996


Areas of Interest

  • Laryngology and Voice Disorders

  • Upper Airway Stenosis


Medical School

University of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston, 1990


Postdoctoral Training

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice Fellowship, 1996

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1995

University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Surgery Internship, 1991


Awards & Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

President’s Award for Clinical Excellence -UT Health San Antonio 2010

Best Doctors in America: consecutive years from 2003-2019

Texas Super Doctors: consecutive years from 2004-2019; inducted into the Texas Super Doctors Hall of Fame in 2019

Award in Excellence, Medical Text/Atlas, “Operative Techniques in Laryngology.” Association of Medical Illustrators

Distinguished Service Award, Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology– Head and Neck Surgery Foundation

Advisory Board: National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association

Endowed Chair in Voice and Airway Disorders, UT Health San Antonio 2018

Past President, American Laryngological Association


Selected Publications 

Rosen CA, Amin MR, Sulica L, Simpson CB, Merati AL, Courey MS, Johns MM 3rd, Postma GN. Advances in office-based diagnosis and treatment in laryngology. Laryngoscope. 2009 Nov;119 Suppl 2:S185-212. doi: 10.1002/lary.20712. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 19856405

Simpson CB, Tibbetts KM, Loochtan MJ, Dominguez LM. Treatment of Chronic Neurogenic Cough with In-office Superior Laryngeal Nerve Block. Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug;128(8):1898-1903. doi: 10.1002/lary.27201. Epub 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29668037

Simpson CB and Rosen CA. Operative Techniques in Laryngology, Springer Publishing 2008

Simpson CB, Lee CT, Hatcher JL, Michalek J. Botulinum toxin treatment of false vocal folds in adductor spasmodic dysphonia: Functional outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan;126(1):118-21. doi: 10.1002/lary.25515. Epub 2015 Oct 15. PMID: 26467807

Simpson CB, Cheung EJ, Jackson CJ. Vocal fold paresis: clinical and electrophysiologic features in a tertiary laryngology practice. J Voice. 2009 May;23(3):396-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2007.10.011. Epub 2008 Mar 10. PMID: 18329845