Meet Our Staff
We know that when something is wrong with your voice, ears, nose, or throat, it can be scary and even debilitating.
Dr. Opperman and his staff are highly specialized in caring for troubling situations related to your head or neck, including your voice.
Buzz greeted me with kindness and explained everything along the way, sensing that I was quite nervous. After doing the initial tests we waited for Dr. Opperman to come see.
He walked into the room and could tell what I had been struggling with by the sound of my breath. I was immediately relieved!
-Jonathan Lee (Novus Folium)
David A. Opperman, M.D.
Dr. Opperman is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained laryngologist.
He has years of experience in the diagnosis, recommendation and surgical procedures involving airway reconstruction including laryngeal tracheoplasty and tracheostomy.
Dr. Opperman received a Fellowship in Laryngology and Disorders of the Voice at UCLA in Los Angeles where he studied under the direction of Gerald Berke, M.D. and performed research in laryngology, neurolaryngology and care of the professional voice. He trained under George L. Adams at the University of Minnesota where he received his Master of Science in otolaryngology and received his Doctor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.
He is also a presenter, author, and recognized expert in the field of voice care and repair and enjoys sharing his expertise with groups.
I believe in putting patients first. My interest in medicine began when I was a child, and has steadily grown since. As a person who has experienced an array of breathing issues, I have developed a passion for helping others with their personal struggles. I achieve this by listening, collaborating with patients on solving problems and teaching habits for improved health. I have 13 years of experience in the hospital setting, three of which were in specialty surgery, as a postoperative registered nurse. Most recently, I have spent four years as a family nurse practitioner, in a primary care practice. I have joined the team at The Colorado Voice Clinic to expand on my experience in otolaryngology and further my passion for helping others. I will be available to see patients with a wide range of ear, nose and throat concerns. I will also be readily available for quick scheduling of preoperative physicals.
Kathe Perez is a certified speech-language pathologist as well as the founder and president of Exceptional Voice, Inc, partner and collaborator of Colorado Voice Clinic in the areas of vocal coaching and training. Kathe has been working in the field for more than 30 years and works with singers, actors, broadcasters, auctioneers, teachers, professional speakers and other professionals who depend on their voices.
Kathe received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She had the privilege of interning with one of the top voice specialists in the world, Robert Sataloff, MD in Philadelphia.
With a deep understanding of how the voice affects transgender individuals, Kathe is also a voice feminization specialist.