Michael M. Johns, MD

Otolaryngology, Laryngology, Gender-Affirming Care, Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Accepting New Patients

Telehealth appointments are available.


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 5100 Ste 5100, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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9033 Wilshire Blvd Suite 305 Ste 305, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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125 W. Huntington Drive Building A - Suite A200 , Arcadia, CA 91007

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About Michael M. Johns, MD

Michael Johns III, MD, is passionate about medicine and about helping individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders — from children and teens whose vocal and airway problems affect their school and social lives to older adults experiencing the effects of normal aging. 


Prior to joining Keck Medicine of USC, Dr. Johns cofounded one of the first interdisciplinary voice centers in the United States at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now director of the USC Voice Center, where he and his team members call on state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment, including awake laser therapy and vocal cord injections for age-related voice changes. In addition to care for all voice, swallowing, and airway problems, Dr. Johns and the team at the USC Voice Center offer gender-affirming voice care.


A dedicated researcher, Dr. Johns is working to advance minimally invasive treatment approaches and developing applications for novel injectable therapeutics for vocal paralysis, muscle weakness, scarring and aging.  


In his free time, he enjoys cooking, yoga and longboard surfing. 

“I am committed to improving the quality of life for people with voice, swallowing and airway disorders. I strive to achieve this through a true interdisciplinary approach to promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating those around me. 


The most important aspect of my relationship with my patients is communication and listening. My patients at the USC Voice Center can count on a coordinated, cohesive and unique experience delivered by voice and swallowing experts who optimize outcomes and satisfaction.” 


  • Otolaryngology
  • Laryngology
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Areas of Focus
Airway stenosis, Awake KTP laser laryngeal surgery, Awake vocal cord injections, Botox (botulinum toxin), Laryngeal microsurgery, Laryngeal videostroboscopy, Swallowing disorders, Voice disorders
Academic Title
Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Insurances Accepted

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  • GEHA
  • Aetna
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • First Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Medicare
  • NEXT
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Health Net
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • United Healthcare
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Interplan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Marian Health Services
  • USC Network
  • Brand New Day
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Watchtower
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • MultiPlan
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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