As a member of a multidisciplinary team of speech language pathologists and laryngologists, I strive to provide the best and most up to date care for people with voice and upper airway disorders across the lifespan. I work with patients on an individual level and tailor treatment to their social and occupational needs.
I find joy in being outdoors, whether skiing, hiking, cycling, or cheering for my kids on the soccer field. When I’m stuck indoors I enjoy reading, puzzles, and cooking.
Qualifications and experience
- Otolaryngology, Audiology, Audiology - Auditory Verbal Therapy, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Auditory Verbal Therapy, Transgender Health, Symptoms and Manifestations, Symptoms and Manifestations - Cough, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis, Rehabilitation Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy - Speech Therapy, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Professional Voice Problems
- Languages spoken
Massachusetts General Hospital Program (2007)
University of Colorado (2017)
University of British Columbia, BC Canada (2003)
University of Wisconsin - Madison (2015)
MGH Institute Of Health Professions (2006)
- Clinical interest for patients
My primary clinical interests are assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders.
- Research interest for patients
My research focuses on improving assessment and treatment of patients with voice and upper airway disorders. I am broadly involved in research examining the pathophysiology of laryngeal diseases, particularly those related to irritation and inflammation. I use translational research techniques to investigate the structure and function of chemical receptors in the larynx and their relationship to chronic cough, paradoxical vocal fold motion, and vocal hyper function.
- Volunteer activities
I am on the Professional Development Committee for Voice and Upper Airway Disorders Special Interest Group at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I am also a site visitor for ASHA's Council on Academic Accreditation. Beyond service to my profession, I foster kittens for an animal rescue organization and teach English to refugees.