I provide individualized care, with the highest level of integrity, to each patient affected by voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. I bring cutting edge knowledge and techniques to patient care. Most importantly, I approach patient care with a team philosophy that incorporates the patient, family, and other healthcare practitioners into the decision making process.
In my spare time, I enjoy long distance running, mountaineering, music, and eating.
Qualifications and experience
- Cancers, Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer, Digestive System, Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux, Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Professional Voice Problems, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis, Laryngology, Lungs and Breathing, Lungs and Breathing - Respiratory Disease, Lungs and Breathing - Tracheostomy Dependence, Otolaryngology, Transgender Health
- Languages spoken
University of California (San Francisco) Program (2012)
Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University Program (2007)
Ohio State University College of Medicine (2006)
Thomas Jefferson University/duPont Hospital for Children Program (2011)
Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1997)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include treatment of voice disorders, complex dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), endoscopic management of laryngeal cancers, airway reconstruction, and diseases of the upper airway. I am also interested in office based laryngeal, airway, and swallowing interventions.
- Research interest for patients
My research interests include all areas of laryngology including voice, swallowing, early laryngeal cancers, and upper airway disorders. I have a particular interest in medical and surgical management of airway disorders including tracheal/subglottic stenosis, vocal fold paralysis, and posterior glottic stenosis.
- Volunteer activities
I am dedicated to improving health in the domestic populations. My prior activities have included helping to run and staff free medical clinics, and the founding of the national non-profit Ride for World Health.