Liz’s duties include evaluating and treating patients with voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders, including those related to head and neck cancer. She serves adult and pediatric patients through the UK Otolaryngology Department and the Markey Cancer Center multidisciplinary clinic. She is trained in laryngeal videostroboscopy, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation, alaryngeal voice rehabilitation/TEP evaluation, acoustic and aerodynamic measures of voice production, and therapeutic interventions for voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders. Additionally, Liz is a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) for treatment of voice changes associated with Parkinson’s Disease and related disorders. Liz serves patients who are professional voice users, as she is a classically-trained vocalist and still performs in the community. Liz supervises graduate students who are completing rotations with the UK Voice & Swallow Clinic. She presents case studies to graduate students and gives lectures to the UK Otolaryngology medical residents on a variety of topics related to voice and swallowing rehabilitation. Liz is also particularly passionate about working with the head and neck cancer population, especially with TEP speakers.
Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, Miami University (OH): May 2015
Clinical Fellowship Year, University of Kentucky Voice & Swallow Clinic: August 2015-June 2016