Vrushali earned her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky, under the mentorship of Dr.Joseph Stemple. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Mumbai, India. She completed a Research fellowship at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India with a focus on alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and speech-language pathologist in the UK Voice and Swallow Clinic.
Clinical Focus: Vrushali’s duties mainly include management of voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders in the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow clinic.
Academic interests: Vrushali provides clinical supervision for graduate students completing rotations in the UK Voice and Swallow clinic. She also assists Dr. Joseph Stemple in teaching the graduate class in Voice Disorders. In addition, she also provides lectures to the Otolaryngology residents at the University of Kentucky on diagnosis and management of laryngeal pathologies as well as alaryngeal voice rehabilitation.
Research interests: Vrushali’s main research focus is evidence-based, post-treatment voice and swallowing rehabilitation in the head and neck cancer population.