NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing
The OHSU NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing was founded 14 years ago and has recently been expanded to provide more services and multi-disciplinary ("one-stop shopping" for your care) providers. As part of OHSU - Oregon's only academic health center - we are a leading Northwest center for voice care, swallowing problems, vocal treatment, research and training.
- State-of-the-art vocal care for those who use their voices professionally
- Singing-voice specialists
- Leading-edge treatment for anyone (professional or not) with any type of voice or swallowing disorder
- Advanced technology for vocal cord imaging and vocal analysis
- A team approach, with experienced otolaryngologists and speech pathologists
- A strong medical resource for the community for care, education, and research.
As part of our commitment to your care, our doctors are constantly improving their services, educating the community, and providing future physicians with the information they need to provide quality care for patients with voice and swallowing problems.
Please continue to read through our website, and find out a little more about our providers, what a typical visit includes, the anatomy of your voice and swallowing system, medical conditions that affect the voice and swallowing, tools we use to diagnose the problem, and rehabilitation treatments and therapies we provide for our patients.
Training and Education
OHSU Introductory FEES Course, April 5 & 6, 2014
The OHSU Introductory FEES course is a two-day foundation course designed to provide speech-language pathologists with the necessary skills to begin implementation of the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing procedure in their institution. Combining lectures with hands-on training, the workshop is taught in a small-group seminar format. The workshop is taught by Andrew Palmer, MS, CCC-SLP, a speech pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Otolaryngology Department at Oregon Health and Science University in conjunction with other Speech Pathology and medical faculty. Class size is limited in order to maximize learner outcomes and to ensure adequate hands-on endoscopy training. For more information please email Andrew Palmer.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF PARADOXICAL VOCAL CORD DYSFUNCTION - May 16, 2014A one-day conference for physicians, speech pathologists, and other medical professionals on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methodologies for paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction in pediatric and adult populations.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide professionals who work in both educational and medical settings an understanding of the signs and symptoms of VCD, differential diagnosis from other respiratory disorders, optimal multi-disciplinary management and behavioral treatment techniques. Presentation in both the pediatric and adult populations will be reviewed. Treatment outcomes from the literature will be presented as well as illustrative case studies.
Conference Faculty: The faculty are professionals from the Pacific NW with specialty expertise in the area of VCD and its management.
For a course brochure and registration form, please click here.
For a copy of the Speaker Disclosures, please click here.
If you have additional questions please call 503 494-5947.
THE PACIFIC NW LARYNGECTOMY CONFERENCE, September 26 & 27, 2014The conference is intended for speech pathologists, medical professionals, laryngectomees and their families regarding the impact of laryngeal cancer on the individual and rehabilitation needs. The faculty includes experts in the fields of all aspects of cancer treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, representatives from several medical companies that make laryngectomee-related products will be in attendance to provide information and to answer questions about their products.
The faculty includes physicians, speech pathologists and other professionals from Oregon Health & Science University and throughout the the Pacific Northwest with specialty expertise in the area of laryngectomy rehabilitation.
Please email Andrew Palmer for more information.
Check back and keep an eye out for more Laryngectomy-related education opportunities to come!
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Clinical Fellowship (CF) in Speech Language Pathology 2014-15
Full-time clinical fellowships (2) are being offered at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. The primary purpose of the program is to train professionals in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Training in direct patient care to patients (adult and pediatric) with voice disorders; alaryngeal voice restoration, speech and swallowing disorders after head and neck cancer and adult dysphagia.
Training program description for Speech-Language Pathology
The training program is primarily clinical in nature. The NWCVS at OHSU has a faculty of 9 speech-language pathologists. Training experiences include interdisciplinary team assessments of adults and children with voice disorders and vocal cord dysfunction, adult dysphagia, alaryngeal rehabilitation, speech and swallowing disorders in the head and neck cancer patient. Independent study and collaborative research is part of the training program. Didactic offerings, both at the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology and throughout the greater Oregon Health & Science University augment the Fellowship experience.
QualificationsApplicants should have the minimum of a master's degree in speech-language pathology and meet all the requirements for certification except the Clinical Fellowship. Applicants must meet all the requirements for the Oregon Board of Examiners Conditional License in Speech-Language Pathology. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent including background and areas of interest, and 2) a resume including at least two references qualified to comment on the status of the applicant. Applications by March 31, 2014.
The stipend for 2014-2015 is 35K per annum in addition to health benefits. This is a 12 month appointment. The beginning date for the fellowship is the first week of September.
Position #: IRC42162
Department: ENT Voice Clinic
Letters and inquiries should be addressed to:
Donna J Graville, PhD, CCC-SLP
Director of the NW Center for Voice and Swallowing
Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, PV 01
Portland, OR 97239
503 494-3228 Phone
503 346-6826 Fax
How to Make an Appointment
Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to the reason you want to be seen in order to coordinate any additional tests they may need in order to make the most of your visit. In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician. We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process. Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process.
Phone: NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing 503 494-5947
If you would like more information about our doctors and staff, please go to our providers page.