Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Pediatric Aerodigestive Care

Doernbecher’s Aerodigestive Clinic provides care and treatment for children who have aerodigestive disorders such as aspiration, chronic cough, dysphagia and airway obstruction. Our clinic brings together experts from specialties from throughout Doernbecher, including speech and language pathology, otolaryngology (“ENT”), pulmonology, gastroenterology and pediatric surgery.

We treat many conditions that may affect your child, including:

  • Airway or swallowing disorders
  • Chronic aspiration or cough
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Complex airway abnormalities
  • Tracheostomy or ventilator concerns

Doernbecher aerodigestive team

  • Jessica Ashford, S.L.P.
  • Steve Gorsek, S.L.P.
  • Nancy Sinden, S.L.P.