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.

We offer:

  • 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

To be added to our Grand Rounds and Continuing Education mailing list for updates about courses, conferences and events at OHSU's NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing please email Andrew Palmer

Clinical Fellowship (CF) in Speech Language Pathology 2016-17

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.


Applicants 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, 2) a resume/CV, 3) three letters of reference qualified to comment on the status of the applicant and 4) a sample of writing (term/research paper, article, thesis, etc.).

Applications due by March 31, 2016.


The stipend for 2016-2017 is 43K per annum in addition to health benefits. This is a 12 month appointment.  The beginning date for the fellowship is August 29, 2016. 

To Apply

Applications will be accepted starting January 2016.  At that time submit a current Letter of Intention, CV,  three letters of recommendation, and a sample of your writing (term paper, research article, etc.).

Position #: IRC46443
Department: ENT Voice Clinic

Letters and inquiries should be addressed to:

Donna J Graville, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor,
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.