NW Clinic for Voice & Swallowing

The OHSU NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing was founded in 1998 and expanded in 2010 to provide more services and multi-disciplinary 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.

Workshops, Courses, and Presentations

We offer Grand Rounds workshops courses and conferences throughout the year. Here is a complete list of 2016 Grand Rounds topics:

Friday, March 11: Promoting Optimal Outcomes for Patients with Parkinson Disease: Management and Troubleshooting over the Course of Parkinson Disease 

Friday, June 10: Management of Voice in Transgender Clients  

Friday, September 9: Dysphagia, Aspiration and Cough 

Friday, December 2: Using FEES to Manage the Patient with Dysphagia  

We also will offer the following workshops and conferences:  

Friday April 1 & Saturday April 2: The OHSU Introductory FEES Course 

Saturday, May 14: Aging and Communication in Health and Disease  

Saturday October 8: The Pacific NW Laryngectomy Conference  

More information

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

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

Applications due by March 31, 2016

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.  More information

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.