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The Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.
Lisa Kelchner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S Clinical Research Speech Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-558-8518 email@example.com
Clinical Research Speech Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Voice and swallowing disorders
Lisa Kelchner, MD, is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati, where she is dedicated to the graduate education and training of future clinicians and researchers. She currently teaches graduate coursework in the area of voice and swallowing disorders to both campus and distance learning students. Research areas of interest include swallowing, voice and complex airway disorders. She is actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research focused on how the voice can be used to indicate the competence of the larynx in airway protection and investigating the role of lingual pressures in swallowing disorders. She has established a voice and swallowing research lab at the University of Cincinnati where masters and doctoral students have collaborative projects with area hospitals and physician practices. Since 2005, Dr. Kelchner has been a clinical research affiliate in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she is part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the clinical care and research of voice outcomes in children who post airway reconstruction. Dr. Kelchner has numerous publications and regularly contributes presentations to scientific and clinical forums.
Kelchner LN, Weinrich B, Brehm SB, Tabangin ME, de Alarcon A. Characterization of supraglottic phonation in children after airway reconstruction. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Jun;119(6):383-90.
Murugappan S, Boyce S, Khosla S, Kelchner L, Gutmark E. Acoustic characteristics of phonation in "wet voice" conditions. J Acoust Soc Am. 2010 Apr;127(4):2578-89.
Musser J, Kelchner L, Neils-Strunjas J, Montrose M. A Comparison of Rating Scales Used in the Diagnosis of Extraesophageal Reflux. J Voice. 2010 Mar 2.
Groves-Wright KJ, Boyce S, Kelchner L. Perception of wet vocal quality in identifying penetration/aspiration during swallowing. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2010 Jun;53(3):620-32.
de Alarcon A, Brehm SB, Kelchner LN, Meinzen-Derr J, Middendorf J, Weinrich B. Comparison of pediatric voice handicap index scores with perceptual voice analysis in patients following airway reconstruction. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009 Aug;118(8):581-6.
Brehm SB, Weinrich B, Zieser M, Kelchner L, Middendorf J, Elluru R, de Alarcon A. Aerodynamic and acoustic assessment in children following airway reconstruction: an assessment of feasibility. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jul;73(7):1019-23.
Kelchner LN, Brehm SB, Weinrich B, Middendorf J, deAlarcon A, Levin L, Elluru R. Perceptual evaluation of severe pediatric voice disorders: rater reliability using the consensus auditory perceptual evaluation of voice. J Voice. 2010 Jul;24(4):441-9.
Kelchner LN, Miller CK. Current research in voice and swallowing outcomes following pediatric airway reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;16(3):221-5. Review.
Krival K, Kelchner LN, Weinrich B, Baker SE, Lee L, Middendorf JH, Zur KB. Vibratory source, vocal quality and fundamental frequency following pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Aug;71(8):1261-9.
Kelchner, L.; Brehm, S.; and Weinrich, B.: Pediatric Voice: A Modern, Collaborative Approach to Care. Plural Publishing, Inc.: 1st ed., 2014.
Janet H. Middendorf, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Manager, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Beckmeyer, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 email@example.com
Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPH Director, Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s 513-636-4355 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Center for Pediatric Voice Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s
UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Airway reconstruction; pediatric voice disorders; pediatric sinonasal conditions; eosinophilic esophagitis; health outcomes research; quality improvement in health care
Cortina S, McGraw K, Dealarcon A, Ahrens A, Rothenberg ME, Drotar D. Psychological Functioning of Children and Adolescents With Eosinophil-Associated Gastrointestinal Disorders. Child Health Care. 2010 Oct;39(4):266-278.
Kelchner LN, Brehm SB, Weinrich B, Middendorf J, deAlarcon A, Levin L, Elluru R. Perceptual evaluation of severe pediatric voice disorders: rater reliability using the consensus auditory perceptual evaluation of voice. J Voice. 2010 Jul;24(4):441-9.Richter GT, Rutter MJ, deAlarcon A, Orvidas LJ, Thompson DM. Late-onset laryngomalacia: a variant of disease. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jan;134(1):75-80.de Alarcón A, Kesser BW, Jahrsdoerfer RA. Congenital Absence of the Oval Window: Diagnosis, Surgery, and Audiometric Outcomes. Otology & Neurotology. 2008;29(1):23-8.Becker SS, de Alarcón A, Bomeli SR, Han JK, Gross CW. Risk Factors for Recurrent Sinus Surgery in Cystic Fibrosis: Review of a Decade of Experience. American Journal of Rhinology. 2007;21(4):478-82.de Alarcón A, Choo DI. Controversies in Aural Atresia Repair. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. 2007;15(5):310-314.de Alarcón A, Steinke JW, Caughey R, Barekzi E, Hise K, Gross CW, Han JK, Borish L. Expression of leukotriene C4 synthase and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 gene promoter polymorphisms in sinusitis. American Journal of Rhinology. 2006;20(5): 545-549.
Charles M. Myer IV, MD 513-636-4355 email@example.com
UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Pediatric otolaryngology; pediatric voice; airway and swallowing disorders
MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2012.
Myer CM, Zacharias S, Meinzen-Derr J, Kelchner L, Deliyski D, de Alarcon A. Vibratory features of supraglottal phonation present in high-speed videoendoscopy versus videostroboscopy. In: Deliyski D (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research. 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio: AQL Press, 10:33-34.
Prager JD, Myer CM 4th, Myer CM 3rd. Attrition in Otolaryngology Residency. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Nov;145(5):753-4.
Prager JD, Myer CM 4th, Hayes KM, Myer CM 3rd, Pensak ML. Improving Methods of Resident Selection. Laryngoscope. 2010 Dec;120(12):2391-8.
Stephanie R. Zacharias, PhD, CCC - SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology 513-636-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
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