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Lisa Kelchner, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

  • Clinical Research Speech Pathologist, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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 master's 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.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Certification: Board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders (2005-current); Clinical Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology (1978-current).


Voice and swallowing disorders

Services and Specialties

Speech-Language Pathology, Voice Disorders


Comparison of Videostroboscopy and High-speed Videoendoscopy in Evaluation of Supraglottic Phonation. Zacharias, SR C; Myer, CM; Meinzen-Derr, J; Kelchner, L; Deliyski, DD; de Alarcon, A. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2016; 125:829-837.