While I practice in all areas of pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat or ENT), I have a special interest in feeding problems in children (pediatric dysphagia) and abnormal resonance when speaking (velopharyngeal insufficiency).
Often, several treatment paths could be followed to get the same result, and I enjoy working with the family to determine the best option to manage their child. I also feel that many patients are best served by multidisciplinary care teams, and I participate in several multidisciplinary clinics. I direct the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic.
In my research, we seek to the learn the best treatment methods to use when managing patients with feeding and speech resonance problems. Other research interests include hearing loss, cleft lip and palate, and ENT conditions.