Expert Details

Expert in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Expert ID: 736634 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert is a Doctor in Speech Pathology and board certified in swallowing and swallowing disorders. She has 30 years clinical experience behind her and two years expert witness work.

Skill Highlights:
• Dysphagia Specialist, adult population
• Rehabilitation/geriatric expertise
• Voice Specialist – Parkinson’s Disorders
• Speech-Language rehabilitation
• Student and Clinical Fellow training
• Family and patient education/staff training
• Presentations at the local, state, national level

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2018 Degree: Doctor / SLPD Subject: Speech Pathology Institution: NSU- Nova Southeastern University, Florida
Year: 1990 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Communication Sciences and Disorders Institution: Hunter College, NYC
Year: 1978 Degree: Master's Subject: Psychology Institution: University of Bucharest/Romania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Speech Pathologist Department: Rehabilitation Responsibilities: Evaluation and treatment of adult population in acute care and acute rehabilitation.
Educating and training patients, families, staff to understand disorders and follow treatment to achieve best outcomes.
Supervision of Clinical Fellows
Mentoring students
Years: 1996 to 2019 Employer: Genesis Rehab Services Title: Director of Rehabilitation Department: Rehabilitation/Speech Pathology Responsibilities: Oversight of therapy department operations, caseload management, budget management.
Development of clinical programs.
Hiring, performance assessment, development of specific goals for individual and departmental growth.
Act as liaison between rehab department and multiple departments of host facility.
Orientation of new staff.
Staff training, student training, clinical fellow supervision and training.
Evaluation and treatment of geriatric residents.
Family and patient education.
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Southeastern Home Health Title: Speech Pathologist Department: Responsibilities: Also from 2018-2019
Evaluation and treatment in patients’ own environment.
Education and training of patients and family members to understand disorders and maximize outcomes.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Assoc.)
American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Expert (Dysphagia Research Society)
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
LSVT Certification
Vital Stim certification
Licensed in Speech Pathology
Professional Appointments
Program Manager, Rehabilitation Department, Genesis Rehab Services
Director of Rehabilitation, Genesis Rehab Services
Awards / Recognition
Master Clinician, Speech Pathology, 7 years
Medical / Professional
Presented at the local, state and national level.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Number of Cases, Attorney for Plaintiff: 1
Number of Cases, Attorney for Defendant: 1

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Romanian Fluent
German Fluent
English
Italian

Fields of Expertise

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