Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach

The Institute for Voice and Swallowing at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is a group of interdisciplinary programs and clinical centers that evaluates and treats problems with the voice, swallowing, airway and chronic cough. We offer state-of-the-art tools and concepts to take a holistic approach to the many factors contributing to these problems, and provide cutting-edge advances in medical, surgical and behavioral therapies.

Our faculty consists of otolaryngologists Kenneth W. Altman M.D., Ph.D., institute director, Julina Ongkasuwan, M.D., and Donald T. Donovan, M.D., with specialty training in laryngology, as well as speech-language pathologists with expertise in speaking, singing and swallowing therapy. The full spectrum of care is complimented by specialists in the fields of gastroenterology, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, psychiatry, radiology and surgical pathology services.

Our approach is to support each of our clinical specialty areas with a comprehensive research program in laryngology, and we strive for improved outcomes by measuring our results with ongoing quality assurance initiatives.

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Meet Our Team

Our team members are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. Learn more about our specialists.

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Programs and Centers

Our programs and centers include Professional Voice, Interventional Laryngology, Speech and Language Pathology, Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders, Dysphagia and the Voice in Movement Disorders, and Chronic Cough.

Voice and Swallowing Videos

Voice and Swallowing Videos

Specialists discuss voice and swallowing disorders and treatments.

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News and Events

Read about voice and swallowing related research, faculty, news and events at Baylor College of Medicine.