Steven B. Leder, PhD, CCC (SLP)

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Research Interests

Circulatory and Respiratory Physiological Phenomena; Population Characteristics; Digestive System and Oral Physiological Phenomena; Diseases; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

Research Organizations

Surgery: Otolaryngology

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Steven B. Leder's research focused on speech and swallowing abilities of patients with head and neck cancer, tracheotomy and ventilator dependency, and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies with both acute and long-term care patients, who receive all diagnoses. In his research, Dr. Leder worked with patients of all ages in order to investigate the continuum of speech and swallowing problems and the impact of rehabilitative techniques aimed at improving these skills. Dr. Leder's studies were complemented by clinical expertise regarding voice restoration rehabilitation following total laryngectomy, and use of both videofluoroscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of dysphagia and voice disorders.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Steven B. Leder's research focused on speech and swallowing abilities of patients with head and neck cancer, tracheotomy and ventilator dependency, and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies with both acute and long-term care patients, who receive all diagnoses. In his research, Dr. Leder worked with patients of all ages in order to investigate the continuum of speech and swallowing problems and the impact of rehabilitative techniques aimed at improving these skills.

Dr. Leder's studies were complemented by clinical expertise regarding voice restoration rehabilitation following total laryngectomy, and use of both videofluoroscopy and flexible fiberoptic endoscopy in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of dysphagia and voice disorders.

Nasogastric tubes and Dysphagia
Dysphagia Screening in the Intensive Care Unit
Dysphagia Screening Post-Stroke
Vocal Fold Immobility: Voice and Swallowing Impact

Selected Publications

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