Laura Habich is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and treating disorders that affect swallowing, voice and the upper airway. In addition to caring for patients who have head and neck cancer, she addresses neurogenic voice disorders (those involving how the nervous system affects the larynx, the organ holding the vocal cords), paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (a breathing disorder), chronic cough, irritable larynx syndrome (in which the larynx becomes abnormally sensitive to stimuli) and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties). She is particularly interested in working with patients who rely on their speaking or singing voices in their professions.

Habich's research interests include the evaluation and treatment of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder.

Habich earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Loyola University Maryland. She completed a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Habich is passionate about music. Her experiences taking private voice lessons and performing in the choral setting inform her patient care.

  • Education

    Loyola University Maryland, MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 2017

  • Fellowships

    UW Health Voice and Swallow Clinic, 2018

Eating and having a voice are a fundamental part of the human experience. It is a joy to improve my patients' lives through voice and swallow rehab.

Clinics I work with

Head & Neck Surgery Cancer Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Voice and Swallowing Center

2330 Post St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

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