Lois Chen is a speech-language pathologist who cares for patients with a wide range of swallowing disorders. She is particularly interested in managing neurogenic dysphagia (difficulty swallowing due to neurological diseases) and iatrogenic dysphagia (difficulty swallowing that results from medical treatment), as well as rehabilitating voice and swallowing for patients with head and neck cancers who have undergone surgery and adjuvant therapy (additional treatments to eliminate remaining cancer cells).
Chen earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology at Northwestern University. She completed an acute inpatient fellowship in speech-language pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She worked at Cedars-Sinai and UCSF's inpatient rehabilitation department before joining the Head and Neck Surgery Cancer Program and Voice and Swallowing Center team.
Chen is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and participates in the organization's special interest groups on swallowing and voice disorders.
Northwestern University, MS, Speech, Language and Learning, 2015