Bio


Ann Kearney, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S has her Clinical Science Doctorate degree in speech pathology. She received her Master's degree from the University of Iowa. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) at North Coast Rehab Center in Santa Rosa, CA. After her CFY, she moved to San Francisco and became the Director of the Speech Pathology Department at San Francisco General Hospital, an affiliate of UCSF. It was during this time that she became interested in post laryngectomy speech rehabilitation and trained with Mark Singer, MD. From there, she moved to Boston and spent time at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a training hospital for Harvard Medical School.

She was a member of the Voice and Swallowing department and worked with Kitty Verdolini, PhD and Marvin Freed, MD. After several years at the BWH, she moved to Tufts/New England Medical Center where she was the voice specialist for the Department of Otolaryngology and worked directly with the Chair of the Dept., Stanley Shapshay, MD.

Ann has been with the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery since 2003. She has presented at numerous national meetings. She is the program coordinator for CEU courses offered through the Department, such as Stanford's TEP course and Advanced FEES courses. Additionally, she is the co-founder for the head and neck cancer support group at the Cancer Center. Her interests include post laryngectomy rehabilitation, voice therapy in the professional voice user, swallowing disorders, exercise induced paradoxical vocal fold movement disorder (EI-PVFM), chronic cough, and obstructive sleep apnea. She is Board Certified in Swallowing Disorders, has been on the faculty for the IAL/Voice Institute, trained in Buteyko Breathing (level 1) and is Myofascial Release certified for the head and neck. Ann works in the Laryngology and Sleep Surgery divisions within the Department.

Current Role at Stanford


Voice and Swallowing Specialist