Liza Blumenfeld, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Liza is an expert in dysphagia management. She has practiced as a medical speech- language pathologist since 1996. Currently, she serves as Director of Speech-Language Pathology for Head and Neck Surgery’s Center for Voice and Swallowing at UC San Diego Health. She is also Co-Director of Head and Neck Cancer at the Moores Cancer Center. She has authored two publications exploring efficacy of e-stim and the validity of blue dye dysphagia assessment. Her special interests include FEES, HRV biofeedback, and tracheostomy management. She is passionate about educating her peers in the effective use of endoscopy for improved patient outcomes.
Erin Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Erin has worked exclusively in professional voice rehabilitation since 2005. She holds an undergraduate degree in vocal performance and has sung professionally. As a voice pathologist, Erin enjoys developing creative and efficient therapeutic techniques that lend to rapid recoveries. She lectures throughout the community about vocal health and collaborates with university music faculty to prevent laryngeal injuries. Erin is a senior speech-language pathologist at UC San Diego Head and Neck Surgery’s Center for Voice and Swallowing. She treats complex voice disorders and provides expert care for newborns with feeding difficulty. She holds dual certification as a lactation consultant.