Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Matina Balou, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a clinically trained speech–language pathologist. The focus of her clinical work and research is on understanding, preventing, and treating swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia. Dr. Balou uses clinical research methods to improve swallowing ability and quality of life in patients whose swallowing function has changed as a result of medical conditions such as neurological etiology, pulmonary disease, head or neck cancer, or spinal cord injury.
Her current research goal is to develop treatment paradigms to improve upper airway dysfunction and swallowing efficiency in patients with head or neck cancer and patients with spinal cord injury.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET