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Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist
Scott Sussman, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist specializing in voice disorders at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medicine. Scott graduated Northwestern University’s theatre program, and went on to a career as an actor, singer, and stand-up comedian in New York. His career highlight was starring as Tony in the 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story. Scott received voice therapy to cope with the grueling voice demands of professional singers, and was inspired to study the field. Scott achieved his masters with a concentration in voice at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center. Scott received a Shining Star Award from Intermountain Healthcare for his work at their Voice and Swallowing Center in Salt Lake City.
Speech Language Pathologist, Voice Therapist
Alexandra Quantz, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and certified vocologist specializing in voice rehabilitation at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medicine. With a background in singing and personal experience with overcoming vocal issues, she was inspired to enter the field. Alexandra earned her master’s degree from the University of Florida, followed by earning her vocology certification through the Summer Vocology Institute at the National Center for Voice and Speech. Since that time, she has specialized in voice rehabilitation in various settings across the country, treating many performers and other professional voice users, pediatric speech and voice disorders, and upper airway disorders.
Clinical Dysphagia SpecialistClinical Profile & Contact Information
Valentina Mocchetti, M.S., CCC-SLP is a medical speech-language pathologist specializing in swallowing disorders at the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell Medicine. Valentina obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgetown University and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. She completed her clinical fellowship in swallowing disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallowing Clinics. Valentina has worked in both in patient acute care and outpatient settings with adults with communication and swallowing impairments. She has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia across a variety of diagnoses, including head and neck cancer, neurological disorders, cricopharyngeal dysfunction and respiratory failure including tracheostomy/ventilator dependence. Valentina has advanced training and established clinical competencies in instrumental swallowing assessments
Assistant Professor of Speech-Language PathologyClinical Profile & Contact Information
Dr. James Curtis is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and a clinical researcher within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a New York State licensed speech-language pathologist and board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of voice, cough, and swallowing disorders across a diverse range of medical etiologies.
Senior Speech Language Pathologist/Voice SpecialistClinical Profile & Contact Information
Rachel Coleman is a speech language pathologist specializing in treatment of voice disorders. Her specialties include care of the professional voice, treatment of neurological voice and speech disorders, and respiratory retraining for upper airway disorders. Rachel earned her master's degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she received training at the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center. Prior to joining the WCM team she worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient care and private practice. Rachel also has a background in classical theater, allowing her to combine her clinical expertise with her love of the performing arts.