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Chandler Thompson DMA, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist

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Chandler Thompson, DMA, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist/professional voice specialist, who evaluates and treats patients with voice disorders, chronic cough and disordered breathing. An active singer and lecturer, Dr. Thompson holds three degrees in Vocal Performance, including the Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University. She taught singing and related music courses at several universities before matriculating at New York Medical College, where she received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, winning the Clinical Excellence Award. She is certified in Performing Arts Health by the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to moving to the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, Dr. Thompson served as the Coordinator of Voice Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Otolaryngology’s Voice Program.

Scott Sussman, MS, CCC-SLP

Scott Sussman MS, CCC-SLP

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.

Christine Estes M.M., M.A.-CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist

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Christine Estes, MM, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of voice disorders, including phonotraumatic injury, neurological voice disorders, upper airway disorders, and care of the professional voice. Christine developed an interest in the anatomy and physiology of the voice while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music and a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from McGill University. To further her knowledge of the voice and voice disorders, she earned a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Hofstra University, where she later returned in the role of Adjunct Instructor of Voice Disorders. She is involved in clinical research for the Sean Parker Institute for the Voice, and several of her studies have been published and presented at international conferences and educational programs.

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Rachel Coleman M.S.-CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist

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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.

Keith Chadwick M.D.

Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist

Dr. Keith Chadwick is the inaugural Sean Parker Fellow in Laryngology at the Institute, and an Instructor of Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He recently completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. As a resident, he presented original research at many local and national meetings. His prior research efforts include voice complaints in Zenker’s diverticulum, radiation therapy for laryngeal amyloidosis, dysphagia after spine surgery and management of idiopathic subglottic stenosis. He has also published several textbook chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics including the management of larynx cancer, surgical treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum and resident education.

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