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Speech Language Pathologists

Speech Pathologists

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 Murphy 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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Valentina Mocchetti M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist-Dysphagia

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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

Rachel Coleman Sean Parker

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.



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