The Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery offers a comprehensive, team-based approach to the treatment of swallowing and voice disorders.

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing, voice, speech and airway conditions, including:

  • Chronic cough
  • Oropharyngeal dysphasia
  • Laryngeal papillomatosis
  • Benign and malignant vocal fold masses
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)
  • Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM)
  • Vocal fold paralysis/paresis
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Vocal fold tremor
  • Transgender voice

Evaluations for our voice patients include strobovideolaryngoscopy, and we partner with our colleagues in the Department of Neurology to offer laryngeal electromyography (EMG). Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and video fluoroscopic swallowing evaluation are available to evaluate our dysphagia patients. Our variety of treatment options include:

  • Voice and swallowing therapy
  • Botox injections
  • Reinnervation procedures
  • Medialization procedures

We also collaborate with health care professionals across clinical areas including the pediatric voice clinic and transgender care.

Research: A Collaborative Effort

The department is proud to work with experts across multiple schools and departments at VCU to conduct innovative research. Recent areas of interest include arts and health collaborations.

 

Education

Residents work alongside highly specialized physicians to develop clinical and surgical skills and gradually gain autonomy as ENT physicians. Trainees will gain exposure to the full spectrum of diagnostic, clinical and surgical methods in laryngology.

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Jennifer Hagen, B.M, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Jennifer Hagen, B.M, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Jennifer Hagen, B.M, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Jennifer Hagen, B.M, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Department of Otolaryngology

Outpatient Speech Team Lead

Jaime Moore, M.D.

Jaime Moore, M.D.

Associate Professor

Jaime Moore, M.D.

Jaime Moore, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

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Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

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