Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center — the nation’s oldest and first such center — combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of pediatric otolaryngologists, nurses, and speech and language pathologists with state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and advanced therapies in evaluating and treating childhood voice, resonance, and swallowing disorders.

The Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Disorders Center also offers comprehensive evaluation, preventive care, and intervention for young vocal professionals.

This world-class care is delivered from a center that trains tomorrow’s experts and that conducts cutting-edge basic science and clinical research largely funded by the National Institutes of Health. Patient outcomes are carefully monitored through the nation’s oldest computerized registry with the unwavering goal of making yesterday’s dreams today’s standard-of-care realities.

Read about the conditions we treat in the Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center.

Referral Requirements

As a comprehensive resource center, the Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center is available not only to patients, but also to referring physicians and surgeons who may request diagnoses, second opinions, treatment plans and definitive treatment.

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

To refer  a patient or schedule an appointment in the Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please call 412-692-3414.

Doctors

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Joseph E. Dohar , MD, MS, FAAP, FACS

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Beverly C Richert , CRNP

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  • Voice, Resonance, and Swallowing Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
    412-692-6216