Our Vocal Cord Dysfunction Team at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Children with vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) need advanced testing, speech therapy, and ongoing care.

Our diverse team at the VCD Center at UPMC Children's Hospital can meet all these needs. We work together to ensure the right diagnosis, well-organized care, and the best outcomes for your child.


Contact the Vocal Cord Dysfunction Center

To learn more or book an appointment for your child's VCD, call 412-692-5460.


Your Child's VCD Care Team

Based on your child's needs, they may see:

  • Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors.
  • Lung doctors.
  • Physician assistants.
  • Speech therapists.
  • Psychologists.
  • Nurses.

Meet Our VCD Doctors and Staff

About Raymond Maguire, DO

Children and their caregivers travel hours for Dr. Maguire's expertise in rare airway disorders.

He takes the time to explain the diagnosis, its causes, and treatments in a calm and comforting manner. His goal is to have you and your child leave feeling confident and supported in your treatment plan.

Driven to improve outcomes for kids across the country, Dr. Maguire publishes the latest VCD treatments in top pediatric journals.

About Katherine White, CCC-SLP

Katherine is a caring and passionate speech pathologist who works with children with VCD and other conditions that affect breathing and swallowing.

She uses breathing exercises to manage your child's VCD, building their self-esteem and easing their concerns.

Katherine works one-on-one with children in our VCD Center, catering her approach to each child's age and developmental level.