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Lisa Spradlin, M.A., CCC/SLP

Courses Taught

SPHR 495 Organic Communication Disorders

Professional Affiliation

Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Contact Information

Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Acute Care Therapy
2801 N. Granenbein, B-407
Portland, OR 97227

Phone: (503) 413-4193
Email: lisaspradlin@pdx.edu

Education

M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Iowa (Master's Thesis: "Swallowing in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Function vs. Preference")
B.S., Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona 


Professional Background & Interests

Lisa has worked at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, primarily in acute care, since 2004. She completed her Clinical Fellowship at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She works with patients who have a variety of diagnoses, including burn injuries, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and head and neck cancers. She is also a member of the clinical ethics committee for the hospital. Special interests include voice and swallowing following burn and inhalation injuries, tracheostomies with and without ventilator support, functional outcomes of oral cancer reconstruction, and quality of life outcomes. Lisa absolutely loves being a speech-language pathologist, is grateful for the amazing people she works with, and plans to continue the never-ending search for further information to help better assess and treat her clients.