Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. Member of ASHA SID 3 and NATS.
Melissa Bidlack, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist at Johns Hopkins Voice Center. She completed her clinical fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, specializing in voice, swallowing, and neurological disorders. Ms. Bidlack received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University Teachers College. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University in Vocal Performance. Prior to her career in speech-language pathology, she performed as a professional opera singer and served on the voice faculty at Whitman College.
Member of ASHA SID 2, SID 13, National Association of Neonatal Therapists, PROMPT trained
Patti's professional interests include pediatric feeding-swallowing disorders, apraxia and other speech-language disorders, and resonance disorders due to cleft palate/velopharyngeal dysfunction. She also specializes in the rehabilitation of neurogenic speech-language and swallowing disorders. She serves as adjunct faculty at Towson University and Loyola University. Patti is a member of the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team. She participates in international missions and research to develop post-operative speech-resonance treatment services to children with cleft palate in underserved areas.
Member of ASHA, SID - 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders; SID-13 Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Board Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Lisa’s clinical interests are in the areas of swallowing disorders, adult speech, language, and cognition following neurological impairments including stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Megan joined The Milton J. Dance team in 2019 although has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since earning her Master’s Degree in 2004. Her clinical experience has been focused on the evaluation and treatment of brain injury and cognitive rehabilitation, speech-language disorders and swallowing.
Jordan graduated with his Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2015 from Loyola University-Maryland. He completed his clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic-Rochester. Jordan’s clinical interests are in the areas of swallowing, speech, language and voice disorders and rehabilitation, with an emphasis in the head and neck cancer population. He is also a member of an international mission that researches and develops post-operative speech-resonance treatment services to children with cleft palate in underserved areas.
Board certified oncology social worker, member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, and the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Dorothy has a special interest in assisting head and neck cancer patients and their families with the adjustments related to diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, and Buteyko Breathing Method
Rebecca Goldstein is a speech language pathologist at the Johns Hopkins Voice Center specializing in voice disorders. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Rebecca studied vocal performance at the University of Maryland, as well as Theater and dance at Muhlenberg College. She was a former music elementary school music teacher and private vocal coach.
Board Certified Oncology Social Worker, Member of Association of Oncology Social Workers
Karen has a clinical interest in assisting head and neck cancer patients and their families with the emotional adjustments and practical issues related to diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Member of ASHA, SID - 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders; SID-13 Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Jason’s clinical interests are in the areas of adult speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders following neurological impairments including stroke and traumatic brain injury. He has received specialized training in cognitive rehabilitation by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. As an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University, he has instructed graduate students on the assessment and treatment of aphasia.
Graduated from Loyola University Maryland with her Master’s Degree in 2019. She completes speech-language and feeding/swallowing evaluations and treatment sessions at the Milton J. Dance Center for children ages 0 months-18 years.
Deirdre’s professional interests include diagnosis and treatment of speech-language disorders in pediatrics. Deirdre is an experienced SLP, who previously worked in the public schools for many years treating pre-school and school aged children. Her expertise includes: early speech-language delays/disorder, school age speech-language disorders, and development of school based IFSPs and IEPs.
Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Dietitian
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Keri has a clinical interest in providing support and management of the nutritional needs of cancer patients. Keri is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She founded Wellness Wednesdays, held monthly. This educational session consists of nutrition information and cooking demonstration. These sessions are aimed at improving the knowledge of healthy eating and lifestyle for cancer prevention.
Focusing on rehabilitation and retraining of the professional voice.
Special interests include breathing retraining and movement education, with training in alternative/complementary disciplines, including Hanna Somatics®, Associative Awareness Technique™, Optimal Breathing®.
Karen is a member of SOHN and ONS, and is certified in Otorhinolaryngology, Head-Neck Nursing (CORLN) care.
Karen has 20+ years experience working with head and neck oncology patients and their families/friends. She enjoys helping patients achieve their individual goals during and after therapy.
Karen has expertise in the management of tracheostomies. She is available for inpatient and outpatient tracheostomy consultations.
Karen is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, and is active in the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses on both the local and national levels.
Sabrina is 1 of only 2 Administrative Surgical Posting Specialists at GBMC. Her role is to support Surgical Oncology patients in their journeys from Diagnosis to Surgery Day and she has over 25 years of experience in doing so. She has a very warm and inviting smile and personality that others are drawn to. She loves the interactions with our patients and is always willing to offer a kind, encouraging word, a hug or a laugh to lift their spirits.
Schedules and coordinates new and follow up patient appointments for The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center and The Johns Hopkins Voice Center with telephone support. Primary registration for The Johns Hopkins Voice Center. Review of patient billing sheets, referrals, and office notes in preparation for scheduled appointments daily. Collects co-pays, processes/closes credit card payments and records patient charges.
Ewa worked for 8 year as a registered nurse in Poland. She joined John Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC in December, 2013 after receiving the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant credential from National Health Career Association. Ewa is responsible for escorting patients, obtaining vitals, updating electronic health record, sending reports, refilling medication requests, setting up instrumentation and procedure rooms.
Provides secretarial support for the department. Schedules and coordinates new and follow up patient appointments for The Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center and The Johns Hopkins Voice Center with telephone support. Primary registration for The Johns Hopkins Voice Center. Prepares and prints daily schedule and distributes to appropriate personal. Review of patient billing sheets, referrals, and office notes in preparation for scheduled appointments daily. Collects co-pays, processes/closes credit card payments and records patient charges. Participates in staff orientation and education.
Provides front desk scheduling for the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center and the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC. Responsible for registration, scheduling, and preparing all necessary information for patients appointments. Collects copays, processes/closes credit cards and records patient charges.
Krystal is currently a Medical Assistant for the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center. She is a new medical assistant. After getting her certification in October 2018, she completed her internship at GBMC. Her duties include direct patient care, obtaining vitals, updating medical history, assisting with office procedures, processing labs and results, medication refills, monitoring patient flow, as well as administrative support to physicians and office staff.
Jeanne Vance's and Laddie Dance's dream for cancer patients to see their future as an opportunity for hope and peace of mind is realized every day by the patients at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Rehabilitation Center.Read More
Because of the passion and dedication of one of their founders, the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate Team sought to rename the program the Randolph B. Capone Cleft Lip and Palate Program as a permanent tribute to the life’s work of a beloved physician, leader, family man, and friend.
Ray Gervacio F. Blanco, MD, FACS - Medical Director - Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, Head and Neck Surgery, and Farzad A. Masroor, MD, Head & Neck Surgeon, discuss thyroid conditions
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