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Lisa Evangelista

Dr. Lisa Evangelista is an Associate Professor and Director of Speech Pathology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and serves as the Head and Neck Cancer Topic Chair for the 2024 American Speech-Language and Hearing Association's Annual Convention and on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She provides comprehensive diagnostics and contemporary management of swallowing dysfunction following surgical interventions and radiation therapy for head and neck cancers. Her academic interests include swallowing physiology following radiation therapy, alaryngeal voice rehabilitation after total laryngectomy surgery, and quality of life outcomes following surgical and medical interventions in head and neck oncology.