BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Boston Medical Center's Voice and Swallowing department houses a team of experts, including voice therapists, laryngologists, and speech-language pathologists and offers a wide array of diagnostic and treatment options for people with vocal or swallowing disorders.

Voice problems such as the voice being tired or strained after prolonged usage can affect both professional and personal life. Voice problems often originate in the lungs, throat, larynx, and mouth and can be caused by a variety of conditions, including acute laryngitis; acid reflux; or polyps, cysts, or nodules on the vocal folds. Thankfully, the vast majority of voice problems are caused by non-life-threatening disorders and are easily treatable.

"Dr. Grillone is one of the kindest most competent physicians I've ever seen. Highly professional and thoughtful in addition to solving a problem I've had for a while."

~ John A.

To schedule a consult with one of BMC’s voice and swallowing experts, call us at 617.638.8124.

Contact Us

Voice and Swallowing (Throat Problems)
830 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Ground Floor, Suite 1400
Moakley Building

Monday-Friday - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Specialty Clinics

Treatments & Services

Diagnostics and Tests

The Center offers diagnostic options for papillomas and early stage larynx cancer, and for swallowing and voice problems due to Parkinson's disease, stroke and other neurological disorders.

This state-of-the-art voice center provides the full scope of diagnostic testing including:

  • Acoustic Analysis
  • A variety of in-office laryngeal procedures

Our Team


Speech Language Pathologists

Kim Boscodoss, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle Ganann, CCC-SLP

Anna Lifvergren, CCC-SLP

Keri Miloro, CCC-SLP

Kelly Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP

Samantha Ashinoff, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Overview

Research conducted within the Center for Voice and Swallowing is interdisciplinary and currently involves projects related to speech language pathology, laryngology and sensorimotor rehabilitation engineering.


The Center for Voice and Swallowing works collaboratively with the STEPP LAB for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering which is located within the Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College). Under the direction of Principal Investigator Cara Stepp, they are a multidisciplinary group of researchers with the shared goal of improving the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor disorders of voice and speech, applying techniques from electrical engineering, computer science, rehabilitation engineering, neuroscience, laryngology, speech science, and communication disorders. Ongoing studies in the lab are in collaboration with clinician-investigators with primary appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.