The Janette Ogg Voice Research Center at Shenandoah Conservatory hosted Dr. L. Thomas Carroll as a guest speaker on Friday, Sept. 27, in Ruebush Hall, Room 128. Dr. Carroll is from Harvard University/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and spoke to the graduate anatomy class on the dangers and diagnostic criteria of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Carroll is an otolaryngologist at BWH and an assistant professor in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Harvard Medical School. He directs the BWH voice program, which provides diagnoses and innovative therapies for patients with voice, swallowing and airway conditions.
He received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. Dr. Carroll completed a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Voice Center. His interests include care of the professional voice (singing and speaking); early glottic cancer with an emphasis on voice preservation; laryngopharyngeal reflux and related disorders such as chronic cough; vocal cord paralysis/paresis and office-based laryngeal surgery including vocal fold augmentation and photoangiolytic (KTP) laser therapy.