Susan Langmore, PhD., CCC-SLP, BRSS



I am first and foremost a clinician.  I have worked in the medical arena my entire career, evolving from a concentration in aphasia to dysarthria and finally to dysphagia. All of my career has been spent in clinical practice, serving acute care/ICU, rehab, and outpatients who have neurologic diseases, pulmonary conditions, and head and neck cancer.  It was a direct response to the needs of patients with dysphagia that motivated me to develop the FEES procedure in the mid 80s. My webpage at Boston Medical Center is: 


About Me


Professionally, I have contributed service to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to the American Speech Language Hearing Association.  I was made a fellow of ASHA in 1998 and was awarded the BRSS (Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) in 2003


On the right, four of our research team members pose in from of the School of Public Health Building at Boston University School of Medicine

Celebrating after a graduation ceremony of MA students.

Until recently, my teaching career consisted of giving seminars and invited presentations at conferences in the US and internationally. Now, at Boston University, I teach graduate level courses in dysphagia and dysarthria.  I also serve as primary advisor to master’s and doctoral level students in Speech and Hearing Science, Medical Science, and Anatomy Departments at Boston University  and BU School of Medicine. My Boston University website is:

I have a passion for research and have conducted research most of my career.  My major interest is dysphagia. I am interested in interventions and outcomes.   Currently, I am Principal Investigator of a multi site clinical trial to determine the efficacy of electrical stimulation and/or aggressive exercise in patients with dysphagia after receiving radiation therapy for their head and neck cancer. A website that describes my ongoing projects is: