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Stamatela Matina Balou

Stamatela Matina Balou, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

dysphagia, deglutition, upper airway dysfunction, head and neck cancer

I am a clinically trained speech–language pathologist. The focus of my clinical work and research is on understanding, preventing, and treating swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia. I use clinical research methods to improve swallowing ability and quality of life in patients whose swallowing function has changed as a result of medical conditions such as stroke, pulmonary disease, head or neck cancer, or spinal cord injury.

My current research goal is to develop treatment paradigms to improve upper airway dysfunction and swallowing efficiency in patients with head or neck cancer and patients with spinal cord injury.

In my research I use high-resolution manometry and videofluoroscopy to understand the pressure foundations of swallowing components in the healthy population, as well as head and neck cancer patients treated with chemoradiation.





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PhD from University of Arkansas

Fellowship, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Head and Neck Surgery

Balou, Matina; Herzberg, Erica G; Kamelhar, David; Molfenter, Sonja M

Clinical interventions in aging. 2019 Mar; 14:283-288

Turcotte, Maria C; Herzberg, Erica G; Balou, Matina; Molfenter, Sonja M

Laryngoscope. 2018 Oct; 3(5):377-383

Kazachkov, Mikhail; Palma, Jose-Alberto; Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Lucy; Bar-Aluma, Bat-El; Spalink, Christy L; Barnes, Erin P; Amoroso, Nancy E; Balou, Stamatela M; Bess, Shay; Chopra, Arun; Condos, Rany; Efrati, Ori; Fitzgerald, Kathryn; Fridman, David; Goldenberg, Ronald M; Goldhaber, Ayelet; Kaufman, David A; Kothare, Sanjeev V; Levine, Jeremiah; Levy, Joseph; Lubinsky, Anthony S; Maayan, Channa; Moy, Libia C; Rivera, Pedro J; Rodriguez, Alcibiades J; Sokol, Gil; Sloane, Mark F; Tan, Tina; Kaufmann, Horacio

Respiratory medicine. 2018 08; 141:37-46

McKay, Tracy Espiritu; Balou, Matina; Kao, Daniel J; Ho, Derek J; Cohen, Jeffrey; Rodriguez, Eduardo D

PM&R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S):S184

Swallowing functions across the lifespan

Balou, Matina

Communication and aging: Creative approaches to improving the quality of life. San Diego, CA, US: Plural Publishing, 2016. p.157-174. (2160692)

Balou, Matina; McCullough, Gary H; Aduli, Farshad; Brown, Daniel; Stack, Brendan C Jr; Snoddy, Peggy; Guidry, Tiffany

Dysphagia. 2014 Feb; 29(1):25-32

McCullough, Gary H; Zraick, Richard I; Balou, Stamatela; Pickett, Hylan C; Rangarathnam, Balaji; Tulunay-Ugur, Ozlem E

Journal of laryngology & voice. 2012; 2(2):64-69