Chronic Cough is Complex: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

February 4, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chronic Cough is Complex: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Details: To provide an overview of etiologies, diagnostics, and treatments from cough specialists in Otolaryngology, Speech Pathology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonology.

Description: This one hour session will be a moderated discussion of a multi-disciplinary group of cough experts to highlight the specific role of each team member and their approach to evaluation and management of chronic cough. Chronic cough is a complex topic necessitating a collaborative approach to care . At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to identify various team members, their specific focus, will understand workflows and the referral process, and the key components of multidisciplinary care.

To register:

5:00pm Welcome and Introductions
5:05pm Rapid Fire Questions
5:20pm Case Presentations
5:50pm Q & A
6:00pm Dismissal


Moderator: Matt Stephen, PA-C is a Physician Assistant who cares for patients in otolaryngology (disorders that affect the nose, throat and other head or neck structures) and at the Voice and Swallowing Center. His special interests include chronic cough and dizziness. He has expertise in treating hearing loss, chronic otitis media (middle ear infections), skull base tumors, conditions of the larynx (the area that includes the vocal cords), oral cancers, vertigo and other dizziness disorders, and general otolaryngology issues.

Panelist: Dr. Priya Kathpalia is a gastroenterologist with a special interest in esophageal and other gastrointestinal motility disorders – conditions related to secretions and how food passes through the digestive tract. Her training includes performing colonoscopies, polypectomies (polyp removal) and endoscopies of the upper digestive tract.

Panelist: Dr. Lorriana Leard is a pulmonologist specializing in the care of patients who have lung cancer or advanced lung diseases and are candidates for lung transplants. As an expert at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, she evaluates patients with lung nodules, lung masses or symptoms suggestive of lung cancer.

Panelist: Dr. Clark Rosen is otolaryngologist who cares for adults and children with voice disorders, swallowing problems and upper airway disorders. He is one of the most experienced specialists on the West Coast in the field of laryngology (disorders of the throat and voice box). In addition, he has extensive experience in performing Botox injections of the larynx, used to treat certain voice conditions by relaxing constricted muscles. He is director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center as well as chief of the laryngology division. He also leads the fellowship training program in laryngology and care of the professional voice.

Panelist: Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP is Co-Director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center, Speech Language Pathology Director and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She practices clinically as part of the interdisciplinary team at the Voice and Swallowing Center. Clinical and scholarly interests include the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of voice and upper airway with special expertise in the performing voice, transgender voice and communication, spasmodic dysphonia and vocal tremor.