Margaret Cafferkey

Margaret Cafferkey
Senior Speech Pathologist
Meg Cafferkey, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, is a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of patients with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), chronic cough, interdisciplinary assessment of resonance and velopharyngeal function and voice disorders across the age spectrum.

Ms. Cafferkey joined the UCSF the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center team in 2015. Areas of clinical and scholarly interest include working with families and treating their child with swallowing/feeding difficulties in the presence of aerodigestive disorders to optimize safe feeding progression. She additionally holds a certification in lactation counseling (CLC).

Ms. Cafferkey earned her undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Audiology and Speech Pathology in Muncie, IN and master’s degree from San Francisco State University in Communication Disorders in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Cafferkey has worked with patients across the age spectrum in a variety of environments including outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation and inpatient acute care. Before joining our team, Ms. Cafferkey most recently worked at Stanford Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA as well as Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA.

Her professional affiliations include the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), ASHA's Voice and Voice Disorder Special Interest Group SIG 3, ASHA's Swallowing Disorder Special Interest Group SIG 13 and ASHA’s Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders Special Interest Group SIG 5.