Sarah Schneider

Sarah Schneider
Speech Pathologist
Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is Speech Language Pathology Director, Co-Director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center, and Associate 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 professional and performing voice, gender affirming voice and communication, laryngeal dystonia and vocal tremor.

She joined the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the Voice and Swallowing Center in 2007. Since that time, she has been a leader in developing the speech language pathology program throughout the Department of Otolaryngology striving to provide interdisciplinary and world-class care to those with voice, swallowing, and communication concerns. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of California. 

Ms. Schneider completes clinical research within the department and acts as a research consultant in the area of voice. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Voice, guest reviewer, contributor to voice texts, past Professional Development Manager for the Voice and Upper Airway Disorders special interest group of ASHA, and current deputy chair of the International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP). She actively speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on vocal health and rehabilitation. She is a leader in coordinating voice conferences and other educational activities, in addition to providing training and mentoring to students, residents, fellows and other healthcare providers. She has studied voice and performed as a soloist, in choral settings, and in musical theatre which helps further guide her clinical practice.

Ms. Schneider earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Marquette University where she was awarded the Alfred J. Sokolnicki Clinical Excellence Award at each commencement. She completed her clinical fellowship at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, TN and was hired to continue work there following her fellowship. Prior to joining the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center team, she also worked in the private practice of Dr. Robert T. Sataloff in Philadelphia, PA.

She is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and a distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Professional affiliations include ASHA, the Special Interest Groups (SIG) - Voice and Upper Airway Disorders (SIG3) and Telepractice (SIG18) of ASHA, and the California Speech and Hearing Association.