Pediatric Aerodigestive Programs: Role of the Core Team Members, Speech Language Pathology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Otolaryngology, and Parent/Caregiver

  • J. Scott McMurrayEmail author
  • Maia N. Braden
  • Matthew R. Hoffman
  • Vivek Balasubramaniam
  • Dorota Walkiewicz


The multidisciplinary approach to children with aerodigestive disorders is rewarding. Through this approach, efficient, cost-effective, patient-centered, family-focused, and consistent care can be delivered. The number of new diagnoses and the speed to diagnosis increase. The overall cost to diagnosis decreases, and the efficiency in the OR increases, freeing up more OR time for other unique procedures. These complex and medically fragile patients deserve our best and concerted care to help them reach their maximal potential.


Pediatric aerodigestive programs Speech language pathology in aerodigestive disorders Pulmonology in aerodigestive disorders Gastroenterology in aerodigestive disorders Otolaryngology in aerodigestive disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scott McMurray
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maia N. Braden
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthew R. Hoffman
    • 1
  • Vivek Balasubramaniam
    • 3
  • Dorota Walkiewicz
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.UW Voice and Swallow Clinics, UW HealthAmerican Family Children’s HospitalMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  4. 4.Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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