Susan E Langmore, PhD
Emeritus Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Stanford University

Dr. Langmore is Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a clinician, teacher, and researcher. She has worked as a speech pathologist her entire career, and has worked extensively in aphasia, dysarthria, and dysphagia. She has worked in acute care, ICU, rehab, and outpatient settings, and with patients who have neurologic diseases, pulmonary conditions, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Langmore has made many significant contributions to the field of Speech Language Pathology, starting with the development of the FEES procedure in the 1980's.
She has altered the medical field's perception and management of aspiration pneumonia with her research in the 1990's, and has recently completed a multi-center NIH funded clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of electrical stimulation for dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Langmore was awarded the ASHA Fellowship in 1998 and then ASHA Honors in 2012, and currently serves as the president of the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS). She has served on NIH review committees and is a reviewer or editor of a dozen medical journals.

Ongoing Research Support

5RO1CA120950-02 Langmore (PI) 6/26/2007- 5/30/2012
Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
This multi-institutional clinical trial will compare electrical stimulation plus aggressive swallowing exercise to sham electrical stimulation with aggressive swallow exercise to determine the efficacy of e-stim in treating dysphagia in patients who have received radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.

As outgrowths of this research, I am collaborating with several faculty here at BMC to determine how we can best predict and prevent dysphagia in patients undergoing treatment for head & neck cancer.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Swallowing Recovery After Dysphagic Stroke
06/01/2016 - 05/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIDCD

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Swallowing Recovery After Dysphagic Stroke
06/14/2013 - 05/31/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIDCD

PRO-ACTIVE: Comparing the Effectiveness of PROphyIACTic swallow InterVEntion for patients…
01/30/2018 - 01/31/2023 (PI)
University of Toronto PCORI

Aspiration in ARF Survivors
09/28/2015 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Regents of the University of Colorado NIH-NINR

Implementation of oral care in ICU Settings
06/01/2012 - 08/31/2013 (PI)
Sage Products, Inc.

Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer Patients
07/01/2007 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
5R01 CA120950-05


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  1. Moss M, White SD, Warner H, Dvorkin D, Fink D, Gomez-Taborda S, Higgins C, Krisciunas GP, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, McNally E, Rubio A, Scheel R, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Langmore SE. Development of an accurate bedside swallowing evaluation decision tree algorithm for detecting aspiration in acute respiratory failure survivors. Chest. 2020 Jul 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32721404
  2. Miles A, Connor NP, Desai RV, Jadcherla S, Allen J, Brodsky M, Garand KL, Malandraki GA, McCulloch TM, Moss M, Murray J, Pulia M, Riquelme LF, Langmore SE. Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Dysphagia. 2020 Jul 11. PMID: 32654059
  3. Miller CK, Schroeder JW, Langmore S. Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Across the Age Spectrum. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2020 Jul 10; 29(2S):967-978. PMID: 32650653
  4. Pisegna JM, Langmore SE, Meyer TK, Pauloski B. Swallowing Patterns in the HNC Population: Timing of Penetration-Aspiration Events and Residue. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Jul 07; 194599820933883.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32633196
  5. Kim K, Pisegna JM, Kennedy S, Langmore S. Measuring Vallecular Volume on Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: A Proof of Concept Study. Dysphagia. 2020 Apr 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32303907
  6. Pisegna JM, Kaneoka A, Coster WJ, Leonard R, Langmore SE. Residue Ratings on FEES: Trends for Clinical Application of Residue Measurement. Dysphagia. 2020 Jan 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31912241
  7. Kennedy S, Pisegna JM, Kim K, Parker L, Langmore S. The pitch glide speech task lacks clinical utility to infer laryngeal lift during swallowing†. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2019 Oct 30; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31665611
  8. Cimoli M, Oates J, McLaughlin E, Langmore SE. Exploring Consistency and Variation in Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Practice in Australia. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2019 Oct 22; 1-13. PMID: 31639815
  9. Silbergleit AK, Schultz L, Krisciunas G, Langmore S. Association of Neck Range of Motion and Skin Caliper Measures on Dysphagia Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer and Effects of Neck Stretches and Swallowing Exercises. Dysphagia. 2020 Apr; 35(2):360-368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31317266
  10. Krisciunas GP, Vakharia A, Lazarus C, Taborda SG, Martino R, Hutcheson K, McCulloch T, Langmore SE. Application of Manual Therapy for Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Preliminary National Survey of Treatment Trends and Adverse Events. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119844151.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31041144
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