Aerodigestive Program

Along with excellent patient care, our team is also actively involved in clinical research to advance the understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of aerodigestive disorders. Current research initiatives include:

Understanding the role of the microbiome (microbes that inhabit the human body) in disorders of aspiration and swallowing dysfunction.

  • Improving the diagnosis of tracheomalacia.
  • Improving the quality of care for patients with aerodigestive disorders.
  • Developing biomarkers for microaspiration.

If you are interested in learning more about, or participating in, one of our studies, please call 832-822-0508.