Speech Pathology and Swallowing

Call (631) 726-8520 to schedule a Speech Pathology appointment

The Speech Pathology and Swallowing department at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services across the age span, from pediatric to geriatric.  The medical speech-language pathologists provide assessment and treatment for communication, voice and swallowing disorders. The Speech Pathology and Swallowing Department delivers the highest level of care and is committed to clinical excellence. Using standardized protocols and state of the art instrumentation to diagnose and treat patients with swallowing impairment, the medical speech pathologists and board certified swallowing disorders specialist create an individualized "person-centered" treatment plan to optimize swallowing function. 

The team provides care to a wide range of patients including those in the Stroke, Parkinson's Disease and Palliative Care programs. The Speech Pathology and Swallowing department supports all specialties of medicine including neurology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, palliative care, and cardiology, critical care as well as partners with colleagues from respiratory therapy, nutrition and rehabilitation.  This interdisciplinary model of care allows each patient to receive an individualized care plan to maximize their highest potential for recovery. 

The department is led by nationally recognized Medical Speech Pathologist, Marta Kazandjian, MA CCC-SLP BCS-S, FPCC, F-ASHA, NBC-HWC, who is Board Certified in Swallowing Disorders as well as Board Certified in Health and Wellness Coaching. She was honored as a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in 2020.  

Speech pathology at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital