Sonja Molfenter

Assistant Professor

Sonja Molfenter

Phone: 212-992-7694

Dr. Sonja Molfenter is a clinically-trained Speech Language Pathologist whose research specializes in understanding the physiological features of both normal swallowing and disordered swallowing (known as dysphagia). Swallowing function is commonly disrupted after many conditions including stroke, brain injury, head and neck cancer and spinal cord injury.

Her over-arching research goal is to produce clinically-relevant research to inform front-line clinical practice. Her current focus is on naturally-occurring muscle loss in the pharynx as the result of aging and the impact of this loss on swallowing function.

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