Donna S. Lundy, Ph.D.
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
- Chief, Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Otolaryngology
Speech, Voice and Swallowing management following Head and Neck Cancer Treatment; Dysphagia (swallowing) evaluation and treatment, Voice disorders evaluation and treatment
Dr. Lundy is interested in studying the speech, swallowing, and voice rehabilitation factors in patients undergoing head and neck cancer treatment. She is currently collaborating on a project to study the impact of early, prophylactic swallowing exercises in patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy to determine if earlier intervention can improve the outcome. Dr. Lundy is also investigating prostheses for patients undergoing total laryngectomy to determine factors that may prolong the wear of the devices and improve quality of life.
Dr. Lundy has served as a local P.I. in a number of multi-institutional grants studying dysphagia (swallowing problems) related to treatment for head and neck cancer. These projects have culminated in multiple presentations at national meetings and peer-reviewed articles and have prompted further research.
Dr. Lundy is also actively involved in volunteer work with the American Cancer Society (ACS) on a leadership level serving both on the Miami-Dade and the Florida Division Boards. She currently serves as Chair of the Advocacy Committee on the Division Level and pushes for improved legislation for all cancer patients both on the state and federal level.