Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Carrie Kalata, MS, CCC-SLP

Carrie Kalata, MS, CCC-SLP

Senior Speech - Language Pathologist
Center for Communication & Swallowing Disorders
Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences


Carrie Kalata is a certified and state licensed speech - language pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Center for Communication and Swallowing Disorders.  Since coming to the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996, Ms. Kalata has provided compassionate and individualized care while never losing sight of her patient's quality of life.  She encourages her patients to actively participate in their own treatment and is a strong proponent of patient education.  Although she treats a variety of disorders, Ms. Kalata specializes in facial paralysis, head and neck cancer, swallowing disorders, and voice problems.  She has completed advanced training in the area of facial paralysis and was instrumental in establishing and continues to coordinate the Neuromuscular Facial Retraining Program.

Ms. Kalata has been actively involved in her state professional organization.  She has been a member of the convention planning committee and has served on the Executive Board as Vice President of Education.  Her commitment to continuing education is clearly demonstrated by the number of American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) ACE awards she has achieved over the past several years.


Bachelor of Science (BS) - Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1982
Master of Science (MS) - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1984


Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Speech - Language Pathologist, State of Wisconsin


American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)|
       ASHA Special Interest Division - Voice
       ASHA Special Interest Division - Swallowing
Wisconsin Speech - Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA)
Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Facial Paralysis
Head and Neck Cancer, including Laryngectomy and Tracheoesophageal Puncture
Swallowing Disorders
Voice Disorders
Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies
Instrumental Voice Assessment
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction


Patient Age: 15+
Joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996


Center for Communication & Swallowing Disorders: 414.805.5588


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