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Medicine - Otorhinolaryngology | Dysphagia (Editorial Board)



Dedicated to advancing the art and science of deglutology

Editor-in-Chief: Reza Shaker

ISSN: 0179-051X (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0460 (electronic version)

Journal no. 455


Reza Shaker, M.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Founding Editors

Martin W. Donner, M.D., F.R.C.R.

James F. Bosma, M.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

Bronwyn Jones, F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.R. (1990-2010)

Associate Editors

Peter Belafsky, Ph.D.
Sacramento, CA, USA
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Pere Clavé, M.D., Ph.D.
Barcelona, Spain 

Kulwinder Dua, M.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Caryn Easterling, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Olle Ekberg, M.D.
Malmo, Sweden

Prakash Gyawali
St. Louis, MO, USA

Peter J. Kahrilas, M.D.
Chicago, IL, USA

Steven B. Leder, Ph.D.
New Haven, CT, USA
Speech-Language Pathology

Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D.
Charleston, SC, USA
Swallowing Disorders

Rosemary Martino, M.A., Ph.D., M.Sc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Healthcare & Outcomes

Benson Massey, M.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D.
New Haven, CT, USA

Aniko Szabo, Ph.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Joan C. Arvedson, Ph.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Speech-Language Pathology

Daniel Brasnu, M.D.
Paris, France

James G. Brasseur, Ph.D.
University Park, PA, USA
Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Norman Capra, Ph.D.
Baltimore, MD, USA
Neueroscience (Neurophysiology and Anatomy)

Sidney Cohen, M.D.
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ian Cook, F.R.A.C.P.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Marinos C. Dalakas, M.D.
Bethesda, MD, USA

Roberto O. Dantas, M.D.
Ribeirão Preto SP, Brazil

Rebecca Z. German, M.D.
Baltimore, MD, USA
Biomechanics, Oral and Pharyngeal Anatomy

André Jean, Ph.D.
Marseilles, France
Physiology & Neurophysiology

Bronwyn Jones, F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.R.
Baltimore, MD, USA

Yoshihiro Kaneko, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Tokyo, Japan

Ivan M. Lang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal Physiology

Susan E. Langmore, Ph.D.
Boston, MA, USA
Otolaryngology and Speech Language Hearing Sciences

Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, ASHA Fellow
Baltimore, MD, USA
Speech-Language Pathology

Ruth E. Martin, Ph.D.
London, Ontario, Canada
Physiology and Pharmacology

Fred M.S. McConnel, M.D.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Timothy M. McCulloch, M.D.
Madison, WI, USA

Arthur Miller, Ph.D.
San Francisco, CA, USA

Ravinder K. Mittal, M.D.
San Diego, CA, USA

Jeffrey B. Palmer, M.D.
Baltimore, MD, USA
Rehabilitation Medicine

Adrienne L. Perlman, Ph.D.
Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Speech Science

Peter Pokieser, M.D., Ph.D
Vienna, Austria

William J. Ravich, M.D.
Baltimore, MD, USA

JoAnne Robbins, Ph.D.
Madison, WI, USA
Gerontology and Speech-Language

Eiichi Saitoh, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Aichi, Japan
Rehabilitation Medicine

Barry J. Sessle, B.D.S., M.D.S., B.Sc., Ph.D.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Barbara C. Sonies, Ph.D.
College Park, MD, USA
Speech Language Pathology

Akio Tsubahara, Ph.D.
Okayama, Japan

Douglas J. Van Daele, M.D., FACS 
Iowa City, IA
Otolaryngology and Neuroscience

Journal Coordinator

Andrea Schaffeler
Toronto, Ontario, Canada




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    Dysphagia is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to swallowing and its disorders. The journal's purpose is to provide an international source of information to physicians and other health professionals interested in this emerging field. Its scope includes all aspects of normal and dysphagic ingestion involving the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus. Accordingly, the journal will draw on expertise from a variety of disciplines including gastroenterology, neurology, otolaryngology, radiology, dentistry, rehabilitation medicine, speech pathology, nursing, dietetics, medical administration, and the basic biomedical sciences. The journal is intended to contribute to the development of this field by fostering communication between interested professionals, by setting forth existing knowledge, and by stimulating further research. Submission of contributions that advance the understanding of normal swallowing as well as those related to dysphagia, its diagnosis, and its clinical management, is encouraged. Dysphagia has been organized in collaboration with leading medical specialists is this field. The journal publishes original papers, case reports, technical and instrumental notes, letters to the Editor, and review articles. A separate section contains abstracts of selected papers from the current literature. Reviews of books or monographs and announcements about national or international associations and conferences related to ingestion and dysphagia are published as space is available. The journal assures expeditious review of submitted manuscripts and prompt notification of the authors. The Editors make every effort to have accepted papers published within 9 months of acceptance.    

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