Meet our Team

Heather M. Starmer MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Heather M. Starmer MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Professor Starmer is a speech pathologist with nearly 20 years experience working with individuals with swallowing disorders.  She is a board recognized specialist in swallowing disorders and provides state of the art rehabilitative therapies for individuals with swallowing disorders.

Dr. Karuna Dewan

Karuna Dewan, MD

Dr. Dewan is an otolaryngologist with specialty training in laryngology, and swallowing disorders in particular. She offers innovative medical and surgical solutions for swallowing disorders originating in the throat.

Dr. John Clarke

John Clarke, MD

Dr. Clarke is a gastroenterologist and the director of the Stanford Esophageal Program. He has extensive expertise in swallowing disorders related to esophageal function and offers cutting-edge medical and surgical treatments for esophageal dysphagia.

Astrid Shapiro, MS, RD, CSO

Astrid Shapiro, MS RD, CSO

Astrid is a registered dietician with expertise in providing nutrition support and care for patients experiencing swallowing disorders. She offers innovative and comprehensive assessment and counseling for patients having difficulty maintaining adequate nutrition.

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(650) 498 - 6000

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(650) 498 - 6000

LOCATION

900 Blake Wilbur Drive
3rd Floor
Stanford, CA 94304-1611

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