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About Kristen Linnemeyer, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Kristen Linnemeyer, MA, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in assessing and treating patients with complex voice and swallowing disorders as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or head and neck cancer. She has a special interest in post-laryngectomy voice and swallow restoration.
Linnemeyer is part of the voice and swallow team within Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego Health. Her entire career has been spent working amongst a multidisciplinary team at an academic institution, where collaboration, innovation, and research are paramount.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Linnemeyer worked at The University of Kansas Voice and Swallow Center. During that time, she helped build a speech pathology team specializing in voice and swallow within University of Kansas Medical Center.
In 2009, Linnemeyer accepted a multicultural opportunity to work in Singapore, where she diagnosed and treated patients from all over the world. During her time abroad, she trained speech pathologists and physicians on post-laryngectomy voice restoration, tracheotomy care, and instrumental swallow assessments including Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSS) and Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing (FEES).
In 2019, Linnemeyer obtained a Certificate in Clinical Trials Design and Management, consisting of 20 hours post-graduate education through the UC San Diego Extension Program, allowing her to become acquainted with the clinical trials process in an accelerated approach.
An active advocate for laryngectomees, Linnemeyer organized and leads a San Diego Laryngectomee Club for the local community to deliver non-medical assistance and social support to patients and their caretakers.
Linnemeyer is a board-certified swallowing disorders specialist (BCS-S). She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is also certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).
She has published in both journals and a textbook, presents at ASHA's annual national convention, and has lectured internationally.
Linnemeyer enjoys traveling in her spare time and has been to over 50 countries. She enjoys playing basketball, doing yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.
- University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Date Joined Staff
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
Conditions and Treatments
- Voice Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Alaryngeal Voice Rehabilitation
- Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)