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About Kristen Linnemeyer, MA, CCC-SLP

Kristen Linnemeyer, MA, CCC-SLP, is a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in assessing and treating patients with complex voice and swallowing disorders that occur as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, injury, 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.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Linnemeyer worked within a multidisciplinary care model at The University of Kansas Voice and Swallow Center for four years. During that time, she helped build the first speech pathology team specializing in voice and swallow within KU Medical Center. Linnemeyer presented at the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention and lectured for Rockhurst University.

In 2009, Linnemeyer accepted a multicultural opportunity to work alongside a laryngologist at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore, where she diagnosed and treated patients from all over Southeast Asia. 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 (VFS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES). Linnemeyer has been active in the community, lecturing at private and local schools promoting vocal health.

She was also a guest speaker for World Voice Day, a worldwide annual event where medical professionals and professional voice users gather to bring awareness to, and celebrate, the human voice.

An active supporter of laryngectomees, Linnemeyer organized a San Diego Laryngectomee Club for the local community to deliver non-medical assistance and social support to patients and their caretakers.

Linnemeyer 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).

Linnemeyer enjoys traveling in her spare time and has been to over 45 countries. She enjoys playing basketball, doing yoga, and spending time at both the beach and in the mountains.

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For more information, see Voice and Swallowing Disorders and ENT / Head & Neck.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Master's Degree

  • University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2013-08-20

Board Certifications

  • 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)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted