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About Erin H. Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP, IBCLC, BCS-S
Erin Walsh, MA, is a speech-language pathologist, singing voice specialist and lactation consultant. She has clinical expertise in managing a wide variety of voice disorders and newborn feeding difficulties, and a special interest in rehabilitating performers and professional voice users.
She is a part of the voice and swallowing team within Head and Neck Surgery at UC San Diego Health. Walsh conducts lectures throughout the community on vocal health and collaborates with faculty of university music departments on laryngeal injury prevention. Her therapeutic style creatively integrates technology to hasten recovery, and her research interests emphasize behavioral management of cough.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Walsh was a speech-language pathologist and clinical voice specialist for 12 years at the Ronny Schwartz Center for Voice, Swallowing and Motility Disorders at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where she also built a thriving outpatient infant feeding disorders clinic.
Walsh earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from San Diego State University, and a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from The University of Kansas. She studied lactation at University of California, Los Angeles and at University of California, San Diego.
Walsh holds a certificate of clinical competency in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a board-certified lactation consultant. She is also a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders (BCS-S).
Since 2006, Walsh has served as an ASHA continuing education administrator. She is an instructor of transnasal and transoral endoscopy for speech-language pathologists and teaches courses on how to manage complex voice disorders.
In 2012, she received an outstanding achievement award from the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Walsh has a background in professional singing. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Voice and Swallowing Disorders.
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Date Joined Staff
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)
Conditions and Treatments
- Voice Disorders
- Infant Feeding Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)