Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
Welcome to the Voice and Swallowing Center – dedicated to pioneering the diagnosis and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders. Established in 1990, the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is part of the Department of Otolaryngology.
The Voice Center is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of voice disorders. The research and clinical activities of the Voice Center are multidisciplinary, and involve laryngology, speech pathology, neurology, gastroenterology, and vocal pedagogy.
The Voice Center’s unique, multidisciplinary approach attracts patients from around our region and across the nation. Our patients include not only professional singers and actors, but all professional voice users including attorneys, clergy, teachers, doctors, and telephone operators (to name a few!). Our team includes laryngologists and speech-language pathologists. We also work closely with other specialists, including gastroenterologists, pulmonologists and neurologists.
In The News
Diane Rehm, popular NPR talk show host, visited Winston-Salem and spoke with Dr. Carter Wright of the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders about her own voice condition – spasmodic dysphonia. >>> view video
Cindy Wheeler took talking for granted. But when her constantly hoarse voice became barely audible, she could hardly speak to her children. Her work as a teacher’s aide suffered. In desperation, Cindy went to Wake Forest Baptist’s Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders for evaluation by specialized surgeon, Dr. Carter Wright .