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Our Support Staff

Health Service Providers

At University Otolaryngology you will find a Health Service Provider to meet your unique needs. Our staff of fully licensed professionals includes a Physician’s Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurses and Audiologists as well as a Physical Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Radiographer. As members of various professional organizations our Health Service Providers embrace a dedication to excellence and follow a strict code of ethics. They attend regular professional development seminars to study the latest advances in treatment and evaluation strategies in their respective fields. As required, they complete continuing education units to maintain state licensure and national certification.

Audiologists

Micheline Denis, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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michelineB.S. (2003) University of Rhode Island, Communicative Disorders
M.S. (2006) University of Rhode Island, Audiology
Au.D. (2007) University of Rhode Island, Doctor of Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the state of Rhode Island
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
Specializes in Cochlear Implants

Rachel Smith, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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rachelB.S. (2003) University of Rhode Island, Communicative Disorders
M.S. (2007) University of Rhode Island, Audiology
Au.D. (2008) University of Rhode Island, Doctor of Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the state of Rhode Island
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Kathleen Aspinall, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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kathyDirector of Audiology
B.S. (1992) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Communication Disorders
M.A. (1994) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Audiology
Au.D. (2005) Salus University: George S. Osborne College of Audiology, Doctor of Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education granted in 2006, 2008 and 2010
Esteem certified audiologist

Katie Klewin, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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katieB.A. (2003) University of Connecticut, Communication Disorders
Au.D. (2008) Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the state of Rhode Island
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Tiffany St. Germain, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

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tiffanyB.S. (1998) University of Rhode Island, Communicative Disorders
M.S. (2000) University of Rhode Island, Audiology
Au.D. (2012) Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, Doctor of Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the state of Rhode Island
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Kristin Eidam, M.S., CCC-A

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B.S. (2003) kristenUniversity of Rhode Island, Communicative Disorders
M.S. (2005) University of Rhode Island, Audiology
Licensed to practice audiology by the state of Rhode Island
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
 
 
 

Licensed Practical Nurses

Sandra Almeida, LPN

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Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA)
Specializes in the evaluation and treatment of allergies

Patricia Eldredge, LPN

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Member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA)
Specializes in the evaluation and treatment of allergies

Megan Souza, LPN

Physical Therapist

Joann Perry, MS, PT, CMT

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BS Health and Physical Education Rhode Island College
MS Physical TherapyUniversity of Rhode Island
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
Licensed by the state of Rhode Island to practice physical therapy
Completed specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular and balance disorders

FEESST Technician

Kathy Fitzgerald, MS CCC/SLP

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Awarded the Certificate of Clinical Competence as a fully certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 14 years, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders in pediatric and adult populations
Completed FEESST administration training at Columbia University/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Voice and Swallowing Center, New York, NY.
Faculty at Columbia University Voice & Swallowing Center
President and Founder of the Southeast Center for Swallowing & Communication Disorders

Radiographer

Eileen Ahern, R.T.,R, CT, ARRT

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Licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the State of Rhode Island
Member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Completed specialized training in computerized Tomography