McMaster University

McMaster University


Welcome to the St Joseph's Swallowing Clinic Outpatient Rotation

The St Joseph's Swallowing Clinic at Mcmaster University offers an elective outpatient rotation as an educational initiative since June 2009.


  • GI residents
  • General Internal medicine residents

Length of Time: 4 weeks, twice a week.

The main goal of this rotation is to get the residents familiarized and exposured with a variety of clinical scenarios related to swallowing disorders. At the end of the rotation the residents have to be able to go through a broad expectrum of differential diagnosis in order to establish a future plan for follow-up and treatment.

The multidisciplinary Swallowing Clinic works in principle as a fast tract assessment clinic optimizing resources. It is conducted jointly by an Internist/Gastroenterologist and a Speech-Language Pathologist.

The first clinical assessment is conducted in the Outpatient Clinic within the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and the VSS is performed with a Medical Radiation Technologist in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging.


Connie Boffa
Administrative Assistant to:
Dr. Sergio Mazzadi

McMaster University, Dept of Medicine
St Joseph's Healthcare Centre, Hamilton
905-522-1155 x32076 / Fax-905-521-6068

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