Meet the Experts
Laryngologist - Professional Voice Specialist
Dr. Robert Sataloff is Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Adjunct Clinical Professor at Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and he is on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He serves as Conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir. Dr. Sataloff is also a professional singer and singing teacher. He holds an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Music Theory and Composition; graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University; received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance from Combs College of Music; and he completed Residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Voice Foundation and of the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. In addition to directing all aspects of these two non-profit corporations, he has led other non-profit and for-profit enterprises. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive of a multi-physician medical practice for over 30 years; and he served as Vice President of Hearing Conservation Noise Control, Inc. from 1981 until the time of its sale in 2003. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Graduate Hospital; President of the American Laryngological Association, the International Association of Phonosurgery, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery; and in numerous other leadership positions. Dr. Sataloff is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Voice; Editor-in-Chief of Ear, Nose and Throat Journal; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Case Reports in Medicine; Associate Editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written approximately 1,000 publications, including 61books, and has been awarded more than $5 million in research funding. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and to otology/neurotology/skull base surgery. Dr. Sataloff has developed numerous novel surgical procedures including total temporal bone resection for formerly untreatable skull base malignancy, laryngeal microflap and mini-microflap procedures, vocal fold lipoinjection, vocal fold lipoimplantation, and others. He has invented more than 100 laryngeal microsurgical instruments produced by Integra Medical, ossicular replacement prostheses produced by Grace Medical, and novel laryngeal prostheses with Boston Medical. Dr. Sataloff is recognized as one of the founders of the field of voice, having written the first modern comprehensive article on care of singers, and the first chapter and book on care of the professional voice, as well as having influenced the evolution of the field through his own efforts and through the Voice Foundation for nearly 4 decades. He has been involved extensively throughout his career in education, including development of new curricula for graduate education. Dr. Sataloff has been instrumental in training not only residents, but also fellows and visiting laryngologists from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. His fellows have established voice centers throughout the United States, in Turkey, Singapore, Brazil, and elsewhere. He also is active in training nurses, speech-language pathologists, singing teachers and others involved in collaborative arts medicine care, pedagogy and performance education. Dr. Sataloff has been recognized by Best Doctors in America (Woodward White Athens) every year since 1992, Philadelphia Magazine since 1997, and Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” since 2002.
SINGING VOICE SPECIALIST
Margaret (Peggy) Baroody, MM is widely recognized for her work with injured voices, is also a highly respected singing teacher who maintains a busy private studio. Ms. Baroody has written frequently on the subject of singing, particularly with regard to the injured voice and vocal health. She is the author of over 25 published articles on voice. She is also a contributing author to numerous articles and books including Vocal Health and Pedagogy and Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care. Ms. Baroody has demonstrated her commitment to the vocal health and training of the professional voice community, with particular focus on public school teachers, by presenting lectures and numerous in-service programs. Ms. Baroody is a professional mezzo-soprano with extensive performance experience in opera, oratorio and recital. She received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, her master of music from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and she was a four-year scholarship student at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
SINGING VOICE SPECIALIST
Bridget Rose, MM, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with the Philadelphia ENT Voice Team. She earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, where she also completed clinical training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. After having earned her Master of Music degree from Indiana University, Ms. Rose continued to enhance her performance and teaching experience through the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Teacher Internship Program and performance training programs in the United States, England, France, and Austria. She has extensive experience as an instructor, including a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University, and has seen many of her students receive accolades in vocal competitions. Ms. Rose is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), ASHA Voice and Voice Disorders Special Interest Division (SID-3), and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Voice.
CONSULTING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
SINGING/ACTING VOICE SPECIALIST
Michelle Horman, MA, CCC-SLP has been associated with PENTA since 1998 as a voice pathologist and singing voice specialist. She holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the Catholic University of America and a master of arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a contributing author for chapters in Professional Voice: Science and Art of Clinical Care (R.T. Sataloff, MD, DMA) and the upcoming Voice Therapy Workbook (A. Behrman, J. Haskell, eds.), and has contributed to ASHA’s publication: Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders,. She was involved in research on Cepstral Peak Prominence, published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. Michelle also performs regionally as a member of Actors Equity and is a certified Associate Instructor of Fitzmaurice Voicework.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOW
Jesse Palmer, MS, CCC-SLP is the newest member of the PENTA voice team. He recently earned his Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing placements at both the UNC Chapel Hill and Wake Forest Voice Centers. Prior to that, Jesse had earned in Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Elon University. He has been teaching voice privately since that time and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).