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Cathy Lazarus

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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Biography

    Dr. Lazarus is Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is also the Research Director of the THANC Functional Outcomes Research Center, THANC Foundation, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Lazarus maintains a clinical practice and has focused her research on functional outcomes in treated head and neck cancer patients. She has procured NIH funding and has participated in multi-site randomized clinical trials examining treatment for swallowing disorders. Dr. Lazarus taught the Dysphagia course to graduate students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department, New York University, for 12 years. She has served on ASHA committees and on the Board of Board Certification for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She was President of the Board of the International Dysphagia Research Society. 

Awards

  • 2012 -
    1st Place Scientific Poster Presentation: “Tongue strength, Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life after Oral Cancer Surgery”
    Annual International Dysphagia Research Society Meeting

  • 2010 -
    ASHA Fellow

  • 2010 -
    Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award
    ASHA Foundation

  • 2009 -
    Distinguished Clinician Award
    New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Publications

Fritz M, Cerrati E, Fang Y, Verma A, Achlatis S, Lazarus C, Branski RC, Amin M. Magnetic resonance imaging of the effortful swallow. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2014 Nov; 123(11).

Logemann JA, Williams RB, Rademaker A, Pauloski BR, Lazarus CL, Cook I. The relationship between observations and measures of oral and pharyngeal residue from videofluorography and scintigraphy. Dysphagia 2005; 20(3).

Husaini H, Krisciunas GP, Langmore S, Mojica JK, Urken ML, Jacobson AS, Lazarus CL. A survey of variables used by speech-language pathologists to assess function and predict functional recovery in oral cancer patients. Dysphagia 2014 Jun; 29(3).

Lafer M, Achlatis S, Lazarus C, Fang Y, Branski RC, Amin MR. Temporal measurements of deglutition in dynamic magnetic resonance imaging versus videofluoroscopy. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2013 Dec; 122(12).

Mehra S, Scherl S, Lazarus C, Dewey E, Urken ML. Transtracheal approach to repair of a tracheo-colonic fistula 44 years after colonic interposition. Head & neck 2014 Nov; 36(11).

Amin MR, Lazarus CL, Pai VM, Mulholland TP, Shepard T, Branski RC, Wang EY. 3 Tesla turbo-FLASH magnetic resonance imaging of deglutition. The Laryngoscope 2012 Apr; 122(4).

Mourad WF, Shasha D, Blakaj DM, Khorsandi AS, Shourbaji RA, Glanzman J, Kabarriti R, Young R, Patel S, Katsoulakis E, Gámez M, Woode R, Lazarus C, Concert C, Hu KS, Harrison LB. Comprehensive head and neck radiotherapy dose-volume constraints do not apply to smaller volumes. Anticancer research 2013 Oct; 33(10).

Adams V, Mathisen B, Baines S, Lazarus C, Callister R. Reliability of measurements of tongue and hand strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with healthy adults. Dysphagia 2014 Feb; 29(1).

Lazarus CL, Husaini H, Anand SM, Jacobson AS, Mojica JK, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Tongue strength as a predictor of functional outcomes and quality of life after tongue cancer surgery. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2013 Jun; 122(6).

Okay DJ, Buchbinder D, Urken M, Jacobson A, Lazarus C, Persky M. Computer-assisted implant rehabilitation of maxillomandibular defects reconstructed with vascularized bone free flaps. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 2013 Apr; 139(4).

Amin MR, Achlatis S, Lazarus CL, Branski RC, Storey P, Praminik B, Fang Y, Sodickson DK. Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the pharynx during deglutition. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2013 Mar; 122(3).

Adams V, Mathisen B, Baines S, Lazarus C, Callister R. A systematic review and meta-analysis of measurements of tongue and hand strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI). Dysphagia 2013 Sep; 28(3).

Pauloski BR, Logemann JA, Rademaker AW, Lundy D, Sullivan PA, Newman LA, Lazarus C, Bacon M. Effects of enhanced bolus flavors on oropharyngeal swallow in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Head & neck 2013 Aug; 35(8).

Arrese LC, Lazarus CL. Special groups: head and neck cancer. Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2013 Dec; 46(6).

Urken ML, Jacobson AS, Lazarus CL. Comprehensive approach to restoration of function in patients with radiation-induced pharyngoesophageal stenosis: report of 31 patients and proposal of new classification scheme. Head & neck 2012 Sep; 34(9).

Leder SB, Lazarus CL, Suiter DM, Acton LM. Effect of orogastric tubes on aspiration status and recommendations for oral feeding. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2011 Mar; 144(3).

Peck KK, Branski RC, Lazarus C, Cody V, Kraus D, Haupage S, Ganz C, Holodny AI, Kraus DH. Cortical activation during swallowing rehabilitation maneuvers: a functional MRI study of healthy controls. The Laryngoscope 2010 Nov; 120(11).

Rieger JM, Tang JA, Harris J, Seikaly H, Wolfaardt J, Glaum R, Schmelzeisen R, Buchbinder D, Jacobson A, Lazarus C, Markowitz E, Okay D, Urken M, Aitasalo K, Happonen RP, Kinnunen I, Laine J, Soukka T. Survey of current functional outcomes assessment practices in patients with head and neck cancer: initial project of the head and neck research network. Journal of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale 2010 Oct; 39(5).

Arvedson J, Clark H, Lazarus C, Schooling T, Frymark T. Evidence-based systematic review: effects of oral motor interventions on feeding and swallowing in preterm infants. American journal of speech-language pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2010 Nov; 19(4).

Arvedson J, Clark H, Lazarus C, Schooling T, Frymark T. The effects of oral-motor exercises on swallowing in children: an evidence-based systematic review. Developmental medicine and child neurology 2010 Nov; 52(11).

Clark H, Lazarus C, Arvedson J, Schooling T, Frymark T. Evidence-based systematic review: effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on swallowing and neural activation. American journal of speech-language pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2009 Nov; 18(4).

Lazarus CL. Effects of chemoradiotherapy on voice and swallowing. Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery 2009 Jun; 17(3).

Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Lazarus C, Boeckxstaens G, Kahrilas PJ, Logemann JA. Relationship between manometric and videofluoroscopic measures of swallow function in healthy adults and patients treated for head and neck cancer with various modalities. Dysphagia 2009 Jun; 24(2).

Laflen JB, Lazarus CL, Amin MR. Pitch deviation analysis of pathological voice in connected speech. The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 2008 Feb; 117(2).

Robbins J, Butler SG, Daniels SK, Diez Gross R, Langmore S, Lazarus CL, Martin-Harris B, McCabe D, Musson N, Rosenbek J. Swallowing and dysphagia rehabilitation: translating principles of neural plasticity into clinically oriented evidence. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR 2008 Feb; 51(1).

Laflen JB, Lazarus CL, Amin MR. Using windowed relative deviation to detect possible voice pathology. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference 2006; 1.

Logemann JA, Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Lazarus CL, Gaziano J, Stachowiak L, Newman L, MacCracken E, Santa D, Mittal B. Swallowing disorders in the first year after radiation and chemoradiation. Head & neck 2008 Feb; 30(2).

Lazarus C, Logemann JA, Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Helenowski IB, Vonesh EF, Maccracken E, Mittal BB, Vokes EE, Haraf DJ. Effects of radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy on tongue strength and swallowing in patients with oral cancer. Head & neck 2007 Jul; 29(7).

Lazarus C. Tongue strength and exercise in healthy individuals and in head and neck cancer patients. Seminars in speech and language 2006 Nov; 27(4).

Adams V, Mathisen B, Baines S, Lazarus C, Callister R. Reliability of measurements of tongue and hand strength and endurance using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument with elderly adults. Disability and rehabilitation 2015; 37(5).

Logemann JA, Rademaker AW, Pauloski BR, Lazarus CL, Mittal BB, Brockstein B, MacCracken E, Haraf DJ, Vokes EE, Newman LA, Liu D. Site of disease and treatment protocol as correlates of swallowing function in patients with head and neck cancer treated with chemoradiation. Head & neck 2006 Jan; 28(1).

Altman KW, Atkinson C, Lazarus C. Current and emerging concepts in muscle tension dysphonia: a 30-month review. Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 2005 Jun; 19(2).

Waters TM, Logemann JA, Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Lazarus CL, Newman LA, Hamner AK. Beyond efficacy and effectiveness: conducting economic analyses during clinical trials. Dysphagia 2004; 19(2).

Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Logemann JA, McConnel FM, Heiser MA, Cardinale S, Lazarus CL, Pelzer H, Stein D, Beery Q. Surgical variables affecting swallowing in patients treated for oral/oropharyngeal cancer. Head & neck 2004 Jul; 26(7).

Rademaker AW, Vonesh EF, Logemann JA, Pauloski BR, Liu D, Lazarus CL, Newman LA, May AH, MacCracken E, Gaziano J, Stachowiak L. Eating ability in head and neck cancer patients after treatment with chemoradiation: a 12-month follow-up study accounting for dropout. Head & neck 2003 Dec; 25(12).

Lazarus C, Logemann JA, Huang CF, Rademaker AW. Effects of two types of tongue strengthening exercises in young normals. Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP); 55(4).

Logemann JA, Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Lazarus CL, Mittal B, Gaziano J, Stachowiak L, MacCracken E, Newman LA. Xerostomia: 12-month changes in saliva production and its relationship to perception and performance of swallow function, oral intake, and diet after chemoradiation. Head & neck 2003 Jun; 25(6).

Lazarus C, Logemann JA, Song CW, Rademaker AW, Kahrilas PJ. Effects of voluntary maneuvers on tongue base function for swallowing. Folia phoniatrica et logopaedica : official organ of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP); 54(4).

Pauloski BR, Rademaker AW, Logemann JA, Lazarus CL, Newman L, Hamner A, MacCracken E, Gaziano J, Stachowiak L. Swallow function and perception of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer. Head & neck 2002 Jun; 24(6).

Lazarus C, Logemann JA, Shi G, Kahrilas P, Pelzer H, Kleinjan K. Does laryngectomy improve swallowing after chemoradiotherapy? A case study. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery 2002 Jan; 128(1).

Newman LA, Robbins KT, Logemann JA, Rademaker AW, Lazarus CL, Hamner A, Tusant S, Huang CF. Swallowing and speech ability after treatment for head and neck cancer with targeted intraarterial versus intravenous chemoradiation. Head & neck 2002 Jan; 24(1).

Dewey EH, Castro JR, Mojica J, Lazarus CL, Su HK, Alpert EH, DosReis LL, Urken ML. Reconstruction of expanding tracheoesophageal fistulae in post radiated total laryngectomy patients with a bipaddled radial forearm free flap: report of 8 cases. Head & neck 2014 Dec;.

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Dr. Lazarus did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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