Maureen A. Lefton-Greif
Maureen A. Lefton-Greif, PhD, is Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She is an internationally recognized speech language pathologist for her clinical expertise and research on swallowing and its development and disorders in children of all ages. Her work focuses on optimizing pediatric swallowing evaluations to facilitate the prompt initiation of treatment and lessen the consequences associated with dysphagia. Dr. Lefton-Greif is the recipient of grants and support from National Institutes of Health – Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Ataxia-Telangiectasia Children’s Project, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She and Dr. Arvedson co-authored the book, Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies: A Professional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines. More recently, she and Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris developed the BaByVFSSImP©. She is a Fellow of ASHA and a founding member and the first vice-president of the Board of Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Lefton-Greif serves on the editorial advisory boards of Dysphagia and the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.