Susan E. Langmore, PhD

Emeritus Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Susan Langmore
617.414.1753
820 Harrison Ave

Biography

Dr. Langmore is Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a clinician, teacher, and researcher. She has worked as a speech pathologist her entire career, and has worked extensively in aphasia, dysarthria, and dysphagia. She has worked in acute care, ICU, rehab, and outpatient settings, and with patients who have neurologic diseases, pulmonary conditions, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Langmore has made many significant contributions to the field of Speech Language Pathology, starting with the development of the FEES procedure in the 1980’s.
She has altered the medical field’s perception and management of aspiration pneumonia with her research in the 1990’s, and has recently completed a multi-center NIH funded clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of electrical stimulation for dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Langmore was awarded the ASHA Fellowship in 1998 and then ASHA Honors in 2012, and currently serves as the president of the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS). She has served on NIH review committees and is a reviewer or editor of a dozen medical journals.

Ongoing Research Support

5RO1CA120950-02 Langmore (PI) 6/26/2007- 5/30/2012
NIH/NCI
Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer Patients
Role: Principal Investigator
This multi-institutional clinical trial will compare electrical stimulation plus aggressive swallowing exercise to sham electrical stimulation with aggressive swallow exercise to determine the efficacy of e-stim in treating dysphagia in patients who have received radiation therapy for head and neck cancer.

As outgrowths of this research, I am collaborating with several faculty here at BMC to determine how we can best predict and prevent dysphagia in patients undergoing treatment for head & neck cancer.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Northwestern University, PhD
  • Stanford University, MA
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA

Publications

  • Published on 11/24/2021

    Langmore SE, Scarborough DR, Kelchner LN, Swigert NB, Murray J, Reece S, Cavanagh T, Harrigan LC, Scheel R, Gosa MM, Rule DK. Tutorial on Clinical Practice for Use of the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Procedure With Adult Populations: Part 1. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2022 01 18; 31(1):163-187. PMID: 34818509.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/13/2021

    Martino R, Fitch MI, Fuller CD, Hope A, Krisciunas G, Langmore SE, Lazarus C, Macdonald CL, McCulloch T, Mills G, Palma DA, Pytynia K, Ringash J, Sultanem K, Theurer J, Thorpe KE, Hutcheson K. The PRO-ACTIVE trial protocol: a randomized study comparing the effectiveness of PROphylACTic swallow InterVEntion for patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. BMC Cancer. 2021 Oct 13; 21(1):1100. PMID: 34645411.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Langmore SE, Krisciunas GP, Warner H, White SD, Dvorkin D, Fink D, McNally E, Scheel R, Higgins C, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, Deane S, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Moss M. Correction to: Abnormalities of Aspiration and Swallowing Function in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure. Dysphagia. 2021 Oct; 36(5):842-853. PMID: 33635374.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/25/2021

    Starmer HM, Arrese L, Langmore S, Ma Y, Murray J, Patterson J, Pisegna J, Roe J, Tabor-Gray L, Hutcheson K. Adaptation and Validation of the Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity for Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: DIGEST-FEES. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2021 06 04; 64(6):1802-1810. PMID: 34033498.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/6/2020

    Langmore SE, Krisciunas GP, Warner H, White SD, Dvorkin D, Fink D, McNally E, Scheel R, Higgins C, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, Deane S, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Moss M. Abnormalities of Aspiration and Swallowing Function in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure. Dysphagia. 2021 10; 36(5):831-841. PMID: 33156398.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Krisciunas GP, Langmore SE, Gomez-Taborda S, Fink D, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, McNally E, Scheel R, Rubio AC, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Warner H, White SD, Moss M. The Association Between Endotracheal Tube Size and Aspiration (During Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors. Crit Care Med. 2020 11; 48(11):1604-1611. PMID: 32804785.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/22/2020

    Vergara J, Skoretz SA, Brodsky MB, Miles A, Langmore SE, Wallace S, Seedat J, Starmer HM, Bolton L, Clavé P, Freitas SV, Bogaardt H, Matsuo K, de Souza CM, Mourão LF. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Dysphagia in Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2: A Review of the Literature and International Guidelines. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2020 11 12; 29(4):2242-2253. PMID: 32960646.

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  • Published on 8/14/2020

    Marchina S, Pisegna JM, Massaro JM, Langmore SE, McVey C, Wang J, Kumar S. Transcranial direct current stimulation for post-stroke dysphagia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Neurol. 2021 Jan; 268(1):293-304. PMID: 32797300.

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  • Published on 7/25/2020

    Moss M, White SD, Warner H, Dvorkin D, Fink D, Gomez-Taborda S, Higgins C, Krisciunas GP, Levitt JE, McKeehan J, McNally E, Rubio A, Scheel R, Siner JM, Vojnik R, Langmore SE. Development of an Accurate Bedside Swallowing Evaluation Decision Tree Algorithm for Detecting Aspiration in Acute Respiratory Failure Survivors. Chest. 2020 11; 158(5):1923-1933. PMID: 32721404.

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  • Published on 7/11/2020

    Miles A, Connor NP, Desai RV, Jadcherla S, Allen J, Brodsky M, Garand KL, Malandraki GA, McCulloch TM, Moss M, Murray J, Pulia M, Riquelme LF, Langmore SE. Dysphagia Care Across the Continuum: A Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Research Society Taskforce Report of Service-Delivery During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Dysphagia. 2021 04; 36(2):170-182. PMID: 32654059.

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