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Jan S. Lewin, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Section Chief, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Voice Laboratory, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Swallowing Outcomes Research Laboratory, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Rotation Site Director-Speech Pathology and Audiology Non-Physician Clinical Program, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Professor, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Dr. Jan S. Lewin received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1994. She is a Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Section Chief of Speech Pathology and Audiology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is a national and international authority on the restoration of speech and swallowing function in patients with head and neck cancer. Under her direction, she developed the premier program for functional rehabilitation and restoration of oncology patients worldwide. She routinely lectures at local, national, and international conferences, symposia, and meetings in specialty fields including speech pathology, head and neck surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, and plastic surgery and reconstruction. Dr. Lewin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and continues to receive numerous honors and awards for her meritorious contributions to academic scholarship. She is an editorial board member and provides editorial review for numerous professional journals. Dr. Lewin has participated as the principal investigator, chairman, or collaborator on more than 40 research grants, protocols, and contracts. She has written or co-authored more than 50 manuscripts published in scientific journals as well as 16 invited book chapters.     

Research Interests

Surgical prosthetic voice outcomes following tracheoesophageal voice restoration after total laryngectomy.

Alaryngeal speech rehabilitation following surgical extirpation of the larynx.

Swallowing outcomes in head and neck cancer patients treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.

 

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6080

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, PHD, Audiology & Speech Science
1978 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, MS, Speech Pathology
1977 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BA, Communication Disorders

Board Certifications

5/2005 Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders awarded by The Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Honors and Awards

2011 Winner, Poster Competition, 2011 Oral Oncology: Oncologic Dentistry & Maxillofacial Prosthetics Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2010 Herbert J. and E. Jane Oyer Endowed Lecturer, Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders
2010 The 15th Annual Jack Abramson Memorial Lecturer, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center Otolaryngology & Communicative Disorders - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2009 Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University
2008 Dysphagia Research Society Award for Best Scientific Presentation, Yul Brynner Foundation and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2003 Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1977 Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Michigan
1975 Angell Scholar, The University of Michigan

Professional Memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders: Special Interest Division 13, 1/1994-present
Member, Voice and Voice Disorders: Special Interest Division 3, 1/1994-present
Member, 1/1978-present
Dysphagia Research Society
Member, 1/1998-present
Houston Association for Communication Disorders, Houston, TX
Member, 1/2002-present
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member, 1/1995-present
University of Houston Department of Communication Disorders Community Advisory Board, Houston, TX
Member, 11/2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Kies MS, Boatright DH, Li G, Blumenschein G, El-Naggar AK, Brandon Gunn G, Lewin JS, Steinhaus GD, Sturgis EM. Phase II trial of induction chemotherapy followed by surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young adults. Head Neck 34(9):1255-1262, 9/2012. PMID: 22009800.
2. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Sturgis EM, Risser J. Multivariable analysis of risk factors for enlargement of the tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy. Head Neck 34(4):557-567, 4/2012. PMID: 21692129.
3. Shuaib SW, Hutcheson KA, Knott JK, Lewin JS, Kupferman ME. Minimally-invasive approach for the management of the leaking tracheoesophageal puncture. Laryngoscope 122(3):590-4, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.22401/abstract, 3/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMID: 22252440.
4. Kupferman ME, Acevedo J, Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS. Addressing an unmet need in oncology patients: rehabilitation of upper aero-digestive tract function. Ann Oncol 22(10):2299-2303, 10/2011. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 21321090.
5. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Sturgis EM, Risser J. Outcomes and adverse events of enlarged tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 121(7):1455-61, 7/2011. e-Pub 6/2011. PMID: 21647906.
6. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Sturgis EM, Kapadia A, Risser J. Enlarged tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Head Neck 33(1):20-30, 1/2011. PMID: 20848420.
7. Schwartz DL, Hutcheson K, Barringer D, Tucker SL, Kies M, Holsinger FC, Ang KK, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Garden AS, Dong L, Lewin JS. Candidate dosimetric predictors of long-term swallowing dysfunction after oropharyngeal intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(5):1356-1365, 12/2010. e-Pub 6/2010. PMID: 20646872.
8. Moreno MA, Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Bishop Leone JK, Barringer DA, Reece GP. Tracheostomaplasty: A surgical method for improving retention of an intraluminal stoma button for hands-free tracheoesophageal speech. Head Neck 32(12):1674-1680, 12/2010. e-Pub 9/2010. PMID: 20848405.
9. Zafereo ME, Weber RS, Lewin JS, Roberts DB, Hanasono MM. Complications and functional outcomes following complex oropharyngeal reconstruction. Head Neck 32(8):1003-1011, 8/2010. e-Pub 12/2009. PMID: 19953614.
10. Hessel AC, Moreno MA, Hanna EY, Roberts DB, Lewin JS, El-Naggar AK, Rosenthal DI, Weber RS. Compliance with quality assurance measures in patients treated for early oral tongue cancer. Cancer 116(14):3408-16, 7/2010. PMID: 20564059.
11. Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD, Barker JL, Mason B, Garcia JA, Lewin JS, Holsinger FC, Stasney CR, Frank SJ, Schwartz DL, Morrison WH, Garden AS, Ang KK. Simple carotid-sparing intensity-modulated radiotherapy technique and preliminary experience for T1-2 glottic cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77(2):455-61, 6/2010. e-Pub 8/2009. PMCID: PMC3307784.
12. Tirado Y, Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Kupferman ME. Office-based injection laryngoplasty in the irradiated larynx. Laryngoscope 120(4):703-706, 4/2010. e-Pub 3/2010. PMID: 20205170.
13. Yu P, Hanasono MM, Skoracki RJ, Baumann DP, Lewin JS, Weber RS, Robb GL. Pharyngoesophageal reconstruction with the anterolateral thigh flap after total laryngopharyngectomy. Cancer 116(7):1718-1724, 4/2010. e-Pub 1/2010. PMID: 20120029.
14. Kies MS, Holsinger FC, Lee JJ, William WN, Glisson BS, Lin HY, Lewin JS, Ginsberg LE, Gillaspy KA, Massarelli E, Byers L, Lippman SM, Hong WK, El-Naggar AK, Garden AS, Papadimitrakopoulou V. Induction chemotherapy and cetuximab for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: results from a phase II prospective trial. J Clin Oncol 28(1):8-14, 1/2010. e-Pub 11/2009. PMCID: PMC2799235.
15. Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Rosenthal DI, May AK, Roberts DB, Lewin JS. Swallowing outcomes after radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134(2):178-183, 2008.
16. Lewin JS, Zinner RG. Images in clinical medicine. Reversal of laryngeal paresis. N Engl J Med 357(23):e25, 12/2007. PMID: 18057332.
17. Lewin JS, Barringer DA, May AH, Gillenwater AM, Arnold KA, Roberts DB, Yu P. Functional outcomes after circumferential pharyngoesophageal reconstruction. Laryngoscope 115(7):1266-1271, 7/2005. PMID: 15995519.
18. Chen AY, Frankowski R, Bishop-Leone J, Hebert T, Leyk S, Lewin J, Goepfert H. The development and validation of a dysphagia-specific quality-of-life questionnaire for patients with head and neck cancer :The M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127(7):870-876, 7/2001. PMID: 11448365.
19. Lewin JS, Bishop-Leone JK, Forman AD, Diaz EM. Further experience with Botox injection for tracheoesophageal speech failure. Head Neck 23(6):456-460, 6/2001. PMID: 11360306.

Invited Articles

1. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS. Functional outcomes after chemoradiotherapy of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers. Curr Oncol Rep 14(2):158-165, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22249533, 1/2012. PMID: 22249533.
2. Smith BG, Lewin JS. Lymphedema management in head and neck cancer. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 18(3):153-158, 6/2010. PMID: 20463478.
3. Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Smith BG. Preliminary experience with head and neck lymphedema and swallowing function in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) 19(2):45-52, 2010.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Late Effects and Intervention Needs of Head & Neck Cancer Survivors
Funding Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Katherine A. Hutcheson, Ph.D.
Duration: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015
 
Title: Adherence to Rehabilitative Swallowing Exercises in Head and Neck Cancer
Funding Source: NIH/NIDCR
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Eileen Shinn, Ph.D.
Duration: 9/18/2009 - 8/31/2014
 
Title: Adherence to Rehabilitative Swallowing Exercises in Head and Neck Cancer
Funding Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Eileen Shinn, Ph.D.
Duration: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013

Last updated: 8/29/2013