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Katherine A Hutcheson, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Lecturer, Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Houston, TX

Research Interests

 

  1. Outcomes research with emphasis on speech and swallowing function after head and neck cancer treatment.
  2. Measurement of functional outcomes in head and neck cancer patients.
  3. Complications and outcomes of surgical prosthetic voice restoration after laryngectomy.

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Unit Number: 1445
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.6078
Phone: 713-792-6513
Fax: 713-794-4662
Email: karnold@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2010 The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, Ph.D., Epidemiology, Minor: Biostatistics, Behavioral Science
2004 Baylor University, Waco, TX, M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders
2002 Baylor University, Waco, TX, B.A.,, Magna Cum Laude, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Board Certifications

1/2012 Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders awarded by The Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Experience/Service

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Speech-Language Pathologist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 5/2004-10/2010

Honors and Awards

2012 Best Faculty Poster Award, Cancer Survivorship Research Retreat
2012 Winner, Poster Competition, 2nd place, Triological Society 2012 Combined Sections Meeting, Miami Beach, FL
2011 Winner, Poster Competition, 2011 Oral Oncology: Oncologic Dentistry & Maxillofacial Prosthetics Symposium, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2008 Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Lessons for Success Research Conference: Developing the Emerging Scientist
2008 Yul Brynner Foundation and ASHA Special Interest Division 13-Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders New Investigators Grant, Dysphagia Research Society 16th Annual Meeting
2007 ASHA Research Mentoring Pair Travel Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 17th Annual Research Symposium: Genetic and Biological Pathways Underpinning Communication Disorders Across the Lifespan
2007 Science and Research Team Convention Registration Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2005 ASHA Convention Registration Award for Research for Recent Graduates, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2-Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders
2001-2003 Casey Merit Scholar, Baylor University
2000-2003 Dean's Academic Honor List, Baylor University
1999-2003 Presidential Scholar, Baylor University

Professional Memberships

American Cancer Society Head & Neck Cancer Clinical Survivorship Care Guidelines Development Workgroup
Member, 11/2012-present
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member, Special Interest Division 13 - Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, 2005-present
Member, Special Interest Division 3 - Voice and Voice Disorders, 2005-present
Member, 2004-present
Dysphagia Research Society
Full Member, 1/2011-present
Program Committee, 2010-2011
Associate Member, 5/2005-1/2011
Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Vice President, Membership, 2005-2007
Member, 2004-present
Committee Chairperson, Membership, 2004-2005
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Future Health Care Funding Task Force, Expert in Laryngectomy/Head and Neck Cancer, 4/2012-present
Chair, Medical Speech Pathology Task Force, 2010-2012
Member, 2004-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Bhayani MK, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Roberts DB, Lewin JS, Lai SY. Gastrostomy tube placement in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer treated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy: Factors affecting placement and dependence. Head Neck. e-Pub 1/2013. PMID: 23322545.
2. Bhayani MK, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Lisec A, Alvarez CP, Roberts DB, Lai SY, Lewin JS. Gastrostomy tube placement in patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy: Factors affecting placement and dependence. Head Neck. e-Pub 1/2013. PMID: 23322563.
3. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Barringer DA, Lisec A, Gunn GB, Moore MW, Holsinger FC. Late dysphagia after radiotherapy-based treatment of head and neck cancer. Cancer 118(23):5793-5799, 12/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 23640737.
4. 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. e-Pub 6/2011. PMID: 21692129.
5. Hutcheson KA, Alvarez CP, Barringer DA, Kupferman ME, Lapine PR, Lewin JS. Outcomes of elective total laryngectomy for laryngopharyngeal dysfunction in disease-free head and neck cancer survivors. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 146(4):585-590, DOI 10.1177/0194599811432264, 4/2012. e-Pub 1/2012. PMID: 22235071.
6. 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.
7. Kupferman ME, Acevedo J, Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS. Addressing an unmet need in oncology patients: rehabilitation of upper aerodigestive tract function. Ann Oncol 22(10):2299-2303, 10/2011. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 21321090.
8. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Sturgis EM, Risser J. Outcomes and adverse events of enlarged tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 121(7):1455-1461, 7/2011. e-Pub 6/2011. PMID: 21647906.
9. 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. e-Pub 4/2010. PMID: 20848420.
10. Schwartz DL, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Tucker SL, Kies MS, 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.
11. 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 4/2010. PMID: 20848405.
12. Tirado Y, Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Kupferman ME. Office-based injection laryngoplasty in the irradiated larynx. Laryngoscope 120(4):703-6, 4/2010. PMID: 20205170.
13. LeBert B, McWhorter AJ, Kunduk M, Walvekar RR, Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Hessel AC, Holsinger FC. Secondary tracheoesophageal puncture with in-office transnasal esophagoscopy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135(12):1190-4, 12/2009. PMID: 20026814.
14. Lewin JS, Montgomery PC, Hutcheson KA, Chambers MS. Further experience with modification of an intraluminal button for hands-free tracheoesophageal speech after laryngectomy. J Prosthet Dent 102(5):328-31, 11/2009. PMID: 19853175.
15. Barringer DA, Hutcheson KA, Sturgis EM, Kies MS, Lewin JS. Effect of induction chemotherapy on speech and swallowing function in patients with oral tongue cancer. Head Neck 31(5):611-7, 5/2009. PMID: 19107949.
16. Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Rosenthal DI, May AH, Roberts DB, Lewin JS. Swallowing outcomes after radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 134(2):178-83, 2/2008. PMID: 18283161.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: UT Health Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship, The University of Texas School of Public Health
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Research Fellow
Principal Investigator: Roberta B. Ness, M.D.
Duration: 4/1/2013 - 8/31/2013
 
Title: UT Health Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship, The University of Texas School of Public Health
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Research Fellow
Principal Investigator: Roberta B. Ness, M.D.
Duration: 4/1/2011 - 3/31/2013

Last updated: 8/29/2013