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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. 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.
  4. Radiation-associated dysphagia.

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 Certified Swallowing Specialist 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, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,
2012 Poster Competition Award, 2nd place, Triological Society 2012 Combined Sections Meeting, Miami Beach, FL
2011 Poster Competition Award, 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 Head and Neck Society, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Fellow, 4/2014-present
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
State Medicare Administrative Contactor Network Representative, 10/2010-present
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
Annual Meeting Program Committee, 4/2013-4/2014
Full Member, 1/2011-present
Program Committee, 2010-2011
Houston Association for Communication Disorders
Vice President, Membership, 2005-2007
Member, 2004-present
Committee Chairperson, Membership, 2004-2005
Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Kimberly, WI
Applications Committee, 2014-2017
Executive Board Member, 1/2014-12/2016
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. Awan MJ, Mohamed AS, Lewin JS, Baron CA, Gunn GB, Rosenthal DI, Holsinger FC, Schwartz DL, Fuller CD, Hutcheson KA. Late radiation-associated dysphagia (late-RAD) with lower cranial neuropathy after oropharyngeal radiotherapy: A preliminary dosimetric comparison. Oral Oncol 50(8):746-52, 8/2014. e-Pub 6/2014. NIHMSID: NIHMS620527.
2. Lewin JS, Portwood MA, Wang Y, Hutcheson KA. Clinical application of the Provox NiD voice prosthesis: A longitudinal study. Laryngoscope 124(7):1585-1591, 7/2014. e-Pub 12/2013. PMCID: PMC4048322.
3. Hutcheson KA, Yuk MM, Holsinger FC, Gunn GB, Lewin JS. Late radiation-associated dysphagia (late-RAD) with lower cranial neuropathy in long-term oropharyngeal cancer survivors: Video case reports. Head Neck. e-Pub 7/2014. PMID: 25043608.
4. Rosenthal DI, Mendoza TR, Fuller CD, Hutcheson KA, Wang XS, Hanna EY, Lu C, Garden AS, Morrison WH, Cleeland CS, Gunn GB. Patterns of symptom burden during radiotherapy or concurrent chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer: A prospective analysis using the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck Module. Cancer 120(13):1975-84, 7/2014. e-Pub 4/2014. PMCID: PMC4095802.
5. Hutcheson KA, Holsinger FC, Kupferman ME, Lewin JS. Functional outcomes after TORS for oropharyngeal cancer: A systematic review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. e-Pub 3/2014. PMID: 24643851.
6. Shinn EH, Basen-Engquist K, Baum G, Steen S, Bauman RF, Morrison W, Garden AS, Sheil C, Kilgore K, Hutcheson KA, Barringer D, Yuan Y, Lewin JS. Adherence to preventive exercises and self-reported swallowing outcomes in post-radiation head and neck cancer patients. Head Neck 35(12):1707-12, 12/2013. e-Pub 10/2013. PMCID: PMC3943468.
7. Hutcheson KA, Bhayani MK, Beadle BM, Gold KA, Shinn EH, Lai SY, Lewin J. Eat and exercise during radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy for pharyngeal cancers: use it or lose it. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139(11):1127-34, 11/2013. PMCID: PMC3969836.
8. Bhayani MK, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Lisec A, Alvarez CP, Roberts DB, Lai SY, Lewin JS. Gastrostomy tube placement in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer treated with radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy: Factors affecting placement and dependence. Head Neck 35(11):1641-1646, 11/2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMCID: PMC23322563.
9. Bhayani MK, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Roberts DB, Lewin JS, Lai SY. Gastrostomy tube placement in patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy: Factors affecting placement and dependence. Head Neck 35(11):1634-1640, 11/2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMCID: PMC23322545.
10. Fingeret MC, Hutcheson KA, Jensen K, Yuan Y, Urbauer D, Lewin JS. Associations among speech, eating, and body image concerns for surgical patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck 35(3):354-360, 3/2013. e-Pub 3/20/2012. PMID: 22431304.
11. Raol N, Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Kupferman ME. Surgical management of the non-functional larynx after organ preservation therapy. J Otol Rhinol 2(1), 2/2013.
12. 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. PMCID: PMC4034519.
13. Hutcheson KA, Sturgis EM, Lewin JS. Early risk factors for enlargement of the tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy: Nodal metastasis and extent of surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138(9):833-839, 9/2012. e-Pub 8/2012. NIHMSID: NIHMS604347.
14. Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Croegaert LE, Lisec A, Chambers MS. Customization of the voice prosthesis to prevent leakage from the enlarged tracheoesophageal puncture: Results of a prospective trial. Laryngoscope 122(8):1767-1772, 8/2012. e-Pub 7/2012. PMID: 22753122.
15. Kim HN, Lewin JS, Knott JK, Hutcheson KA, Dekovich AA. Novel therapeutic approach to relieve pharyngoesophageal spasm after total laryngectomy. Gastrointest Endosc 76(1):193-196, 7/2012. PMCID: PMC4047708.
16. 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. PMCID: PMC4012756.
17. 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. PMCID: PMC4005839.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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. PMCID: PMC4012753.
21. 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. NIHMSID: NIHMS607344.
22. 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. PMCID: PMC4034521.
23. 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. PMCID: PMC4061978.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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. PMCID: PMC4077586.
27. 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. PMCID: PMC4079054.
28. 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.

Invited Articles

1. Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS. Functional assessment and rehabilitation - How to maximize outcomes. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 46(4):657-70, 8/2013. e-Pub 8/2013. PMCID: PMC3924320.
2. Hutcheson, KA. Late radiation-associated dysphagia (RAD) in head and neck cancer survivors. Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) 22(2):61-72, 6/2013.
3. 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, 4/2012. PMCID: PMC4012757.
4. Lewin JS, Hutcheson KA, Barringer DA, Smith BS. 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: Videofluoroscopic Grading of Dysphagia in Organ Preservation Trials
Funding Source: MD Anderson Cancer Center - Institutional Research Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 6/1/2014 - 5/31/2016
 
Title: Post-operative Adjuvant Treatment for HPV-positive Tumours (PATHOS)
Funding Source: NHS, NISCHR, AHSC
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Mererid Evans, PhD
Duration: 1/2/2014 - 12/31/2017
 
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: A Retrospective Review of the MD Anderson Experience with the Provox NiD Prosthesis
Funding Source: ATOS Medical, Inc.
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Jan S. Lewin, PhD
Duration: 10/26/2011 - 10/25/2013
 
Title: Determining the Extent of Dysphagia using the Modified Barium Swallow for RTOG 1221, a Randomized Phase II Trial of Transoral Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery followed by Risk-Based IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin versus IMRT and Weekly Cisplatin for HPV Negative Oropharynx Cancer
Funding Source: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (BIQSFP)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: F. Christopher Holsinger

Last updated: 9/4/2014