Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Lauren Dorris, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lauren DorrisClinical Faculty


B.S. & M.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University 2005 & 2007

Area of Specialization

Adult medical speech-pathology, specifically dysphagia and aphasia. An additional area of interest includes palliative care and the role of speech-language pathologists in the care of patients with advanced illness nearing end-of-life.


Lauren earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University. Since that time, she has worked in the acute care hospital setting providing services to patients with a variety of acute and chronic illnesses. Lauren joined the team at Loyola Clinical Centers in 2014 where she supervises graduate students in the adult neurogenic clinical rotation. Lauren is a "transplant" to Maryland and enjoys living in the greater Baltimore area.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Member of the Palliative Care A3/Initiative team at Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2015.

Presentation to the Maryland Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA) Adult Service Delivery Committee: The Cervical Esophagus: A Review of the Cricopharyngeus Muscle, Zenker's diverticula, and Cervical Esophageal Webs, October 2011.


David Alexander

Speech pathologist shares work with the Cadet Corps program at the Maryland School for the Deaf

Speech-Language Pathology