Jeff grew up in New Orleans and has always been drawn to music, culinary arts and learning about other cultures. Given these interests, Jeff wanted to pursue a career helping others enjoy the simple pleasures in life — connecting with others over a conversation, meal or a drink. As the first speech-language pathologist (SLP) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Jeff cares for patients with communication and swallowing disorders, with a specialization in head and neck cancer rehabilitation.
Jeff has lectured at many professional conferences, published and contributed to research projects in his field, volunteered for professional associations, served as a clinical instructor and taught graduate courses in neuroanatomy and swallowing disorders. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, listening to music, kayaking and cooking.
To schedule a speech pathologist appointment, Fred Hutch patients need to be referred by a Fred Hutch physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.