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Department and Faculty

The Division of Speech Pathology at Mayo Clinic evaluates and treats motor and language disorders of adults and children. They work closely with other members of the Department of Neurology and members of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

About 75 percent of the patients seen by speech pathologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester are adults with acquired neuropathologies of speech and language.

However, the clinical practice also evaluates many children, ranging from preschool to adolescent, with problems that include developmental delay, specific speech and language delays, stuttering, learning disabilities and craniofacial anomalies. The practice is evenly distributed across hospitalized patients and outpatients.


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's speech pathology consultants are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Medical Speech-Language Pathology Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

All consultants in speech pathology work collectively to supervise, mentor and advise fellows. They provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support relative to career goals. The head of the Division of Speech Pathology serves as a contact point before fellows are appointed and has primary responsibility for administering the program.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.