Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders

Joy E. Gaziano, M.A., CCC/SLP, BRS-S

Instructor of Medicine
Speech Pathologist
Swallowing Therapist

Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Florida College of Medicine
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, MDC Box 72
Tampa, Florida 33612

Office: (813) 974-3374
Fax: (813) 974-7031

Abbreviated Biography

Joy Gaziano is a Speech Pathologist and specialist in evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Florida in 1986. Subsequently she earned a master's degree in Speech Pathology from the George Washington University in 1988. Joy was the Manager of the Speech Pathology Department at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute until December 2006. In January 2007 she joined the faculty of the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders to augment the comprehensive swallowing services already provided.

Joy is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BRS-S) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF. Her special interests are in the areas of evaluation and treatment of complex oropharyngeal swallowing disorders, voice problems related to upper aerodigestive tract disorders, and head and neck cancer voice and swallowing restoration. She has participated in multi-institutional research assessing efficacy of swallowing intervention strategies and will be an active participant in the Center for Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders research initiatives.

Joy has authored several publications including journal articles and a book chapter. She participates in training programs for graduate students in speech pathology and continuing education offerings for practicing clinicians.


Pauloski, B.R., Rademaker, A.W., Logemann, J.A., Newman, L., MacCracken, E., Gaziano J., Stachowiak, L. Relationship between swallow motility disorders on videofluorography and oral intake in patients treated for head and neck cancer with radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy. Head and Neck, 2006 Dec :28 (12): 1069-1076.

Logemann, JA, Pauloski, BR, Rademaker, AW, Lazarus, CL,Mittal, B, Gaziano, J, Stachowiak, L, MacCraken, E, Newman, LA. Xerostomia: 12 month changes in saliva production and its relationship to perception and performance of swallow function, oral intake, and diet after chemoradiation. Head & Neck, 2003 Dec:25 (12): 1082.

Rademaker, A.W., Vonesh, E.F., Logemann, J.A., Pauloski, B.R., Liu, D., Lazarus, C.L., Newman, L.A., May, A.H., MacCraken, E., Gaziano, J., Stachowiak, L. (2003). Eating ability in head and neck cancer patients after treatment with chemoradiation: A 12-month follow-up study accounting for dropout. Head &Neck, 25(12), 1034-1041.

Ackerstaff, A., Fuller, D., Irvin, M., MacCraken, E., Gaziano, J., Stachowiak, L. "Multicenter study assessing the effects of heat and moisture exchanger use on respiratory symptoms and voice quality in laryngectomized individuals." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003; 129:705-12.

Gaziano, Joy E. "Evaluation and management of oropharyngeal dysphagia in head and neck cancer." Cancer Control Journal Vol. 9, No. 5: 1-10, September/October 2002.

Pauloski, B., Rademaker, A., Logemann, J., Lazarus, C., Newman, L., Hamner, A., MacCraken, E., Gaziano, J., Stachowiak, L. "Swallow function and perception of dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer." Head and Neck 24: 555-565, 2002

Logemann, J., Smith, C., Pauloski, B., Rademaker, A., Lazarus, C., Colangelo, L., MacCraken, E., Gaziano, J., Stachowiak, L., and Newman, L. "Effects of xerostomia on perception and performance of swallowing function." Head and Neck 23: 317-321, 2001

Lundy, D,, Smith, C., Colangelo, L., Sullivan, P., Logemann, J., Lazarus, C., Newman, L., Murray, T., Lombard, L., and Gaziano, J. "Aspiration: Cause and implications." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999; 120:474-8.

Gaziano, Joy E. and Kumar, Rakesh, "Primary Brain Tumors." Chapter in Swallowing Intervention in Oncology. Paula Sullivan and Arthur Guilford (Eds.), Singular Publishing Group Inc., 1999.