Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders

Research

The USF Swallowing Center is proud of the services provided and grateful for the opportunity to conduct research. As an academic institution, our aim is to provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients suffering disorders of the swallowing mechanism and the esophagus and to advance the clinical and scientific knowledge of these disorders.

Please call (813) 974-3374 to ask about our latest research projects.


Dr. Richter gives the prestigious 2019 Dodds Donner Lecture at the Dysphagia Research Society meeting. He highlights the research conducted by his Swallow Center team, Dr. Stephanie Watts and Joy Gaziano

Dr. Richter gives the prestigious 2019 Dodds Donner Lecture at the Dysphagia Research Society meeting. He highlights the research conducted by his Swallow Center team, Dr. Stephanie Watts and Joy Gaziano.


Awards & Honors

Joel Richter, MD

  • 2020 Research Mentor Award – Esophagus, Gastric and Duodenal Section – American Gastroenterological Association
  • 2021 Florida GI Society Distinguished Service Award

Vic Velanovich, MD

  • 2021 Jeffrey Ponsky Master Educator in Endoscopy Award