Our team of specialists includes both fellowship-trained ear nose and throat physicians, speech-language pathologists and singing specialists who have specialized training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and work collaboratively to diagnose and treat voice disorders.
John W. Ingle, M.D.
Dr. Ingle completed a two-year fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center. Dr. Ingle established the UR Medicine Voice Center to provide the special care needed by vocal performers and professional voice users. He works closely in a multidisciplinary team with vocologists, speech pathologists, and singing voice specialists, to provide comprehensive care of the voice, including voice therapy, respiratory retraining therapy, and cough-suppression therapy.
Dr. Ingle is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He received his medical degree from Boston University and is a Post-Graduate member of the prestigious American Laryngologic Association. His research endeavors involve better understanding of cortical control of the larynx, advanced clinical and research use of laryngeal electromyography, and neurologic disorders that affect voice, breathing and swallowing.
Ashley O'Connell Ferster, M.D.
Dr. O’Connell Ferster earned her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Health: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She continued her education by completing a fellowship in Laryngology & Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University’s Voice Center. Dr. O’Connell Ferster has authored a number of articles and book chapters in the fields of otolaryngology and laryngology.
G. Todd Schneider, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Schneider has special interests in treating laryngeal disorders, including voice disorders in singers and other professional voice users, dysphagia, and upper airway issues. His research interests include human behavior and motivation to change in treating voice disorders, neurologic disorders of the larynx, and the relationship between GERD and voice changes.
Dr. Schneider is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he also received his medical degree.
Dr. Schneider believes in step-wise, cost-effective care especially when dealing with complex issues such as voice and swallowing disorders. He strives to educate his patients about their disorders to help them understand their treatment plans. In his personal time, Dr. Schneider enjoys listening to and discovering music in all genres, playing jazz bass and guitar, and classic American cinema.
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Liane Grasso, MM, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. Grasso earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance at the Eastman School of Music. She received her Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University of College of Music, and her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She completed a fellowship in Otolaryngology at the Institute of Atlanta.
Ms. Grasso has additional certifications in Rehabilitation and Care for Professional Voice, Singing Voice Rehabilitation, Voice and Laryngeal Disorders, Respiratory Retraining for Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, Multiple Singing Styles and Techniques, including Estill Voice Training, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease, Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and MBSImP
Gerriann Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ms. Jackson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, at Nazareth College. She completed a fellowship in Otolaryngology with Rochester Regional Health.
Ms. Jackson also treats transgender men and women, individually and in groups, who seek vocal training to achieve congruency between physical presentation and voice. She has additional certifications and advanced training in assessment and treatment of Upper Disorders of Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement Disorder, Laryngeal Dystonia and Chronic Cough as well as in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and SPEAK OUT! for Parkinson Disease (LSVT), Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT), Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSimP), Motivational Interviewing and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Neuromuscular Re-Education.
Sheryl Maier, MA., CCC-SLP
Ms. Maier earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She completed a fellowship in Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Ms. Maier’s areas of specialty include speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing rehabilitation. She had additional certifications in FEES, Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Voice, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice, LSVT LOUD, McNeil Dysphagia Therapy, Modified Barium Swallow Impairment, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for Swallowing.