Barbara Pisano Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, is the Director of the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center, Johns Hopkins Head & Neck Surgery, and Johns Hopkins Voice Center located at GBMC in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a practicing medical speech pathologist with 30 years of experience. She is recognized as a clinical specialist in head and neck rehabilitation and a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally on dysphagia, esophageal disorders, and clinical pathways and outcomes in head and neck cancer. Her clinical and research interests are in the area of head and neck cancer rehabilitation, dysphagia, and voice disorders. She is a PhD student at the University of Queensland, focusing her research on dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola University in Baltimore, and she teaches a course on head and neck cancer.