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Audiological Care of Medically Complex Infants

Presented by Liz West, AuD
Presenting at 10:10–11:10 am

Liz West, AuD

Liz West, AuD, is a pediatric audiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is the lead audiologist on Vanderbilt’s multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial team. She was also the audiologist for the cleft team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for two years prior to moving to Nashville. Dr. West is a North Carolina native, receiving her bachelor of science degree from Appalachian State University, and then relocating to Tennessee to pursue her doctorate in audiology from the University of Tennessee. Outside of ears, she can be found on the couch with a good book, eating on an East Nashville patio, exercising (balance!), or participating in college football activities.

Liz West

Debunking Private Practice Myths and Misconceptions

Presented by Ryan Bullock, AuD, ABA Certified
Presenting at 11:20 am–12:20 pm

Ryan Bullock, AuD, ABA Certified

Ryan Bullock, AuD, ABA Certified, opened Harbor Hearing in San Pedro, California, after practicing in the area since 2012. Dr. Bullock is a past national president of the Student Academy of Audiology, has served on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors, and has served on the American Academy of Audiology Foundation Board of Trustees. He founded Swim To Hear, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising hearing loss awareness and educating the public on the help that is available through audiology.

Ryan Bullock

All About Externship Panel

Presenting at 1:10–2:30 pm

Andrea Green, AuD, preceptor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee

Andrea Green, AuD, is a clinical audiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her doctor of audiology (AuD) degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Green has clinical experience in diagnostics, amplification, and vestibular evaluation for both pediatric and adult populations. She has been active on many committees for the American Academy of Audiology (the Academy). Dr. Green currently serves as a board member for HEAR Nashville and as the vice president of membership for the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. 

Andrea Green, AuD, preceptor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee
Lachelle Lazarus, AuD, preceptor at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Lachelle Lazarus, AuD, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She obtained her honours bachelor of science degree from McMaster University, in Hamilton Ontario. Within this degree, her primary focus was biology and psychology. She initially had an interest to attend medical school to eventually become a pediatrician. After deciding that completing medical school would not provide the work-life balance that she desired, she changed her focus.

She completed her externship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she then practiced as an audiologist for three years. She is currently an audiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore Maryland. August 2022 will mark six years as a practicing audiologist. 

Her current specialties are tinnitus assessment and management, as well as vestibular disorders. She has great enjoyment in being a preceptor for numerous students and loves to provide mentorship for those looking to advance as audiologists. 

Kendall Carroll, extern at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Kendall Carroll is a fourth-year doctorate of audiology student at Vanderbilt University with a specialty in early Identification and management of children with hearing loss. She is currently completing her externship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to pediatrics, her clinical interests include cochlear implantation, tinnitus management, health care, and health literacy.

Riley Corcoran, extern, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Riley Corcoran is a clinical extern at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. She is completing her AuD at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical interests include pediatrics, diagnostics, amplification, in-patient care, and multidisciplinary audiological care.

Melissa Henry, extern at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center

Melissa Henry is a fourth-year extern at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to adult and pediatric diagnostics and intervention, Melissa has completed placements in educational audiology and research. Throughout graduate school, Melissa worked as a research assistant and newborn hearing screener, completed a T-35 traineeship in electrophysiology, and volunteered on the Vanderbilt SAA Board and the national SAA Programs Committee. Melissa looks forward to a career in pediatric audiology.


Video Head Impulse Test—An Important Yet Often Overlooked Test for Vestibular Assessment

Presented by Robert McLeod and Jeanette Fitzke, AuD
Presenting at 2:40–4:00 pm

Robert McLeod

Robert McLeod is the clinical trainer for hearing and balance at Natus Medical, covering the entire United Kingdom market. He received his audiology training in the United Kingdom, graduating from the University of Manchester with clinical distinction. McLeod has many years of clinical experience in both the national health service and private practice, which includes more than eight years of experience with Otosuite and the entire Natus hearing and balance product line. 

Robert McLeod
Jeanette Fitzke, AuD

Jeanette Fitzke, AuD, is the field clinical specialist for Natus Medical Incorporated covering the Southwest United States and is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Fitzke has over 17 years of clinical experience focusing on vestibular evaluation; electrophysiology; and hearing aid selection, fitting, and verification. She is currently a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds her Clinical Certificate of Competency in Audiology.

Jeanette Fitzke

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