Caroline Lewandowski

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 78 Biomedical Education Building

Office Phone: 716.829.5532


Education / Training

  •  M.A., SUNY at Buffalo, Speech-Language Pathology, 1998
  •  B.A., SUNY at Buffalo, Speech-Language Pathology, 1996
  •  (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society)


  •  American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)    Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language         Pathology
  •  New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
  •  Permanent Certification:  Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
  •  ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
  •  Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP) registered clinician
  •  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  •  Functional Independence Measure (FIM)
  •  Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) training

 Employment / Professional Experience

  •  NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, 2017-present
  •  NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Orleans Community Health (Medina Memorial Hospital), Medina, New York, 2003-present
  •  NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Catholic Health System (Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital), 1998-2002, 2002-2006 per diem
  • NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Albion Central School District (Albion, NY), Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped: Permanent Certification, 2001-2004

Teaching/ Professional Presentations

CDS 595/596 Practicum and Lab: Speech and Language, University at Buffalo.

  •  Lewandowski, C., Working in a Hospital Setting
  •  Lewandowski, C., The Clinical Swallowing Evaluation: The Basics
  •  Lewandowski, C., Richeal A.M., O’Brien Wilson, E., Coding and Billing for SLPs: The Basics
  •  Lewandowski, C., SLPs in Healthcare

Guest lectures:

CDS 575: Dysphagia, Evaluating Swallowing in Adults: Clinical & Instrumental Techniques (September 2017)

CDS 525: Clinical Processes, Writing SOAP Notes

CDS 482: Diagnostic Methods, Evaluating Swallowing in Adults

  •  Monthly dysphagia in-service to new nursing staff, Orleans Community Health, Medina Memorial Hospital
  •  Clinical Externship Supervisor
  •  Orleans Community Health-Health Fair, Speech-Language Pathology Services in Hospitals, Medina Memorial Hospital
  •  Lewandowski, C., Trachs, Vents, & Dysphagia, Presented to SHAWNY Medically-Based SLP group, Loughran’s Restaurant

University Initiatives/Accomplishments

  •  Implemented swallow and voice screenings with graduate clinicians at a senior services center
  •  Started an aphasia group at the UBSHC in October of 2017

Professional Membership

  •  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  •  Speech-Language Hearing Association of Western New York (SHAWNY)
  •  ASHA Special Interest Group 13:  Swallowing Disorders
  •  Brain Injury Association of America
  •  National Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Society