Sonja Molfenter

Asst. Professor of Communication/Sciences & Disorders


Personal profile

Education / Academic qualification

Speech Language Pathology, PhD, University of Toronto

Sep 2009Jun 2013

Speech Language Pathology, MHSc, University of Toronto

Sep 2005Aug 2007

External positions

Affiliate Faculty, NYU Langone Medical Center

Affiliate Scientist, University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

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Deglutition Medicine & Life Sciences
Swallows Medicine & Life Sciences
Deglutition Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Tongue Medicine & Life Sciences
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Palate Medicine & Life Sciences
Plant Nectar Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 32 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Swallow Event Sequencing: Comparing Healthy Older and Younger Adults

Herzberg, E. G., Lazarus, C. L., Steele, C. M. & Molfenter, S. M. Apr 23 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Dysphagia. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Upper Esophageal Sphincter
Deglutition Disorders
Age Groups

Alterations to Swallowing Physiology as the Result of Effortful Swallowing in Healthy Seniors

Molfenter, S. M., Hsu, C. Y., Lu, Y. & Lazarus, C. L. Nov 17 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Dysphagia. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Pyriform Sinus

Changes in swallowing after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation: A presurgical versus postsurgical videofluoroscopic comparison

Muss, L., Wilmskoetter, J., Richter, K., Fix, C., Stanschus, S., Pitzen, T., Drumm, J. & Molfenter, S. Apr 1 2017 In : Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 60, 4, p. 785-793 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The Reliability of Oral and Pharyngeal Dimensions Captured with Acoustic Pharyngometry

Molfenter, S. M. Aug 1 2016 In : Dysphagia. 31, 4, p. 555-559 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Deglutition Disorders
Reproducibility of Results

Age-Related Changes in Pharyngeal Lumen Size: A Retrospective MRI Analysis

Molfenter, S. M., Amin, M. R., Branski, R. C., Brumm, J. D., Hagiwara, M., Roof, S. A. & Lazarus, C. L. Mar 7 2015 In : Dysphagia. 30, 3, p. 321-327 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Age Groups
Pharyngeal Muscles
Muscle Strength