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
Tongue Medicine & Life Sciences
Deglutition Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Palate Medicine & Life Sciences
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomechanical Phenomena Medicine & Life Sciences
Barium Medicine & Life Sciences
Plant Nectar Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2017

  • 30 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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
Healthy Volunteers

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

The Effect of Bolus Consistency on Hyoid Velocity in Healthy Swallowing

Nagy, A., Molfenter, S. M., Péladeau-Pigeon, M., Stokely, S. & Steele, C. M. Jun 6 2015 In : Dysphagia. 30, 4, p. 445-451 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plant Nectar
Healthy Volunteers

The Relationship Between Pharyngeal Constriction and Post-swallow Residue

Stokely, S. L., Peladeau-Pigeon, M., Leigh, C., Molfenter, S. M. & Steele, C. M. Apr 29 2015 In : Dysphagia. 30, 3, p. 349-356 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyriform Sinus
Deglutition Disorders