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Katrina M. Jensen, M.A., CCC-SLP
Director, Medical Speech Pathology
Katrina has been practicing exclusively in the field of Head & Neck rehabilitation for 25 years, including her training with the surgeons from the University of Pittsburgh. Following her 4 years training in Pittsburgh, she returned to her hometown of San Diego where she developed comprehensive Head & Neck programs focused on alaryngeal rehabilitation as well as swallowing and voice disorders.
In 2007, she joined Texas Health Care where she also developed and now maintains a very active Head & Neck rehabilitation program, including the largest laryngectomy support group in North Texas. In 2010, she founded NTLS, a non-profit organization which serves to benefit head & neck cancer survivorship through education and financial assistance.
More recently, Katrina began conducting practices and research surrounding gastroesophageal/laryngopharyngeal reflux and radiation care for swallow preservation as it pertains to the head and neck cancer population. With this implementation of services, Texas Health Care is now able to provide the most comprehensive swallowing and dysphagia evaluations in the area.
Medical Speech Pathology services are now offered at four locations throughout the DFW Metroplex. Appointments with Katrina are only available at the Fort Worth Magnolia & Dallas locations, although she oversees all SLP services across locations.
Throughout her career, Katrina has lectured extensively in the fields of laryngectomy rehabilitation as well as medically based voice, dysphagia & swallowing disorders. She’s well known both nationally and internationally for her expertise in these fields and frequently provides consultative services to similar programs, both in the US as well as abroad.
Dr Yadro Ducic
__Surgeon, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS
Dr. Ducic is board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
He has published a large number of articles in the fields of cosmetic surgery (including rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, face lift, lip augmentation, laser resurfacing, and ear shaping surgery), reconstructive surgery (including a number of different flaps to assist in restoring the face and neck), maxillofacial trauma, and skull base surgery (including various approaches to access lesions of the skull base as well as a number of techniques to optimize appearance postoperatively).
Dr. Ducic is the program director for an accredited fellowship (American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ducic is a Clinic Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also the Co-director of the Baylor Skull Base Center in Dallas and Fort Worth. In addition, he serves as the medical director of the Center for Aesthetic Surgery and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at JPS Health Network. Currently, he is a member of Texas Health Care.
Dr Jesse E. Smith
_Surgeon, M.D., FACS
Dr. Smith is board certified in Head and Neck Surgery and Board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He has published a large number of articles in the fields of cosmetic surgery (including rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, facelift, lip augmentation, laser resurfacing, and ear shaping surgery), reconstructive surgery (including a number of different flaps to assist in restoring the face and neck), maxillofacial trauma, and skull base surgery (including various approaches to access lesions of the skull base as well as a number of techniques to optimize appearance postoperatively).
Dr. Smith joined Texas Health Network in Fort Worth upon completion of his training in 2005 and has worked with this group since that time.
He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and in the Division of Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Texas.
Allison Thompson-Khan, M.S., CCC-SLP
Medical Speech Pathologist
After earning her Master's Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010, Allison completed her initial training at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center before joining Texas Healthcare. She has focused her post-graduate work in the field of Head & Neck rehabilitation and is committed to providing the most advanced techniques and methodologies for evaluating and treating this population.
Makayla Maddux, M.A., CCC-SLP
Medical Speech Pathologist
Makayla joined Texas Health Care after completing her Master's Degree at Baylor University in 2015 where she focused her interest in the field of head & neck oncology & rehabilitation. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University in 2013. After completing her fellowship training at the Fort Worth office, Makayla serves as the primary SLP for the Colleyville office .
Lyndi Trammell, M.S., CCC-SLP
Lyndi is a North Texas native, hailing from Mineral Wells, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Abilene Christian University in 2015. After traveling the world for a year, she went on to complete her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at the University of Texas Dallas in 2018. She has focused her post-graduate training in alaryngeal rehabilitation and swallowing. Lyndi is responsible for providing the majority of therapeutic services as well as working on the research collaboration at the Fort Worth Magnolia office.
Magdalene Gonzales, M.S., CCC-SLP
Also a Texas Native, Magdalene is a UT alum! She first completed her Bachelor's Degree in 2016 at the University of Texas in Austin. She went on to complete her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at the University of Texas Dallas campus in 2018. Magdalene works with all our populations although shines as an excellent voice clinician within the department.
Speech Pathology Program Coordinator
Before joining Texas Health Care in 2009, Ana worked closely with Speech Pathologists in the fields of neurogenic speech, language and swallowing disorders. She now coordinates all speech pathology care and visits for all four metroplex locations. As an assistant, she is extremely knowledgeable in the field, is able to answer many commonly raised questions and serves as the primary point of contact between patients and the office. She is also the referral coordinator for the SLP department.