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Martin B. Brodsky, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.M.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise: Dysphagia, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Swallowing Disorders

Research Interests: Larynx; Pharynx; Respiration; Dysphagia after oral intubation; Impact of critical care medicine on swallowing; Swallowing disorders (dysphagia); Swallowing; Dysphagia more

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Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe St.
Phipps Building, Suite 199
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2441
Fax: 410-502-2419

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Dr. Martin B. Brodsky is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Brodsky is a clinician, researcher and educator with interests in swallowing and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, neurologic communication disorders, and ethics.  His current research focus is the effects and long-term outcomes of critical care medicine on swallowing.

His professional activities include serving as a continuing education reviewer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and as a guest reviewer for scientific journals. He is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Dysphagia Research Society and the American Psychological Association. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



  • B.A., Michigan State University (Michigan) (1992)
  • M.A., Michigan State University (Michigan) (1995)
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) (2006)
  • Sc.M., Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (2013)

Additional Training

Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001, Research associate; VA Health Care System of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001, Pre-doctoral trainee; Medical University of South Carolina, Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Charleston, SC, 2003, Swallowing and swallowing disorders; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2003, Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Brodsky’s research focus is the effects and long-term outcomes of critical care medicine on swallowing. He is conducting research related to oral intubation.

Clinical Trials

PReventing the EffectS of Intubation on DEglutition (PRESIDE) Safety/Efficacy Study

Selected Publications

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Brodsky MB, Huang M, Shanholtz C, Mendez-Tellez PA, Palmer JB, Colantuoni E, Needham DM. Recovery of dysphagia symptoms after oral endotracheal intubation in ARDS Survivors: A 5-year longitudinal study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201606-455OC. PubMed Citation. Journal Site.

Brodsky MB, Suiter DM, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Michtalik HJ, Frymark TB, Venediktov R, Schooling T. Screening accuracy for aspiration using bedside water swallow tests: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest. 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.03.059. PubMed citation. Journal site.

Brodsky MB, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Palmer JB, Needham DM. Factors associated with swallowing assessment after oral endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation for acute lung injury. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014;11(10):1545-1552. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201406-274OC. PubMed citation. Journal site.

Brodsky MB, Gellar JE, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Palmer JB, Needham DM. Duration of oral endotracheal intubation is associated with dysphagia symptoms in acute lung injury patients. J Crit Care. 2014;29(4):574-579. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.02.015. PubMed citation. Journal site.

Needham DM, Davidson J, Cohen H, Hopkins RO, Weinert C, Wunsch H, Zawistowski C, Bemis-Dougherty A, Berney SC, Bienvenu OJ, Brady SL, Brodsky MB, Denehy L, Elliott D, Flatley C, Harabin AL, Jones C, Louis D, Meltzer W, Muldoon SR, Palmer JB, Perme C, Robinson M, Schmidt DM, Scruth E, Spill GR, Storey CP, Render M, Votto J, Harvey MA. Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: Report from a stakeholders' conference. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(2):502-509. PubMed citation. Journal site.

Activities & Honors


  • Research Development Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2000
  • New Investigator Award, ASHA Special Interest Division 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in partnership with the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2003
  • Presidential Scholar, Medical University of South Carolina, 2003 - 2004
  • Clinical Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, 2011 - 2014


  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Dysphagia Research Society

Professional Activities

  • State of Maryland Representative - Elected, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Advisory Council
    Charged with identifying and discussing issues of concern to ASHA members that are then presented to the Board of Directors (BOD). Recommendations are offered to the BOD for consideration in determining possible future programs and services to be developed and/or supported by the Association's resources.{line break}For more information:

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Bite, Chew, Swallow: How to Deal With Dysphagia When You Have MS | Everyday Health (February 2017)

Water Swallow Test Proves to be Most Sensitive for Dysphagia | Restore (Winter 2017) 

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