Laureano A. Giráldez Rodríguez, MD

Otolaryngology – Laryngology
Head and neck surgery

Dr. Laureano Giráldez-Rodríguez is adjunct faculty at the University of Puerto Rico in the Section of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachussetts. Subsequently, he graduated from the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico with Honors.

Dr. Giráldez Rodríguez completed his residency in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico. He then specialized in voice, swallowing and airway disorders at the prestigious Emory Voice Center in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion for otorhinolaryngologic diseases led him to complete a second subspecialty in Head and Neck Cancer, Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) and Microvascular Reconstruction in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Giráldez has been a national and international speaker at numerous academic meetings. He has published a significant number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Giráldez – Rodríguez is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He belongs to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the Puerto Rican Society of Otolaryngology and was recently admitted as a candidate member of the Selective American Bronchoesophagological Association (ABEA).

Amparito Cortés Vélez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Voice therapy for adolescents and adults

Amparito Cortés Vélez graduated with the highest honors from Carlos Albizu University, San Juan de Puerto Rico campus, and is certified by the American Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ASHA, for its acronym in English). She has been trained in vocology by the NCVS (The National Center for Voice & Speech) of the University of UTAH, science of the habilitation and rehabilitation of the voice.

Cortés is an adjunct professor at the Carlos Albizu University where she currently offers courses on voice, anatomy and physiology. She also supervises interns from the master’s program in her clinical practice as the first Speak OUT! and LOUD Crowd for Parkinson’s patients.

His clinical practice is dedicated mostly to the rehabilitation of the voice where he offers services to patients with functional and organic problems, patients with dysphonia due to muscle tension, and among these, occupational users of the voice such as professors, preachers, trainers and managers of public and private companies.

Dr. Laureano is a member in these associations: