Dr. Prasanna Suresh Hegde

   Bachelors (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), Masters (Speech-Language Pathology)

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Dr. Prasanna Suresh Hegde


Bachelors (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology), Masters (Speech-Language Pathology)



HCG Cancer Centre - K. R. Road, Bengaluru


9 Years

  • Dr. Prasanna S. Hegde is a Rehabilitation Council of India certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist with over 9 years of experience.
  • Currently, Dr. Prasanna is serving as the Program Director and Clinical Lead of the Department of Deglutology and Speech-Language Pathology at HCG Cancer Centre, Bengaluru.
  • Dr. Prasanna’s expertise lies in neurorehabilitation, clinical establishment and head and neck onco-rehabilitation.
  • Dr. Prasanna has handled more than 2000 cases so far.
Training and Certifications
  • He has completed MBSImp Certification and Foundation Course from Langmore FEES.
  • Dr. Prasanna was the recipient of the ‘Young Investigator Award’ for the Innovation Category at AOCNR 2020.
  • Dr. Prasanna has published 3 letters to editors, 2 original research, 1 case report and 1 review article with various research groups across the country on neuro and onco-rehabilitation.
  • He is a task force member of the Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation (IFNR), Executive Council Member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association – Bengaluru Chapter, Founding General Secretary of Society for Feeding and Swallowing Disorders.
  • He has delivered more than 20 invited talks in national and international webinars, seminars and conferences. He has conducted masterclasses on various topics.
  • He is conducting a 1-year fellowship program on Onco-deglutology and an online certificate course on onco-deglutology and Videofluoroscopy.
  • He has conducted 6 masterclasses in Speech and Swallow Rehabilitation in Oncology and other related domains. He currently leads the capacity building ECHO programs on dysphagia.
  • Factors affecting 100cc Water Swallow Test. Journal of Indian Speech and Hearing Association. Under publication (2020).
  • Intolerance to pungent spices among patients receiving radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers. Oral Oncol. 2020;102:104517.
  • Gustatory dysfunction in non-oral irradiation for head and neck cancers [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 16]. Oral Oncol. 2020;104642.
  • Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Kannada Version of EAT 10. Dysphagia (2020).
  • Automatic Classification of Volumes of Water Using Swallow Sounds from Cervical Auscultation, ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Barcelona, Spain, 2020, pp. 1185-1189.

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