Lucinda A. Halstead, M.D. received her degree from George Washington University and completed her residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in the Combined Tufts University – Boston University Residency Program. Currently, she serves as the vice-chairman for Resident Education in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the Medical Director of the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing.
Dr. Halstead founded the MUSC Voice Center in 1987 to support research and advanced care in laryngology, swallowing, voice, pediatric otolaryngology and performing arts medicine. After the Voice Center expanded in 2000, she became the Medical Director of the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. Dr. Halstead is the laryngologist for the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA and President Elect of the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
She lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of adult and pediatric voice and swallowing disorders, treatment of professional voice users and vocal performers, performing arts medicine, and laryngopharyngeal reflux disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, the Voice Foundation, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Colligium Medicorum Theatri, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.