Lucinda Halstead, MD is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at MUSC. She received her MD degree from George Washington University and completed her residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Combined Tufts University – Boston University Residency Program.
Dr. Halstead’s interests in laryngology, swallowing, voice, performing arts medicine and pediatric otolaryngology lead her to found the MUSC Voice Center in 1987. In 2000, the Voice Center expanded and she became the Medical Director of the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. Dr. Halstead developed and directed the Spoleto Symposium: Medicine in the Vocal Arts for 20 years and is laryngologist for the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA. She lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of vocal health, disorders of the singing voice, laryngopharyngeal reflux disorders and pediatric voice and swallowing disorders. Among other societies, she is a member of the Colligium Medicorum Theatri, the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.