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Northwestern School of Communication

Natalie Tomerlin

Assistant Clinical Professor
Natalie Tomerlin

Natalie Tomerlin, MS, CCC-SLP, is an outpatient speech-language pathologist within the Head and Neck Surgery Multidisciplinary Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. She earned her Master of Science degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She then completed her clinical fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She remained on clinical staff for several years and gained extensive experience in the management of patients with head and neck cancer. She specializes in dysphagia evaluation and intervention for patients who undergo surgery or radiation therapy to the head and neck region. Furthermore, she is passionate about communication and swallowing rehabilitation following total laryngectomy.


  • MS, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • BA, Communication Studies and Disorders, Communication Studies - Augustana College, Rock Island, IL