Susan Wortman-Jutt received her B.A. in Drama from Hofstra University in 1983; following which, she enjoyed a career as a professional musical theater performer regionally and in Europe for over 10 years. In 1996, Susan’s career changed trajectory; and in 2000, Susan graduated from Hunter College, City University of New York, with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences where she received a Certificate of Achievement award. Her clinical Speech-Language Pathology internships included Lenox Hill Hospital, Jamaica Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In 2001, Susan began a Clinical Fellowship Year at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. and remained there as a Speech-Language Pathologist treating both inpatients and outpatients.
Susan has been a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital for over 11 years, where she has specialized in the treatment of speech, language, voice and swallowing impairments due to an acquired neurological injury or disorder such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or progressive neurological illness, among others.
From 2013 through 2018, Susan collaborated with the Brain Stimulation and Robotics Laboratory, Edwards Lab, at the Burke Neurological Institute, under the mentorship of Dylan Edwards, PhD. During her tenure collaborating with Dr. Edwards, Susan participated in two clinical trials. These included a non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) study for the treatment of post-stroke aphasia, in collaboration with McGill University and the Max Planck Institute, for which Susan was the evaluating clinician. Additionally, at Burke Neurological Institute, Susan was the study coordinator for an international clinical trial spanning 13-sites which investigated a dysphagia detection device for use as a screening tool in swallowing disorders.