Rebecca Santos Inzana, MS, CCC-SLP
Rebecca Inzana has been a Speech-Language Pathologist on the Adult Inpatient Team at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General Hospital) since 2004, and has been recognized as an Advanced Clinician through the MGH Clinical Recognition Program.
Her primary clinical interests are acute diagnostics and interprofessional management of the neuroscience patient population. In addition to working with her MGH patients and their families, she enjoys mentoring junior colleagues and supervising graduate students. Rebecca created and now directs an innovative graduate student experience in Medical Speech Pathology at Mass General Hospital, which debuted in January 2013. This experience marries clinical exposure and training with dedicated teaching of physiologic systems, medical concepts and management themes, focusing on the whole patient’s journey. She is the recipient of Partners Healthcare's Partners in Excellence Award at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012 for Quality Treatment and Service, and in 2014 for Leadership and Innovation.
Rebecca joined the MGH Institute faculty in a joint appointment with Mass General in 2013, to cultivate the Medical Speech Pathology Concentration in CSD. She now coordinates the concentration, teaches Foundations of Medical SLP and Med SLP II: Clinical Decision Making in the Acute Care Setting, and is engaged in Interprofessional Education initiatives as a member of the IMPACT Faculty and Interprofessional Clinical Experience (IPCE) curriculum, while continuing her own clinical and CSD student program work at Mass General Hospital.
Inzana, R.S., Vega-Barachowitz, C. An Innovative New Model of Graduate Education in Medical Speech Pathology. Accepted 1 hour talk, ASHA Conference, Denver, CO, November, 2015.
Inzana, R.S. The Importance of Teamwork and Collaboration. Chapter in J. Ives-Erickson, M. Ditomassi and S. Sabia (Eds.), Fostering Clinical Success: Using Clinical Narratives for Interprofessional Team Partnership from Massachusetts General Hospital. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International (2015).
Riotte, M., O'Dea, M., Evenson, M., Inzana, R.S., Riley, E. Utilizing Advanced Simulation and Electronic Health Records in Interprofessional Education. ASHA Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2014.
Fitzgerald, C., Evenson, M., Inzana, R., O'Dea, M., Zeytoonjian, T. A Collaborative Interprofessional Clinical Education Model to Improve Compassionate Team-Based Care. Presented at Conference for Advancing Compassionate Care Through Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice Care. The Schwartz Center, Arnold P. Gold Foundation and Macy Foundation, Atlanta, GA, October 2014.
Inzana, R.S., Scholz, C., Vuijk, E., Cohen, A. Conversion Disorders. Invited case presentation delivered to the MGH Department of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders, October 2014.
AB, Liberal Arts: French Language and Literature, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University, Boston, MA