Ashli O’Rourke, M.D., MS, joined the MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice & Swallowing in September 2012. Dr. O’Rourke began her professional career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), earning her Master's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Florida State University. After more than seven years of clinical speech therapy practice at Emory University Hospital, she attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency in otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and her fellowship in laryngology -- voice and swallowing disorders at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. O’Rourke treats adult patients with problems located in the larynx and/or the esophagus. This includes hoarseness or voice disturbances, dysphagia, or breathing difficulties due to airway stenosis or scar. She is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of swallowing disorders as well as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Her research interests include exploring less invasive techniques for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Dr. O’Rourke sees patients in Mount Pleasant. She is board certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology.