Chiara Scarpelli


Speech-language pathologist
Language enthusiast, avid traveler and nature photographer

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Chiara Scarpelli is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and caring for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She supports children in language acquisition and development, and partners with families and community-based providers to enrich her patients' listening and communication skills. She embraces a multidisciplinary approach to care and relationship-centered communication strategies. Her professional interests include bilingualism and cochlear implants. After earning a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing sciences at the George Washington University, Scarpelli earned a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Columbia University. She completed her training with a fellowship in the New York City public school system.

Before joining UCSF in 2019, Scarpelli worked at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She was a researcher in the aphasia lab and cared for adults and children who stutter in the fluency clinic.

Scarpelli is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and serves in its special interest group on childhood hearing disorders. She has published articles in academic journals on topics such as bilingualism and hearing loss.

  • Education

    Columbia University, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2016

Clinics I work with (3)

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Cochlear Implant Center

Cochlear Implant Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / Walnut Creek

Hearing & Communication Clinic

Hearing & Communication Clinic

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Reception, 5C
San Francisco, CA 94158

Where I see patients (3)

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services
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