Margaret (Meg) Cafferkey


Speech-language pathologist
Swallowing and voice specialist, outdoor enthusiast and mom

Margaret Cafferkey, who goes by Meg, is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in evaluating and caring for patients with swallowing, voice or resonance disorders. She is particularly interested in addressing feeding and swallowing problems in children. She also is certified in lactation counseling, which aids her in providing additional support to breastfeeding mothers. Her other interests include specific pediatric and adult voice disorders, such as paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder and chronic cough.

Cafferkey earned her undergraduate degree in speech pathology and audiology from Ball State University and her master's degree in communicative disorders from San Francisco State University. Before joining UCSF in 2015, she cared for patients of all ages in a variety of settings, including Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

Cafferkey is an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, participating in several of its special interest groups, including those for voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and disorders of the head, face, palate and throat.

  • Education

    Ball State University, BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1998

    San Francisco State University, MS, Communicative Disorders, 2004

Clinics I work with (2)


Aerodigestive Clinic

Aerodigestive Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / Walnut Creek

Where I see patients (2)

    Soothing the soul

    Our music therapy program nurtures patients with bedside serenades, rap workshops and more.

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