Christina Roth, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P.

Christina Thompson Roth, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P.


Otolaryngology (ENT/Ears, Nose, Throat)




  • Senior Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Cleft-Craniofacial Team Clinical Coordinator


To see if Christina Thompson Roth is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 6201
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2452
Clinic Fax: 916-703-5011
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Christina Roth is a pediatric speech-language pathologist offering care for children with ENT related speech, language and resonance disorders. She has a special interest and expertise in cleft palate feeding, speech and resonance disorders from birth through adolescence. 

Research/Academic Interests

Christina Roth's research focuses on improving the efficacy and ultimately the quality of life of children with cleft palate speech and resonance disorders. 

Center/Program Affiliation

Pediatric Aerodigestive Center


M.S., University of the Pacific, Stockton CA 2000

B.S., California State University, Sacramento CA 1998

Internship: Department of Rehabilitation, Kaiser Permenente, Vallejo Medical Center, Vallejo CA 2000


Private practice/early intervention to adult speech-language disorders, Speech Language Learning Services of Marin -Sonoma, San Rafael CA 2001

Board Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology,

Professional Memberships

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

Select Recent Publications

Skirko J R, Santillana RM., Roth CT, Dunbar C, Tollefson TT. Spanish Linguistic Validation of the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Effects on Life Outcomes: VELO Spanish. Plast and Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 November;6(11):p e1986

Santillana R, Skirko J, Roth C, Tollefson T. Spanish Linguistic Validation for the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Effects on Life Outcomes. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 Jul/Aug;20(4):331-332. 

Bhuskute A, Skirko JR, Roth C, Bayoumi A, Durbin-Johnson B, Tollefson TT. Association of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency with Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Speech Surgery. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2017 Sept/Oct.

Hsieh TY, Funamura JL, Roth C, Rubin Z, Kurniawan S, Tollefson TT. Developing a Novel Speech Intervention iPad Game for Children with Cleft Palate, A Pilot Study. JAMA Facial Plastic Surg. 2015 Jul 1;17(4):309-11

Setabutr D, Roth CT, Nolen DD, Cervenka B, Sykes JM, Senders CW, Tollefson TT. Pharyngeal Flap for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: Revision Rates and Speech Outcomes. JAMA Facial Plastic Surg. 2015 May-Jun;17(3):197-201