Today we had a great visit from Thomas Albert, D.M.D., M.D., who shared his personal memories of Dr. Robert W. Blakeley, an OHSU speech pathologist and professor who passed away on December 14, 2010. We also looked over the photographs and biographical material that HC&A has collected on Dr. Blakeley over the years. All of us liked this energetic portrait:
Dr. Blakeley dedicated his career to helping children afflicted with congenital disorders that cause speech impairments. One of his major contributions was the development of clinics for treating children with cleft-lip and palate, using a team-based approach to integrate medical treatment, speech therapy and social services. Blakeley established clinics around the world, many of which provided services at no charge.