Valentina Ponnefz Grizales

Speech-language pathologist Barranquilla



Cra 30 Corredor Universitario No 1 - 850 Cons. 422
Clinica PortoAzul Torre Médica
Barranquilla, Colombia

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wednesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Friday8:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am 12:00 pm

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About Valentina Ponnefz Grizales:

Dr. Valentina Ponnefz Grizales is Phonoaudiologist graduated from the Unidad Metropolitana in the city of Barranquilla. With postgraduate studies in Alterations of Deglutition (Deglutologa), obtained the title of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ??Spain and active member of the European Association for swallowing disorders.
From the beginning of her career, her studies are always focused on the forefront, in the areas of: orofacial motor skills, swallowing and aesthetic phonoaudiology; Prioritizing the swallowing aspect, since the oropharyngeal dysphagia despite being the only digestive pathology that despite being extraordinarily prevalent and the single disorder of digestive physiology that has as a usual complication the death of the patient, is a great unknown as well to the diagnosis and treatment.
For this reason, it creates in its consultation in the city of Barranquilla, the programs of "Clínica de la Deglución," "Clínica del Lenguaje (Adultos), y Fonoestetica. In the swallowing clinic, she performs the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of memory disorders also known as oropharyngeal dysphagia. Both in infants, children, and adults with different etiologies that may or may not show a compromise of the upper airway. (For more information about this area and the Dysphagia, see annex information for patients below the page). Language Clinic, a program aimed at neurorehabilitation of language in older adults who have lost their ability to communicate efficiently secondary to a brain injury, neurosurgery or those suffering from neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. This is a support of specialized software in neurorehabilitation being unique in the city and by qualified personnel for that purpose. Finally, the aesthetic phonoaudiology area that was born in Brazil and bases its principles on the orofacial motor skills. Through it, it seeks to reduce wrinkles and soften the lines of expression specific to the face and neck areas, in a natural way and without side effects. It is indicated for individuals who wish to harmonize their face and present problems in blood coagulation, allergies, want to avoid painful and invasive procedures, preoperatively and postoperatively of surgeries in the neck and neck, as well as the preoperative and postoperative bariatric surgery.

Insurances accepted:

  • Policies: Allianz, Coomeva MP, Liberty, Seguros Bolivar, Suramericana
  • Agreements: Saludamos


Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Debit card


Languages Spoken

Spanish, English

Services, diseases and treatments:

Valentina Ponnefz Grizales Education

(Speech-language pathology)

Higher education:

  • Phonoaudiology - Universidad Metropolitana Barranquilla, Colombia


  • Postgraduate Degree in Altered Swallowing - Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona Barcelona, España
  • Training in Neurofeedback Clinical Model, evaluation and design of individual protocols for therapeutics - Manizales, Colombia 2014
  • Diploma in the Management of Patients in a Critical and Intensive Care Unit, Phonoaudiological Approach, Pereira Risaralda in Agreement with Fonoclinic Chile - Pereira, Colombia 2014
  • Diploma in Orofacial Motor and Dysphagia - Barranquilla, Colombia 2017

Latest congresses and seminars:

  • Aesthetic phonoaudiology of the face based on the Orofacial Motor Medellín, Colombia 2018
  • Certification in use of Equipment in Orofacial Motricity 2017
  • Participation as an asistant to the III International and Interdisciplinary Argentine Congress of Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders Buenos Aires, Argentina 2017
  • Participation as an assistant to the Certification and Recertification in Use of Equipment in Orofacial Motricity Cartagena, Colombia 2017
  • Participation as assistant to the II International and Interdisciplinary Argentine Congress of Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorders Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016
  • Participation as Assistant of the Head and Neck Rehabilitation Meeting. I Symposium on Oncological Phonoaudiology, Comfamiliar Clinic Pereira, Colombia 2016
  • Participation as assistant to the II International Symposium of Fragile and Autism in Colombia Barranquilla, Colombia 2016
  • Participation as an assistant to the course "Voice laboratory - acoustic analysis of the voice" virtual platform Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015
  • Participation as assistant to the Integral Course of Deepening in Orofacial Motricity Barranquilla, Colombia 2015
  • Orofacial Motor Course from Pathology to Intervention Santa Marta, Colombia 2015
  • Clinical participation of speech therapy, Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo University Hospital, Neiva, Huila, Healing the Children Org. Neiva, Colombia 2014
  • Assistant to the first course - Aesthetic Phonoaudiology Workshop based on Orofacial Motricity, in agreement with Fonoclinic Chile Pereira, Colombia 2013
  • Assistant to the course of Atm, Occlusion and Myofunctional Therapy Barranquilla, Colombia 2013
  • Assistant to the first theoretical-practical course of Dysphagia and Orofacial Motor Barranquilla, Colombia 2013
  • Participation as assistant to the International Update Seminar on Auditory Amplification / Aural Rehabilitation; Expo 2013 Pereira, Colombia 2013
  • Assistant to the II Regional Seminar for the Integral Attention of Children in Early Childhood Cartagena, Colombia 2011
  • Assistant to the II Encounter of Graduates and Day of Update in Phonoaudiology Barranquilla, Colombia 2010
  • I, II and III level of the Colombian sign language. Universidad Metropolitana Barranquilla, Colombia 2010

Memberships and affiliations

  • European Society for Swallowing Disorders

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  • Luisa Fda Castillejo Steffens 8/10/2017

    Hola soy Luisa Castillejo S. Vivo en Barranquilla soy sobreviviente de un infarto cerebral ACV, estuve en UCI casi dos meses y casi el mismo tiempo entubada por esta razón mi tráquea se afectó muchísimo tuve muchas fístulas y hoy tengo un stend en la tráquea, tengo paralizada una cuerda vocal en conclusión me alimento por sonda. Mi estado es muy delicado, hace unos meses no podía ni tragar mi propia saliva,hoy en día ya puedo. La doctora Valentina me está atendiendo desde Diciembre del 2016 y he mejorado ya no broncoaspiro tanto por lo tanto las infecciones respiratorias han desaparecido. La Dra Valentina es una excelente profesional, siempre está en búsqueda de una solución para mi caso, además está muy preparada, es la única especialista en deglución con la que contamos en Barranquilla. Gracias Valentina por tu paciencia y tú interés en mi pronta recuperación.

  • Arianne Camacho Ariza 7/21/2017

    Excelente profesional, muy buen manejo de su especialidad, recomendada!

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