Dee Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Nikjeh has 30 years of clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication impairments. Since 1996, she has provided services for patients of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates where she specializes in endoscopic procedures for the evaluation and management of voice and swallowing disorders.
- PhD – Communication Sciences and Disorders (specializing in neurophysiology), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
- MS – Speech Pathology and Audiology, West Virginia University
Dr. Nikjeh is also a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida where she explores auditory neural plasticity in musicians using a combination of electroencephalography and psychoacoustic measures. Her peer-reviewed research has been published and presented nationally and internationally in a diversity of venues including hearing science, neuroscience, otolaryngology, and music science.
Dr. Nikjeh holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the state of Florida by the Department of Health. She is co-chair of the Health Care Economics Committee (HCEC) of ASHA and is an ASHA representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) Health Care Practitioner Advisory Committee (HCPAC) Review Board. She has served on ASHA’s Legislative Council, the Executive Board of the Council of State Association Presidents and is a past-president of the Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
In 2012, Dr. Nikjeh was recognized as a Fellow of ASHA, one the most prestigious honors awarded to professionals in her field.