Dee Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP received a Doctoral degree from the University of South Florida in Communication Sciences and Disorders specializing in neurophysiology and has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University. 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. 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. Dr. Nikjeh 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 June of 2012, Dr. Nikjeh was recognized with one of the highest awards given to a professional by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA),. She will be presented as an ASHA Fellow at the upcoming National Convention in Atlanta, GA on November 16, 2012.