Robert Sataloff, M.D. Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., F.A.C.S., is a Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties, Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Steven Mandel, M.D. Steven Mandel, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College. He received his M.D. degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He is president of Neurology and Neurophysiology Associates of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His areas of interest include neuromuscular electrophysiology, minor head injury, peripheral nerve disorders, laryngeal electromyography, and disability medicine. He has co-edited three books: Minor Head Injury, The Handbook of Neurology of the Lower Extremities, and Laryngeal Electromyography, in addition to publishing more than 100 articles. He is associate editor of the Journal of Disability and Disability Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer and has actively participated in community service organizations for adults and children with disabilities. Dr. Mandel is married to Heidi Mandel, a doctor of podiatric medicine. He has three children: Jesse, Elisabeth, and David. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, M.D. Dr. Heman-Ackah is a laryngologist who specializes in professional voice care. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education. Following her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota, she completed a fellowship in professional voice care and laryngology under the preceptorship of Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A., in Philadelphia. She then founded and was the director of the Voice Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, she is in private practice in association with Drs. Robert Thayer Sataloff, Karen M. Lyons, and Stephen Goldstein in Philadelphia. She also is Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and she is the National Medical Advisor for the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA). Dr. Heman-Ackah has received awards and recognition for her research investigating the laryngeal chemoreflex, including an award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and research grants from the American Laryngological Association and the American Voice and Research Education Foundation. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications, including award-winning journal articles and book chapters, as well as this book. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal and Voice and other medical journals and she is actively involved in the Voice Foundation, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association, the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ramon Manon-Espaillat, M.D. Dr. Manon-Espaillat is Clinical Professor of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG and Evoked Potentials), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. His interest and expertise are in epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and clinical neurophysiology, including electroencephalography, evoked potentials, electronystagmography, and electromyography. Dr. Manon has a master's degree in mathematics. He has written more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Mona Abaza, M.D. Mona Abaza, M.D. received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1991, after which she began her surgical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. Following a two-year intramural research fellowship at the National Institutes of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in Bethesda, Maryland, she completed her otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. In 1999 she joined the faculty at University of Colorado School of Medicine as an assistant professor, after completing a laryngology fellowship at the American Institute of Voice and Ear Research in Philadelphia. She currently splits her time as the laryngologist and associate residency program director in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and as associate medical director at the Wilbur James Gould Voice Center at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, a division of the National Centers of Voice and Speech.
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