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Douglas M. Hicks, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Director of The Voice Center and Head of the Speech-Language Pathology Section, at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Hicks received his undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster, his Master's degree from Northwestern University and his doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he held tenure and professorial rank at the University of Florida for nine years.
He has been actively involved in the clinical management of voice patients for more than 35 years. His invited presentations/publications are primarily related to the human voice and its disorders and number more than 360. Care of the professional voice is an area of special interest that entails active involvement with the performing arts community.
Dr. Hicks is one of the company doctors for Cleveland's Playhouse Square (the second largest performing arts center in the country), providing clinical care to performers, including those with Opera Cleveland, touring Broadway shows and pop/rock musicians. He actively works with performance faculty and students at local colleges and universities, such as Oberlin College's Conservatory of Music, where he holds an Affiliate Scholar appointment.
Dr. Hicks received the honor of Fellow from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He also holds adjunct faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University.
care of the professional voice, disorders of voice, laryngeal physiology, laryngopharyngeal reflux, outcomes research, voice disorders, voice science
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Royalty Payments. Dr. Hicks receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
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