- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
- M.Sc., Ain Shams University, 1987
- M.D., Ain Shams University, 1983
Dr. Aliaa Khidr is a faculty member of the Speech Language Pathology program and Professor of Phoniatrics. She holds an M.D. (Medicine & Surgery), a Ph.D. in Phoniatrics (Medical speech-language pathology), as well as a Clinical Certificate in Speech Language pathology (CCC/SLP) . She has served as the director of the Voice Laboratory in the UVA Medical Center from 1998 to 2009, and is currently the director of the voice lab in the Sheila C Johnson Center for Human Services. Dr. Khidr is a member of the voice committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), The Collegium Medicorum Theatri (COMET), the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as the Egyptian Phoniatric Society.
• Dr. Khidr’s teaching and research center on anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing system, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and craniofacial anomalies. In particular, her primary interest is assessing the clinical outcomes of voice therapy and medical treatment in patients with different laryngeal disorders. Her expertise in voice therapy has resulted in multiple international and national presentations , workshops, journal publications and invited chapters in the most commonly used textbook in voice therapy “ Voice Therapy : Clinical Case Studies” 3rd Ed, Stemple and Fry 2010.
• Her unique training was key to several well controlled medical studies evaluating changes in the laryngeal signs of patients with reflux laryngitis as well as the development and validation of the widely used “Quality-of-Life Instrument for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux”. Her scholarly works are published in journals such as Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, Phonoscope, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology as well as Journal of Voice.
• Dr Khidr has served as a Phoniatrics medical consultant for the Minister of Health , in Doha, Qatar (Hamad Teaching Hospital , 2005), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ( King Faisal Specialized Hospital , 2003) and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (King Fahd Teaching Hospital, 1994)
• Dr. Khidr’s developmental goal is writing a clinical manual for voice therapy and establishing comprehensive Voice Care services for teachers within the Speech-Language-Hearing Center.