Steven B. Leder PhD, CCC-SLP

Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Biographical Info

Steven B. Leder, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, received his doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Conntecticut in 1983. Dr. Leder was the research speech-language pathologist on the first single-channel cochlear implant project in the nation at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, CT from 1983-1986. He then worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital before accepting an academic appointment at Yale University School of Medicine in 1991. Dr. Leder has published extensively in the areas of dysphagia diagnostics and rehabilitation, head and neck cancer, voice restoration with tracheoesophageal prostheses, and patients with tracheotomy and ventilator dependency.

International Activity

  • Key Note Address
    Leiden, Netherlands(2011 - 2011)
  • London, United Kingdom(2007 - 2007)
    Conference sponsored by the Special Interest Group in Adult Acquired Dysphagia (SIGAAD)

Education & Training

University of Maryland (1976)
University of Connecticut (1983)
Teaching Assistant
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Communication Disorders (1976 - 1974)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Communication Sciences (1979 - 1981)

Honors & Recognition

  • OHSE Research Award
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (1994-1995)
  • Ohse Research Award, Yale University School of Medicine, Dept.of Surgery
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award
    University of Connecticut, Speech, Language, Hearing Department (2013)
  • OHSE Research Award
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (2001-2002)
  • Fellow
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1999)

Professional Service

  • Dysphagia Research Society (03/01/201 - 02/28/2011)
  • Member, The journal: Dysphagia (01/01/2001 - Present)

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