CORY ATKINSON, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the UT Southwestern Clinical Center for Voice Care.  A lifelong singer, she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Trinity University and her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at Northwestern University, as well as a certificate in Vocology from the National Center for Voice and Speech.  Her clinical practice began in 2002 as a voice specialist at The Center for Voice at Northwestern and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and she performed as the lead singer in a honky-tonk band while living in Chicago.  She specializes in the care of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders, including rehabilitation for head and neck cancer and laryngectomy.


Graduate School
Trinity University , Vocal Performance
Graduate School
Northwestern University (2001), Speech-language Pathology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Speech Problems
  • Research Interest

    • Care of the professional voice
    • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders
    • Laryngectomy
    • Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion disorder
    • Speech, swallowing, and voice treatment for head and neck cancer patients

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2002)