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.


Other Post Graduate Training
Trinity University (1999)
Undergraduate School
Trinity University (1999), Vocal Performance
Medical School
Northwestern University (2001)
Graduate School
Northwestern University (2001), Speech-language Pathology

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)