Baylor Scott & White The Voice Center
Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Hearing Sciences from Texas Christian University
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University
American Speech Language and Hearing AssociationTexas Speech-Language Hearing AssociationThe Voice and Speech Trainers AssociationVoice Foundation (founding member of North Texas Chapter)
Kimberly Coker, MS, CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist specializing in care of the voice and upper airway issues.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Hearing Sciences at Texas Christian University followed by a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. Mrs. Coker has worked at the Vanderbilt Voice Center, started the D. Wayne Tidwell Voice, Speech, and Swallowing Center at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas and was instrumental in developing the voice and swallowing programs within the Baylor Scott and White Healthcare System. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant for both KayPentax and Atos Medical and contributed to voice publications and research. She has over 25 years experience working exclusively with professional voice users including speakers and singers. Other areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of vocal fold pathology, vocal fold paralysis, laryngeal reflux, chronic cough, dysfunctional breathing disorders including silent hyperventilation, vocal cord dysfunction/paradoxical vocal fold motion, swallowing disorders, and rehabilitation of head and neck cancer/laryngectomy. Mrs. Coker appreciates participating on an interdisciplinary team which enhances the treatment provided to patients. She has enjoyed presenting at national, regional and local levels, as well as training physicians, speech pathology students and colleagues in voice and swallowing diagnostics, instrumentation, and treatment.
She is married with two children. She enjoys spending time supporting her family of singers and musicians.
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