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Department of Bioengineering

Advisory Board Profiles

Krzysztof Izdebski

Krzysztof Izdebski is a world authority on disorders in voice and speech. He is the founder and Chairman of the San Francisco based Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to care and study of voice and speech dysfunctions, and a Chairman of the Annual Pacific Voice Conference (PVSF/UCLA), a yearly gathering of voice experts. Dr. Izdebski is also a co-founder of World Voice Consortium, an international body of scientists, clinicians and institutions dedicated to the study and care of the human voice. He is the only non EU representative to COST Action 2103, comprising of European scientists who launched Advanced Voice Function Assessment (AVFA) initiative. Dr. Izdebski also serves as a system wide H&N consultant to Kaiser Permanente, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of PositScience Corp., a Brain Plasticity Institute based in San Francisco, CA.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, his current research interests revolve around phonatory movement disorders, encoding and coding of emotions in the human voice, neuro-phonatory models, applications of voice quality to products, industry and security, occupational voice disorders, vocal-arts medicine and medico-legal assessment and documentation of voice and speech disorders.

Dr. Izdebski has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scholarly publications on voice functions and restoration of head and neck functions. He recently edited a trilogy entitled "Emotions in the Human Voice," and is about to assume the role of the Editor-in-Chief, of (e)Phonoscope, an electronic journal dedicated to voice research, care, art and technology. He received his education at the University of Lund, Sweden, UCSF, and UCLA.