Krzysztof Izdebski, FK, MA, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski, founder and Chairman of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to voice and speech dysfunctions and a Chairman of the Annual Pacific Voice Conference, a yearly gathering of voice experts is an internationally recognized scientist, clinician and a voice-speech pathologist. He is also a co-founder and a treasurer of the World Voice Consortium, an international body of individuals and institutions dedicated to the study and care of the human voice.

Born in Poland, he graduated from the University of Lund, Sweden, UCLA, and UCSF in the USA, and is currently in private practice in San Francisco, CA, at SFENT (www.sfent.com). Dr. Izdebski is also an Associate Clinical Professor, Stanford Voice and Swallowing Center, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA, a Professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA, USA, an Advisory Board Member of the Bioengineering Department at the Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Brain Plasticity Institute, PositScience, San Francisco, CA, USA, and a coordinator of the Performing Arts Medicine Coalition of San Francisco, SF, CA, USA (www.pamcofs.info).

A multilingual speaker, Dr. Izdebski is a frequent visiting scholar and a lecturer at numerous European, Asian and South American institutions of learning and at various conferences. For his contribution to the field of voice, Dr. Izdebski received numerous prestigious awards, and is an ASHA Fellow (www.asha.org). He is also an honorary member of Austrian. Italian, Mexican and Polish voice associations.

Dr. Izdebski has authored or co-autherd over 100 peer reviewed scholarly publications on voice functions and restoration of head and neck functions. He also published numerous books and educational materials. Dr. Izdebski also serves or served on various ASHA Committees including Advanced Practices in Speech Pathology, Medical Speech Devices and is the member of the Special Division 3 on Voice and Voice Disorders. He serves on editorial boards of many professional journals including being the Editor-in-Chief (soon to be re-launched in electronic form) of an official PVSF journal The e-Phonoscope.

His current interests continue to revolve around phonatory movement disorders, emotions in the human voice, artistic voice and its safety, applications of voice to products and industry, occupational voice and speech disorders and medico-legal assessment and documentation of voice and speech. For the last 21 years, he has chaired the Annual Pacific Voice Conference, a yearly gathering of scientists, pedagogues and clinicians from all over the world concerned with voice research, care, artistic development and treatment.