Yolanda D. Heman-Ackah, MD is an otolaryngologist, certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, who subspecializes in professional voice care and laryngology. Her primary practice focus is in treating the professional voice user (singers, actors, public speakers), but she also treats other voice and airway problems such as reflux, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngeal papillomatosis, airway stenosis, vocal fold paralysis, arytenoid dislocation, and laryngeal cancer. Her approach to the care of the professional voice is multidisciplinary and includes the active involvement of a speaking voice therapist, acting voice therapists, singing voice therapists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, general surgeons, and other healthcare professionals, as indicated by the individual patient's needs.
Dr. Heman-Ackah received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education. She completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota and then completed a fellowship in Professional Voice Care and Laryngology under the preceptorship of Robert T. Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A. in Philadelphia, PA. Following her fellowship, she founded and directed the Voice Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she brought professional voice care to the Chicago voice community and was Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has also held the position as Head of the Division of Laryngology and Director of the Voice Center at the Cleveland Clinic. She practiced in partnership with Dr. Robert T. Sataloff for 10 years before opening the Philadelphia Voice Center. She currently has an appointment as Clinical Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College and is the Director of the Philadelphia Voice Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA, where she treats performing artists and other professionals with vocal problems.
- Gender: Female
- Years of Experience: 18
- Language: English
Accepting New Patients
- Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Professor
- Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel University