Biography

Ronda Alexander, MD, serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. She obtained her MD degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, New York. After medical school, she went to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for her Otorhinolaryngology residency. Dr. Alexander has also completed a one year fellowship in Laryngology and Neuro-laryngology at the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders. Since coming to Texas, she has helped establish the Texas Voice Institute, a comprehensive program for the management for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases that affect the voice and swallowing. Her clinical interests include the evaluation of hoarseness, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal tremor, vocal cord paralysis, extra-esophageal reflux and swallowing disorders. She is specially trained to manage the unique needs of professional voice users. She also has interests in neuromuscular disorders of the head and neck, including tension and migraine headache.

Education

Medical School
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2002
Internship
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2003
Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, 2007
Fellowship
New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, 2008

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

The evaluation of hoarseness, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal tremor, vocal cord paralysis, extra-esophageal reflux and swallowing disorders. She is specially trained to manage the unique needs of professional voice users. She also has interests in neuromuscular disorders of the head and neck, including tension and migraine headache

Publications

Publication Information

Alexander RE, Fried, MP. Surgical therapy for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2007 Feb; 86(2):68, 71.

Alexander RE, Silber J, Myssiorek DJ. Staged surgical management of hypopharyngeal traction diverticulum. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. 2008 Oct: 117(10):731-733.

In Press “Neurologic Evaluation of the Larynx and Pharynx” Authors: Nazaneen Grant MD, Ronda E Alexander MD Andrew Blitzer MD, Gayle Woodson MD Cummings’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 6th edition

In Press “Neurologic Diseases of the Larynx” Authors: Ronda E Alexander MD, Nazaneen Grant MD, Andrew Blitzer MD, Gayle Woodson MD Cummings’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 6th edition

In Press “The Pediatric Larynx” Authors: John P Bent MD, Ronda E Alexander MD, Roland D Eavey MD The Larynx Editors: Marvin P. Fried MD, Alfio Ferlito MD

In Press “Vocal aberrations in dysarthria” Authors: Grete A Fries MS, CCC-SLP; Dilip D Madnani MD; Thomas J Ow MD; Ronda E Alexander MD The Larynx Editors: Marvin P. Fried MD, Alfio Ferlito MD

Lectures, Presentations & Posters
June 2008 “Neurolaryngology” “The nature and use of Botulinum toxin” “Laryngeal EMG-an introduction” Guest Lecturer Basic Science Lecture Series Department of Otorhinolaryngology Montefiore Medical Center

May 2008 “Staged surgical management of hypopharyngeal traction diverticulum” Alexander RE, Silber J, Myssiorek DJ Poster, American Bronchoesophalogical Association 2008 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

May 2008 “Bilateral vocal fold motion impairment as a delayed post-thyroidectomy phenomenon” Alexander RE, Bahbha M, Kuriloff DB Poster, American Broncho-esophageal Association 2008 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

Apr 2008 “Dystonia for Otolaryngologists” Grand Rounds Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery University of Texas at Houston School of Medicine

Sept 2007 Moderator, “Negotiating an Employment Agreement” Mini-seminar AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting
May 2007 “Congenital and Neonatal Disorders of the Human Larynx” Grand Rounds Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center

April 2007 “Reducing Post-tracheotomy morbidity and mortality in the hospital- Implementation of the Core Competencies in Resident Education” Ostrower ST, Alexander RE, Fried MP, Parikh SR, Schiff BA

Oral Presentation, The Triological Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Lectures, Presentations & Posters (cont’d)
Feb 2006 “Laryngomalacia: the Evidence for Intervention” Grand Rounds Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Oct 2005 “Update on Food Allergy” Grand Rounds Department of Otorhinolaryngology Montefiore Medical Center

Jan 2005 “Polymorphous Low-Grade Adenocarcinoma of Minor Salivary Gland Origin-a case series report and literature review” Alexander RE, Fantasia J, Myssiorek DJ Oral Presentation, The Triological Society- Eastern Section Washington, DC
Jan 2005 “Otolaryngic Manifestations of Sarcoidosis” Grand Rounds Department of Otorhinolaryngology Montefiore Medical Center Aug 2004 “Congenital Nasal Pyriform Aperture Stenosis” Grand Rounds Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Feb 2004 “Temporal Bone Complications of Acute Otitis Media” Grand Rounds Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders Long Island Jewish Medical Center