Mariam Hadi Syeda

Dr. Mariam Syeda is a medical speech-language pathologist with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Syeda is certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Syeda completed her medical training from Dow Medical College. She received her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University, Boston; where she received her training at the Boston Medical Center, Somerville and Cambridge Hospitals, Boston. Prior to working at AHD, she was working at the ENT department, Aga Khan University Karachi as a consultant speech pathologist. Furthermore, Dr. Syeda is a founding member of Pakistan’s first four-year degree program in Speech-Language Pathology- Ziauddin College of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, where she served as Assistant professor from 2007-2014. From 2005-2007 she headed the Neuro-rehabilitation Unit at Liaquat National Hospital. Dr. Syeda enjoys working with patients of all ages and various disorders of communication and swallow, however, has a special interest in voice and swallowing disorders. Her training includes, but is not limited to, videofluoroscopic swallow studies, neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, and laryngoscopic/stroboscopic evaluation of voice. She has taught various courses and conducted workshops on voice and dysphagia management and has been a keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

Spoken Languages : English, Hindi, Urdu
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Speech Pathologist
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • Masters of Science, Speech-Language-Pathology, Northeastern University, United States of America
  • Bachelors in Medicine, Bachelors in Surgery (M.B.B.S), Dow Medical College, Pakistan

Professional Associations:

  • American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) – Certified Member
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (CAS) – Certified Member
  • Speech Hearing Association of Pakistan
  • Pakistan Medical & Dental Council

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant Speech Language Pathologist, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
  • Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Ziauddin College of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, Pakistan
  • Coordinator Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit, Liaquat National Hospital – Department of Neurology, Pakistan

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Dysphagia management and treatment (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, Modified Barium Swallow Studies, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation)
  • Voice assessment and treatment (Laryngeal Endostroboscopy, Estill Voice certification)
  • Aphasia Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive retraining for memory, attention, organization, planning
  • Articulation and Phonological therapy
  • Stuttering/fluency therapy (Lidcombe Program certified)