Mariam Hadi Syeda

Dr. Mariam Syeda is a medical speech-language pathologist with over 19 years of experience. Dr. Syeda is certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). 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 an Assistant Professor. Prior to that, 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 (FEES certified), and in voice: laryngoscopic/stroboscopic evaluation of voice, and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT certified). 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 Language 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 University , Pakistan,

Professional Associations:

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

Professional Experience:

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

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Dysphagia management and treatment (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, Modified Barium Swallow Studies)
  • Voice assessment and treatment ( e.g. with laryngitis, thyroidectomy, Parkinson's, vocal fold palsy, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal fold nodules/polyps, laryngectomy, puberphonia, irritable larynx syndrome (reflux related), chronic cough, functional aphonia/dysphonia)
  • Aphasia Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive retraining for memory, attention, organization, planning
  • Articulation and Phonological therapy
  • Stuttering/fluency therapy (Lidcombe Program certified)