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My interests are generally focused on two domains in the field of speech and language pathology . The first is swallowing . I adopt the view of observing the effects of different interventions on swallowing safety and swallowing efficiency. Swallowing safety refers to the ability to protect the airway during transferring food from the mouth to the Esophagus; a deficiency in protection leads ultimately to aspiration of food into the airway. Swallowing efficiency refers to complete food transfer without leaving residue in the pharynx , that would also contribute to aspiration and its sequels of discomfort , pneumonia , decrease quality of life and malnutrition.
My second domain of interest is Voice disorders, and here i am also focused on which interventions ultimately lead to better vocal physiology , and patient comfort . In the near future i am planning to investigate a set of different interventions against each other for a group of common Voice disorders , hoping to map out which intervention is more suitable for each disorder in terms of efficiency and reliability.
Education / Training:
- Post-doctoral fellowship, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, 2012-2014
- Ph.D., University of Cairo, 2010
- Masters of Phoniatrics, University of Ain Shams, 2005
- Bachelors of Medicine (MD), University of Ain Shams, 2000
Employment / Professional Experience:
- 2016( 4 month appointment) Clinical Research Coordinator Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
- 2010 – 2015 Lecturer of Phoniatrics (Assistant professor in Western academic ranking) University of Fayoum: Faculty of Medicine, ENT department
- 2014 - 2015 Clinical Research Coordinator Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network
- 2008 – 2010 Assistant Lecturer in Phoniatrics University of Fayoum (Egypt): Faculty of Medicine, ENT department
- 2006 - 2008 Specialist in Phoniatrics Special Needs Care Center, Institute of Post Graduate Childhood Studies, Ain Shams University, Egypt
- 2003 – 2006 Resident of Phoniatrics Phoniatrics Unit, ENT department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Egypt
- 2001-2002 Rotating Intern (House Officer) Ain Shams University Hospitals, Egypt
- Certified medical practioner, Egypt, 2002
- Member of the Egyptian syndicate of medical practitioners 2002
- Member of the Egyptian society of Phoniatrics 2005
- Certified Phoniatrician, Egypt 2006
- Registered speech and language pathologist, College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), Ontario, Canada 2014
- Member of Speech-Language Audiology Canada, Canada 2014
- Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech-Language Audiology Canada , November 2014
- Consultant of Phoniatrics, Egypt 2014.
- American Speech-Language Hearing association certified clinical practitioner and member April 2015
- Member of the European society of swallowing disorders 2015
- Namasivayam-MacDonald, A. M., Burnett, L., Nagy, A., Waito, A. & Steele, C.M. (in press). Tongue strengthening to improve mealtime outcomes in long term care. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
- Nagy, A., Peladeau-Pigeon, M., Valenzano, T. J., Namasivayam, A. M. & Steele, C. M. (in press). The Effectiveness of the Head-Turn-Plus-Chin-Down Maneuver for Eliminating Vallecular Residue. 2016 Apr;28(2):113-7. doi: 10.1590/2317-1782/20162015286..
- Steele, C. M., Bayley, M. T., Peladeau-Pigeon, M., Nagy, A., Namasivayam, A. M., Stokely, S. L. & Wolkin, T. (2016). A randomized trial comparing two tongue-pressure resistance training protocols for post-stroke dysphagia. 2016 Jun;31(3):452-61. doi: 10.1007/s00455-016-9699-5. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
- Nagy, A., Molfenter, S. M., Peladeau-Pigeon, M., Stokely, S. L. & Steele, C. M. The Effect of Bolus Consistency on Hyoid Velocity in Healthy Swallowing.Dysphagia #DYSP-D-14-00199R1
- Steele, C. M., Alsanei, W. A., Ayanikalath, S., Barbon, C. E. A., Chen, J., Cichero, J. A. Y., Coutts, K., Dantas, R. O., Duivestein, J., Giosa, L., Hanson, B., Lam, P., Lecko, C., Leigh, C., Nagy, A., Namasivayam, A. M., Nascimento, W. V., Odendaal, I., Smith, C. H. & Wang, H. (2014). The influence of food texture and liquid consistency modification on swallowing physiology and function: A systematic review. Dysphagia DOI 10.1007/s00455-014-9578-x, http://bit.ly/1wvZydp.
- Nagy, A., Molfenter, S. M., Peladeau-Pigeon, M., Stokely, S. L. & Steele, C. M. (2014). The effect of bolus volume on hyoid kinematics in healthy swallowing. BioMed Research International, Volume 2014, Article ID 738971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/738971.
- Nagy, A., Steele, C. M. & Pelletier, C. A. (2014). Differences in swallowing between high and low concentration taste stimuli. BioMed Research International, Volume 2014, Article ID 813084, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/813084.
- Nagy, A., Steele, C. M. & Pelletier, C. A. (2014). Barium versus non-barium stimuli: Differences in taste intensity, chemesthesis and swallowing behavior in healthy adult women. Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research, 57, 758-767. DOI:10.1044/2013_JSLHR-S-13-0136.
- Nagy. A., Leigh, C., Hori, S. F., Molfenter, S. M., Shariff, T., & Steele, C. M. (2013). Timing differences between cued and non-cued swallows in healthy adults. Dysphagia, 28(3), 428-434. DOI 10.1007/s00455-013-9456-y.
- Waleed R. Abou Sree, Mohamed M. Qotb and Ahmed N. Abd El-Fattah (2011). Radio-frequency management of benign superficial vocal fold lesions. Medical.Journal of Cairo University, 1(June): 289-293.