Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4341

Fax: 513-803-3376


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Speech and resonance disorders secondary to cleft palate; craniofacial and orofacial anomalies; velopharyngeal dysfunction


Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is senior director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor of clinical pediatrics, and also professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has grown to be one of the largest and most respected in the country.

Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level. She is the author of many professional articles, 16 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts, and a textbook on craniofacial anomalies. She has a patent on a clinical device and developed a test for the Nasometer (KayPENTAX).

Dr. Kummer has received honors of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association; distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Cincinnati; and fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was named one of the 25 most influential therapists in the US by Therapy Times in 2006 and was named one of the 10 most inspiring women in Cincinnati by Inspire Magazine in 2007.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.

MAT: Indiana University, Summa cum laude, 1973.

BA: Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972.


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