Alissa Bobek, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT is a medical speech-language pathologist with 17 years of experience serving complex patients in the acute care and ICU settings. She earned her BS in speech-language and hearing sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and her MS in speech-language pathology from Purdue University. Alissa started her career working with adult patients and quickly discovered her passion for dysphagia evaluation and treatment in the acute care setting. She later trained to transition to the neonatal ICU and has worked in the NICU since 2011. Alissa is currently a senior speech-language pathologist and certified neonatal therapist (CNT) in the Level IV NICU at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, TX. She is passionate about neuroprotective care, supporting breastfeeding in premature and medically complex infants, empowering parents and caregivers, and mentoring other SLPs.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Alissa Bobek has an employment relationship with St. David's Medical Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Alissa Bobek is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  She is a former member of the Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.