Department of Otolaryngology - Voice Center

The University of Texas Voice Center Team

C. Blake Simpson, MD - Medical Director


Dr. Blake Simpson

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210) 450-0719
simpsonc@uthscsa.edu

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Dr. Simpson is Director of the University of Texas Voice Center and is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University  of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He received his undergraduate degree at Austin College and earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at The University of Oklahoma, followed by a fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at Vanderbilt University. He has been in practice in San Antonio since 1996 and specializes exclusively in the treatment of patients with voice and upper airway disorders. He has published extensively in the area of laryngology/voice disorders and co-authored the only textbook on the surgical treatment of voice disorders, Operative Techniques in Laryngology

Jill Green, CCC-SLP - Voice Pathologist


School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210) 450-9950

greenjk@uthscsa.edu

Jill Green is a member of the voice team at the University of Texas Voice Center. She is a speech pathologist for the Department of Otolaryngology specializing in vocal pathology. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University.  She then earned her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. She completed a clinical fellowship in speech pathology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland, AFB.  She began working with Dr. Simpson at the University of Texas Voice Center in 2007 specializing in the treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. She also coordinates with the Department of Neurology to provide augmentative communication and swallowing assessments for patients with degenerative neuromotor diseases.

Laura Dominguez, MD - Assistant Professor


Aayesha Khan

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210) 450-0725

dominguezl@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Dominguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology. She is a Rio Grande Valley native and received her undergraduate degree from Rice University. She went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio before completing residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She returned to the UT Voice Center to complete a fellowship in Laryngology under Dr. Blake Simpson. Her academic interests include voice and swallowing disorders of adult and pediatric patients.

Alissa Collins, MD


Alissa Collins, MD

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210) 450-0723

Dr. Collins is the 2017-2018 fellow in Laryngology and Voice Disorders at the University of Texas Voice Center. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA and earned her medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine in Little Rock, AR. She went on to complete her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Her clinical interests include care of adult and pediatric patients with voice and swallowing disorders.

John Nix - Singing Voice Specialist


Carlayne Jackson, MD

Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy

University of Texas San Antonio
(210) 458-5678
john.nix@utsa.edu

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John Nix, Tenor, is Associate Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Texas at San Antonio, coordinator of the Vocal Area for the 2011-2014 academic years, and founding director of the UTSA Vocal Arts Laboratory.  Previously he was on the staff of the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver, where he worked with Ingo Titze.  Mr. Nix has also served on the music faculties of The University of Colorado at Denver and Eastern New Mexico University.  He holds degrees in Arts Administration from Florida State University, in Vocal Performance from the University of Georgia and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Certification in Vocology from the University of Iowa.  His current and former students include a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, two Santa Fe Opera apprentices, members of the Army Soldiers’ Chorus, a second place winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs competition, a two-time finalist in the American Traditions competition, and faculty members at universities in Montana, Texas, Wyoming and New York. Mr. Nix was the 2006 winner of the NATS/Voice Foundation Van Lawrence Award.

Jenelle Sheffield, CCC-SLP – Voice Pathologist


Carlayne Jackson, MD

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210)450-9950

sheffieldj@uthscsa.edu

Jenelle Sheffield received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and graduate degree in Communication Disorders from Texas State University. After completing a clinical fellowship with an emphasis in voice disorders at the U.T. Voice Center, she furthered her dysphagia training with the Baptist Hospital System in San Antonio, Texas. She returned to join the University of Texas Voice Center family and now specializes in the treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders.

Rebecca Ojeda, MA


Carlayne Jackson, MD

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210)450-9950

ojedar@uthscsa.edu

Rebecca Ojeda works as the medical assistant for the U.T. Voice Center. Prior to joining the voice center team, she worked as an MA in the field of otolaryngology for 9 years. She has been with the U.T. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for a few years and during that time has supported both Drs. Simpson and Dominguez. She is currently working on a degree in the field of nursing. Rebecca works tirelessly to allow the UT Voice Center to run smoothly and efficiently. She coordinates voice and airway clinics, handles equipment and technology needs, and prepares patients for procedures. Rebecca’s patience and kindness are unparalleled as she fields medical questions for patients that arise during or after their visit to the clinic.

Veronica Aleman - Administrative Assistant & Coordinator
of Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment Clinic


Veronica Aleman

School of Medicine
Otolaryngology
(210) 450-0719

Veronica Aleman is the administrative assistant to Dr. Blake Simpson. She serves as the coordinator of scheduling for his Botox Clinic and organizer of all laryngology fellowship interviews. She is; however, most loved for her tireless and skilled role as patient liaison; providing assistance to patients with Spasmodic Dysphonia both before and after their Botox injections. She responds to the various questions and concerns that relate to patients’ overall experience at the University of Texas Voice Center. She has worked with Dr. Simpson in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for over 16 years and has her Associates of Applied Science degree from Laredo Community College.