Rinki Varindani Desai is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, BIAA-certified brain injury specialist and a certified dementia practitioner; specializing in the assessment and treatment of cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in adults. She is co-author of the Dysphagia Therapy
mobile app, co-founder of Dysphagia Grand Rounds
and the Swallowing Training and Education Portal
, and founder of the Medical SLP Forum
on Facebook. She serves as Associate Editor of ASHA's SIG 13 Perspectives and on Dysphagia Research Society's Website, Public Relations and Communications Committee. Additionally, she volunteers her time teaching graduate students, writing blogs, conducting clinical research and working with the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders. Originally from Mumbai, India; Rinki currently practices as a medical SLP in Dallas, Texas.