Katherine Maddy, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Supervisor of the Speech Language Pathology Outpatient Clinic


  • Neurological communication
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
    • Dysphagia
    • Cognitive-communication deficits
    • Stroke
    • Brain Injury
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Alzheimer's disease

Procedures Performed


Katie McComas Maddy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist providing clinical services for the UK Healthcare enterprise. Dr. Maddy completed her preclinical training at Marshall University, ultimately receiving her Masters of Science degree in Communication Disorders in 2007. She completed her Clinical Fellowship at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Maddy continued to work clinically both at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital and later, the University of Kentucky Enterprise, while completing her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Maddy completed her doctoral program in 2017 and has remained in a clinical position at UK since that time. Dr. Maddy's current role is providing leadership and supervision to the UK Speech Language Pathology Outpatient Clinic. She also provides clinical services (in-person and via telehealth) for adults with acquired cognitive communication and swallowing impairments.

Dr. Maddy's research interests include examining underlying cognitive contributions to spoken discourse and how that impacts a person's ability to reintegrate into their community after injury or illness. In particular, how the cognitive process of selective attention impacts higher level cognitive processes, such as spoken discourse production, short term memory, and recall. Dr. Maddy has significant experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology. She is also interested in examining the healthcare disparities facing individuals living in rural Appalachia.

In regards to service, Dr. Maddy serves on the UK Bioethics Committee, the UK ICU research committee, supervises graduate students on clinical rotation, is a recurrent lecturer for the UK College of Health Sciences, and is serving a three year-term as the Kentucky Ambassador for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Dr. Maddy is also an adjunct professor for Eastern Kentucky University, teaching the following courses: Cognitive Rehab, Acquired Language Disorders, and Neurology for Communication Disorders.

Personal Statement

I'm a second generation speech-language pathologist and followed in my mother's footsteps - although our clinical and research interests are quite different, we still share the same passion for improving communication and quality of life for our patients and clients.

Training & Education


B.S., Communication Disorders, Marshall University 2005
M.S., Communication Disorders, Marshall University 2007
Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kentucky, 2017

Certifications and Special Training

Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) - American Speech Language Hearing Association