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Patricia Gaffney, Au.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Audiology
(954) 262-1259

Patricia Gaffney, AuD is a professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft Lauderdale, FL.  She earned her bachelor's degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to her work at NSU she worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami.  She joined the audiology department at NSU in 2007.  Her specialty is vestibular diagnostics and treatment.  At NSU Dr. Gaffney teaches vestibular and amplification courses.  In addition, she is a clinical preceptor for first and second year AuD students in the NSU audiology clinic.  She is also the advisor to the NSU chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology.  Dr. Gaffney’s research interests and presentations at various national and state meetings are primarily on the topic areas of vestibular, amplification, and professional issues. Dr Gaffney was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Dr Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences in 2016 and the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Academy of Audiology in 2023.

Dr. Gaffney’s service is varied.  She has provided consistent service to the American Academy of Audiology since 2004.  She currently is on the Practice Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) and is the past- chair for the Membership and Leadership Council.  Dr. Gaffney was a member of the 2010 Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference (JFLAC) class, the conference chair for the 2013 AudiologyNOW! conference in Anaheim, CA, and served on the AAA Board of Directors from 2012-2015.  She served on the Board of Trustees and as Secretary/Treasurer for the AAA Foundation from 2018-2021.  She was on the founding board of Audiology Practice Standards Organization (APSO) and served as their President in 2021.  She recently served on the Board of Directors for the American Balance Society (ABS) and is president-elect for the American Academy of Audiology

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