Rene L. Utianski
Rene L. Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Speech Pathology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of acquired and degenerative speech and language disorders. Her research focus is to define the distinguishing clinical, acoustical, imaging, and electrophysiological characteristics of these neurological disorders, refine their differential diagnoses, and inform subsequent treatment.
She completed her BA in Speech and Hearing Science and Psychology at The George Washington University and MS and PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Arizona State University. She completed a research post-doctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic-Arizona, studying electrophysiological correlates of dementia in patients with Parkinson’s disease and a clinical post-doctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic-Minnesota, refining skills in differential diagnosis of acquired and degenerative speech and language disorders.