Luis F Riquelme, PhD

Director, Speech Pathology

Maimonides Physician


Speech Language Pathology


English, Spanish

About Me

Dr. Riquelme is the Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Interim Director of Rehabilitation at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is also an adjunct professor at Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, Montevideo, UY and Clinical Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY. He has authored articles in dysphagia/swallowing disorders, multiculturalism, quality improvement and the role of culture on dysphagia services. He has presented locally and internationally. Dr. Riquelme is currently Vice-Chair of IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative); Member of the ASHA Healthcare Economics Committee and Immediate Past Chair, American Board of Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders. His current research focuses on changes in swallowing physiology in persons with dementia and on pill swallowing in adults.

Areas of Expertise

  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Communication (speech-language-cognitive) disorders in adults
  • Progressive neurological disorders (communication, swallowing)

Conditions Treated

  • Progressive Neurological Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Cognitive Decline
  • Pulmonary Disorders Relating to Swallowing
  • Voice


  • LSVT
  • sEMG


Medical Degree

The Graduate Center, City University of New York


International Center for the Disabled


Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)


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