Dr. Mona M. Abaza is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. A board certified Otolaryngologist and Laryngology fellowship trained. She received her medical degree from The Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University) She completed her Otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. Thereafter, she completed her Laryngology fellowship training at Graduate Hospital and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She maintains active interest in professional voice research as a peer-elected member of the International Association of Phonosurgeons, the American Bronch-esophagology Association, the Triological Society and the American Laryngologic Association. She has also been active in medical education, completing a Master of Science in Higher Education program at Drexel University in 2010. She is a member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Academy of Medical Educators and runs the Teaching Certificate Program. She has been the Residency Program Director for Otolaryngology since 2006. She is a governing council member of the Otolaryngology Program Director Organization and an Administrative Board member for the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), where she chairs the Faculty Resilience Task Force. She is active in Women's Leadership in her specialty, as a founding member of the governing council of the section of her national academy, she is also the immediate past-chair of the section and co-founder of a yearlong leadership program.