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Associate Professor

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center
Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Center on Human Development and Disability
Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Otology, Neurotology

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
University of Washington Medical Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Area(s) of Expertise
Medical and Surgical Management of Diseases of the Ear
Hearing Loss
Facial Nerve Disorders

PhD--Molecular Immunology, Cornell University, New York, NY, 1989
MD--Medicine, Cornell University, New York, NY, 1996

Postgraduate Training
Fellowship--Developmental Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1993
Internship--General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997
Residency--Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology

State of Washington

Professional Activities and Special Honors
Frank L. Horsfall Award, Cornell University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Young Investigator Award, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
Research Fellow of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University, NY
Research Fellow of the Columbia University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Biomedical Research Fellow
George N. Papanicolaou Fellow in Clinical Anatomy, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cornell University Medical College
James Moore Scholarship, Department of Otolaryngology, Cornell University Medical College.
Herbert Silverstein Otology/Neurotology Research Award, American Neurotology Society/American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Local and National Leadership
Surgeon representative, National VA/DOD Cochlear Implant Contracting Workgroup

Most Significant Articles and Abstracts

Recent Presentations

  • Hume, C. R. (2005) Transcriptional Regulation of Hair Cell Development. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, Los Angeles CA (September 26, 2005).
  • Lee, C.C., Hume, C. R., Cao, G. Z., Shen, I. Y. (2005) A Feasibility Study of PZT Thin-Film Microactuators for Hybrid Cochlear Implants. 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Shanghai, China. September 1-4, 2005.
  • Lee, C.C., Hume, C. R., Cao, G. Z., Shen, I. Y. (2005) Development of PZT thin-film microactuators for hybrid cochlear implants. 2005 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

Research Support
The long-term goal of our research is to develop new biological therapies for human hearing loss and balance disorders. For these studies, we are applying the most modern tools of molecular and developmental biology to repair or regenerate the damaged or non-functioning ear. For more details on our research, consult our website: Hume Lab.

“Afferent Innervation of the Postnatal Cochlea”
Principal Investigator

”Feasibility Study of Hybrid Cochlear Implants”
Co-Principal Investigator
Royalty Research Fund, University of Washington

“Hair Cell Transcription”
Principal Investigator
Hearing Regeneration Initiative

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