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Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor, Bioengineering
Director of Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Acoustic Neuroma
Cochlear Implants
Facial Nerve Disorders
Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery
Management of Hearing Loss
Tinnitus and Vertigo

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital

Area(s) of Expertise
Otology and Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery
Hearing Preservation in Acoustic Neuroma
Cochlear Implants
Facial Nerve Disorders

MD--University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1987
PhD--University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1988

Postgraduate Training
Fellowship--Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, WA, 1988
Fellowship--Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, MA, 1989-90
Fellowship--Otology/Neurotology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa, 1994-95
Internship--General Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, 1988-89
Residency--PHD--Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, 1990-1994

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 1995
Neurotology Certificate of Added Qualifications, 2005

State of Washington, 2004
State of Iowa, 1994

Professional Activities and Special Honors
Permanent Member, Auditory science study section, National Institutes of Health

Local and National Leadership
Associate Editor, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Member, Editorial Boards: Hearing Research, Otology & Neurotology
Member, Executive Board, American Auditory Society
Member, Research Committee, American Neurotology Society

Most Significant Journal Articles and Abstracts

Recent Presentations

  • Guest Professor, University of Michigan Temporal Bone Dissection Course, Ann Arbor, MI, 2004
  • Guest Professor, Leiden University Cochlear Implant Course, The Netherlands, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2006

Clinical Interests: Acoustic neuroma, lateral skull-base surgery, auditory brainstem and cochlear implants, facial nerve disorders, otosclerosis, chronic ear disease, hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular disorders.

Research Interests: Cochlear implant signal processing.

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