Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Director, Pediatric Otology and Hearing Program, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
William H. Saunders MD Endowed Professor

Research Interests

  • Develop monitoring strategies during cochlear implant electrode insertion using electrocochleography (ECochG) and other electrophysiologic methods.
  • Hearing preservation during adult and pediatric cochlear implantation.
  • Enhance understanding of the potential benefits of cochlear implantation in candidates with single sided deafness.
  • Various topics in the management of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Imaging in adult and pediatric otologic disorders.
  • Intracochlear trauma following cochlear implant electrode implantation.


Undergraduate and Medical School, M.D., August 1993-May 1999
University of Vienna, Austria

Internship, General Surgery, July 1999-June 2000
Military Hospital, Vienna, Austria & General Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Residency, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, July 2000-June 2005
JW Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Fellowship, Neurotology, July 2005-June 2007
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

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Phone: 614-366-3931

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