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Ear Doctors - Michigan Ear Institute

The skilled ear doctors and audiological staff members of Michigan Ear Institute have numerous specialties and extensive background in treating the ear and related structures. Complete summaries of the skills and background of our physicians and senior audiological staff are available. Also, view their biographies -- some have even made their CV's available.

Dennis I. Bojrab, M.D.

Ear Doctor Dennis I. Bojrab, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Bojrab is Board certified otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He is regionally, nationally, and internationally respected for his expertise in evaluation and management of the patient afflicted with dizziness, treatment of chronic ear infections, hearing restoration surgery, medical and surgical treatment of facial nerve disorders and skull base tumors.

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Seilesh C. Babu, M.D.

Ear Doctor Seilesh C. Babu, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Babu is a board-certified Otolaryngologist, with fellowship training and sub-certification in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery. He attended the accelerated program for combined B.S./M.D. studies at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Babu completed his Otolaryngology training at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI and his fellowship at the Michigan Ear Institute. He has clinical interests in ear surgery, hearing loss and reconstruction, dizziness, cochlear implants, acoustic neuromas, skull base lesions and facial nerve weakness in children and adults.  Dr Babu has numerous articles and book chapters written in these areas.

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John Zappia, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ear Doctor John Zappia, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Zappia is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. After general surgical internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, he completed an N.I.H. funded research fellowship at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in Ann Arbor.


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Eric W. Sargent, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Ear Doctor Eric W. Sargent, M.D., F.A.C.S. Michigan Ear Insitute
Dr. Sargent treats patients of all ages who have problems with hearing, balance, and facial nerve disorders, chronic ear disease and tumors that arise in or near the ear.



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Eleanor Y. Chan, M.D.

Ear Doctor Eleanor Y. Chan, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Chan is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon, with sub specialty training in Otology and Neurotology. She received her M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, and pursued her Residency in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa in Canada.


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Ilka C. Naumann, M.D.

IIka C. Naumann, M.D. Michigan Ear Institute
Dr. Naumann is board certified in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery and holds a board certification in Otolaryngology in the USA and the European Union. Raised in Berlin, Dr. Naumann graduated from Humboldt University Medical School and completed her medical dissertation on the Genetics of Neurofibromatosis with Magna Cum Laude.

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Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert S. Hong, M.D. PHD Michigan Ear InstituteDr. Hong is a Board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children.  He completed his residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa and an accredited fellowship in ear and skull base surgery at Michigan Ear Institute.  Concurrent with his residency, he completed a National Institutes of Health research fellowship and obtained a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, focusing on cochlear implants.  His clinical interests include ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, facial weakness, cochlear implants, and acoustic neuromas.

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Candice Colby, M.D.

Ear Doctor Candice Colby M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Candice Colby received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine after graduating from Ferris State University with a BS in biotechnology. She completed her residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to complete more specialized training in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

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Christopher A. Schutt, M.D.

Ear Doctor Christopher Schutt, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Schutt is a Board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. He provides passionate care for patients with lateral skull base tumors, tumors of the ears, all forms of hearing loss, eustachian tube dysfunction, chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, facial nerve disorders and those with damaged function of their balance system resulting in dizziness.

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Jack M. Kartush, M.D.- Emeritus Physician

Ear Doctor Jack M. Kartush, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. Kartush Board-Certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He is internationally known for his expertise of acoustic tumors, facial paralysis, ear infections, hearing loss and dizziness. His current research includes the development of an implantable hearing device.



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Michael J. LaRouere, M.D. - Emeritus Physician

Ear Doctor Michael J. LaRouere, M.D. Michigan Ear InsituteDr. LaRouere is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon who is Fellowship trained in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. He has been a partner at the Michigan Ear Institute since 1989. His special areas of interest include acoustic neuromas, balance dysfunction, chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, facial paralysis and otosclerosis.

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