A Message from Cliff Megerian, MD

September 15, 2015

The University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute is a nationally recognized leader in otolaryngology care, with a reputation for performing leading-edge clinical research and offering advanced treatment options for conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat (ENT). With nine Centers of Excellence, the institute is able to provide an unsurpassed level of care for the entire range of ENT conditions, and our board-certified physicians are among the most respected in the field. Our patients benefit from the skill of highly trained specialists with access to the latest, most advanced therapies. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care for both adult and pediatric ENT patients. 

Centers of Excellence within the institute include:      

  • Audiology & Cochlear Implant Center
  • Community Ear, Nose & Throat Center
  • Ear, Hearing & Balance Center
  • Head & Neck Cancer Center
  • Nose, Sinus & Allergy Center
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Center
  • Skull Base Diseases Center
  • Translational & Basic Science Research Center
  • Voice & Swallowing Center

We were the first in Ohio and among the first in the United States to offer an implantable electronic stimulation device, called Inspire™ Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy, for obstructive sleep apnea. Our team completed the first auditory brainstem implant (ABI) procedure in Northeast Ohio. In addition, our cochlear implant team has defined parameters for restoring hearing using cochlear implants in disorders including far advanced otosclerosis and auto-immune hearing loss, also exploring the possibility of safe and effective cochlear implants for patients with far-advanced otosclerosis (FAO) or autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED).We are also developing a tissue-engineered trachea using cartilage cell growth technology to potentially replace defects in the airway.

I invite you to explore the physician resources on UHDoctor.org to learn more.

Cliff Megerian, MD, FACS
Director, UH Ear, Nose & Throat Institute
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue Chair in Auditory Surgery and Hearing Sciences
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
President, University Hospitals Physician Services

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