Otology and Neurotology Program

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University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute


Maroun Semaan, MD (216-844-6000)


Cliff Megerian, MD (216-844-6000)
Sarah Mowry, MD (216-844-6000)
Lindsay Means, CNP (216-844-6000)


  • For appointments with Drs. Semaan, Mowry or Means, please call Program Coordinator Tiana Murphy at 216-844-8013.
  • For appointments with Dr. Megerian, please call Program Coordinator Sonya Price at 216-844-5500.
  • For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

Hearing loss (acquired and congenital)

  • Chronic otitis media
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Lateral skull base neoplasms
  • Posterior fossa neoplasms
  • Peripheral vestibular disorders (Meniere’s, BPPV, superior semicircular canal dehiscence)
  • Otogenic cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Facial paralysis (idiopathic, post-traumatic, inflammatory)


  • Adult and pediatric cochlear implantation
  • Adult and pediatric auditory brainstem implantation
  • Osseointegrated hearing implants
  • Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy surgery, primary and revision
  • Surgical restoration of conductive hearing loss: stapedectomy (primary and revision) and ossiculoplasty
  • Lateral skull base approaches to posterior fossa and jugular foramen tumors
  • Hearing preservation approaches for acoustic neuroma resection
  • Radiotherapy (Gamma Knife®)
  • Aural atresia surgery
  • Transmastoid and subtemporal approaches to CSF leak repair
  • Transmastoid and subtemporal resurfacing and plugging of superior semicircular canal
  • Endolymphatic sac decompression/shunt, labyrinthectomy and vestibular nerve section
  • Intratympanic therapy (steroid and gentamycin)

Distinguishing Features

  • Multidisciplinary approach to surgical hearing restoration and integrated services, including audiologist, speech therapist, psychologist and behavioral pediatrician
  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment of lateral skull base and posterior fossa benign and malignant neoplasms
  • High-volume cochlear implant center offering all FDA-approved brands, including low-profile or hybrid electrodes
  • High-volume lateral and posterior skull base surgical center
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of facial paralysis (reinnervation and reanimation)

About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.