Oliver F. Adunka, MD, FACS

Oliver F. Adunka, MD

Associate Professor

Director, Neurotology Fellowship

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Specialty:

Otology, neurotology, lateral skull base surgery, acoustic tumors, cochlear implants, hearing preservation.

Education:

  • MD: University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 1999
  • Internship: Department of Medicine & Department of Otolaryngology, Military Hospital, Vienna, Austria, 1999 -2000
  • Residency: Department of Otolaryngology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2000-2004
  • Habilitation: Department of Otolaryngology, J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, 2005
  • Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2005-2007

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC, 2007-present
  • Attending Physician, Dept. of Otolaryngology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2004-2005

Recent Publications:

  • Von Ilberg CA, Baumann U, Kiefer J, Tillein J, Adunka OF. Electric-acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: a review of the first decade. Audiol Neurootol 2011, Suppl 2:1-30.

  • Buchman CA, Teagle HFB, Roush PA, DiMaria L, Hatch D, Woodard J, Zdanski C, Adunka OF. Cochlear implantation in children with labyrinthine anomalies and cochlear nerve deficiency: implications for auditory brainstem implantation. Otol Neurotol, accepted for publication.

  • Suberman TA, Campbell AP, Adunka OF, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC. A gerbil model of sloping sensorineural hearing loss. Otol Neurotol, Epub March 8, 2011.

  • Campbell AP, Adunka OF, Zhou B, Qaqish BF, Buchman CA. Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome: anatomic and functional parameters. Laryngoscope 2011, 121:352-7.

  • Miller PR, Gittard SD, Adunka O, Pillsbury HC, Lee YS, Narayan RJ. Total ossicular replacement prostheses: materials and designs. Nano life 2010; 1:121-31.

  • Campbell AP, Suberman TA, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC, Adunka OF. Correlation of early auditory potentials and intracochlear electrode insertion properties. An animal model featuring near real-time monitoring. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1391-8.

  • Adunka OF, Mlot S, Suberman TA, Campbell AP, Surowitz J, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC. Intracochlear recordings of electrophysiologic parameters indicating cochlear damage. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1233-41.

  • Wagenblast J, Adunka O, Gstoettner W, Arnoldner C, Riedl N, Diensthuber M, Stoever T, Hambek M. AdOnco database – six years’ experience with the documentation of clinical and scientific data on patients with head and neck cancer. In Vivo 2010; 24:603-6.

  • Campbell AP, Suberman TA, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC, Adunka OF. Flexible cochlear microendoscopy in the gerbil. Laryngoscope 2010; 120:1619-24.

  • Stadler ME, Huang BY, Campbell A, Buchman CA, Adunka OF. Endolymphatic sac abscess in the setting of enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. Otol Neurotol 2010, Epub December 16.

  • Adunka OF, Pillsbury HC, Adunka MC, Buchman CA. Is electric acoustic stimulation better than conventional CI for speech perception in quiet? Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1049-54.
  • Roche JP, Huang BY, Castillo M, Bassim MK, Adunka OF, Buchman CA. Imaging characeristics of children with auditory neuropathy. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:780-8.

  • Adunka OF, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. Minimizing intracochlear trauma during cochlear implantation. Adv Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 67:98-107.

  • Sudhoff H, Ebmeyer J, Bernal-Srekelsen M, Hansen S, Pytel J, Fraenzer JT, Adunka OF. Temporal bone histopathology after deep cochlear implantation. Laryngorhinootologie 2010; 89:95-7.

  • Adunka O, Buss E, Pillsbury HC, Clark MS, Buchman CA. Effect of preoperative residual hearing on speech perception following cochlear implantation. Laryngoscope 2008; September 17, Epub.
  • Gstoettner, WK, Van de Heyning P, O’Connor AF, Morera C, Sainz M, Vermeire K, McDonald S, Cavalle L, Helbig S, Garcia Valdecasas J, Anderson I, Adunka OF. Electric acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: results of a milti-centre investigation. Acta Oto-Laryngologica 2008, March 12:1-8, Epub.
  • Adunka OF, Buchman CA. Scala tympani cochleostomy I: results of a survey. Laryngoscope 2007; 117:2187-94.
  • Adunka OF, Radeloff A, Gstoettner WK, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. Scala tympani cochleostomy II: topography & histology. Laryngoscope 2007; 117:2195-2200.
  • Radeloff A, Mack M, Baghi M, Gstoettner W, Adunka OF. Variance of angular insertion depths in free-fitting and perimodiolar cochlear implant electrodes. Otol Neurotol 2008; 29:131-6.
  • Adunka OF, Buchman CA: Cochlear implant fixation in children using periosteal sutures. Otol Neurotol 2007; 28:768-70.
  • Kiefer J, Ye Q, Tillein J, Adunka O, Arnold W, Gstoettner W. Protecting the cochlea during stapes surgery: is there a role for corticosteroids? Adv Otorhinolaryngol 2007; 65:300-7.
  • Adunka O, Roush PA, Macpherson C, Zdanski CJ, Buchman CA. Value of computed tomography in the evaluation of children with deficient cochlear nerves. Otol Neurotol 2007; 28:597-604.
  • Gstoettner WK, Helbig S, Maier N, Kiefer J, Radeloff A, Adunka OF. Ipsilateral electric acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: results of long-term hearing preservation. Audiol Neurootol 2006; 11 Suppl 1:49-56.
  • Radeloff A, Tillein J, Hartmann R, Unkelbach MH, Gstoettner W, Adunka O. Impact on intrascalar blood on hearing. Laryngoscope 2007; 117:58-62.
  • Adunka OF, Buchman CA. Cochlear Implantation in the Radiated Temporal Bone. J Laryngol Otol 2007; 121:83-6.
  • Kiefer J, Boehnke F, Adunka O, Arnold W. Representation of acoustic signals in the human cochlea in presence of a cochlear implant electrode. Hear Res 2006; 221:36-43.
  • Adunka O, Kiefer J. Impact of electrode insertion depth on intracochlear trauma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006; 135:374-82.
  • Adunka O, Roush PA, Teagle HFB, Brown CJ, Zdanski CJ, Buchman CA. Internal auditory canal morphology in children with cochlear nerve deficiency. Otol Neurotol 2006; 27:793-801.
  • Adunka O, Roush P, Grose J, Macpherson C, Buchman CA. Monitoring of cochlear function during cochlear implantation. Laryngoscope 2006; 116:1017-20.
  • Hambek M, Adunka O, Baghi M, Gstoettner W, Knecht R. AdOnco: a clinical and scientific documentation for head and neck oncology. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2006; 115:144-9.
  • Adunka O, Kiefer J. How does a cochlear implant speech processor work? CME article. Laryngorhinootologie 2005; 84:841-50.
  • Adunka O, Pillsbury HC, Kiefer J. Combining perimodiolar electrode placement and atraumatic insertion properties in cochlear implantation – fact or fantasy? Acta Oto-Laryngologica 2006; 126:475-82.
  • Hambek M, Baghi M, Bauman H, Strebhard K, Adunka O, Gstoettner W, Knecht R. Iressa (ZD 1839) inhibits phosphorylation of three different downstream signal transducers in head and neck cancer (SCCHN). Anticancer Res 2005; 25:1871-5.
  • Hambek M, Baghi M, Strebhard K, May A, Adunka O, Gstoettner W, Knecht R. STAT 3 activation in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas is controlled by the EGFR. Anticancer Res 2004; 26:3881-6.
  • Kiefer J, Pok M, Adunka O, Sturzebecher E, Baumgartner W, Schmidt M, Tillein J, Ye Q, Gstoettner W. Combined electric acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: results of a clinical study. Audiol Neurootol 2005; 17:134-44.
  • Adunka O, Unkelbach MH, Mack MG, Radeloff A, Gstoettner W. Predicting basal cochlear length for electric acoustic stimulation. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005; 131:488-92.
  • Gstoettner W, Pok SM, Peters S, Kiefer J, Adunka O. Cochlear implantation with preservation of residual deep frequency hearing. HNO 2005; 53:784-90.
  • Adunka O, Gstoettner W, Hambek M, Unkelbach MH, Radeloff A, Kiefer J. Preservation of basal inner ear structures in cochlear implantation. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2004; 66:306-12.
  • Gstoettner W, Kiefer J, Baumgartner WD, Pok S, Peters S, Adunka O. Hearing preservation in cochlear implantation for electric acoustic stimulation. Acta Oto-Laryngologica 2004; 124:348-52.
  • Adunka O, Kiefer J, Unkelbach MH, Radeloff A, Lehnert T, Gstoettner W. Evaluation of an electrode design for the combined electric acoustic stimulation. Laryngorhinootologie, 2004; 83:653-8.
  • Adunka O, Kiefer J, Unkelbach MH, Pok SM, Gstoettner W. Evaluating cochlear implant trauma to the scala vestibuli. Clin Otolaryngol 2005; 30:121-7.
  • Adunka O, Unkelbach MH, Mack M, Hambek M, Gstoettner W, Kiefer J. Cochlear implantation via the round window membrane minimizes trauma to cochlear structures – a histologically controlled insertion study. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 2004; 124:807-12.
  • Adunka O, Kiefer J, Unkelbach MH, Lehnert T, Gstoettner W. Development and evaluation of an improved cochlear implant electrode design for electric acoustic stimulation. Laryngoscope 2004; 114:1237-41.
  • Adunka O, Unkelbach MH, Gstoettner W, Hambek M, Knecht R. adOnco: a database system for clinical and scientific documentation of head-and-neck oncology. HNO, 2005; 53:39-45.

Von Ilberg CA, Baumann U, Kiefer J, Tillein J, Adunka OF. Electric-acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: a review of the first decade. Audiol Neurootol 2011, Suppl 2:1-30.

Buchman CA, Teagle HFB, Roush PA, DiMaria L, Hatch D, Woodard J, Zdanski C, Adunka OF. Cochlear implantation in children with labyrinthine anomalies and cochlear nerve deficiency: implications for auditory brainstem implantation. Otol Neurotol, accepted for publication.

Suberman TA, Campbell AP, Adunka OF, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC. A gerbil model of sloping sensorineural hearing loss. Otol Neurotol, Epub March 8, 2011.

Campbell AP, Adunka OF, Zhou B, Qaqish BF, Buchman CA. Large vestibular aqueduct syndrome: anatomic and functional parameters. Laryngoscope 2011, 121:352-7.

Miller PR, Gittard SD, Adunka O, Pillsbury HC, Lee YS, Narayan RJ. Total ossicular replacement prostheses: materials and designs. Nano life 2010; 1:121-31.

Campbell AP, Suberman TA, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC, Adunka OF. Correlation of early auditory potentials and intracochlear electrode insertion properties. An animal model featuring near real-time monitoring. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1391-8.

Adunka OF, Mlot S, Suberman TA, Campbell AP, Surowitz J, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC. Intracochlear recordings of electrophysiologic parameters indicating cochlear damage. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1233-41.

Wagenblast J, Adunka O, Gstoettner W, Arnoldner C, Riedl N, Diensthuber M, Stoever T, Hambek M. AdOnco database – six years’ experience with the documentation of clinical and scientific data on patients with head and neck cancer. In Vivo 2010; 24:603-6.

Campbell AP, Suberman TA, Buchman CA, Fitzpatrick DC, Adunka OF. Flexible cochlear microendoscopy in the gerbil. Laryngoscope 2010; 120:1619-24.

Stadler ME, Huang BY, Campbell A, Buchman CA, Adunka OF. Endolymphatic sac abscess in the setting of enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome. Otol Neurotol 2010, Epub December 16.

Adunka OF, Pillsbury HC, Adunka MC, Buchman CA. Is electric acoustic stimulation better than conventional CI for speech perception in quiet? Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:1049-54.

Roche JP, Huang BY, Castillo M, Bassim MK, Adunka OF, Buchman CA. Imaging characeristics of children with auditory neuropathy. Otol Neurotol 2010, 31:780-8.

Adunka OF, Pillsbury HC, Buchman CA. Minimizing intracochlear trauma during cochlear implantation. Adv Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 67:98-107.

Sudhoff H, Ebmeyer J, Bernal-Srekelsen M, Hansen S, Pytel J, Fraenzer JT, Adunka OF. Temporal bone histopathology after deep cochlear implantation. Laryngorhinootologie 2010; 89:95-7.