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Assistant Professor


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

Contact Information:

  • Appointment Scheduler: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Phyllis Dixon (919) 966-9153
  • Nurse: Cynthia Marriott (984) 974-3522


  • PhD: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, 2005-2007
  • MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2007-2011
  • Residency: Dept. of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2011-2016
  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurotology Fellowship, The Otology Group of Vanderbilt, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, 2016-2018

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 8/2018


  • 2017 Awarded U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/490,545 entitled: “Otologic Surgical Skills Trainer”
  • 2016 Awarded U.S. Patent 9,342,997 entitled “Modular Staged Reality Surgical Simulator”
  • 2014 New England Otolaryngology Society Meeting, First Place Talk “Pediatric Vocal Fold Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography”
  • 2014 American Broncho-Esophagological Association Foreign Body Citation Award
  • 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, elected as Junior
  • 2010 Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholar
  • 2009 Letter of Recognition, Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association
  • 2009 Ira M. Hardy II Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholar
  • 2008 Research Grant, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Diseases
  • 2007 Keynote speaker at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry Banquet
  • 2007 Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • 2006 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2005 Award for the most accessed Journal of the American Chemical Society article in the first half of 2005
  • 2005 Travel award to attend the Keystone Symposium on the Frontiers of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Molecular Biology
  • 2004 Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society
  • 2002 St. John’s College Benefactor’s Scholarship
  • 2002 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2002 Awarded Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
  • 2002 Venable Medal, University of North Carolina Department of Chemistry
  • 2002 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2002 Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Chemical Society
  • 2002 David L. Stern Scholarship, University of North Carolina Department of Chemistry
  • 2001 Commendation, International Young Chemistry Writer of the Year
  • 2001 Smallwood Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • 2000 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • 1998 Edward Smith Family Carolina Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1998 Albert G. Myers Scholarship

Recent Publications:

  • Dedmon MM, O’Connell BP, Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Barber SR, Lee DJ, Labadie RF, Rivas A. Development and Validation of a Modular Endoscopic Ear Surgery Skills Trainer­­­. Otol. Neurotol.2017 Sep;38(8):1193-1197.
  • Dedmon MM, O’Connell BP, Adams AS, Wanna GB, Haynes DS. Improving resident familiarity with the translabyrinthine approach to the internal auditory canal. Am. J. Otolaryngol. 2017 Sep-Oct;38(5):526-528.
  • Chen JX, Kozin ED, Dedmon MM, Lee LN. Teaching and practice patterns of lateral osteotomies for rhinoplasty. Am. J. Otolaryngol. 2017Jul-Aug;38(4):498-500.
  • Naunheim MR, Le A, Dedmon MM, Franco RA, Anderson J, Song PC. The effect of handedness and laterality in a microlaryngeal surgery simulator. Am. J. Otolaryngol. 2017 Jul-Aug;38(4):472-474.
  • O’Connell BP, Hunter JB, Haynes DS, Holder JT, Dedmon MM, Noble JH, Dawant BM, Wanna GB. Insertion depth impacts speech perception and hearing preservation for lateral wall electrodes. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct;127(10):2352-2357.
  • Xie DX, Dedmon MM, O’Connell BP, He LL, Wellons JC, Rivas A. Surgical management of a hemorrhagic pediatric brainstem cavernous malformation – A case report. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 2017 Jun; 3:7-9.
  • Sinha S, Dedmon MM, Naunheim MR, Fuller JC, Gray ST, Lin DT. Update on Surgical Outcomes of Lateral Temporal Bone Resection for Ear and Temporal Bone Malignancies. J. Neurol. Surg. B Skull Base. 2017 Feb;78(1):37-4.
  • Barber SR, Kozin ED, Dedmon MM, Lin BM, Lee K, Sinha S, Black N, Remenschneider AK, Lee DJ. 3D-printed pediatric endoscopic ear surgery simulator for surgical training. Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov;90:113-118. (Co-First Author)
  • Naunheim MR, Goyal N, Dedmon MM, Chambers KJ, Sedaghat AR, Bleier BS, Holbrook EH, Curry WT, Gray ST, Lin DT. An Algorithm for Surgical Approach to the Anterior Skull Base. J. Neurol. Surg. B Skull Base. 2016 Aug;77(4):364-70.
  • Dedmon MM, Locketz GD, Chambers KJ, Naunheim MR, Lin DT, Gray ST. Skull Base Surgery Training and Practice Patterns Among Recent Otolaryngology Fellowship Graduates. J. Neurol. Surg. B Skull Base. 2016 Aug;77(4):297-303.
  • Meier JC, Scangas GA, Remenschneider AK, Sadow P, Chambers K, Dedmon MM, Lin DT, Holbrook EH, Metson R, Gray ST. Skull base erosion and associated complications in sphenoid sinus fungal balls. Allergy Rhinol. (Providence). 2016 Jan;7(4):227-232.
  • Dedmon MM, Kozin ED, Lee DJ. Development of a Temporal Bone Simulator for Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.2015 Oct;153(4), 613-5.
  • Dedmon MM, Paddle PM, Phillips J, Kobayashi L, Franco RA, Song PC. Development and Validation of a High-Fidelity Porcine Laryngeal Surgical Simulator. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2015 Oct;153(3), 420-6.
  • Shah PV, Kozin ED, Remenschneider AK, Dedmon MM, Nakajima HH, Cohen MS, Lee DJ. Prolonged Radiant Exposure of the Middle Ear during Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul;153(1), 102-4.
  • Chambers KJ, Lehmann AE, Remenschneider AK, Dedmon MM, Meier J, Gray ST, Lin DT. Incidence and Survival Patterns of Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma in the United States. J Neurol. Surg. B Skull Base.2015 Mar;76(2), 94-100.
  • Naunheim MR, Dedmon MM, Mori MC, Sedaghat AR, Dowdall JR. Removal of a Wire Brush Bristle from the Hypopharynx using Suspension, Microscope, and Fluoroscopy. Case Rep. Otolaryngol.2015:925873.
  • Dedmon MM, Meier J, Chambers KJ, Remenschneider AK, Mehta B, Lin DT, Yoo AJ, Curry W, Gray ST. Delayed Endovascular Coil Extrusion following Internal Carotid Artery Embolization. J. Neurol. Surg. Rep.2014 Dec;75(2), 255-8.
  • Dedmon MM, Rogers DJ, Hartnick CJ. Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway with Endotracheal Intubation via Telescopic Guidance. Laryngoscope. 2014 Mar;124(3), 785-8.
  • Tesche LJ, Feins RH, Dedmon MM, Newton KN, Egan TM, Haithcock BE, Veeramachaneni NK, Bowdish ME. Simulation experience enhances medical students’ interest in cardiothoracic surgery. Ann. Thorac. Surg.2010 Dec;90(6), 1967-73.
  • Rivers R, Kumita J, Tartaglia G, Dedmon MM, Pawar A, Vendruscolo M, Dobson C, Christodoulou J. Molecular determinants of the aggregation behavior of alpha- and beta-synuclein. Protein Sci.2008 May;17(5), 887-98.
  • Dedmon MM, Christodoulou J, Wilson M, Dobson C. Heat shock protein 70 inhibits alpha-synuclein fibril formation via preferential binding to prefibrillar species. J. Biol. Chem.2005 Apr;280(15), 14733-40.
  • Dedmon MM, Lindorff-Larsen K, Christodoulou J, Vendruscolo M, Dobson C. Mapping long-range interactions in alpha-synuclein using spin-label NMR and ensemble molecular dynamics simulations. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005 Jan;127(2), 476-7.
  • Olteanu A, Patel CN, Dedmon MM, Kennedy S, Linhoff MW, Minder CM, Potts PR, Deshmukh M, Pielak GJ. Stability and apoptotic activity of recombinant human cytochrome c. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.2003 Dec;312(3), 733-40.
  • Dedmon MM, Patel CN, Young GB, Pielak GJ. FlgM gains structure in living cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.2002 Oct;99(20), 12681-4.