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Assistant Professor
Division of Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery
Medical Director, Department of Audiology


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

Contact Information:

  • Appointment Scheduler: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Ali Turner 984-974-1912


  • 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:

For recent publications, please visit Dr. Dedmon’s PubMed listing.