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Otology/Neurotology & Lateral Skull Base Surgery

Otology/Neurotology & Lateral Skull Base Surgery provides otological and lateral skull base care at UNC and is comprised of a team of sub-specialty board-certified neurotologists, who have advanced training in the surgical care of ear and hearing related pathology.

Why Choose UNC?

Our team has the expertise and experience to treat adults and children with both minor and complex disorders of the ear. We offer a multidisciplinary team approach comprised of audiologists, skull base surgeons, nurses and a full research team. The Division of Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery is a leader in research and clinical trials. We have an outstanding international reputation with an abundance of faculty lectures in Europe and South America.

Our Team

Conditions We Treat

Aural Atresia
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
Cholesteatoma
Chronic Otitis Media
Cochlear Implantation
Facial Nerve Tumors
Glomus Tumors/Paragangliomas
Hearing Loss
Implantable Hearing Devices
Meniere’s Disease
Meningioma
Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Ear Surgery
Otosclerosis
Skull Base Tumors
Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Tympanic Membrane Perforation
Vestibular Schwannoma/Acoustic Neuroma

Programs

Education/Fellowship

The Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at UNC established the neurotology fellowship in 2011 which became formally accredited by the ACGME in 2019, under the directorship of Kevin Brown, MD, PhD. The fellowship is a two-year program in which trainees are exposed to all aspects of otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery. The fellowship generally accepts 1 applicant every other year; the next position will be available July 1, 2021.

Current Fellows

Former Fellows