2018 Fellowship Available

The Silverstein Institute and Ear Research Foundation have filled our 2016 and 2017 Fellowship positions.  Our next available position will be in July 2018.  Contact us at jmoss@earsinus.com for more information.

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Michael Paparella, MD

PaparellaDr. Michael Paparella, our founder, took his B.S. and M.D. at the University of Michigan. After serving in Europe, he became a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School, then at Ohio State University. From 1967 to 1984, he chaired the University of Minnesota’s Department of Otolaryngology, leaving to found this clinic. He has actively practiced otology (care of ears) and otolaryngology (ears, head and neck) for 40-plus years and remains active in research and education. He has authored/edited over 600 scientific publications and 63 books, including many on the topics of Meniere’s disease and chronic ear infection. He has also trained 300 ENT doctors including 28 Professors and Chairmen.

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Michael Teixido, MD

Michael TeixidoMichael Teixido is an otolaryngologist with a special interest in medical and surgical conditions that affect hearing and balance.  He was born in Wilmington, Delaware and developed an interest in ear surgery because of a hereditary hearing condition in his family.  He actively pursues his goals to advance the study and understanding of problems involving hearing, balance and general otolaryngology through his participation in many national professional organizations and through frequent lectures to his professional colleagues and the public. In collaboration with the Delaware Biotechnical Institute Dr.Teixido has created unique 3D materials for teaching anatomy, surgery, and pathophysiology.

Dr. Teixido has an active neurotologic practice. He is the director of the Delaware Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship, director of the Balance and Mobility center of Christiana Care, and co-director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant and Auditory Rehabilitation Program of the duPont Hospital for Children. He teaches residents in otolaryngology regularly at Thomas Jefferson, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.


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1941 Limestone Road, Suite 210

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302-383-6983 (cell)

302-998-0300 (office)

302-998-5111 (office fax)

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Joseph Roberson, M.D.

Roberson, JosephJoseph Roberson, M.D. CEO, Managing Partner Joseph Roberson, M.D. serves as CEO and Managing Partner at the California Ear Institute, where he oversees all business, clinical and surgical daily operations at several Northern California locations. Roberson serves as faculty member and is the former Chief of Otology-Neurotology-Skull Base surgery at Stanford University where he worked before launching LTHF. He serves as a consultant for several industry leaders, including Acclarent, Medtronic, Advanced Bionics Corporation and Cochlear Corporation. He maintains an active clinical and surgical practice, and functions as the Fellowship Director of CEI, a program responsible for training surgeons in Otology-Neurotology-Skull Base surgery.

Currently, Roberson also serves as Founder and President for The Let Them Hear Foundation, a medical organization passionate about bringing the gift of hearing to those living in silence in the U.S. and around the world. As LTHF Founder and President, Roberson leads all daily operations and strategic planning efforts for the Foundation. His responsibilities as President include traveling to train surgeons and found cochlear implant programs overseas, program development and administration.

A widely published and featured speaker, Roberson has appeared on multiple national television programs.

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Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS

WazenScene-smallJack J. Wazen, MD, FACS – A partner in the practice, Dr. Wazen was also the Silverstein Institute’s first research fellow. He left Sarasota in 1983 to build a successful Ear, Nose & Throat specialty practice in New York and spent 23 years as a researcher, professor and practitioner with Columbia University and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Recognized repeatedly as one of New York’s and America’s “Best Doctors,” Dr. Wazen is one of the nation’s leading authorities on hearing and balance disorders, pioneering new research that expanded treatments for people with single-sided deafness and complex cases of hearing loss. He also is author of the seminal book, Dizzy, providing new treatment options and hope for people affected by balance and hearing disorders.
In addition to providing medical care in the office, Dr. Wazen is an experienced otological/neurotological surgeon trained to restore hearing through microsurgical procedures, such as stapedectomy to correct ear bone degeneration (otosclerosis) and other minimally invasive techniques to cure birth defects, infection or disease (such as Meniere’s). He also specializes in surgical removal of tumors (acoustic neuromas and skull based lesions), as well as insertion of implantable hearing devices and cochlear implants (electrodes placed in the inner ear to restore severly impaired hearing).
Committed to finding new and better cures for hearing and balance disorders, Dr. Wazen serves as the Director of Research for the Institute’s non-profit Ear Research Foundation. Just as past studies uncovered new options to restore hearing, Dr. Wazen believes new and better treatments are imminent for people suffering from debilitating inner ear diseases like tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and dizziness and balance disorders.
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Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS

Dr.-Rosenberg-235-x-273Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS, specialist in ear disease and sinus disorders adds a valuable complement to services provided at the Florida Ear & Sinus Center. His special interests include surgical hearing restoration, balance disorders and sinus surgery.
A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, he completed a BS in chemistry, cum laude, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute prior to obtaining his MD at State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. His surgical and otolaryngology residencies were also served at SUNY.
Following the completion of his internship and residency, Dr. Rosenberg spent one year of specialized study in otology and neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation. Upon graduating the Fellowship, he was asked to join the staff of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, as an Assistant Professor. During this time, he quickly developed new surgical techniques and a national level practice in ear and skull base surgery. At the same time the University of Pennsylvania was an original center for endoscopic sinus surgery in the United States, so Dr. Rosenberg also cultivated a special interest in the treatment of paranasal sinus disease. He brought this technique to Sarasota in 1991. He then went on to develop ways to use the same endoscopes for minimally invasive ear surgery. In 1994, while seeing a need in this community, Dr. Rosenberg introduced various techniques for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. One method, the CO2 LASER, is also used for in-office minimally invasive ear surgery.
Since 1991, Dr. Rosenberg has collaborated with Dr. Silverstein in many productive research endeavors. He serves as Vice President and Education Director for the Ear Research Foundation, and has co-authored over 70 scientific publications. He is still a clinical assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a clinical assistant professor at USF Medical School, Division of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Rosenberg is Board Certified in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds membership in many medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. In 2000, he became a member of the prestigious Triological Society, receiving the Mosher Award for his thesis “The Natural History of Acoustic Neuromas”. The following year, he became one of the youngest members of the exclusive American Otological Society. Dr Rosenberg is on the staff of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Venice Regional Medical Center, Doctors Same Day Surgery Center, as well as The Cape Surgery Center.

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Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS

Dr. Silverstein cropped-smallHerbert Silverstein, MD, FACS, President and Founder of the Silverstein Institute and the Ear Research Foundation, has consistently been recognized (since 1979) as one the “Best Physicians in the USA.” He has been a leader in Otology (science of the ear) for more than 25 years, developing surgical and diagnostic procedures, inventing instruments (such as the facial nerve monitor/stimulator), teaching medical students, residents and fellows, and helping people from all walks of life.
Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Silverstein received his BS degree from Dickinson College (cum laude), and both MS (in physiology) and MD degrees from Temple University Medical School. Before coming to Sarasota in 1973, he served on the teaching staff of Harvard University Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, as director of the Walker Biochemistry Research Laboratory, and as associate professor and director of the Otological Research Laboratory at University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
He is internationally regarded as a leading authority on Meniere’s disease, having received the Prosper Meniere’s Society’s prestigious Gold Medal Honor Award in 1996 for his contributions to understanding the biochemistry of Meniere’s disease and his surgical developments to treat the disease. He has developed a new procedure for otosclerosis the Laser STAMP (Laser Stapedotomy Minus Prosthesis), which does not require a prosthesis to restore the patients’ hearing, and many minimally invasive surgical techniques including the Silverstein MicroWick for treating inner ear disease through the ear canal.
Dr. Silverstein serves as a Clinical Professor of Surgery on the teaching faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and at the University of South Florida. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society and the Triologic Society. He is on the active staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Cape Surgery Center.
In 1979, Dr. Silverstein founded the Ear Research Foundation. Today, he serves as its president, as well as its Medical Director. An active researcher, Dr. Silverstein speaks at many annual international medical meetings and is the author of over 240 scientific papers, several textbooks, and videos. Among his many honors and accolades are the 2nd Howard P. House Award for Excellence in Ear Surgery, and the 10th Prosper Meniere Society Gold Medal Honor Award. He is one of 25 Otologists in America to be elected to the Best Doctors in the U.S.A. repeatedly since 1979. Other honors include President: Otosclerosis Study Group 1998, Guest of Honor: Canadian ENT Society 1999, Guest of Honor: The Triologic Society Southern Section 2002, Presidential Citation: American Academy of Otolaryngology 2002, Guest of Honor: Otosclerosis Study Group 2005, Award of Merit: American Otological Society 2006.
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Todd Hillman, MD


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John Dornhoffer, M.D.

DornhofferDr. John L. Dornhoffer is Professor and Vice-Chairman at the in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, Arkansas.  He is holder of the Samuel D. McGill, Jr., Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Research and is Director of the Division of Otology and Neurotology at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  He is currently the Executive Director of the Prosper Meniere Society.

Dr. Dornhoffer received his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas, in 1988.  He completed his residency in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at UAMS.  This was followed by fellowship training in otology and neurotology with Professor Jan Helms as the University of Würzburg, Germany, followed by additional training in skull base surgery with Professor Ugo Fisch at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.   He has been on faculty at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital since 1994.  His clinical interest has focused on prosthesis development for reconstruction of the ossicular chain and techniques in tympanoplasty and canal wall reconstruction utilizing cartilage.    His current research has focused on the application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for tinnitus.

Dr. Dornhoffer has had funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the Deafness Research Foundation, and the Tinnitus Research Consortium.  He has also led a project on the National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).  See his new AOFC fellowship information here!

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Douglas Chen, MD

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Douglas A. Chen MD, FACS

Address:  Pittsburgh Ear Associates Suite 402, 420 E. North Ave, Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA 15212,   USA Telephone  412 321 2480

Email: douglasachen@yahoo.com

Medical School:  The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, 1977-1980 Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Otolaryngology, 1981-1985 Fellowship: Otologic Medical Group (aka House Ear Clinic), 1986-1987 Pittsburgh Ear Associates, 1987-present Memberships: American Neurotology Society, American Otologic Society, Triological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Trilogical Thesis:  Acoustic Neuroma in a Private Neurotology Practice: Trends in Demographics and Practice Patterns.  Laryngoscope 117:November 2007, p 2003-2012. Special interests: Implantable active middle ear implants.  Investigator surgeon for the Envoy Esteem, Vibrant Sound Bridge, and Vibrant Sound Bridge to the Round Window for conductive and mixed hearing loss.  Member of the Implantable Hearing Device Committee AAO-HNS 2011-present Positions: Chairman Pittsburgh Ear Associates, Director of Division of Neurotology Department of Neurosurgery Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh PA,  and Clinical Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


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