Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, University of Southern California School of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
American Board Certifications
- Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology
- Otology & Neurotology, American Board of Otolaryngology
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The focus of my research has been on understanding the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of otosclerosis, a bone disease of the human otic capsule that is amongst the most common causes of hearing loss in the general population. I began this line of investigation as a medical student and have maintained a focus in this area for over twenty five years. Our contributions in elucidating the possible role of measles virus, genetic and molecular mechanisms in the development of otosclerosis can be considered to be amongst the most significant contributions in the area of otosclerosis research in the last fifty years. We have received peer-review funding from the NIH over the last fifteen years, and were recently successful with a competitive renewal application. We are realistically hopeful that the by-product of this research will in the near future in lead to better forms of treatment and prevention.