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Eric Smouha

  • PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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  • Neurotology

  • Otolaryngology


  • MD, McGill University

  • Ear Research Foundation of Florida

  • Internship, General Surgery
    St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center

  • Residency, Otolaryngology
    Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

  • Fellowship, Otology/Neurotology
    Ear Research Foundation of Florida


    Eric Smouha, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Otology and Neurology of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Smouha is board-certified in both Otolaryngology and Neuro-Otology. With over twenty years of experience, his clinical and academic interests span all aspects of otology and neurotology.

    Dr. Smouha has performed several hundred operations for cholesteatoma and has given instructional courses on cholesteatoma and complications of otitis media at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and in Graduate Education at Mount Sinai. With expertise on hearing preservation, he has performed hundreds of successful stapedectomy operations for the treatment of otosclerosis, cochlear implants for deafness,  and newer surgically-implanted hearing devices including BAHA.

    His publications include a textbook entitled Cholesteatoma, and articles on the management of cholesteatoma in the normal hearing ear, the treatment of CSF leaks of the skull base, and the surgical treatment of Meniere's disease.  He has also conducted basic research on matrix metallo-proteinase enzymes in cholesteatoma, and on three-dimensional imaging of the temporal bone. Additionally, Dr. Smouha has done pivotal basic research in hearing preservation surgery of the inner ear.

    As a neurotologic surgeon, Dr. Smouha has expertise in the treatment of acoustic neuromas and diseases of the skull base. His meta-analysis on the conservative management of acoustic neuromas was recently presented at the North American Skull Base Society and published in the journal Laryngoscope.

    He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American College of Surgeons; and a member of the American Otological Society, the American Neurotological Society, the Triological Society, the North American Skull Base Society; and, a recipient of the Certificate of Honor of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been listed as a top doctor in New York Magazine, the New York Times Super Doctors, Castle-Connolly, and the Top Doctors of America. 

    Voted Teacher of the Year in 2009 and 2014 by the resident staff, his devotion to training physicians has further established excellence in the otology teaching programs. His contributions to the field of Neuro-otology at Mount Sinai have established him as a leader in his field and an outstanding clinician. 

    For more information, please visit the Center for Hearing and Balance at Mount Sinai at




Partial labyrinthectomy with hearing preservation.

Role of matrix metallo-proteinases in bone resorption by cholesteatoma.

Cholesteatoma in the normal-hearing ear. Three-dimensional CT scanning for surgical planning in otology.


Smouha EE. Surgery of the inner ear with hearing preservation: serial histological changes. Laryngoscope 2003 September; 113(9): 1439-49.

Smouha EE, Javidfar JJ. Cholesteatoma in the normal hearing ear. Laryngoscope 2007 May; 117: 854-858.

Silverstein H, Norrell H, Smouha EE, Jones R, Rosenberg S. An evolution of approach in vestibular neurectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1990; 102: 374-81.

Smouha EE. Time course of recovery after Epley maneuvers for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Laryngoscope 1997 Feb; 107(2): 187-91.

Silverstein H, Smouha EE. Routine intraoperative facial nerve monitoring during otologic surgery. Am J Otol 1988; 9: 269-75.

Smouha EE, Coyle PK, Shukri S. Facial nerve palsy in Lyme disease: evaluation of clinical diagnostic criteria. Am J Otol 1997 Mar; 18(2): 257-61.

Smouha EE, Yoo M, Mohr K, Davis RP. Conservative management of acoustic neuroma: a meta-analysis and proposed treatment algorithm. Laryngoscope 2005 Mar; 115(3): 450-4.

Pelosi S, Bederson JB, Smouha EE. Cerebrospinal fluid leaks of temporal bone origin: selection of surgical approach. Skull Base Surg 2010; 20: 253-9.

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Dr. Eric E. Smouha

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Huntington, NY 11743

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