- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Acoustic Neuroma Removal
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Cochlear Implants
- Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
- Hearing Loss
- Meniere's Disease
- Middle Ear Infection
- Otitis Externa
- Tympanic Membrane Perforation
MD, McGill University
Internship, General Surgery
St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
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 over four 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, re-established the Cochlear Implant program at Mount Sinai, and is conversant in newer surgically-implanted hearing devices including BAHA.
His publications include a book on Cholesteatoma, and articles on the management of cholesteatoma in the normal hearing ear, the time course of recovery of benign positional vertigo, and the medical and 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.
Voted Teacher of the Year in 2009 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 http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/ent/areas-of-care/hearing-and-balance.
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. Smouha has not yet completed reporting of Industry relationships.
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