Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology
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Michael J. Ruckenstein

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Staff, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital
Director, Implantable Hearing Device Program, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Residency Education and Training, Dept. ORL-HNS, University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director The Balance Center, University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chairman for Education and Academic Affairs, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Department: Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Contact information
UPHS, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: HNS
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-6017
Fax: 215-662-4182
Education:
B.S. (Physiology)
McGill University, 1982.
M.D. (Medicine)
McGill University, 1986.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern (Mixed), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, McGill University, 1986-1987.
Resident, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto M.Sc, University of Toronto Auditory Physiology, 1987-1993.
M.Sc Auditory Physiology, University of Toronto, 1989-1991.
Fellowship, Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery, University of California, San Diego, 1993-1995.
Certifications
Royal College of physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1993.
American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 1994.
Neurotology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Meniere's disease, hearing loss, vertigo, autoimmune hearing loss,

Description of Clinical Expertise

Hearing loss, dizziness, Meniere's disease, benign positional vertigo, vertigo, cochlear implants, skull base surgery, acoustic neuromas, skull base tumors, glomus tumors, autoimmune inner ear disease, cholesteatoma, mastoidectomy, otosclerosis, stapedectomy

Selected Publications

JP Staab, MJ Ruckenstein: An Epidemiologic and Pharmacologic Dissection of Migraine, Anxiety, and Dizziness. XXV Annual Meeting of the Barany Society, Kyoto Japan April 03 2008.

M.J. Ruckenstein: Who Is Performing Stapedectomy Surgery? Implications for Residency and Fellowship Training. Annual Eastern Section Meeting of the Triological Society, Philadelphia, PA January 25-27 2008.

C.A. Banks, M.J. Ruckenstein: Rapid, Inexpensive, and Effective Treatment for Refractory Otitis Externa. Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Triological Society, Philadelphia PA January 25-27 2008.

Ruckenstein MJ, Staab JP: Chronic Subjective Dizziness. Otolaryngol Clin NA 42(1): 71-77, 2009.

Ruckenstein MJ, Staab JP: Who is performing stapedectomy - implications for residency training. Laryngoscope 118(7): 1224-1227, 2008.

W.M. Abuzeid, M.J. Ruckenstein: Spirochetes in otology: Are we testing for the right pathogens? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 138: 107-109, 2008.

L.R. Javia, M.J. Ruckenstein: Hearing: Cochlear and Brainstem Implants. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net, Page: 1-10, December 2007.

J.P. Staab, M. J. Ruckenstein: Expanding the Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Dizziness. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133: 170-176, 2007.

Shepard NT, Clendaniel R, Ruckenstein MJ: Balance and Dizziness. Brain Injury Medicine. ND Zasher, DI Katz, RD Zafonte (eds.). Demos Medical Publishing Inc. NY Page: 491-510, 2007.

Ruckenstein MJ: Therapeutic Efficacy of the Epley Canalith Repositioning Maneuver. Laryngoscope 111: 940-945, 2001.

Ruckenstein MJ, Shepard NT: The Canalith Repositioning Procedure With and Without Mastoid Oscillation for the Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. ORL 69: 295-298, 2007.

Javia LR, Ruckenstein MJ: Ossiculoplasty. Otolarngol Clin NA. CL Danner (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 39(6): 1177-1189, December 2006.

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