Physicians of Michigan Ear Institute

The skilled physicians and audiological staff members of Michigan Ear Institute have numerous specialties and extensive background in treating the ear and related structures. Complete summaries of the skills and background of our physicians and senior audiological staff are available. Also, view their biographies -- some have even made their CV's available.

Jack M. Kartush, MD

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He is internationally known for his expertise of acoustic tumors, facial paralysis, ear infections, hearing loss and dizziness. His current research includes the development of an implantable hearing device.

Dennis I. Bojrab, MD

Board certified otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon. He is regionally, nationally, and internationally respected for his expertise in evaluation and management of the patient afflicted with dizziness, treatment of chronic ear infections, hearing restoration surgery, medical and surgical treatment of facial nerve disorders and skull base tumors.

Michael J. LaRouere, MD

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon who is Fellowship trained in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. He has been a partner at the Michigan Ear Institute since 1989. His special areas of interest include acoustic neuromas, balance dysfunction, chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, facial paralysis and otosclerosis.

Seilesh C. Babu, M.D.

Dr. Babu has clinical interests in ear surgery, hearing loss and reconstruction, dizziness, cochlear implants, acoustic neuromas, skull base lesions and facial nerve weakness in children, and adults.  Dr Babu has several publications in these areas.

John Zappia, MD

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan. After general surgical internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, he completed an N.I.H. funded research fellowship at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute in Ann Arbor.

Eric W. Sargent, MD, FACS

Joins the Michigan Ear Institute from Saint Louis University, where he was an Associate Professor and the Director of Otology/Neurotology in the Department of Otolaryngology. In addition to interests in chronic ear disease, skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma.

Eleanor Y. Chan, M.D.

Is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon, with sub specialty training in Otology and Neurotology. She received her M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, and pursued her Residency in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa in Canada.

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