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Webinar - March 10, 2016
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2016 Webinar Series

Hearing Preservation Using the Middle Fossa Approach to Treat Acoustic Neuroma
March 10, 2016 at 3 pm (Eastern Time)
Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS, Otolaryngologist - University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute
Mario Zuccarello, MD, Neurosurgeon - Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati, OH

Hearing preservation is an important goal for patients with an acoustic neuroma, although it is not always possible. During this webinar, we will discuss the use of the Middle Fossa approach as it relates to hearing preservation and recovery.  We’ll cover when it is the most appropriate treatment choice and what options it offers the patient.  While all treatment options carry a risk of hearing loss, this approach affords the highest chance of hearing preservation in appropriate cases. 

Dr. Ravi Samy has been an otolaryngologist at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute and the director of the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at the UC College of Medicine since 2005.  He is also the director of the Adult Cochlear Implantation Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), as well as an associate professor of Otolaryngology at the college.

Dr. Samy was born in what is now known as Chennai, India, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4. He spent most of his formative years living in Texas, but moved to Duke University in North Carolina for his undergraduate education. After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in zoology, Dr. Samy attended the Duke University School of Medicine until his graduation in 1995. He then completed his resident training at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he developed a love for otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. Dr. Samy spent two years at the University of Iowa as a Neurotology fellow before moving back to Texas to be an assistant professor at the UT-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Samy decided to move to Cincinnati because he was enamored with the phenomenal academic opportunity he found in the Department of Otolaryngology at UCMC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).  During his time at UCMC he has created an ACGME accredited, two-year Neurotology fellowship, which is one of about 15 in the country.

His research interests include cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation as well as acoustic neuromas, neurofibromatosis type 2, facial nerve tumors and other diseases and disorders of the lateral skull base.

Dr. Samy is also interested in using novel techniques and technologies to eradicate tumors, such as the use of surgical robotic systems or synthetic biology in the form of bacterial robotics systems. He is collaborating with researchers in India to incorporate these technologies to enhance global health and increase collaboration between UC and international institutions, thus benefiting both US citizens and those of other nations.

Dr. Mario Zuccarello, serves as the co-director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute.  He is also the chairman and Frank H. Mayfield Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Dr. Zuccarello has been a neurosurgeon for the UC Neuroscience Institute since 1998.  He has been the director for the Division of Clinical Trials at UC and a member of the University of Cincinnati Stroke Team for over 20 years.  Dr. Zuccarello was the chief of Neurosurgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati for 19 years, and was the director for the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati from 2000-2010.  Prior to his career in Cincinnati, Dr. Zuccarello served as an instructor of Neurosurgery at the University of Padova, and the Chief of Neurology and Neurosurgery Services at the Military Hospital in Padova, Italy.   

Throughout his extensive medical career Dr. Zuccarello has been honored as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and as a NATO Fellow.  He is also a vital member of the Cincinnati community serving the United Way of Greater Cincinnati Tocqueville Society.   

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Upcoming Webinars

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Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients
May 12, 2016 at 1 pm (Eastern Time)
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Cognitive and Emotional Issues Associated with Acoustic Neuroma
June 6, 2016 at 1 pm (Eastern Time)
Leo J. Shea III, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU School of Medicine NYU Langone Medical Center

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