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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Clinical Educator track, full time
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI 48201
313-577-0804
248-865-4444
Biography

Dr. Hong is a Board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. His clinical interests include ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, facial weakness, cochlear implants, and acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Hong received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and medical degree from the University of California at Irvine. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Iowa under the direction of Dr. Bruce Gantz. While at Iowa, he obtained a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences for his groundbreaking work toward improving the understanding of speech in noise by cochlear implant recipients. Following residency, he completed an accredited fellowship in ear and skull base surgery at Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Hong currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and as a staff physician at Michigan Ear Institute.
 
Dr. Hong serves as the Chairman of the Lions Hearing Center of Michigan, a charitable organization dedicated to providing hearing-related services to individuals and communities through screening, diagnosis, treatment, education and research, regardless of ability to pay.

Dr. Hong also serves as co-director of research at Michigan Ear Institute. In addition to his Ph.D., he has completed research fellowships sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Foundation. He has been involved in numerous clinical studies, including those involving Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as served as a reviewer for multiple prestigious journals.
Post Graduate Training

Ear and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at Michigan Ear Institute
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
National Institutes of Health T32 Research Fellowship

Joint Appointments
Staff Physician and Co-director of Research at Michigan Ear Institute
Other Information

M.D. in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 
Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences

 

Research

Research Grants/Contracts:

2013-present   Electrical suppression of tinnitus with cochlear implants
                        Role: Principal Investigator
                        Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University

2013-2014      Evaluation of benefit for treatment of single sided deafness (SSD) between two bone conduction
                        prosthetic devices: osseointegrated implant versus m
axilla anchored removable oral appliance 
                        ("SoundBite")- Multi-center clinical trial.

                        Role: Site Investigator
                        Sponsor: Sonitus Medical Inc.

2013-present   Power reflectance measurements of middle ear fluid
                        Role: Principal Investigator
                        Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University

2013-present   Efficacy and Safety of AM-101 in the Treatment of Acute Peripheral Tinnitus 2 (TACTT2)
                        Role: Site Investigator
                        Sponsor: Auris Medical

2013-present   AM-101 in the Post-Acute Treatment of Peripheral Tinnitus 1 (AMPACT1) – an open-label
                        extension to the TACTT2 study

                        Role: Site Investigator
                        Sponsor: Auris Medical

2011-2013      Cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness- feasibility study
                        Role: Principal Investigator
                        Sponsor: Cochlear Americas

2011-present   Endolymphatic sac decompression with intra-sac steroids
                        Role: Principal Investigator
                        Sponsor: Michigan Ear Institute

2005-2010       Iowa Cochlear Implant Center Project V
                        Role: Research Associate
                        Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (P50 DC00242)

 
Selected Publications

(last 5 years)

1. Svider, P.F*., Vong, A*., Sheyn, A*., Bojrab, D.I*., Hong, R.S., Eloy, J.A., Folbe, A.J. (in press).  “What Are We Putting in our Ears? A Consumer Product Analysis of Aural Foreign Bodies.” Laryngoscope

2. Hojjat, H*., Johnson, A.P*., Svider, P.F*., Hong, R.S., Zuliani, G., Folbe, A.J., & Shkoukani, M. (in press). “Scholarly investigation into otitis media: who is receiving funding support from the National Institutes of Health?”  Laryngoscope

3. Hong, R.S., Kartush, J.M., Parkinson, A.J., LaRouere, M.J. (2014). “Single-sided deafness with a vestibular schwannoma in the only hearing ear:  role of cochlear implantation.” J Otol Rhinol 3:1-6.

4. Stucken, E.Z. & Hong, R.S. (2014).  “Noise-induced hearing loss: An occupational medicine perspective.”  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 22:388-93.

5. Hong, R.S. & Kartush, J.M. (2012).  “Acoustic neuroma neurophysiological correlates: facial and recurrent laryngeal nerves before, during, and after surgery.” Otolaryngol Clin N Amer. 45:291-306.

6. Hong, R.S., Woodson, E.A., & Hansen, M.R. (2009).  “Neurolymphomatosis mimicking chemotherapy-induced ototoxicity.”  Otol Neurotol 30:566-69.

7. Hong, R.S. & Turner, C.W. (2009).  “Auditory stream segregation using temporal periodicity cues in cochlear implant recipients.”  J Acoust Soc Am.126:291-99.


Book Chapters

1. Hong, R.S. & Babu, S (2014). “Retrocochlear hearing disorders.” In Total Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.  Ed. Sclafani, A.P.  Thieme, pp.990-994.

2. Hong, R.S. & Babu, S. (2014).  “Osseointegrated devices.”  In Surgical Technique in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery: Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery. Eds. LaRouere, M.L., Bojrab, D.I., Babu, S.  Jasper, pp. 199-208.

3. Hong, R.S. (2014).  “Cochlear implantation.”  In Surgical Technique in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery: Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery. Eds. LaRouere, M.L., Bojrab, D.I., Babu, S.  Jasper, pp. 121-130.

4. LaRouere, M.J., Bojrab, D.I., Naumann, I., & Hong, R. (2012).  “Classification and pathophysiology of temporal bone fractures: general considerations.” In Mathog’s Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma, 2nd edition. Eds. Mathog, R.H., Carron, M.A. & Shibuya, T.Y.  Wolters Kluwer Health, pp. 533-535.

5. LaRouere, M.J., Bojrab, D.I., Naumann, I., & Hong, R. (2012).  “Decompression and repair of facial nerve.” In Mathog’s Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma, 2nd edition. Eds. Mathog, R.H., Carron, M.A. & Shibuya, T.Y.  Wolters Kluwer Health, pp. 537-542.

6. LaRouere, M.J., Bojrab, D.I., Naumann, I., & Hong, R. (2012).  “Repair of tympanic membrane perforation.” In Mathog’s Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma, 2nd edition. Eds. Mathog, R.H., Carron, M.A. & Shibuya, T.Y.  Wolters Kluwer Health, pp. 543-549.

7. LaRouere, M.J., Bojrab, D.I., Naumann, I., & Hong, R. (2012).  “Treatment of canalithiasis with a plugging of the posterior semicircular canal.” In Mathog’s Atlas of Craniofacial Trauma, 2nd edition. Eds. Mathog, R.H., Carron, M.A. & Shibuya, T.Y.  Wolters Kluwer Health, pp. 550-554.