Robert Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

313-577-0804, 248-865-4444

313-577-8555 (fax)

rhong@med.wayne.edu

Robert Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

Position Title

Associate Professor
Clinical Educator track 

Narrative Bio

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. 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. He has also completed research fellowships sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Doris Duke Foundation. Following residency, he completed an accredited fellowship in ear and skull base surgery at Michigan Ear Institute. Dr. Hong currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University School of Medicine and as a staff physician at Michigan Ear Institute.  

Dr. Hong is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), the American Neurotology Society (ANS), the Otosclerosis Study Group, and the Michigan Otolaryngological Society. He is chairman of the ANS Social Media Committee and serves on the Board of the Michigan Otolaryngological Society. He also serves or has served on a number of other national committees, including the AAO-HNS Committee for Implantable Hearing Devices, AAO-HNS Committee for Medical Devices & Drugs, and the ANS Subcommittee for Digital Media. He has been the principal investigator for numerous clinical studies, including those involving Meniere’s disease, tinnitus, otosclerosis, cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices. He is on the editorial board of Otology & Neurotology, serving as the social media editor. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, as well as served as a reviewer for multiple prestigious journals. He is also Co-director of the temporal bone dissection course at Michigan Ear Institute and is the Director of the temporal bone anatomy module at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hong serves as Chief Medical Director for the Robert H. Mathog Lions Hearing Centers, Lions Foundation 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. He is also a past Chairman of the Lions Hearing Center of Michigan and a past Director of the Lions Hearing Clinic at Michigan Ear Institute.

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI 48201
 

Clinical Offices:

Michigan Ear Institute
30055 Northwestern Hwy, #101
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248)865-4444

Michigan Ear Institute
26850 Providence Parkway, #130
Novi, MI 48374
(248)865-4444

Other Information

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

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

Publications

(last 5 years)

Hojjat H, Svider PF, Hong R, Folbe A, Eloy JA, Shkoukani MA. (2019). In Response to To Image or Not to Image? A Cost-effectiveness Analysis of MRI for Patients With Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Letter to the Editor.” Laryngoscope 129(2): E50.

Luryi AL, Michaelides EM, Babu S, Bojrab DI, Kveton JF, Hong RS, Zappia J., Sargent EW, Schutt C.A. (2019). “Reliability of clinical diagnosis of masses of the cerebellopontine angle: A retrospective multi-institutional study.Am J Otolaryngol 40(2): 133.135.

Guys N, Ramsey T, Kandinov A, Svider, PF, Jyung RW, Hong R, Sheyn, T. (2018). “Interplay between socioeconomic status and otitis media disease burden in resource-rich and resource-poor nations.” Otol Neurotol 39(9):e817-e824.

Bojrab DI 2nd, LaRouere MJ, Bojrab DI, Babu SC, Sargent EW, Chan EY, Hong RS. (2018). “Endolymphatic sac decompression with intra-sac dexamethasone injections in Meniere’s disease.” Otol Neurotol. 39:616-21.

Luryi AL, Lawrence J., Bojrab DI, LaRouere M, Babu S., Zappia J., Sargent E.W., Chan E., Naumann I, Hong, RS, Schutt C.A. (2018). “Recurrence in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a large single-institution study. “ Otol Neurotol. 39:622-27.

Luryi AL, Lawrence J, Bojrab DI, LaRouere M, Babu S, Hong R, Zappia J, Sargent EW, Chan E, Naumann IC, Schutt CA. (2018). “Patient, disease, and outcome characteristics of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with and without Meniere’s disease. “ Acta Otolaryngol. 17:1-5.

Agabigum B, Mir A, Arianpour K, Svider PF, Walsh EM, Hong RS. (2018). “Evolving trends in cochlear implantation: a critical look at the older population.” Otol Neurotol. 39:e660-e664.

Yuhan BT, Nguyen BK, Svider PF, Raza SN, Hotaling J, Chan ES, Hong RS. (2018). “Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone: an evidence-based approach.” Otol Neurotol. 39(9): 1172-1183.

Wang, AC, Nelson AN, Pino C, Svider PF Hong RS, Chan, E (2017). “Management of sigmoid sinus associated pulsatile tinnitus: a systematic review of the literature.” Otol Neurotol. 38:1390-96.

Hojjat H*, Svider PF*, Davoodian P, Hong RS, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA, Shkoukani M. To image or not to image? A cost-effectiveness analysis of MRI for patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. Laryngoscope. 2017 Apr; 127:939-944. PMID: 27686371.

Bobian MR*, Shah N, Svider PF*, Hong RS, Shkoukani MA, Folbe AJ, Eloy JA. Does formal research training lead to academic success in otolaryngology? Laryngoscope. 2017 Jan; 127:E15-E21. PMID: 27578559

Joseph JX, Svider PF*, Shaigany K, Eloy JA, McDonald PG, Folbe AJ, Hong RS. “Hearing aid patient education materials: Is there room for improvement? J Amer Acad Audiol. 2016 Apr; 7:354-59. PMID: 27115245

Hong RS, Metz CM*, Bojrab DI, Babu SC, Zappia J, Sargent EW, Chan EY, Naumann IC, LaRouere MJ. Acoustic reflex screening of conductive hearing loss for third window disorders. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb; 154:343-48. PMID: 26626134

Hojjat H*, Johnson AP*, Svider PF*, Hong RS, Zuliani G, Folbe AJ, Shkoukani M. Scholarly investigation into otitis media: who is receiving funding support from the National Institutes of Health? Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul; 125:1708-14. PMID: 25684148

Svider, P.F*., Vong, A*., Sheyn, A*., Bojrab, D.I*., Hong, R.S., Eloy, J.A., Folbe, A.J.  “What Are We Putting in our Ears? A Consumer Product Analysis of Aural Foreign Bodies.” Laryngoscope 2015 Mar; 125:709-14. PMID:25272283

Hojjat, H*., Johnson, A.P*., Svider, P.F*., Hong, R.S., Zuliani, G., Folbe, A.J., & Shkoukani, M. “Scholarly investigation into otitis media: who is receiving funding support from the National Institutes of Health?”  Laryngoscope 2015 Jul; 125:1708-14. PMID:25684148

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.

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

Book Chapters

1. Hong, R.S. & LaRouere, M.J. (in press). “Vestibular schwannomas” In Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2nd edition. Ed: de Souza, C. Jaypee Brothers.

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

 

 

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

 

 

Joint Appointments

Staff Physician and Co-director of Research at Michigan Ear Institute

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