Ear Doctors – Michigan Ear Institute
The skilled ear doctors 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.
Meet Our Team
Dennis I. Bojrab, M.D.
Dr. Bojrab is board certified in Otology, Neurotology, Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. 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.
Seilesh C. Babu, M.D.
Dr. Babu is a board certified in Otology, Neurotology, Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. He attended the accelerated program for combined B.S./M.D. studies at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Babu completed his Otolaryngology training at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI and his fellowship at the Michigan Ear Institute. He 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 numerous articles and book chapters written in these areas.
John Zappia, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Zappia is a board certified in Otology, Neurotology, Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. 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, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Eric Sargent, MD, FACS, is a board certified Neurotologist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who has been with the Michigan Ear Institute since 2001. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University and before joining the Michigan Ear Institute was Associate Professor and Director of Otology/Neurotology at Saint Louis University.
Eleanor Y. Chan, M.D.
Dr. Chan 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.
Ilka C. Naumann, M.D.
Dr. Naumann is board certified in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery and holds a board certification in Otolaryngology in the USA and the European Union. Raised in Berlin, Dr. Naumann graduated from Humboldt University Medical School and completed her medical dissertation on the Genetics of Neurofibromatosis with Magna Cum Laude.
Robert S. Hong, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Hong is a board certified in Otology, Neurotology, Otolaryngology and Skull Base Surgery. Specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa and an accredited fellowship in ear and skull base surgery at Michigan Ear Institute. Concurrent with his residency, he completed a National Institutes of Health research fellowship and obtained a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, focusing on cochlear implants. His clinical interests include ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, facial weakness, cochlear implants, and acoustic neuromas.
Christopher A. Schutt, M.D.
Dr. Schutt is a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders in both adults and children. He provides passionate care for patients with lateral skull base tumors, tumors of the ears, all forms of hearing loss, eustachian tube dysfunction, chronic ear disease, cochlear implantation, facial nerve disorders and those with damaged function of their balance system resulting in dizziness.
Dr. Dennis Bojrab II, M.D.
Dr. Dennis Bojrab II is a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, who then completed a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders for both pediatric and adult patients. His clinical interests include management of patients afflicted with chronic ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, dizziness, and hearing loss with medical and surgical treatments. This includes facial nerve disorders and skull base tumors in patients of all ages.
Michael J. LaRouere, M.D.
Dr. LaRouere is a 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.