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Eleanor Y. Chan, M.D.

Board-Certified Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon in Farmington Hills, MI

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.

Dr. Chan has special interests in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, chronic ear diseases, dizziness and balance disorders, tinnitus, facial nerve conditions and skull base tumors such as acoustic neuromas. She gives regular lectures on these topics to her peers at conferences and meetings as well as to community groups, and maintains an active research component to her clinical practice. She is an energetic instructor to medical students and residents from the Wayne State University Medical School and Michigan’s Osteopathic Medical Programs. She also teaches one of the largest and most reputable temporal bone surgical dissection courses in the country. She is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery and the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

Apart from work, Dr. Chan juggles a busy schedule of being a mother and pursuing her hobbies of music, art and competitive swimming. She is an accomplished concert pianist, and holds an Associate ship Diploma for Piano Performer from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also multilingual, with fluency in Chinese and a working knowledge of French.

Patient Testimonial


“I went to Dr. Eleanor Chan, for an ongoing ear infection in 2016. I ended up having surgery to remove eroded tissue and repair my ear canal. She was very caring, gentle and gave detail information so I could understand. She did an exceptional job on the surgery. I felt no pain following the surgery, unless I laid on that side of my head. It was a pretty quick recovery, also. Currently, Oct, 2020, I need surgery again because I have some damage to the tissue inside the same ear. I may have possibly caused by using q-tips. Not really sure but I will be getting a ct scan ,but, once again, Dr. Chan, was caring, informative. She is very professional, kind and confident and I trust her 100%. Even the entire staff and anyone I have spoken to on the phone, are wonderful to deal with.” K.A.

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