Fred Telischi, MD
University of Miami Health
Dr. Fred Telischi has practiced academic neurotology for more than 30 years at the University of Miami Ear Institute. His training began as a clinical neurotology fellow at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. He joined the faculty at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and helped to develop the comprehensive neurotology/lateral skull base/vestibular schwannoma surgery program with Dr. Thomas Balkany and colleagues. He has mentored residents, fellows and Fullbright International Scholars in otology/neurotology related research. He was instrumental in establishing the nationally recognized UHealth Ear Institute’s Children’s Hearing Program. As Chairman of the UM Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery for the last dozen years, Dr. Telischi has overseen the development and growth of the UM Adult and Pediatric Auditory Implantation Program (cochlear and bone conduction), the Genetic Hearing Loss research laboratories, a new U.S. Auditory Brainstem Implantation site, inner ear drug delivery/cochlear preservation/auditory physiology laboratories, biomedical engineering innovation laboratory, auditory localization research booth, and the state-of-the-art microsurgical training facility. He is currently President of the American Neurotology Society and has also served in the following positions: Chairman of the Implantable Auditory Devices Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Board Member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA), and co-President of both the ACIA CI 2019 International Cochlear Implant Conference and the Osseo 2019 Biannual International Bone Conduction Scientific Symposium (both competitively awarded and held in Miami). The University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology ranks as one of the largest, most diverse, comprehensive Ear Nose Throat academic practices in the United States. Training programs include medical student intensive rotations, residency program with NIH funded research track, multiple subspecialty fellowship programs, unique international advanced otology and rhinology fellowships, observational mini-fellowships, and postgraduate courses. The Department consistently earns NIH research funding among the top 25 programs in the U.S. Clinical and research programs include all of the following: Otology/neurotology, head & neck cancer surgery/microvascular reconstruction, rhinology/anterior endoscopic skull base surgery, sleep surgery/medicine, laryngology/professional voice/speech pathology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial paralysis clinic, pediatric ENT, allergy, comprehensive audiology.